Partnering with Canada

No matter the preferred partnership approach for carrying out your project, Canada has a great deal to offer:

  • Coproduction treaties or agreements currently in force with nearly 60 countries
  • Access to public funding (if applicable)
  • Access to different tax credits
  • A large pool of internationally recognized creators and technicians
  • Four seasons and a multitude of locations and landscapes
  • The opportunity to work in both official languages of the country (English, French)

Your Video Guide to Coproducing with Canada

Three main types of collaboration with Canada

Audiovisual coproduction governed by a treaty

An official coproduction is a feature film or a television program produced jointly between Canadian and foreign coproducers in accordance with audiovisual coproduction treaties signed between partnering countries.

Coproduction applications must be certified by the Canadian government. To this end, we evaluate and recommend projects likely to be recognized by the Department of Canadian Heritage as audiovisual treaty coproductions.

Consult the eligibility criteria for an official coproduction application

Verify the list of coproduction treaties with Canada

Find a Canadian partner

Co-venture (coproductions without treaty)

This type of audiovisual coproduction must be certified by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

Canadian Program Certification (CRTC)

Film or video production services tax credit

The Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) co-administers the production services tax credit (PSTC) program with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO)


The Canadian audiovisual industry has numerous resources and organizations to help foreign partners find a Canadian partner. You will find hereafter, for information purposes only, a non-exhaustive list of relevant resources

Cultural agencies

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

National Film Board of Canada


Funding agencies

Canada Media Fund

Canadian Film Centre

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)
Film & Television Stream | NOHFC

Ontario Creates

Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)

The Canada Council for the Arts


Tax credits available in Canada

Alberta Screen-Based Production Grant

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)

Film Incentive BC

Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)

Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit

New Brunswick’s Labour Incentive Film Tax Credit

Newfoundland and Labrador Film and Video Industry Tax Credit

Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects (OCASE) Tax Credit

Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC)

Ontario Production Services Tax Credit (OPSTC)

Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit (OFTTC)

Prince Edward Island Film & Television Office

Quebec Dubbing Tax Credit

Quebec Film and Television Production Tax Credit

Quebec Production Services Tax Credit

Yukon Film Incentive Program

Professional Associations

Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada (APAC)

Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l’image et du son

Association québécoise de la production médiatique

Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA)

Canadian Society of Cinematographers

Canadian Women in Communications and Technology

Directors Guild of Canada

Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada

Société des Auteurs de Radio, Télévision et Cinéma

Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD)

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

Writers Guild of Canada


Location notes

Alberta Culture and Tourism

Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision du Québec

Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION)

Creative BC

Creative Saskatchewan

Manitoba Film and Music

New Brunswick Fil Nouveau-Brunswick Canada

Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation

Northwest Territories – Industry, Tourism and Investment

Nunavut Film Development Corporation

Ontario Creates

Screen Nova Scotia

Yukon Media Development