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)

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)

Resources

The Canadian audiovisual industry has numerous resources and organizations to help foreign partners find a Canadian partner.

Cultural agencies

National Film Board of Canada
https://www.nfb.ca

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 
http://www.cbc.ca

Funding agencies

Canadian Film Centre
www.cfccreates.com

Canada Media Fund
www.cmf-fmc.ca

The Canada Council for the Arts
www.canadacouncil.ca

Ontario Media Development Corporation
www.omdc.on.ca

Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)
www.sodec.gouv.qc.ca

Tax credits available in Canada

Nova Scotia Film Industry Tax Credit
www.film.ns.ca

Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects (OCASE) Tax Credit
www.omdc.on.ca

Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC)
www.omdc.on.ca

Ontario Production Services Tax Credit (OPSTC)
www.omdc.on.ca

New Brunswick’s Labour Incentive Film Tax Credit
www.nbfilm.ca

Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit (OFTTC)
www.omdc.on.ca

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)
www.pch.gc.ca

Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)
www.pch.gc.ca

Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit (SFETC)
www.saskfilm.com

Quebec Dubbing Tax Credit
http://www.sodec.gouv.qc.ca

Quebec Film and Television Production Tax Credit
www.sodec.gouv.qc.ca

Quebec Production Services Tax Credit
www.sodec.gouv.qc.ca

Film Incentive BC
www.bcfilm.bc.ca

Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit
www.mbfilmmusic.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador Film and Video Industry Tax Credit
www.nlfdc.ca

Prince Edward Island Film & Television Office
www.techpei.com

Yukon Film Incentive Program
www.reelyukon.com

Professional Associations

Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada (APAC)
www.aboriginalprofessionals.org

Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
www.academy.ca

Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l’image et du son
www.aqtis.qc.ca

Canadian Women in Communications and Technology
www.cwc-afc.com

Association québécoise de la production médiatique
www.aqpm.ca

Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA)
www.cmpa.ca

Canadian Society of Cinematographers
www.csc.ca

Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada
www.fricanada.org

Directors Guild of Canada
www.dgc.ca

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) 
www.socan.ca

Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD)
www.sacd.ca

Société des Auteurs de Radio, Télévision et Cinéma
www.sartec.qc.ca

Writers Guild of Canada
www.writersguildofcanada.com

 

Location notes

Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation
www.nlfdc.ca

Nova Scotia Busines Inc.
www.novascotiabusiness.com

New Brunswick Fil Nouveau-Brunswick Canada
www.nbfilm.ca/

Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision du Québec
www.bctq.ca

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)
www.omdc.on.ca

Manitoba Film and Music
www.mbfilmmusic.ca

Creative Saskatchewan
http://www.creativesask.ca

Alberta Culture and Tourism
www.film.alberta.ca

Creative BC
www.bcfilmcommission.com

Yukon Media Development
www.reelyukon.com

Northwest Territories – Industry, Tourism and Investment
www.iti.gov.nt.ca/en/arts-crafts-film

Nunavut Film Development Corporation
www.nunavutfilm.ca