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. You will find hereafter, for information purposes only, a non-exhaustive list of relevant resources

Cultural agencies

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

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

 

Funding agencies

Canada Media Fund
www.cmf-fmc.ca

Canadian Film Centre
www.cfccreates.com

Ontario Media Development Corporation
www.omdc.on.ca

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

The Canada Council for the Arts
www.canadacouncil.ca

 

Tax credits available in Canada

Alberta Screen-Based Production Grant
www.alberta.ca/screen-based-production-grant.aspx

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

Film Incentive BC
www.bcfilm.bc.ca

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

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

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

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

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

Prince Edward Island Film & Television Office
www.techpei.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

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

Association québécoise de la production médiatique
www.aqpm.ca

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

Canadian Society of Cinematographers
www.csc.ca

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

Directors Guild of Canada
www.dgc.ca

Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada
www.fricanada.org

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

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

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

Writers Guild of Canada
www.writersguildofcanada.com

 

Location notes

Alberta Culture and Tourism
www.film.alberta.ca

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

Creative BC
www.bcfilmcommission.com

Creative Saskatchewan
http://www.creativesask.ca

Manitoba Film and Music
www.mbfilmmusic.ca

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

Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation
www.nlfdc.ca

Northwest Territories – Industry, Tourism and Investment
www.nwtfilm.com

Nova Scotia Busines Inc.
www.novascotiabusiness.com

Nunavut Film Development Corporation
www.nunavutfilm.ca

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

Yukon Media Development
www.reelyukon.com