Public Funding, Credits and Certification
Canada offers several incentives when a film is shot within its borders. Some are regulated federally while others are regulated by province-specific bodies.
Key office federal government
Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office
CAVCO works with the Canada Revenue Agency to administer two federal tax credits: the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit program and the Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit program.
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
The CRTC is the administrative tribunal that governs Canadian communication systems. They offer resources to help with the funding and creation of Canadian content.
The Canada Council for the Arts
Canadian Film Centre
Canada Media Fund
Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)
The specificities of the tax credits offered in Canada are regulated by province-specific bodies.
Alberta Screen-Based Production Grant
Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)
Film Incentive BC
Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit
New Brunswick’s Labour Incentive Film Tax Credit
Newfoundland and Labrador Film and Video Industry Tax Credit
Nova Scotia Film & Television Production Incentive Fund
Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects (OCASE) Tax Credit
Ontario Media Development Corporation
Prince Edward Island Film & Television Office
Quebec Dubbing Tax Credit
Quebec Film and Television Production Tax Credit
Quebec Production Services Tax Credit
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC)
Yukon Film Incentive Program