Canada is recognized as a major player in film, television and
interactive digital media production. The growth of Canada's
multibillion-dollar production industry is attributable to our
high-standard facilities, competent workforce, physical and
cultural proximity to the United States, as well as to favourable
economic factors. These include lower location and production costs
than in the US and Europe, a good exchange rate, and advantageous
government tax incentives and funding policies.
At Dentons, we know the advantages associated with producing in
Canada, including the various tax incentives provided by both
federal and provincial governments. Producing in Canada—our
comprehensive guide to Canadian film, television and interactive
digital media incentive programs—provides an overview of some
of the available incentives and the criteria that must be satisfied
to qualify for them. Although each financing program is described
separately for ease of reference, any given production may qualify
for two or more programs.
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