Many funds are available in Canada to film producers. The guide published annually by the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) is an excellent source of information. The Alberta Multimedia Development Fund can be used in conjunction with the CMPA incentives.
Canada Media Fund
Toll free: 1.877.975.0766
National Film Board of Canada
Telefilm Canada - Head Office
Toll free: 1.800.567.0890
Telefilm Canada - Western Region
Toll free: 1.800.663.7771
Federal Tax Credits
Canadian Audio Video Certification Office (CAVCO) administers the following programs:
Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)
The objective of the CPTC is to encourage Canadian programming and to develop an active domestic production sector. This fully refundable credit is available at the rate of 25 per cent of the qualified labour expenditure of an eligible production.
Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)
The PSTC is designed to enhance Canada as a location of choice for film and video productions employing talented Canadians, as well as strengthen the industry and secure investment. The PSTC is available at a rate of 16 per cent of qualified Canadian labour expenditures.