Co-venturing When it comes to partnering with Canada for your creative projects, options abound! If a country doesn’t have an official coproduction treaty with Canada, international producers can still co-produce with Canadian companies by engaging in a Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) co-venture. The CRTC is the approving authority of all co-venture projects. These productions may then qualify for a production services tax credit, and may also qualify as “Canadian content” for broadcast. What's in it for you Access to Federal Canadian Content Tax Credits and Provincial Canadian Content or Services Tax CreditEnhanced Canadian broadcast license feesForeign co-producers can own up to 100% of the copyrights what you're responsible for Access to Federal Canadian Content Tax Credits and Provincial Canadian Content or Services Tax Credit Enhanced Canadian broadcast license fees Foreign co-producers can own up to 100% of the copyrights So you’d like to co-venture with Canada. What’s next? Start looking for a Canadian coproducing partner and Canadian production services and resources.Obtain the appropriate certification. Where to apply for certification depends on the type of production:If the production is independently produced and meets certification requirements as a Canadian program,apply for Canadian Program Certification with the CRTC. If the production is eligible for a tax credit, file an application with the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO). Ready? Let the co-venture begin!