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 Credit
  • Enhanced Canadian broadcast license fees
  • Foreign 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.

Ready? Let the co-venture begin!