Canada provides tax credits for non-Canadian projects that are made in the country. Commercial productions are not eligible. The incentive targets cinema and film, scripted TV, animation, and visual effects.
Depending on the Canadian province, foreign producers can access combined federal and provincial tax credits on eligible labour and on local qualifying spend.
The refundable federal tax credit is equal to 16 % of the qualifying labour paid to Canadian residents during the making of a qualified production, net of any 'assistance' which includes the various provincial tax incentives.
The province of Quebec offers 20% of qualifying Québec Labour and other non-labour expenditures (qualified goods and services).
The province of British Colombia (BC) offers 33% of qualifying BC labour expenditures.
Visual Effects and Animation Tax Credits
British Columbia and Quebec are the 2 provinces offering very attractive tax incentives for visual effects and animation.
Quebec offers 16% tax incentive for labor-based computer-aided special effects and animation & shooting of scenes in front of a chroma key screen.
In BC, the Digital Animation or Visual Effects (DAVE) Credit is 17.5% of qualifying DAVE labour.
Minimum Budget Requirement
Feature: Total Film Budget $1M CAD (Global budget)
- 31 minutes and over: $200,000 per episode.
- Under 30 minutes: $ 100,000 per episode.
Contact us to further explore how your next project can qualify.
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Client: EDC / G3 - Campaign: Pushing the Boundaries of the Backcountry - Director: Daniel Green - DoP: Christophe Collette - Market: Canada - Production Company: Sailor Productions - Producer: Sebastien Baribeau - Location: Whistler, BC, Canada
Mathieu Dumont has managed hundreds of productions, including commercials, documentaries, music videos, TV series, full-length films, and videos over the past 16 years. He has been in charge of numerous shoots in Canada but also in more than 25 countries all over the world, proving each time he can take on any sort of challenge with brio. Read more...
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