Is there a time limit for applying for an accreditation certificate?

There is no time limit for applying for the certificate. However, there is a time limit for claiming the PSTC, and an accreditation certificate is required for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to process the PSTC claim. Production companies are encouraged to apply for an accreditation certificate as early as possible in the pre-production or production stage. This allows time to address any issues that may put a production offside prior to the start of the production.