Cross Border Services
Creative BC is seeking preliminary feedback regarding the development of its Indigenous Fund for filmmakers, supported by Rogers Group of Funds. The purpose of this survey is to determine (a) whether the new program should be available to emerging filmmakers...
Submissions for 2022 are open! Selections will take place in September. DOC NYC’s Industry Roundtables program–formerly known as Only In New York–facilitates face-to-face meetings between leading industry decision-makers and filmmakers with works-in-progress. This...
Eight students are the first to graduate from a new Vancouver Island program that helps give Indigenous students the skills they need to enter the booming film and TV industry. The students graduated from the inaugural year of the "Indigenous Production Assistant"...
The information below has been prepared to help provide guidance on entering Canada for the purpose of work and bringing goods into the country for use in motion picture production. If you have any questions, please email the Film Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Permits Application Process
Creative BC has developed a work permit guide to assist productions employing temporary foreign workers.
Visas and Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Once approved, the eTA is valid for up to 5 years or upon passport expiry, whichever comes first.
Temporary Importation of Goods
The Canada Border Services Agency has jurisdiction over the temporary importation of goods for motion picture production.
Goods entering Canada temporarily for use on a motion picture production may qualify for customs duty-free entry and Goods and Sales Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) relief for a period up to 12 months. Requests for extensions of the temporary importation period beyond 12 months may be granted.
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