Cross Border Services
New Dawn 2023 Call for Entries
New Dawn is an international film production fund aimed to support a larger diversity of voices and perspectives. A combined effort by 10 European and Canadian public film funds, New Dawn was launched in May 2022 at the Cannes Festival. The first selection was...
Cannes Indigenous Co-Production Forum – Call for Participants
The Indigenous Screen Office is hosting an Indigenous co-production forum at the Festival de Cannes, May 16 to 27, 2023. Experienced producers may apply to participate in-person at the forum on May 18, 2023, an opportunity designed to connect and explore future...
Martini Film Studios uses 100% Renewable Natural Gas
Earlier last year, Martini Film Studios announced its entire studio moving to operating entirely on Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). The Langley-based studio is the first film studio in British Columbia to sign up for this carbon-neutral energy innovation supported by...
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 email@example.com
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.
Find out if you need a visa or eTA to travel to Canada
Check the status of an eTA
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.
Read Memorandum D8-1-1 for more information about importing goods.
Canada Border Services Agency Trade Incentives
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