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Our mandate is to serve and expand British Columbia’s creative economy. Through various financial incentives and program funding, Creative BC also plays a key role in marketing British Columbia through competitive positioning.

Working in collaboration and in consultation, Creative BC works with various organizations to attract inward investment and market B.C. as a partner and destination of choice for domestic and international content creation across the creative sector.

Organizations

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation

The Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation manages government services that help support and maintain the strong and diverse economy that British Columbians need for long-term prosperity. It supports the growth of B.C.’s tech sector, champions innovation across the economy, nurtures small businesses, supports economic development throughout the province, and promotes B.C. internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business.

Trade and Invest British Columbia

Trade and Invest BC leverages the province’s extensive trade and investment experience to help organizations and investors find success doing business in British Columbia, Canada. Their teams are in Canadian embassies and consulates in cities around the world.

Vancouver Economic Commission

The Vancouver Economic Commission’s purpose is to contribute to building a prosperous, inclusive, zero carbon and resilient local economy, competitively positioned in the global market
The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) serves one of the world’s fastest-growing, low-carbon economies. VEC works to strengthen Vancouver’s economic future by providing programs, supporting local companies, convening with purpose, attracting targeted high-impact investment, and conducting and publishing thoughtful leading-edge industry research. As the economic development agency for the City of Vancouver, VEC contributes to building a prosperous, inclusive, zero-carbon and resilient Vancouver economy, competitively positioned in the global market today and in the future.

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage and its portfolio organizations play a vital role in the cultural, civic and economic life of Canadians. Arts, culture and heritage represent more than $57 billion in the Canadian economy and close to 673,000 jobs in sectors such as film and video, broadcasting, music, publishing, archives, performing arts, heritage institutions, festivals and celebrations.

Elevating the Creative Sector

B.C.'s Creative Sector

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Funding Programs

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Motion Picture Tax Credits

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CIERA™

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9 Enabling Factors

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Current Industry Research

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