British Columbia

Production Service

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

Administrative Guidance

Production Services Tax Credit

Creative BC

Robert Wong, VP & Acting Film Commissioner

2225 West Broadway

Vancouver, BC V6K 2E4



28% Refundable Tax Credit

Related Programs
Project Criteria

$1M CAD (film); $200K CAD (TV per episode > 30 mins); or $100K CAD (TV per episode < 30 mins)




Qualified Spend
  • Digital Animation or Visual Effects (DAVE) Credit: 16% of qualifying labour for local digital animation, VFX, and post production.
  • Regional Tax Credit: 6% of qualifying BC "regional" labour when > 50% of BC principal photography is done outside Vancouver area (pro-rate number of regional days by total BC days), minimum 5 regional days required.
  • Distant Location Credit: 6% of qualifying BC "distant" labour (calculated by pro-rating number of days shot in "distant location" by total BC days; must first qualify for Regional Tax Credit).
Program Guidelines



Additional Considerations

Stackable with Federal credit

  • The above noted provincial incentive is stackable with Canada's Federal Tax Incentive which is 16% of qualifying Canadian labour expenditures net of 'assistance' ('assistance' includes any provincial incentives that are directly attributable to qualifying labour spend).