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Canada’s province of British Columbia is one of the most popular areas in North America for film and television production. Miles of Pacific coastline, modern cities, deep forests and craggy peaks make it one of the most picturesque regions in the world. Producers are also attracted by the favorable (for U.S. spenders) exchange rate between the greenback and the looney, and by British Columbia’s 28% refundable tax credit.

The minimum spend per film required to qualify for the incentive is 1 million Canadian dollars, or about $763,000 in U.S. currency. For TV projects, the minimum spend ranges from 100,000 to 200,000 Canadian dollars, or about $76,300 to $152,534 in U.S. currency. Read more.