Canada’s motion picture and television production industry is booming. The sector contributed nearly $9 billion to the Canadian economy last year, and generated over 148,000 direct and indirect jobs.

A low Canadian dollar, skilled local crews and a surge in new TV shows contributed to record production numbers. Kristian Roberts, a partner at media and communications consulting firm Nordicity, expects the boom to continue if government incentives for producers remain at current levels and there is adequate capacity at production facilities. “If we keep the competitive advantage intact,” says Roberts, “it’s entirely possible we can sustain this growth.”

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Sources: Canadian Media Producers Association, Motion Picture Association—Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation, B.C. Ministry of Finance, Media Technology Monitor, Solutions Research Group

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