Ontario’s cultural media industries are the companies and people whose primary occupation is creating, producing, and/or monetizing intellectual property-based creative products like film, music, interactive digital media, etc.

Programs and services

Ontario Creates supports innovation and economic development in the cultural media sector through a variety of funding programs and business support services.

These include industry development programs, export funds, content production funds and research funds.

Ontario Creates’ website offers a comprehensive guide to programs and tax incentives available to Ontario’s cultural entrepreneurs.

Tax incentives

Ontario has five tax credits to assist the film and television, book publishing and interactive digital media industries:

Other resources

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade provides support, information and advice for small businesses in the cultural media industries through its Small Business Access portal.