Filming in Canada2020-01-18T22:30:44-05:00

Filming in Canada

Our mission, to make your next film production a success; and make Canada your go-to destination.

To come and film in Canada is to enjoy an exceptional production environment. At Films.Solutions, we put our Canadian experience at your service. For more than 10 years, we have been active in documentary, film, and television productions.

Through our competent, passionate and dedicated crew, we offer you the best for your film or documentary. We will accompany you from the beginning till the end of the project, including last-minute changes. Whether you are a producer, director or broadcaster, the crew will be mobilized to meet the needs of your film or audiovisual project down to the smallest detail.

Personalized professional service

Every project is unique. Our flexibility and our rates will align with your production budget. You simply need to share your specific needs with us, as well as your service expectations, and we will take care of finding the best-fitting means to complete your project.
In addition, our service production agency will also embrace your vision and will ensure a final faithful rendering of your dream project.

Making Canada your production destination offers a lot of advantages and allows you to focus on your production. Finally, Canadians are known to be warm, welcoming, tolerant and respectful people.

  • Top technicians

  • Top of the line equipment

  • Canadian dollars

  • Amazing filming Locations

  • Film Studios

  • Film permits

  • International talents

Do you need a work permit to work in Canada on an advertising shoot2020-01-13T22:20:11-05:00

To work in Canada on an advertising shoot

You do not need a work permit if you’re working on a foreign-financed commercial/advertising shoot for television, magazines or other media and you’re:

  • a film producer,
  • an actor,
  • a director,
  • a technician, or
  • other essential personnel.

Note: You must be entering Canada for a short period of time, usually no more than two weeks.


Do you need a work permit to work in Canada as a performing artist2020-01-13T22:19:37-05:00

To work in Canada as a performing artist

You do not need a work permit if:

  • you’re a foreign artist or the artist’s key support staff (people vital to the performance),
  • you will perform in Canada for a limited period of time,
  • you’re not being hired for ongoing employment by the Canadian group that has contracted you, and
  • you’re not involved in making a movie, television or radio broadcast.

Examples include:

  • a foreign-based band or theatre group and their key crew,
  • street performers (buskers),
  • disc jockeys,
  • members of a foreign or travelling circus,
  • guest artists working within a Canadian performance group for a limited time,
  • World Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers (and members of similar groups),
  • people who will perform at a private event, such as a wedding,
  • air show performers,
  • rodeo contestants,
  • artists attending or working at a showcase,
  • film producers (business visitors),
  • film and recording studio users (limited to small groups renting studios who will not enter the labour market, and to business visitors) and
  • people doing guest spots on Canadian television and radio broadcasts (guest speakers), such as news programs.

If this does not describe you, you need a work permit. Find out if you’re eligible for a work permit.


Do you need a work permit To work in Canada as a news reporter or as part of a film or media crew2020-01-13T22:18:59-05:00

To work in Canada as a news reporter or as part of a film or media crew


  • a news reporter or member of a reporter’s crew,
  • a member of a film or media crew who will not enter the Canadian labour market,
  • a journalist who works for a print, broadcast or Internet news service (journal, newspaper, magazine, television show, etc.) and your company is not Canadian,
  • a resident correspondent, or
  • a manager and or member of clerical staff, as long as the event is short term (six months or less).

If this describes you, you do not need a work permit.


Do I need a visa to visit Canada2020-01-13T22:17:28-05:00

Do I need a visa to visit Canada?

Most travellers need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to, or transit through, a Canadian airport.

What you need depends on:

  • the type of travel document you will travel with;
  • the country that issued your travel document;
  • your nationality; and
  • how you will travel to Canada.

If you do not have the proper documents, such as an eTA or visa, you may be delayed or prevented from boarding your flight to Canada.

Before you applyfind out what you need to travel to Canada.

Discover Canada

Make Canada your go-to destination for your advertising, film, TV and documentary production.

Top technicians

A large range of projects

With hundreds of films, TV shows, and documentaries produced every year in Canada, our technicians are among the most qualified. With a well-stocked database, we have access to passionate and talented technicians.

Our actors are of diverse origin speak all languages and are extremely talented

International Talents

We have actors and talents who speak your language with your accent.

Canada was created by immigrants of all nationalities, as well as the First Nations. Our actors and comedians are of diverse origins, speak all languages, and are extremely talented. Using local actors allows you to save on transportation costs, accommodation, and visa applications.

The value of the Canadian dollar is very advantageous compared to the euro or the US dollar

Canadian dollars

the Canadian advantage against the euro and the US dollar

The value of the Canadian dollar is very advantageous compared to the Euro or the US dollar. Paired with our technicians, equipment and studios, productions in Canada are not only less expensive, but of exceptional quality.

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Amazing filming Locations

9 984 670 km2 what more to say

Canada offers you exceptional panoramas, as well as towns and villages adapted to your productions. With a multitude of filming locations, from coast to coast to coast, and from the desert to the icebergs, you have something to dream about.

Film Locations
Film Studio in Canada

Film Studios

From desert to iceberg

Canada has some of the largest film studios in North America, with studios in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. Films.Solutions mainly accesses the Montreal studios. Whatever the size of your production, we have the studio that will suit your needs and your budget.

With access to a range of state-of-the-art equipment, as well as exceptional know-how, we are able to provide you with a solution adapted to your requests

Equipment rental

We have acces to everything

With access to a range of state-of-the-art equipment, as well as exceptional know-how, we are able to provide you with a solution adapted to your requests

Getting a license to film is generally easy and many cities and towns are proud to host a production

Film permits

Easy and affordable

Getting a license to film is generally easy, and many cities and towns are proud to host a production. The Films.Solutions team will request all the permits required for your productions for you.

Canadian destinations

At Films.Solutions, we are used moving our teams across Canada and providing the technical support needed to keep productions running smoothly.

Filming in eastern Canada, The Maritimes

The Maritimes are a region of Eastern Canada consisting of three provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

The term Maritime means “at sea” and that is exactly what these three provinces are; miles of coastline. The economy of these provinces is directly dependent on the ocean. Filming in the Maritimes is mainly to discover the sea, small fishing villages and rock formations carved by years of erosion.

Film Locations in Eastern Canada

  • New Brunswick
    • The province of New Brunswick has both an inland and an oceanic heritage, boasting a significant sea coast and the imposing Bay of Fundy with its tides worthy of the Guinness Book of Records. The province is the only officially bilingual province, with a recent history of French-speaking and English-speaking settlers, and Amerindian presence dating back more than 10,000 years ago. For locations in natural settings, New Brunswick offers a great diversity with two national parks, five National Wildlife Areas, three Migratory Bird Sanctuaries, one Marine Protected Area, 34 Provincial Parks and 61 protected natural areas.
    • The province’s frontier is adjacent to that of Quebec, which facilitates film crew relocation.
  • Nova Scotia
    • Nova Scotia is a unique blend of vibrant urban centers, small villages, and miles of unspoiled coastline. Whether for fiction or documentary films as well as TV shows, there is a wide range of possibilities.
  • Prince Edward Island
    • The smallest province in Canada, but surely one of the most beautiful with its red sand beaches, green hills and farm, the terrain is flat in the east but hilly in the center and even mountainous to the west (highest point 142 meters). The towns and villages are of British inspiration with pretty houses everywhere around the small country lanes. All around the island, have seen fishing ports and places for tourists, especially in summer.

Film Location Permits

As with the majority of Canadian provinces, the Maritime Provinces are film-friendly, proud to share their heritage and help people discover their paradise on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Film or documentary production must still obtain the necessary authorizations to film in provincial and national parks as well as public places and historic places.

When To Shoot?

While the Maritime provinces are subject to the harshness of the oceanic climate, summers offer beautiful sunny days. Autumn offers a contrast of beautiful colors among the trees, ranging from bright yellow to fiery red, with the blue of the ocean. The winter is relatively cold, with considerable amounts of snow, especially in Northern New Brunswick and around the Cape Breton Peninsula in Nova Scotia. Temperatures are generally milder than the rest of Canada, with cooler summers and warmer winters due to the ocean. It is not uncommon to see people surfing South of Nova Scotia in the wintertime.

  • Some of the oldest city in north america

  • Seashore and fisherman

  • Relativelly short distance to travel

Are you interested in filming in Canada ?

Tell us more about your project! Whether you need our full VIP Crew and Equipment Film Solution Package or if you need specialized consulting, or assistance to manifest your creative vision, we’re here to help you, every step of the way.

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