Filming in Canada2021-11-17T18:08:36-05:00

Filming in Canada

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

Our expertise has been built up over the years, accompanying numerous productions across Canada.

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To come and film in Canada are 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 the 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 insurance when shooting?2020-02-26T18:55:21-05:00

Do I need insurance when shooting

The simple answer is yes but with Films.Solutions you are protected with our own insurance.  Films.Solutions is fully insured and we make sure that all production we are involved in, respect safety rules to protect the crew and the equipment.

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.

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Filming in Canada Film Crew IATSE AQTIS

Filming in Canada Film Crew IATSE AQTIS

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.

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.

Films.Solutions has signed agreements with the two unions of Artists Present in Canada, the UDA (Union des Artistes) for French-language productions in Quebec and ACTRA for English-language productions across Canada.  We are therefore able to speak directly with the agents of professional artists in Canada.

Filming in Canada Film locations Quebec

Filming in Canada Film locations Quebec

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.

Filming in Canada Film Studio Montreal film production

Filming in Canada Film Studio Montreal film production

Film Studios

You imagine it, we’re building it.

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

Filming in Canada Film equipment rental montreal Quebec

Filming in Canada Film equipment rental montreal Quebec

Equipment rental

We have access 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.

Filming in Canada canadian dollars

Filming in Canada 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.

Filming in Canada - Winter Film Production - Montreal Film location

Filming in Canada – Winter Film Production – Montreal Film location


Easy and affordable

Our production departments are there to assist you in the realization of your projects.

Companies and broadcasters from all over the world trust us with their productions, to be one of them now.

Canadian destinations

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

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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