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Successful 2016 for Film and TV Production In Ontario

Web posted on April 12, 2017

Ontario's film and TV industry supported more than 35,000 jobs in 2016 and contributed $1.7 billion to Ontario's economy, fueled in part by significant provincial investments and the province's highly skilled workforce.

Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister Eleanor McMahon was at the William F. White Centre, a state-of-the-art professional production equipment facility in Toronto, to announce the 2016 results.

Highlights of the 2016 film and TV production year include:

  • An increase of nearly 3,200 jobs over the previous year
  • The sixth consecutive year that film and TV productions supported by the province contributed more than $1 billion to Ontario's economy
  • Steady overall growth across the film and television industry, in both domestic and foreign productions
  • The production of award-winning shows including Murdoch Mysteries, Orphan Black and Letterkenny occurring in Ontario

Ontario continues to be Canada's leading jurisdiction for film and television production. Currently there are 26 productions in pre-production or underway in Ontario.

Ontario's investments and competitive financial incentives continue to help grow a vibrant film and TV sector that features world class creative talent, infrastructure and innovative technology making the province a leading production centre. Every $1 million of film and TV production in Ontario generates 21 jobs.

"2016 is the third consecutive record-breaking year in Ontario for film and TV production. Our government has worked hard to create the right conditions to help our film and TV industry succeed. We continue to experience year-over-year growth in this vital sector that contributes significantly to the province's economic growth and supports thousands of jobs." Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Supporting a vibrant film and TV industry is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.