Digital Media

Digital Media Tax Credits (DMTC)

Digital media tax credits support the development of Canadian digital and cross-platform product development. Interactive digital media accounts for a range of interactive content available through a variety of digital platforms and devices including computers, game consoles and mobile devices, and is intended to be experienced by the end user on a digital media platform, capable of interactivity. Eligible products can include video, mobile and online games, e-learning products, mobile apps, cross-media or kiosks, interactive websites, and digital magazines.

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Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC)

Purpose: Support interactive digital media product development in Ontario

Type: Tax credit

Reach: Ontario

Amount: Unlimited; marketing expenditures capped at $100,000

Coverage: 35 to 40% of eligible expenditures

Eligible Costs: Labour and marketing/distribution costs

Criteria: Based in Ontario (file Ontario tax return); completed interactive content projects

More Details on OIDMTC.


Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects (OCASE) Tax Credit

Purpose: Encourage digital animation and special effects activities in Ontario

Type: Tax credit

Reach: Ontario

Amount: Unlimited

Coverage: 20% of eligible expenditures

Eligible Costs: Ontario labour

Criteria: Based in Ontario and file Ontario tax return; completed interactive content projects


British Columbia Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (IDMTC)

Purpose: Encourage interactive digital media product development in British Columbia between August 31, 2010 and September 1, 2015

Type: Tax credit

Reach: British Columbia

Amount: Unlimited

Coverage: 17.5% of eligible expenditures

Eligible Costs: BC labour

Criteria: Permanent BC establishment; at least $100,000 in eligible expenditures


British Columbia Digital Animation or Visual Effects (DAVE) Tax Credit

Purpose: Encourage digital animation and special effects activities in British Columbia

Type: Tax credit

Reach: British Columbia

Amount: Unlimited

Coverage: 17.5% of eligible expenditures

Eligible Costs: BC labour

Criteria: Eligible activities also qualify for BC’s Film and Television or Production Services tax credits


Quebec Production of Multimedia Titles

Purpose: Encourage production of digital multimedia titles in Quebec

Type: Tax credit

Reach: Quebec

Amount: Unlimited

Coverage: Up to 37.5% of eligible expenditures

Eligible Costs: Quebec labour

Criteria: Permanent establishment in Quebec


Manitoba Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

Purpose: Encourage interactive digital media product development in Manitoba

Type: Tax credit

Reach: Manitoba

Amount: Up to $500,000

Coverage: Up to 40% of eligible expenditures

Eligible Costs: Manitoba labour

Criteria: Permanent establishment in Manitoba


Nova Scotia Digital Media Tax Credit

Purpose: Encourage interactive digital media product development in Nova Scotia

Type: Tax credit

Reach: Nova Scotia

Amount: Unlimited

Coverage: Up to 50% of eligible labour or 25% of total expenditures; 10% geographic area bonus on labour (or 5% on total expenditures) for products developed outside the Halifax Regional Municipality

Eligible Costs: Labour and production costs

Criteria: Permanent establishment in Nova Scotia

How NorthBridge Will Assist With DMTC and Other Funding Programs

NorthBridge has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with government funding programs. We will:

  • Listen and discuss past, present and future project activities.
  • Research and identify the appropriate and optimal government grant, tax incentive, loans, as well as private financing opportunities.
  • Take a hands-on approach to the application process and address relevant program objectives and criteria.
  • Become an in-house project manager for all types of government funding.
  • Interview the key employees and ask specific questions in order to make the right funding decisions.
  • Assist in writing the application and preparing all supporting documentation.
  • Assist with government reporting requirements.

To arrange for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our government funding experts contact us at: info@northbridgeconsultants.com


Other Digital Media Funds

Canada Media Fund (CMF)

OMDC Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund

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