CAVCO Performance Results – Film and Video Tax Credits

The Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) receives applications under both the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) and the Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) programs. CAVCO provides monthly updates on its processing of applications under each program.

The first three tables below show the number of business days it took for files certified in a given month to progress from when an application was complete to when it was certified. CAVCO's service standard for processing applications is 120 business days. The performance target for meeting this standard is 85%.

The final two tables show the total number of applications received and certified by CAVCO under each program.

Table 1: Number of applications certified within the specified number of business days — Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)
Month 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (% of all files) 121+ days
April 2017 1 6 13 25 25% 137
May 2017 3 4 8 13 18% 125
June 2017 2 2 5 2 9% 115
July 2017 1 2 5 3 8% 129
August 2017 66 6 13 3 35% 163
September 2017 124 66 16 9 53% 193
October 2017 38 128 57 16 58% 172
November 2017 6 111 113 26 69% 115
December 2017 7 34 36 27 61% 66
January 2018 33 100 56 45 67% 115
February 2018 76 117 56 24 80% 68
March 2018 136 55 23 20 80% 57
April 2018 102 70 15 10 85% 36
May 2018 17 136 35 17 79% 54
June 2018 21 89 42 11 86% 26
July 2018 31 94 59 16 83% 40
August 2018 6 121 51 31 87% 30
September 2018 12 61 44 22 81% 33
October 2018 8 63 60 28 79% 42
November 2018 19 95 36 26 76% 55
December 2018 6 47 22 13 72% 35
January 2019 7 88 51 24 76% 55
February 2019 4 59 47 21 79% 34
March 2019 5 21 90 22 78% 39
April 2019 3 15 82 32 73% 49
May 2019 5 9 98 28 85% 25
June 2019 10 9 77 42 78% 39
July 2019 8 14 78 59 79 42
August 2019 5 18 99 52 80% 43
September 2019 7 9 102 27 85% 26
October 2019 0 3 115 40 81% 37
November 2019 12 25 123 34 84% 37
December 2019 8 6 78 23 74% 40
January 2020 18 18 74 35 87% 21
February 2020 16 11 78 64 83% 34
March 2020 9 28 74 52 73% 59
April 2020 5 36 35 55 69% 58
May 2020 28 56 64 64 70% 91
June 2020 50 16 49 53 80% 41
July 2020 40 69 19 30 84% 29
August 2020 55 69 75 17 83% 34
September 2020 115 76 18 6 89% 27
October 2020 104 42 21 13 87% 27
Table 2: Number of applications certified within the specified number of business days — Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)
Month 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (% of all files) 121+ days
April 2017 33 1 5 3 93% 3
May 2017 1 1 0 1 75% 1
June 2017 20 4 0 0 96% 1
July 2017 3 15 1 0 100% 0
August 2017 8 10 2 0 87% 3
September 2017 40 2 1 1 100% 0
October 2017 25 12 1 1 98% 1
November 2017 12 17 0 1 97% 1
December 2017 42 37 5 0 100% 0
January 2018 28 8 2 0 97% 1
February 2018 73 0 2 0 97% 2
March 2018 27 3 0 0 100% 0
April 2018 27 2 0 0 94% 2
May 2018 35 1 0 0 100% 0
June 2018 13 0 1 0 93% 1
July 2018 9 6 0 0 94% 1
August 2018 1 12 1 1 94% 1
September 2018 1 23 2 1 100% 0
October 2018 1 26 4 2 92% 3
November 2018 17 35 6 2 97% 2
December 2018 13 13 5 3 100% 0
January 2019 2 17 4 3 93% 2
February 2019 19 24 8 2 98% 1
March 2019 17 4 2 5 85% 5
April 2019 9 5 0 0 93% 1
May 2019 6 13 3 2 92% 2
June 2019 0 1 1 1 50% 3
July 2019 0 6 12 0 82% 4
August 2019 0 4 21 1 100% 0
September 2019 0 0 39 3 93% 3
October 2019 0 4 44 4 93% 4
November 2019 0 11 25 3 93% 3
December 2019 0 0 24 2 87% 4
January 2020 0 0 28 2 91% 3
February 2020 0 17 42 7 99% 1
March 2020 0 18 11 5 92% 3
April 2020 0 30 6 2 83% 8
May 2020 11 17 7 1 84% 7
June 2020 15 3 2 1 78% 6
July 2020 9 5 0 1 79% 4
August 2020 15 9 3 0 90% 3
September 2020 15 7 2 0 96% 1
October 2020 0 30 1 1 97% 1
Table 3: Average number of business days for files to be certified
Month CPTC PSTC All
April 2017 200 49 171
May 2017 213 83 210
June 2017 241 28 206
July 2017 233 38 210
August 2017 177 75 169
September 2017 145 18 133
October 2017 153 35 143
November 2017 131 43 124
December 2017 158 32 116
January 2018 137 31 126
February 2018 87 26 76
March 2018 92 12 84
April 2018 71 26 66
May 2018 91 18 82
June 2018 88 35 84
July 2018 84 45 81
August 2018 84 52 82
September 2018 98 45 91
October 2018 101 76 98
November 2018 93 49 83
December 2018 97 44 85
January 2019 101 58 96
February 2019 98 52 87
March 2019 99 58 92
April 2019 117 33 111
May 2019 99 55 93
June 2019 115 121 115
July 2019 100 87 99
August 2019 105 72 102
September 2019 93 81 90
October 2019 108 80 102
November 2019 99 75 96
December 2019 110 83 103
January 2020 86 83 84
February 2020 101 72 93
March 2020 111 74 106
April 2020 107 72 100
May 2020 100 61 95
June 2020 90 60 87
July 2020 74 78 75
August 2020 70 50 67
September 2020 50 39 49
October 2020 59 58 59
Table 4: Applications received and certified from April 2020 to March 2021
Month CPTC PSTC All
Received Certified Received Certified Received Certified
April 2020 169 191 12 46 181 237
May 2020 138 303 55 43 193 346
June 2020 213 209 37 27 250 236
July 2020 173 187 22 19 195 206
August 2020 147 197 35 30 182 227
September 2020 192 242 17 25 209 267
October 2020 199 207 40 33 239 240
November 2020 - - - - - -
December 2020 - - - - - -
January 2021 - - - - - -
February 2021 - - - - - -
March 2021 - - - - - -
Total 2020-21 1231 1536 218 223 1149 1759
Table 5: Applications received and certified from April 2019 to March 2020
Month CPTC PSTC All
Received Certified Received Certified Received Certified
April 2019 186 181 25 15 211 196
May 2019 187 165 54 26 241 191
June 2019 203 177 32 6 235 183
July 2019 220 201 44 22 264 223
August 2019 193 217 55 26 248 243
September 2019 177 171 45 45 222 216
October 2019 204 195 43 56 247 251
November 2019 192 231 52 42 244 273
December 2019 187 155 27 30 214 185
January 2020 182 167 39 33 221 200
February 2020 180 203 34 67 214 270
March 2020 195 222 48 37 243 258
Total 2019-20 2316 2278 498 401 2814 2680
Table 6: Applications received and certified from April 2018 to March 2019
Month CPTC PSTC All
Received Certified Received Certified Received Certified
April 2018 210 233 23 31 233 264
May 2018 206 259 37 36 243 295
June 2018 202 190 20 15 222 205
July 2018 187 240 47 16 234 256
August 2018 187 239 38 16 225 255
September 2018 184 172 46 27 230 199
October 2018 210 201 46 36 256 237
November 2018 223 239 28 60 251 299
December 2018 239 123 39 34 278 157
January 2019 175 225 29 28 204 253
February 2019 184 165 23 54 207 219
March 2019 174 177 47 33 221 210
Total 2018-19 2381 2463 423 386 2804 2843
Table 7: Applications received and certified from April 2017 to March 2018
Month CPTC PSTC All
Received Certified Received Certified Received Certified
April 2017 150 182 18 45 168 227
May 2017 186 153 52 4 238 157
June 2017 197 126 45 25 242 151
July 2017 151 140 20 19 171 159
August 2017 190 251 37 23 227 274
September 2017 196 408 35 44 231 452
October 2017 187 411 46 40 233 451
November 2017 211 371 60 31 271 402
December 2017 206 170 35 84 241 254
January 2018 186 349 43 39 229 388
February 2018 197 341 25 77 222 418
March 2018 215 291 36 30 251 321
Total 2017-18 2272 3193 452 461 2724 3654
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