CAVCO Performance Results – Film and Video Tax Credits

CAVCO’s service standard for processing applications to the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) and the Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) programs is 120 business days. CAVCO’s performance target is that this standard will be met at least 85% of the time.

The first day counted towards the service standard will be later than when an application is submitted, since the application needs to be checked to make sure it is complete and the fee is paid. Days start being counted when an application is deemed complete and ready to be assigned to a tax credit officer for analysis. The last day counted is when the production is certified by the Director General of Cultural Industries, on behalf of the Minister of Canadian Heritage. During analysis, days continue to be counted while waiting for an applicant to respond to questions from a tax credit officer.

Performance results at a glance: April 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022

Certifications
Program Percentage of files certified in 120 days or fewer Average number of business days to certify
CPTC 80% 79
PSTC 96% 69
Applications
Program Applications Received Applications Certified
CPTC 1,005 1,099
PSTC 228 249
Combined 1,233 1,348

Detailed Performance Results

Number of complete applications certified within the specified number of business days — Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)

Fiscal Year 2022-2023
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (percentage of all files) 121+ days
April 2022 5 26 55 27 76% 36
May 2022 23 40 103 26 77% 56
June 2022 30 53 83 15 89% 23
July 2022 14 70 71 21 85% 30
August 2022 83 55 58 22 74% 77
Total 155 244 370 111 80% 222
Fiscal Year 2021-2022
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (percentage of all files) 121+ days
April 2021 4 27 4 2 90% 4
May 2021 8 150 62 23 90% 26
June 2021 4 72 42 18 89% 17
July 2021 9 26 88 11 89% 16
August 2021 7 3 122 21 92% 14
September 2021 18 9 90 20 95% 7
October 2021 31 9 94 27 86% 27
November 2021 16 6 91 31 81% 34
December 2021 23 2 89 26 83% 29
January 2022 14 2 98 50 85% 30
February 2022 6 3 85 46 80% 36
March 2022 27 24 114 75 82% 53
Total 167 333 979 350 86% 293
Fiscal Year 2020-2021
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (percentage of all files) 121+ days
April 2020 5 36 35 56 69% 59
May 2020 28 56 63 64 70% 91
June 2020 50 16 49 53 80% 41
July 2020 39 69 19 30 84% 29
August 2020 55 75 17 16 83% 34
September 2020 113 76 18 6 89% 27
October 2020 104 42 21 13 87% 27
November 2020 93 33 16 7 85% 26
December 2020 74 41 10 8 92% 11
January 2021 39 69 19 5 88% 18
February 2021 16 54 12 2 83% 17
March 2021 10 150 45 17 88% 30
Total 626 717 324 277 83% 410
Fiscal Year 2019-2020
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (percentage of all files) 121+ days
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
Total 101 165 1078 488 80% 452
Fiscal Year 2018-2019
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (percentage of all files) 121+ days
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
Total 238 944 552 241 80% 479
Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (percentage 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
Total 493 631 401 213 54% 1455

Number of complete applications certified within the specified number of business days — Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)

Fiscal Year 2022-2023
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (Percentage of all files) 121+ days
April 2022 0 17 10 2 91% 3
May 2022 1 0 34 0 97% 1
June 2022 0 19 55 1 96% 3
July 2022 1 31 11 6 92% 4
August 2022 1 44 4 1 100% 0
Total 3 111 114 10 96% 11
Fiscal Year 2021-2022
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (Percentage of all files) 121+ days
April 2021 0 11 2 1 100% 0
May 2021 0 44 12 3 95% 3
June 2021 0 24 6 1 94% 2
July 2021 0 13 13 4 88% 3
August 2021 0 0 14 2 94% 1
September 2021 0 0 28 1 94% 2
October 2021 0 0 49 0 100% 0
November 2021 0 0 25 1 84% 5
December 2021 0 0 33 4 95% 2
January 2022 0 0 26 1 96% 1
February 2022 0 11 39 3 91% 5
March 2022 2 18 21 3 94% 3
Total 2 121 261 24 94% 27
Fiscal Year 2020-2021
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (Percentage of all files) 121+ days
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 14 7 1 0 96% 1
October 2020 0 30 1 1 97% 1
November 2020 27 19 5 1 95% 3
December 2020 2 3 0 1 75% 2
January 2021 1 21 2 4 88% 4
February 2021 0 16 5 2 92% 2
March 2021 0 33 4 1 97% 1
Total 94 193 36 15 89% 42
Fiscal Year 2019-2020
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (Percentage of all files) 121+ days
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 23 3 90% 3
January 2020 0 0 28 2 91% 3
February 2020 0 17 42 7 99% 1
March 2020 0 18 11 5 92% 3
Total 15 79 250 30 92% 31
Fiscal Year 2018-2019
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (Percentage of all files) 121+ days
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
Total 155 163 33 19 95% 18
Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Month and year 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (Percentage 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
Total 312 110 19 7 97% 13

Average number of business days for complete files to be certified

Fiscal Year 2022-2023
Month and year CPTC PSTC All
April 2022 101 87 98
May 2022 92 74 90
June 2022 72 71 72
July 2022 86 73 83
August 2022 61 48 59
Fiscal Year 2021-2022
Month and year CPTC PSTC All
April 2021 61 52 58
May 2021 74 61 71
June 2021 77 64 74
July 2021 75 74 74
August 2021 87 78 86
September 2021 76 77 76
October 2021 81 71 79
November 2021 93 91 92
December 2021 91 79 88
January 2022 89 73 87
February 2022 97 84 94
March 2022 94 71 91
Fiscal Year 2020-2021
Month and year CPTC PSTC All
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
November 2020 65 41 60
December 2020 52 114 56
January 2021 61 70 62
February 2021 72 61 70
March 2021 71 46 68
Fiscal Year 2019-2020
Month and year CPTC PSTC All
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
Fiscal Year 2018-2019
Month and year CPTC PSTC All
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
Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Month and year 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

Applications received and certified from April 2022 to March 2023

Fiscal Year 2022-2023
Month and year CPTC PSTC All
Received Certified Received Certified Received Certified
April 2022 121 149 25 32 146 181
May 2022 211 248 60 36 271 284
June 2022 254 204 47 78 301 282
July 2022 202 205 33 53 235 258
August 2022 217 293 63 50 280 343
September 2022 - - - - - -
October 2022 - - - - - -
November 2022 - - - - - -
December 2022 - - - - - -
January 2023 - - - - - -
February 2023 - - - - - -
March 2023 - - - - - -
Total 2022-23 1,005 1,099 228 249 1,233 1,348

Applications received and certified from April 2021 to March 2022

Fiscal Year 2021-2022
Month and year CPTC PSTC All
Received Certified Received Certified Received Certified
April 2021 194 41 41 14 235 55
May 2021 241 269 44 62 285 331
June 2021 241 153 23 33 264 186
July 2021 204 150 33 26 237 176
August 2021 171 167 48 17 219 184
September 2021 202 144 46 31 248 175
October 2021 203 188 29 49 232 237
November 2021 167 178 42 31 209 209
December 2021 214 169 55 39 269 208
January 2022 174 194 34 28 208 222
February 2022 201 176 26 58 227 234
March 2022 250 290 51 47 301 337
Total 2021-22 2462 2119 472 435 2934 2554

Applications received and certified from April 2020 to March 2021

Fiscal Year 2020-2021
Month and year CPTC PSTC All
Received Certified Received Certified Received Certified
April 2020 169 191 12 46 181 237
May 2020 138 302 54 43 192 345
June 2020 212 209 37 27 249 236
July 2020 173 186 22 19 195 205
August 2020 147 197 35 30 182 227
September 2020 192 240 17 23 209 263
October 2020 199 207 40 33 239 240
November 2020 186 175 18 55 204 230
December 2020 203 144 41 8 244 152
January 2021 196 150 39 32 235 182
February 2021 207 102 43 25 250 127
March 2021 229 252 50 39 279 291
Total 2020-21 2251 2354 408 380 2659 2734

Applications received and certified from April 2019 to March 2020

Fiscal Year 2019-2020
Month and year CPTC PSTC All
Received Certified Received Certified Received Certified
April 2019 187 180 25 15 212 195
May 2019 188 165 54 26 242 191
June 2019 204 176 32 6 236 182
July 2019 220 201 44 22 264 223
August 2019 197 217 55 25 252 242
September 2019 178 171 45 44 223 215
October 2019 206 195 43 56 249 251
November 2019 192 230 52 42 244 272
December 2019 187 153 27 28 214 183
January 2020 182 165 39 33 221 198
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

Applications received and certified from April 2018 to March 2019

Fiscal Year 2018-2019
Month and year 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 60 251 293
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

Applications received and certified from April 2017 to March 2018

Fiscal Year 2017-2018
Month and year 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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