Qualified Canadian journalism organization - Eligibility

My organization is (pick one):

  • Corporation

    Is the chairperson of the board of directors a Canadian citizen?

    • Yes

      Are 3/4 or more of your corporation's directors Canadian citizens?

      • Yes

        Does your organization engage in production of content for organizations or individuals including crown corporations, municipal corporations, or government agencies?

        • Yes
        • No

          Is your organization formed under the laws of Canada or one of its provinces or territories?

          • Yes

            Does your organization operate in Canada? (Is all content edited, designed and, except in the case of digital content, published in Canada?)

            • Yes

              Does your organization produce original news content?

              See original news content for more details.

              • Yes

                Does more than 50% of your organization's original news content focus on general interest, current events, and democratic institutions and processes?

                • Yes

                  Does your organization regularly employ two or more journalists who deal at arm’s length with the organization in the production of its content and that are not freelance journalists?

                  See regularly employs two or more journalists for more details.

                  • Yes
                  • No
                • No
              • No
            • No
          • No
      • No
    • No
  • Partnership

    Do individuals who are citizens of Canada, or persons or partnerships that are formed under the laws of Canada, hold interests in the partnership:

    • Representing at least 75% of the total value of the partnership; and
    • at least 75% of each income or loss of the partnership being included in the determination of their incomes?
    • Yes

      Does your organization engage in production of content for organizations or individuals including crown corporations, municipal corporations, or government agencies?

      • Yes
      • No

        Is your organization formed under the laws of Canada or one of its provinces or territories?

        • Yes

          Does your organization operate in Canada? (Is all content edited, designed and, except in the case of digital content, published in Canada?)

          • Yes

            Does your organization produce original news content?

            See original news content for more details.

            • Yes

              Does more than 50% of your organization's original news content focus on general interest, current events, and democratic institutions and processes?

              • Yes

                Does your organization regularly employ two or more journalists who deal at arm’s length with the organization in the production of its content and that are not freelance journalists?

                See regularly employs two or more journalists for more details.

                • Yes
                • No
              • No
            • No
          • No
        • No
    • No
  • Trust

    Is your organization's trust resident in Canada?

    • Yes

      Are the trust's beneficiaries all Canadian citizens?

      • Yes

        Does your organization engage in production of content for organizations or individuals including crown corporations, municipal corporations, or government agencies?

        • Yes
        • No

          Is your organization formed under the laws of Canada or one of its provinces or territories?

          • Yes

            Does your organization operate in Canada? (Is all content edited, designed and, except in the case of digital content, published in Canada?)

            • Yes

              Does your organization produce original news content?

              See original news content for more details.

              • Yes

                Does more than 50% of your organization's original news content focus on general interest, current events, and democratic institutions and processes?

                • Yes

                  Does your organization regularly employ two or more journalists who deal at arm’s length with the organization in the production of its content and that are not freelance journalists?

                  See regularly employs two or more journalists for more details.

                  • Yes
                  • No
                • No
              • No
            • No
          • No
      • No
    • No
  • Other

Your organization is not eligible for qualified Canadian journalism organization.

Please see our guidance page for more detailed information about eligibility criteria.

canada.ca/qualified-journalism-criteria

Your organization may be eligible for the qualified Canadian journalism organization designation.

Apply here!

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