Books, magazines and newspapers

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that readers everywhere have opportunities to connect with a broad range of Canadian-authored books by providing funding and support to the Canadian book industry, professional writers, Canadian periodicals and small publishers.


Services and information

Canada Book Fund

Apply to this funding program which is designed to support the ongoing production and promotion of Canadian-authored books and strengthen the infrastructure and capacity of the industry.

Canada Periodical Fund

Apply to this funding program that provides financial assistance to Canadian print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals to enable them to overcome market disadvantages and continue to provide Canadian readers with the content they choose to read.

Local Journalism Initiative

This funding program supports the creation of original civic journalism that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada.

Policy on foreign investment in the book industry

Learn about the importance of this policy in determining whether a proposed foreign investment in Canada’s book industry is likely to be of net benefit to Canada.

Book Importation Regulations

Find out more about Canada’s book importation regulations and how they extend the Copyright Act’s protection of copyright holders to exclusive distributors of books in case of parallel importation.

Canada Council for the Arts funding

Discover the grants, prizes and services provided by the Canada Council for the Arts to support professional literary artists and arts organizations involved in fostering and promoting Canadian literary arts.


Copyright provides protection for literary, artistic, dramatic and musical creations. Learn about, search or apply for registration.

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