Cultural trade and investment

The Government of Canada has a number of policies and regulations in place to support the acquisition or preservation of cultural objects and media industries for the benefit of Canadians.


Services and information

Movable cultural property

Discover how Canada supports the preservation of artistic, historic and scientific heritage through designation, tax certification, grants and by regulating the import and export of cultural property.

Cultural sector investments

Foreign investors: request permission to be allowed to establish or take ownership and control of a Canadian cultural business, such as the publication, distribution or sale of books, music or film.

Exporting for creative industries

Canada’s creative sector creates sustainable jobs and has tremendous potential for growth through export as the demand for Canada’s high-quality creative products and services is increasing worldwide.

Trade Policy and Negotiations

Find out how Canada’s cultural trade policy is developed and how these policies comply with international trade agreements and negotiations.

Creative Industries Trade Missions

The creative industries trade missions and events will support businesses and organizations in the industry who are looking to forge or further new partnerships and explore new business opportunities.

Canada-China joint committee on culture

Learn more about the Canada-China Joint Committee on Culture, established in July 2017 to advance cooperation between both countries. This committee will position culture as one of the key areas of ongoing governmental engagement with China. 


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