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.

Cultural 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.

2018  Creative Industries Trade Mission to China

Join the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, on a creative industries trade mission to China in the spring of 2018.

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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