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.

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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

Learn how the Government of Canada ensures that its cultural policies comply with international trade agreements.

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