Welcome to IATSE 514

Film and television production - Quebec is your best choice

Figures that speak for themselves

The Quebec government offers some of the most advantageous cash rebates available in North America:

  • 20% cash-back on all expenses;
  • 16% bonus on all CGI and green screen shots applicable on extended eligible labor;
  • No minimum spend - No caps

In Quebec, the tax credit is based on all expenditures and the producer is not required to release the film in Quebec. This tax credit corresponds to 20% of all expenditures, with no prescribed limit, paid to Quebec residents or Quebec companies. For digital special effects (VFX) and computer animation, a 16% tax credit enhancement is added, on extended eligible labor. Equally, filming in front of a green screen is included in the credit enhancement.

At the federal level, you get an additional tax incentive of 16%, net of any assistance, of eligible labour expenditures within Canada (CISP).


In regard to tax credits, the Québec Film and Television Council (QFTC) is the single point of contact for foreign film and television producers. Have a look at the clip they prepared about filming in Québec.

Experienced Crew - No Surprises

IATSE 514 members have worked on the production of major films - such as ArrivalX Men: Apocalyspe, Quantico, White House Down, The Smurfs 2, Red 2, Riddick, Warm Bodies - as well as several television pilots and series. Have a look at our Productions page.

That means we can supply an experienced and reliable crew. In addition, you can find the people you need quickly and easily with our The Recruiter, an online tool designed to look up the files of the hundreds of skilled technicians and workers that are part of IATSE 514. Our Business Agent can provide you with a username and password.

Finally, our basic rule is No Surprises. The agreement you will sign has a proven track record - so you will be able to manage your cost in an effective way.

Places, People and State-of-the-art Resources

Quebec is actually the largest province/state in North America, so it offers countless landscapes and sceneries. In addition, Montreal and Quebec City - being the oldest cities in North America and having rich cultural ties to Europe - lend themselves faithfully to all sorts of settings, from modern to historical, with a touch of Europe or NYC if needed. The pictures appearing in the header above were all taken in the Montreal area.

You will also find the infrastructure and state-of-the-art resources that make large-scale studio based productions possible. Moreover, through the years, Montreal has become one of the largest post-production hubs in the world with over 40 visuals effects companies. There is something in this city - home of Cirque du Soleil - that spurs creativity.

And finally, the people here are friendly and respectful, the food is fantastic and the entertainment has that "je-ne-sais-quoi" that other cities envy. Your stay here is sure to be enjoyable and memorable.