Production Services

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World Class Production Service

TV and film production has thrived in Canada for years. At 9.9 million square kilometers, Canada offers an incredible range of natural landscapes, a changing, seasonal climate, charming villages and world-class cities that can fit any production needs your vision requires. A magnificent country to shoot in its own right, for many years commercial and feature-length productions have also capitalized on Canada’s unique ability to double for numerous locations in Europe, the United States and even Asia.

The depth and diversity of our union and non-union talent pools are unparalleled, Toronto, Vancouver & Montreal are among the most diverse cities in North America.

AICP based bidding, cost consulting, estimating and quoting

Production supervision, cost tracking and budget accountability

Logistical planning/scheduling Canada-wide

Comprehensive location research and scouting

Immigration and Work Permits

As of February 1, 2016, it is no longer necessary for foreign workers to obtain a work permit (LMIA) to work on a foreign funded TV commercial production in Canada.

Anyone who is deemed to be integral to the production of the commercial is eligible to enter Canada to work on a production. The definition of integral is broad. It applies to director, producer, actors etc. The aim of the policy is to encourage foreign production. This applies to agency personnel as well.

It is necessary for the person traveling to Canada for work to carry a letter from the foreign production company and a letter from the Canadian service company outlining a few basic details. Such as, the person’s role, who is paying them etc. We can supply you with the letter to complete.

NOTE: This does not apply to those who require a VISA to travel to Canada under any circumstances. You can see your specific circumstance by searching from the list in the link below. Exceptions include US citizens and foreign nationals with a valid visa.

Toronto and Ontario

Also known as “Hollywood North”, Toronto has been a booming Film and Television production hub for decades. With a flourishing creative culture and highly skilled crews, it’s no surprise that production in Toronto has grown into a $1 billion+ industry. Toronto is a full service production jurisdiction, employing over 25,000people and offering some of the best production and post-production resources in the world. As North America’s 4th largest city, Toronto is also one of the most racially and ethnically diverse locales on the continent, providing you with a rich talent pool of union and non-union options for your production. Toronto’s incredible skyline and urban setting offer amazing options for metropolitan area shoots (the city has doubled as New York in many productions) and just outside the city center are quiet suburbs, and beautiful forests, lakes, farmlands and natural parks. Combine this with 4 distinct seasons and Radke’s incredible service and facilities, and you have a near-infinite number of possibilities for your next production.

Vancouver and Western Canada

The Vancouver area has a wide variety of locations, most within an hour of the Greater Vancouver zone. In the winter months (late-December-April) the North Shore mountains are covered in snow, and easily accessible for shooting. If you’re feeling more adventurous, world-class skiing resort Whistler Blackcomb is a 2hr drive north from Vancouver. From there, we have access to glaciers with snow via helicopter from late November until the end of June. The summer months in Vancouver are an excellent choice for filming. We have lakes, rivers, oceans, mountains and a vibrant city all inside the Greater Vancouver zone. We can be at the top of a mountain in the morning for a hiking scene in the morning and on the beach shooting cliff jumping by lunch. We also service the Canadian Rockies, where you’ll find some of the most majestic scenery in North America. Beautiful mountains and stunning turquoise lakes are breathtaking and only a short 2hr drive from Calgary, the nearest production centre.

Montreal and Quebec

Located in the largest French-speaking region in Canada, Montreal and Quebec City are two of the oldest cities in North America. They are characterized by European-inspired architecture with historical buildings set against urban infrastructure, narrow streets, and cobblestone walkways. These cities are commonly duplicated as various European countries for feature film, television series, and commercials. As the third largest production hub in Canada, Montreal has excellent crews, technicians, equipment, and contains a vast amount of French-speaking union and non-union talent. Montreal is easily accessible through inexpensive and quick one hour flights available hourly to and from Toronto, making it a convenient location for both French and English casting. Overall, Quebec experiences long, cold winters with heavy snowfall – favourable for city or town-based winter scripts.

East Coast

Known for its maritime atmosphere with brightly multicoloured homes, fishing wharfs, and quaint downtown core, Halifax and Nova Scotia offer stunning location options. The East Coast offers favourable filming weather conditions with mild spring, fall, and summers. Beautiful, historical lighthouses throughout the province and surrounding oceans and bays make Nova Scotia an ideal location for a period piece or fishing script. With the East Coast’s growing film industry, small and medium scale productions can be readily supported by Halifax’s industry. Larger scale productions can be supplemented with Toronto crew and equipment via a simple 2 hour flight.