The Strength of Our Screens

FilmOntario is the best of Ontario’s Screen-Based Industry

We are an industry consortium representing the over 45,000 individuals working in the screen-based industry in Ontario. Our member organizations are from all parts of the film, television and digital media industries, including unions and guilds, production companies, studios, suppliers, and financial and legal services organizations. Our industry contributed almost $3 billion in production spending to the provincial economy in 2022.

Film & TV Productions in Ontario
Film & TV Production Spending (in millions)
Film Industry-related jobs

Film and TV production statistics, Ontario Creates, 2021.

It is no secret that Ontario’s film and television industry is booming – direct production spending hit a record $2.88 billion in 2021, supporting over 48,000 jobs related to the sector.

FilmOntario recently commissioned a study from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to look a little deeper into that success, and explore the importance of provincial tax credits to the industry. The resulting Benefit Assessment of Ontario’s Film and Television Tax Credits (PDF) demonstrates that the film and television tax credits are a great investment for the province – delivering economic and cultural results.

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In addition to the jobs created directly by the industry, the film and television business supports hundreds of small businesses across Ontario. Your local coffee shop, hardware store or favourite landmark may have appeared on screen or benefitted from supplying a production.

City of Toronto – Mayoral By-Election – June 26, 2023

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The City of Toronto is the centre of Ontario’s Film and Television Industry. In 2022, the industry generated over $3 billion in spending across the province, with the bulk of that ($2.5 billion) taking place in the City of Toronto. This translates into 45,000 direct and indirect FTEs. When a mayoral candidate knocks on your door, ask them how they will support Toronto's film and TV industry!

A Major Ontario Success Story

February 11, 2023|

FilmOntario's new study, Benefit Assessment of Ontario’s Film and Television Tax Credits, demonstrates that the film and television tax credits are a great investment for the province – delivering economic and cultural results.

FilmOntario members represent a range of organizations across Ontario’s screen-based industries – unions, guilds, producers, studios, equipment suppliers, financial and legal services, and more. We are proud to highlight a few of our members below. Find our complete member listing here.



Sim is a leading supplier of camera equipment to the entertainment industry. Sim’s Vancouver, Toronto and North Bay facilities offer the very best in camera equipment rentals, and technical expertise available today. From full-frame to SUPER 35 cameras and specialty cameras and lenses, we’ve got you covered.

First Mile Technologies

First Mile

First Mile provides professional grade on-set streaming and connectivity solutions for film and media production through blended cellular, satellite, and wireless mesh networks designed to keep creatives working and executives in the know.

DGC Ontario

DGC Ontario is a provincial labour organization representing over 3,000 key creative and operational specialists and their assistants. DGC Ontario secures work opportunities for its Members, represents their interests through the negotiation and administration of collective agreements, and engages in extensive industry advocacy and lobbying activities.



NABET 700-M UNIFOR represents over 3,000 Film, Television and New Media Technicians in the province of Ontario.

Video footage provided by: Breakthrough Films, Deluxe Toronto, Entertainment One, Motion Picture Association – Canada, Mr. X, New Real Films, SK Films, Sim, SpinVFX, Take 5 Productions, Technicolor, William F. White International Inc.