Filming in Saskatchewan, Canada
It may not match Vancouver or Montreal for the level of international production activity it sees, but Saskatchewan offers great locations, studio space and a hugely competitive incentive. Filmmakers can claim a tax credit of up to 55% of eligible labour on each individual project with no production caps.
Saskatchewan straddles central Canada, shares a border with the US and is home to less than 1.1 million people. Around 200,000 live in the provincial capital of Regina. It’s renowned for its prairies and is also home to the state-of-the-art Canada Saskatchewan Production Studios in Regina. The facility offers four stages covering nearly 30,500 square feet.
Most Saskatchewan residents live in the southern third of the region, while boreal forests and sand dunes can be found in the north. It has the distinction of being the sunniest territory in Canada, which could be a deciding factor for filmmakers.
Images courtesy of SaskFilm.