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Advocacy2022-06-16T14:03:33-04:00

COVID-19
Funding
Finance
Government

IO’s Recent Wins

  • Receiving clarification from the Ontario Government on the eligibility of remote work under the OIDMTC in the 2022 Ontario Budget
  • Announcing a Benchmarking Study on Ontario’s Creative Technology Labour Market
  • Lowering the labour threshold for annual filing to the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC) from $1M to $500K.
  • Reducing the OIDMTC queue — now at about 20 weeks — and accelerating processing time.
  • Getting a commitment from the Ontario government to keep the OIDMTC stable.
  • Getting a commitment from the Ontario government – 2021 Fall Economic Statement – that they will continue to work with us to attract more investment and create jobs in Ontario.
  • Providing recommendations contributing to improvements of the Ontario Creates Interactive Digital Media Fund (IDM Fund) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) programs.
  • Instigating the creation of the Phase 2 CMF COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for the IDM industry.
  • Significantly raising awareness of our industry at all levels of governments, and now also in the general public and media with The Lodgge (www.thelodgge.com).

Ontario Releases Update on Fall Budget – OIDMTC

November 17th, 2020|

The provincial government released its Fall budget on November 5, 2020. As expected, it was mainly focused on protecting and supporting people and businesses during the pandemic. Therefore, the tax credits for the creative industries were amended to mitigate the impact of [...]

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