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Please be advised that for the 2018-2019 English and Quebec French Predevelopment Program, the broadcaster commitment requirement can be fulfilled with a letter of interest from a Canadian broadcaster with a CMF (i) Development Envelope Allocation or (ii) Performance Envelope Allocation.

The Development Program supports projects at the development and pre-development stages.

While the Development Program includes funding mechanisms to reflect the diverse languages and regions of Canada, development funds have also been earmarked in our other programs as well. Therefore, producers developing Aboriginal-language content should refer to the Aboriginal Program Guidelines for more information; francophone producers outside of Quebec should refer to the Francophone Minority Program Guidelines, and producers located in Nunavut, Nunavik, the Yukon Territory or the Northwest Territories should refer to the Northern Incentive Guidelines.

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How To Apply

Applying for funding is easier than you might think. Carefully follow these steps to submit your application, and if you have any questions, please contact one of our program administrators.


Development Envelope (English & French)
First Opening DatePremière date d’ouvertureApril 17, 2018
First Closing DatePremière date limiteOctober 30, 2018
Final Closing DateDate limite finaleDecember 11, 2018
Quebec French Regional Development
(First come, first served)
First Opening DatePremière date d’ouvertureMay 01, 2018
Final Closing DateDate limite finaleJanuary 10, 2019
English and Quebec French Predevelopment
(First come, first served)
First Opening DatePremière date d’ouvertureMay 29, 2018
Final Closing DateDate limite finaleAugust 28, 2018

Submitting Your Application

All new application documents will be available following the launch of our 2019-2020 Guidelines.

New applicant? Read our tips on how to apply for CMF funding.
Questions? Contact your closest funding application office.

Documents for Approved Applications

If your application has been approved and you have received a Financing Agreement, applicants must visit our Approved Application Documents page to access and download additional materials, including Direct Deposit, Interim Financing, CMF logos and Phase II/Final Cost forms.

Documents for Approved Applications

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