Calgary Economic Development (CED)



At Calgary Economic Development, we work with business, government and community partners to position Calgary as the location of choice for the purpose of attracting business investment, fostering trade and growing Calgary’s workforce.

Calgarians are creators, storytellers and innovators. From film and TV to interactive digital media, Calgary has the crews, talent and venues for any creative endeavour.

As the country’s fourth largest film jurisdiction, Calgary, Alberta is the place to bring your production to life. With the unique landscape of the Rockies, Prairies and Badlands at the doorstep of a thriving, inclusive and safe urban municipality, Calgary offers an unparalleled variety of locations. Backed by world-class crews, competitive incentives, and 700K sq. ft. of studio space, it’s no wonder Calgary continues to draw award-winning productions from around the globe.

Calgary Economic Development’s Film Commission office in collaboration with local scouts facilitate tours of Calgary region locations for producers, filmmakers and location managers considering the area as a filming location. In addition, the office provides a one-window access for all City of Calgary location permits and maintains ongoing efforts towards industry collaboration, sustainable production practices with a focus on equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

Calgary’s Digital Media & Entertainment sector is experiencing rapid growth. Digital transformation (DX) is quickly becoming the largest driver of creative solutions and technology investments among Calgary businesses. It’s projected that Calgary’s creative industries sector will spend $566 million on DX between from 2022 and 2024, making way for gaming, esports, immersive technologies, animation, and visual effects to be key engines of growth.

Be part of our creative excellence in film, television, and digital media.

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