Vancouver’s film industry helping to strengthen local economy

May 1, 2015 | Jobs and the Economy

Vancouver is the third-largest foreign film and production centre in North America, due in large part to the expertise and talent that have been developed in the region over the last two decades.  The City is a strong supporter of film production in Vancouver, and works with industry to provide access to the city’s variety of unique filming locations.  The film industry plays an important role in supporting the Vancouver economy, providing thousands of jobs every year.

The city is currently the filming location for Deadpool, starring Vancouver born actor Ryan Reynolds.  The film is expected to add $38 million to the local economy, and employ 1,100 people during filming and production.