In 1997, the governments of BC and Saskatchewan entered into an agreement in which BC would provide film classification services for Saskatchewan.
When the BC government assigned Consumer Protection BC with the responsibility of administering the Motion Picture Act in 2007, Consumer Protection BC and Saskatchewan continued the existing working relationship between the two provinces.
The Act provides Consumer Protection BC with the authority to enter into agreements with other provinces for the purposes of performing classification activities.
Consumer Protection BC classifies most of the films exhibited in Saskatchewan. An explanation of the classification categories and common advisories can be found here.
The Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan (FCAA) continues to carry out administrative duties and the Saskatchewan Film Board will classify retail DVDs and some films for repertory theatres. More information on the FCAA is available here.
The agreement benefits the industry by reducing the costs and time associated with film classification.
To obtain a copy of the complete agreement, please click here.
Consumer Protection BC continues to look for classification partnerships with other Canadian jurisdictions that will allow us to extend these same benefits to consumers and industry throughout the country.