Film Labelling and the Canadian Home Video Rating System
Films classified on or after January 1, 2006, other than adult sex films or video games classified by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, will be required to contain the film’s classification on the cassette or exterior container. The labelling provided under the voluntary industry-based Canadian Home Video Rating System (CHVRS), which is administered by the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association, fulfills this requirement.
Under the CHVRS, after the Film Review Boards across Canada that participate in the process (Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Maritimes) have given their classification decisions on the film, an average is taken which then becomes the film’s classification. These are the classifications for the Canadian Home Video Rating System:
At the present time, videos do not have warnings or information pieces.
Ontario Film Review Board, 4950 Yonge Street, Suite 101B, Toronto ON M2N 6K1
Phone: (416) 314-3626 Fax: (416) 314-3632 Toll-free: 1-800-268-6024
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