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Creator Payments 2020-21

15 February 2021

The most recent Program results.

Message from the Chair of the PLR Commission

15 February 2021

The last year has been hard on the literary community and the arts world in general. But we must continue, persevere and find ways to keep working and believing.

PLR Payment and Income Tax - Useful Information for Recipients

15 February 2021

In order to provide some basic information to program registrants concerning the treatment of these payments by the Canada Revenue Agency, we have prepared the following overview.


Creator Payments 2019-20

15 February 2020

The 2019-2020 Program results.

A Word from the PLR Commission Chair February 2020

15 February 2020

While February is often a month filled with rain, ice and snow, high winds, and other unpleasant storms, here at PLR, February is the Groundhog Month, the month each year that payments go out to nearly 18,000 authors whose 79,000 books are found in Canadian libraries from coast to coast.


Creator Payments 2018-19

15 February 2019

The 2018-19 Program results.

New for 2019 - Audiobooks are now eligible for PLR Registration

15 February 2019

In recognition of the growing popularity and demand for literary audiobooks in Canadian public libraries, the Public Lending Right Program will open registration this year to credited authors, translators, and narrators who have participated in the creation of an audiobook.


Shaping A New Future: Canada Council to make historic $5 million investment in PLR

19 February 2018

Shaping A New Future: Canada Council to make historic $5 million investment in PLR.

25 Year Limit on Registrations Brings Fairness to New Creators

15 February 2018

Important changes are coming to the PLR Program in 2018 and 2019. Find out if the 25-year cap on payments affects you.

Audiobooks will be added to the Public Lending Right Program in 2019

14 February 2018

The PLR Commission is proud to announce that audiobooks will be eligible for Public Lending Right payments beginning in 2019. Learn more about this new initiative here.

Creator Payments 2017-2018

14 February 2018

The 2017-18 Program results.