British Columbia has extended until 2013 its 30% labour-based tax credit for film and television production shooting in the province.

The move, announced by BC premier Gordon Campbell on Friday, comes as the Canadian dollar pushes past US$1.02.

The other industry tax credits in the province, a 12.5% regional credit for productions shooting outside of Vancouver and its environs, and a 15% credit for area-based computer animation and digital effects are also extended.