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News images and photo licensing

Browse The Canadian Press Images Archive to license business photos, Canadian pictures and more

Add impact to your print or online publication with The Canadian Press award-winning editorial, rights-managed or royalty-free news images.

An exceptional resource for photo editors, researchers and art directors, The Canadian Press Images Archive is a comprehensive photographic collection of news pictures capturing Canada, its people and history shot by some of the country's top photojournalists.

It also offers exclusive entertainment, celebrity and business photos, superior health and science images, as well as high-quality stock images from Canada and around the world.

There are more than two million archive images online and you can see samples by browsing the guest gallery at

Browsing, searching and downloading images is fast and easy

Choose from tens of thousands of high-quality rights-managed and royalty-free stock images that you won't find in other databases. Plus, new pictures are added daily from The Canadian Press, The Associated Press and other leading photo agencies and wire services from around the world:

Abaca Press
Canadian Olympic Committee
EPA - European Pressphoto Agency
Everett Collection
Globe and Mail

Itar-Tass (Russia)
Lehtikuva Picture Agency
Press Association (U.K.)
Rex Features (U.K.)
Scanpix (Scandinavia)
Visual China Group
Canadian newspapers
A host of top Canadian photographers

Contact customer service today to request your Canadian Press Images Archive account

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Custom photo research

Call 1-866-599-0599 or 416-507-2198 and ask our expert photographic research staff to help you find the perfect picture to illustrate your story or add impact to your advertising and marketing communications. We have access to more than a million images not yet digitized, as well as to some of the top international databases and libraries.

Editorial and commercial photographers

The Canadian Press Images also provides a premium photo assignment service  that can arrange for an experienced and specialized photographer to handle your next editorial or commercial assignment in Canada or around the world.

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You can also republish Canadian Press Wire news stories:

Request copyright permission to use a specific Canadian Press story you found.

Access The Canadian Press Wire news in real time to search and republish an unlimited number of relevant stories.