Canadian Content

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

Manitoba Film and Music

Suite 410 - 93 Lombard Avenue

Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3B 3B1

Phone: (204) 947-2040

Fax: (204) 956-5261


Rachel Rusen Margolis
Chief Executive Officer & Film Commissioner

(204) 947-2040


38-45% Refundable Tax Credit

Related Programs
Project Criteria





Qualified Spend
  • Frequent Filming Credit:10% of qualifying MB labour expenditures on third film shot within 2-year period (speak to Entertainment Partners about how one can access this bonus through them or through companies which have frequent filming status)
  • Producer Credit:5 % of qualifying MB labour expenditures for productions where a MB resident receives credit as a Producer.
  • Regional Tax Credit: 5% of qualifying MB labour expenditures if 50% of MB production days shot at least 35 km from center of Winnipeg.
Program Guidelines



Additional Considerations

Stackable with Federal credit.

  • The above noted provincial incentive is stackable with Canada's Federal Tax Incentive which is 25% of 'qualifying Canadian labour expenditures', defined as the lesser of (i) actual labour expenditures, and (ii) 60 % of 'Production Costs less Assistance' ('Assistance' includes any provincial incentives that are directly attributable to the Production).

“Deeming Provision” – MB labour can include labour paid to non-MB residents who work in technical, below-the-line positions, to a maximum of 30% of total actual MB labour expenditures if 2 MB residents trained per non-resident; non-residents do not have to deliver the training.

Positions to be deemed as eligible MB labour must be identified and communicated to Manitoba Film & Music before start of principal photography.

25% of salaries and wages paid by production company must be paid to eligible MB employees for work performed in MB.