Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Newfoundland & Labrador Film Development Corporation

12 King's Bridge Road
St. John's, NL A1C 3K3
Phone: (709) 738-3456
Toll free within Canada: 1-877-738-3456
Fax: (709) 739-1680


Dorian Rowe

Executive Director/Film Commissioner



40% Refundable Tax Credit

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Project Criteria

$4M CAD per 12-month period per project/corporation

Tax credit caps at the lesser of 40% of eligible NL labour expenditures and 25% of total production costs.

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:

  • Allows the residency requirement to be waived when a qualified resident person is not available; and the non-resident person serves as a mentor of a resident of the province. In this case, 75% of the mentor’s salary and 100% of the resident mentored person’s salary is eligible for the tax credit.

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