Nova Scotia

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

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Linda Wood



26% Grant

Related Programs
Project Criteria

$25K CAD local spend


Qualified Spend
  • Regional Bonus: 2 % of qualifying NS expenditures for productions shooting at least 51 % outside the Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Bonus for shoots longer than 30 days: 1 % of qualifying NS expenditures
  • Nova Scotia Content Bonus for NS performers: 1.5 % of qualifying NS expenditures for productions in which at least 60 % of principal performers, actors, and stunt performers are NS Residents
  • Nova Scotia Content Bonus: 1.5 % of qualifying NS expenditures for productions that meet at least 3 NS-Content requirements
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).