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Province expands MOST program to include film/video operators

By Jakob Postlewaite Oct 5, 2022 | 4:45 PM


A leg up for young people working in Nova Scotia’s film industry.

The More Opportunity for Skilled Trades is expanding to include film and video operators under the age of 30.

The program will return their Nova Scotia provincial income tax paid on the first $50,000 of eligible income earned.

Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage Pat Dunn says they’ve been working closely with the film industry.

“One of their biggest challenges is a shortage of workers so we felt it was time that we expanded the program to not only entice young people to come back to the province who work in that industry but the ones that we have here, to keep them here.”

The province says the film industry spent $180.8 million in 2021-22, generating 650 jobs in Nova Scotia.

Dunn says the film industry wants more young people.

“As a province we want to see it to increase the number of young people that are working and living here, it’s a win win situation,” says Dunn. “It’s good economically, it’s good socially, it’s good culturally and to have young people coming in raising families and having good paying jobs.”

The province says the average refund for MOST participants is about $2,700 and the program will expand to add jobs as needs in other sectors are identified.


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