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About the NFB

The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences, working with talented creators across the country. The NFB is taking action to combat systemic racism and become a more open and diverse organization, while working to strengthen Indigenous-led production and gender equity in film and digital media. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars.

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Our Culture


Created in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is a federal agency under the Department of Canadian Heritage. Its mandate is to create, produce, and distribute distinctive and original audiovisual works that reflect the diverse realities and perspectives of Canadians, and to share these works with the people of Canada and the rest of the world.


In the course of putting together its most recent strategic plan, the NFB held an exercise in formulating the organization’s values. The goal was to capture our daily reality and inspire us to grow. In this spirit, the NFB hopes that these values will not simply invoke principles, but rather that they will be embodied by our day-to-day activities and guiding decisions, and drive the evolution of an organization for whom creativity is a central and transformative force.

Respect (for colleagues, creators, artists, audiences, and ourselves)

Respect is the recognition of people’s dignity and their value. Respect is not static; it involves movement from one’s self to others. Respect is a commitment everyone in the NFB family makes to continuously improve interpersonal relationships.


Diversity brings together memories of the past and visions for the future, and expands horizons. Since its earliest days, the NFB has embodied diversity. Through our productions and within our organization, we want to ensure equity for Indigenous people and underrepresented linguistic, racialized and cultural communities, and people of all sexual identities and gender expressions, as well as those with disabilities—reflecting the full richness of humanity.


The NFB is a public service. This is not just a question of its status; it is, above all, a responsibility. It is in the NFB’s DNA to give to the community, to share experiences and learning. The generosity that puts us in a position to give back also allows us to embrace others and to welcome differences.


Integrity is characterized by consistency in action, speech, and thought. It is the mark of people and teams who are unwavering in embracing their truth while recognizing their role and their distinctive identities. It leads to confidence, transparency and justice. Integrity underpins all ethical action.

Courage and Empowerment

Art is courageous, because it defies norms and questions customs. As a producer and distributor of film and audiovisual art, the NFB shares in the courage of creators. It dares to take risks in its approaches as well as its productions. Being courageous means being bold enough to take action that challenges, persuades, and moves. Courage allows individuals, organizations, and communities to grow. Courage is also about making choices and embracing their consequences.

Diversity & Inclusion

At the NFB, the richness and diversity of what we achieve on-screen is a reflection of the strengths and diversity of our entire team. As such, we are intentionally inclusive: we value, respect and celebrate difference.

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Indigenous Action Plan

Guided by the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and developed in collaboration with an Indigenous advisory group, the NFB’s Indigenous Action Plan contains 33 commitments.

As part of this plan, the NFB has committed to achieving representational parity in its workforce by 2025.

Read our Indigenous Action Plan

Employment Equity

At the NFB, we aim to fully reflect Canada’s richness and diversity in all of our productions and initiatives, as well as across our workforce and in all areas of NFB activity.

For every job that’s posted on this site, we’re looking for as many qualified applicants as possible from the four employment equity groups in Canada’s Employment Equity Act: women, Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons and people with disabilities.

Official Languages

The NFB is also committed to the Official Languages Act and to ensuring that English- and French-speaking Canadians have equal opportunities for employment and advancement.

So wherever your talents lie… we’d love to hear from you!

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