Northern Canada Producer Accelerator (NCPA)

The first of its kind developed exclusively for content producers working in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. To advance this mandate, the NCPA has attracted the support of Canada's largest national broadcasters and funders, namely: APTN, Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, CBC, Corus Entertainment, and Rogers Group of Funds; and has been made possible through partnerships with Screen Production Yukon Association (SPYA), Northwest Territories Professional Media Association (NWTPMA), Yukon Media Development, the Northwest Territories Film Commission, and Northwestel.The NCPA is being produced by Access Canada.

About the NCPA

The goal of the NCPA is to advance projects from Canada’s northern content creators, and ultimately bring them to the market through one-to-one mentorship with industry experts, a comprehensive educational curriculum and master classes, and offer customized feedback to ensure skill enhancement over the duration of the program.

Up to 10 content creators finalists will be selected to participate in the program through an application process. After completing the curriculum and mentorship components, the participants will be offered customized pitch opportunities with national and international decision makers.


The NCPA is open to producers with a registered business in the Yukon or Northwest Territories, and who are actively engaged in a current project. Special consideration will be given to scripted projects and Indigenous creators, though all projects and creators will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be committed to prioritizing the on-line courses, meetings and assignments within their schedules. The time commitment will be approximately 2-3 hours of classes each week as well as assignments during the core curriculum. All Applicants must also be committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion espoused by this program.

Applicants must be either a current member of SPYA / NWTPMA or be willing to become members prior to the start of the program.

To become a member of SPYA, please contact Moira Sauer at

To become a member of NWTPMA, please contact Anita Reiss at

Our Timelines

MARCH 10, 2022

Application Portal Opens

MARCH 31, 2022

Application Portal Closes

APRIL 1 - MAY 20, 2022

Participants Announced; Core Curriculum Begins

MAY 20 - OCTOBER 2, 2022

Summer Break; No official classes or assignments; participants can prepare pitch materials


Core Curriculum Resumes


Market Access & Pitching


Interested applicants must apply through the portal between March 10 – March 31, 2022 to be considered. Applications will include a digital pitch submission, as well as project details including a script and synopsis. Please read through all application requirements on the Application Portal before beginning your application.

For more information, please send an email to:

The Application portal is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who applied.

All applicants will be contacted the week of April 4, 2022.

Good luck!


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The Northern Canada Producer Accelerator is supported in part by the Government of Canada through Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.