News release

Payroll Rebate Approved

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive, in the form of a payroll rebate, for Oxford Frozen Foods Limited.

Oxford Frozen Foods Ltd, a Nova Scotia-based food producer, processor, manufacturer and exporter, has the potential to create up to a maximum of 110 new jobs under the payroll rebate agreement. Based on the maximum growth forecast of the five-year payroll rebate agreement, NSBI estimates Oxford Frozen Foods could spend an additional $18.7 million in salaries.

In addition to the economic benefits to rural Nova Scotia associated with $18.7 million in wages, the new employees are expected to pay provincial, personal income taxes of about $1,887,000. Under the payroll rebate agreement, Oxford Frozen Foods has an opportunity to earn a rebate up to a maximum of $1,486,800. Oxford Frozen Foods would receive a smaller rebate if it creates fewer than 110 new jobs.

To learn more about Oxford Frozen Foods growth plans visit .

Quick facts:

  • payroll rebates are designed in a way that the tax revenue generated for the province by the new jobs in Nova Scotia is always more than the amount spent on the rebate
  • payroll rebates are only paid after a business has generated actual payroll for the Nova Scotia economy
  • for every dollar a company spends on the new jobs, it receives between five and ten cents back
  • when a company submits an annual rebate claim, it must send NSBI audited information that confirms the number of jobs it created that year
  • payroll rebates are paid through the Strategic Investment Funds

Information on NSBI transactions can be found at .


Media Contacts:

Mel Rusinak
Nova Scotia Business Inc. 902-424-6390 Email:
Jordan Burkhardt
Oxford Frozen Foods 902-447-2100 Ext 2064 Email: