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Ontario Film Authority

Film Classifications

Classification Categories and Content Advisories

Classification Categories

Ontario Regulation 452/05 under the Film Classification Act, 2005 gives the Ontario Film Review Board (OFRB) the authority to review and classify films into one of five classification categories: G, PG, 14A, 18A or R.

G Rating Suitable for viewers of all ages.
PG Rating Parental Guidance is advised. Theme or content may not be suitable for all children.
14A Rating Suitable for viewing by persons 14 years of age and older. Persons under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. May contain violence, coarse language, and/or sexually suggestive themes.
18A Rating Suitable for persons 18 years of age and older. Persons under 18 may attend but must be accompanied by an adult. May contain: explicit violence, frequent coarse language, sexual activity and/or horror.
R Rating Admission restricted to persons 18 years of age and older. Content not suitable for minors. May contain: frequent use of sexual activity, brutal/graphic violence, intense horror and/or other disturbing content.

Guide to the Elements

Elements that contribute to the film classification include language, sexual activity/nudity, violence and psychological impact. Click here to view the Guide to the Elements.

Content Advisories

Content Advisories are intended to provide parents and moviegoers with additional information that may help them make informed viewing choices. Click here for definitions of the Content Advisories.


Click here to view the Glossary for definitions of relevant terms.