New Report Details Latest Provincial Stats On Culture

New data, collected through the Culture Satellite Account (CSA), gauges the current economic state of arts, culture, heritage, and sport in Canada. The Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (PTCI) were developed by Statistics Canada with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the provincial and territorial governments (through the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Table on Culture and Heritage) and its partners, including the Alliance for Arts + Culture. 

These statistics help us to understand the regional economic contributions of arts, culture, heritage, and sport activities to the provinces and territories, and enable us to demonstrate the value and importance of our sector for the country as a whole. 

The Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators for 2014

Culture accounted for 3% of Canada's total GDP and 3.5% of jobs in 2014. British Columbia’s cultural GDP and jobs figures for 2014 mirror the proportions measured at the national level.  However, BC is clearly lagging Ontario and Quebec, which have the highest provincial rates of cultural jobs and economic output as a share of the total economy.

Culture jobs in Canada decreased 0.8% in 2014, after increasing 1.1% in 2013. Ontario (-0.6%), British Columbia (-1.7%) and Manitoba (-4.7%) contributed the most to the decline in culture jobs in the country.

The document on Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators for 2014 can be accessed here.

The full report on Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2014, reflecting statistics over a four-year period, can be found here

Value in Our Lives, Value in Our Economy

Watch the Cultural Satellite Account promotional video below. 

The Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (PTCI) is developed by Statistics Canada and is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the provincial and territorial governments (through the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Table on Culture and Heritage) and its partners:

  • the provincial and territorial ministries of culture and/or heritage;
  • BC Alliance for Arts + Culture;
  • Canada Council for the Arts;
  • Creative City Network of Canada and all participating municipalities;
  • Cultural Human Resources Council;
  • Library and Archives Canada;
  • Ontario Arts Council;
  • Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD);
  • Ontario Media Development Corporation;
  • Telefilm Canada.

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For further information on the concepts behind the CSA, please refer to the Conceptual Framework for Culture Statistics 2011 and the Classification Guide for the Canadian Framework for Culture Statistics 2011.

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