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March 3rd 2018

Provincial and Territorial Cultural Indicators show continuing
economic strength of the cultural sector

As a member of the Cultural Statistics Strategy Consortium, CHRC is pleased to join other partners in announcing the release by Statistics Canada of the Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2016 (PTCI).

These numbers are derived directly from the Culture Satellite Account (CSA).The CSA is an accounting framework developed to measure the economic importance of culture, the arts, heritage and sport to the Canadian economy. It allows governments, stakeholders, professional organizations, and industries who use statistics to understand and express the value of these sectors relative to the rest of the economy.

The latest results from the PTCI reaffirm the importance of culture to the Canadian economy.

  • Culture GDP grew by 17.4%, from 2010 to 2016, rising to $53.8 billion in 2016.

  • There was also a rise in culture jobs across the years, increasing by 4.6% from 2010 to a total of 652,406 in 2016.

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