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Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (PTCI) 2010 to 2016

February 27, 2018

The Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (PTCI) are timely economic estimates of culture and sport in Canada. The PTCI is derived directly from the Canadian Culture Satellite Account (CSA), an accounting framework developed to measure the economic importance of culture, the arts, heritage and sport to the Canadian economy.

Culture GDP in Canada totalled $53.8 billion in 2016, a 1.5% increase from the previous year. Culture accounted for 2.8% of Canada's overall GDP. The importance of culture varied considerably across provinces and territories, ranging from a share of 1.3% of GDP in Saskatchewan to 3.5% in Ontario. Culture jobs in Canada were up 2.2% to 652,406, while economy-wide jobs grew 1.1% in 2016. Culture jobs accounted for 3.5% of all jobs in the economy. Regionally, culture jobs as a share of total economy jobs ranged from 1.8% in Nunavut to 4.0% in British Columbia.

Image of a map of Canada with lines connecting each province/territory to individual boxes. Boxes contain the name of the province/territory and the statistical information relating to the specific jurisdiction it points to.

Culture GDP in 2016 - In thousands of dollars – Product perspective Culture jobs in 2016 – Product perspective
Canada

53,786,510

652,406

Alberta

5,272,822

57,816

British Columbia

7,191,780

98,244

Manitoba

1,553,297

22,454

New Brunswick

543,161

8,469

Newfoundland and Labrador

414,476

4,968

Northwest Territories

76,134

896

Nova Scotia

874,066

13,719

Nunavut

47,743

321

Ontario

25,709,556

269,082

Prince Edward Island

107,721

1,694

Quebec

11,024,406

161,035

Saskatchewan

914,859

12,850

Yukon

56,330

857