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Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (PTCI) 2010 to 2017

April 25, 2019

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 increased 1.8% to $53.1 billion in 2017. As a proportion of Canada’s overall GDP, culture accounted for 2.7%. Culture GDP rose in eight of nine domains, including sound recording (+7.2%), audio-visual and interactive media (+2.4%) and visual and applied arts (+1.7%). Reflecting the diverse economies across the country, the contribution of culture to economy-wide GDP varied across the provinces and territories, from 1.3% in Saskatchewan to 3.3% in Ontario.

Culture jobs in Canada increased 1.6% to 666,500, while economy-wide jobs grew 1.9% in 2017. Culture accounted for 3.6% of all jobs in the economy. The audio-visual and interactive media (+3.1%) and visual and applied arts (+3.3%) domains each accounted for an increase of over 4,700 jobs.

Provincial/Territorial Culture Totals for 2017

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Source : Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2017. Date:April 24, 2019

Culture GDP in 2017 - In thousands of dollars  Culture jobs in 2017 
Canada 53,147,013 666,474
Alberta 5,318,212 53,739
British Columbia 7,139,107 98,050
Manitoba 1,590,646 21,050
New Brunswick 550,379 7,570
Newfoundland and Labrador 451,403 4,695
Northwest Territories 77,403 609
Nova Scotia 928,695 13,101
Nunavut 48,548 314
Ontario 24,977,138 286,232
 Prince Edward Island 108,962 1,527
 Quebec 10,964,657 166,098
 Saskatchewan 933,361 12,691
 Yukon 58,352 797


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