Stats Canada

British Columbia’s cultural sector continue to perform well compared to other Canadian jurisdictions, according to Culture Satellite Account (CSA) data released May 11, 2016 by Statistics Canada.

The CSA is a tool that measures the economic contribution of culture, arts, heritage and sport to the Canadian economy. The newly released Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators report provides updates to 2010 data and data estimates for 2011 through 2014.

Highlights of the report include:

  • In 2014, B.C.’s growth in culture gross domestic product (GDP) was higher than the national average.
  • B.C. consistently has the third-highest culture GDP and jobs in the country, ahead of Alberta and behind Ontario and Quebec.
  • B.C.’s total culture GDP in 2014 was about $6.7 billion, a $1 billion increase since 2010.
  • B.C.’s culture GDP represents 3% of B.C.’s economy and 12.2% of culture GDP in Canada

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