Highlights

Culture

Viewed from the product perspective

Culture GDP at basic prices equaled $47.7 billion, contributing 3.0% to Canada’s GDP in 2010.Note 1 It varied considerably in importance across provinces and territories in Canada, from 1.4% in Newfoundland and Labrador to 3.7% in Ontario. Culture jobs accounted for 642,486 jobs in 2010, contributing 3.7% to total employment in Canada.

Chart 1 Culture GDP as a share of total provincial and territorial economy, 2010 (product perspective)

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Viewed from the industry perspective

GDP of culture industries (GDP of both culture and non-culture goods and services) was $53.4 billion in 2010, contributing 3.4% to Canada’s total GDP. Of this, the production of culture goods and services accounted for $40.9 billion, while that of other products contributed $12.4 billion. There were 707,012 jobs in the culture industries, a 4.1% share of all jobs in the economy. Culture industries accounted for 3.2% ($99.6 billion) of the total production in Canada.

At the provincial and territorial level the GDP of culture industries as a share of total GDP ranged from 1.4% in Northwest Territories to 4.1% in Quebec.

Chart 2 GDP of culture industries as a share of total provincial and territorial economy, 2010 (industry perspective)

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Sport

Viewed from the product perspective

Sport GDP equaled $4.9 billion in 2010, contributing 0.3% to Canada’s economy. Sport contributed 101,863 jobs (0.6%) to total employment in Canada. Sport GDP as a proportion of provincial/territorial GDP was similar to the national contribution (0.3%) in several provinces and territories.

Chart 3 Sport GDP as a share of total provincial and territorial economy, 2010 (product perspective)

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Viewed from the industry perspective

GDP of sport industries was $5.2 billion in 2010, contributing 0.3% to Canada’s total GDP. Of this, 85.4% is attributable to the production of sport products within the sport industries. Sport industries accounted for 105,346 jobs or 0.6% share of total economy.

Chart 4GDP of sport industries as a share of total provincial and territorial economy, 2010 (industry perspective)

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