Ontario and Quebec estimates from Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2014

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Ontario

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $27.7 billion in Ontario in 2014, which represents 4.1% of provincial GDP. The value added of culture industries in Ontario, as a proportion of total provincial GDP, is well above the national average (3.3%).

In 2014, there were 301,900 jobs directly related to culture industries in Ontario, or 4.3% of the province’s 7.0 million jobs. This percentage is also above the national average (3.9%).

In Ontario, the GDP of culture industries is larger than the value added of agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($5.9 billion), accommodation and food services ($13.1 billion), utilities ($15.1 billion), and transportation and warehousing ($25.9 billion). However, the value added of culture is less than that of educational services ($38.9 billion) and construction ($43.3 billion).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2014 ($2.7 billion, or 0.4% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($27.7 billion) is ten times larger than the sports estimate.

Between 2010 and 2014, the GDP of culture industries grew by 16%, similar to the 15% increase in the overall provincial economy. This resulted in no change in the culture industries’ share of the overall economy (4.1% in both 2010 and 2014).

 

Quebec

The direct contribution of culture industries to GDP was $14.5 billion in Quebec in 2014, or 4.3% of provincial GDP. The value added of culture industries in Quebec, as a proportion of the province’s overall GDP, is the highest among the provinces and well above the Canadian average (3.3%).

In 2014, there were 175,900 jobs directly related to culture industries in Quebec, or 4.4% of the 4.0 million jobs in Quebec. This percentage is the highest among the provinces, well above the Canadian average (3.9%).

In Quebec, the GDP of culture industries is larger than the value added of agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting ($5.4 billion), accommodation and food services ($7.5 billion), utilities ($13.5 billion), and transportation and warehousing ($13.6 billion). However, the value added of culture is less than that of educational services ($20.1 billion) and construction ($22.6 billion).

The PTCI also provides an estimate of the GDP of sports industries in 2014 ($928 million, or 0.3% of the province’s GDP). The value added of culture ($14.5 billion) is 16 times larger than the sports estimate.

Between 2010 and 2014, the GDP of culture industries grew by 16%, compared with a 12% increase in the overall provincial economy. This resulted in an increase in the culture industries’ share of the overall economy from 4.1% in 2010 to 4.3% in 2014.

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Estimates of the direct contribution of culture to GDP and employment in Ontario and Quebec in 2014.