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A Statistical Profile of Artists in Canada in 2016 (With Summary Information about Cultural Workers)

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September 16, 201916 September 2019

Notice regarding our report on artists in Canada

On March 27, 2019, we released the report A Statistical Profile of Artists in Canada in 2016 (With Summary Information about Cultural Workers). We recently discovered that there were issues with the custom dataset compiled by Statistics Canada from the 2016 census which formed the basis of this report.

We have now received corrected data from Statistics Canada, and we will revise and re-release our national report on artists as soon as possible. A provincial and territorial report will follow the re-release of the national report.

In the interim, we are withdrawing the report. Please refer to the following high-level data and the attached revised infographics for corrected data on artists until the full report is reissued.

  • From the corrected data we have recently received, there are 158,100 artists in the experienced labour force in Canada. In our March 2019 report, we had counted 183,200 artists. This is a difference of 25,100 people, or 16% more artists than would be captured in the experienced labour force.
  • Similarly, based on Statistics Canada’s corrected data, there are 726,600 cultural workers in the experienced labour force in Canada. In our March 2019 report, we had counted 799,100 cultural workers (10% more cultural workers than would be captured in the experienced labour force).
  • The corrected median total income statistics are $24,300 for artists and $41,000 for cultural workers.

In 17 years, this is the first report that we have had to correct, and we sincerely regret any inconvenience that the incorrectly run data may have caused.

We look forward to providing you with a revised version of the full report in coming weeks and will inform you as soon as it is available.

Sincerely,

Kelly Hill

President

Hill Strategies Research

 

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