On April 25th, Statistics Canada released updated Provincial/Territorial Culture Indicators (PTCI) from the Culture Satellite Account (CSA). The PTCI provides creditable, accurate information about the economic importance of culture and sport for all Canadian provinces and territories. The PTCI is part of the Culture Satellite Account (CSA) but incorporates projections into final reporting years to provide more timely data.
This new data confirms the valuable contribution that the culture and sport sectors make to Nova Scotia. For both sectors, job numbers grew to 15,882 in 2017. This includes 13,101 culture jobs (an increase of 2.1% since 2015) and 2,781 sport jobs (an increase of 4.3% since 2015) in Nova Scotia.
In 2017, culture and sport contributed $1.08 billion to the Nova Scotia economy. This total reflects $929 million Culture GDP (an increase of 1.7% from 2015), and $154 million Sport GDP (an increase of 3.1% from 2015) in Nova Scotia.
I encourage you to share this information with your networks to communicate the significant economic importance of culture and sport to Nova Scotia. For more information about this new economic research, see the attached infographic detailing Nova Scotia’s data, view the full report online:https://www150.statcan.
gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/ 190425/dq190425b-eng.htm or contact the Research unit in Communities, Culture & Heritage at CultureResearch@novascotia. ca