Culture Satellite Account

The Culture Satellite Account (CSA) is an accounting framework created to better measure the economic importance of culture, arts, heritage and sport in the Canadian economy.

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Learn more about Culture Satellite Account (CSA)

The most recent data publications can be found on the Statistics Canada website:

For further information on the concepts behind the CSA, please refer to the Conceptual Framework for Culture Statistics 2011, the Classification Guide for the Canadian Framework for Culture Statistics 2011 and Satellite Accounting in Canada.

The CSA is developed by Statistics Canada with the support of a diverse group of partners referred to as the Culture Statistics Strategy Consortium, which consists of:

If you have technical questions related to the concepts, methods or data quality of the CSA, please contact Statistics Canada by phone at 1-800-263-1136; or email General enquiries and comments.

For Media Relations please call 613-951-4636; or email Statistics Canada's media hotline.

If you have questions regarding the partnership behind the Culture Statistics Strategy, please contact the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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National Culture Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs - Detailed Figures for Third Quarter of 2023

Infographic National Culture Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs - Detailed Figures for Third Quarter of 2023
Description of the infographic: National Culture Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs - Detailed Figures for Third Quarter of 2023

This infographic shows National Culture Indicators - Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and job numbers by domain and subdomain for the Third Quarter of 2023.

Heritage and Libraries
  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Archives 6,383 348
Libraries 33,225 1,600
Culture Heritage 134,802 12,955
Natural Heritage 71,416 6,289
Total 245,826 21,193
Audio-Visual and Interactive Media
  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Film and Video 1,395,511 86,314
Broadcasting 2,884,687 49,906
Interactive Media 865,331 30,879
Total 5,145,530 167,099
Sound Recording
  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Music Publishing 38,053 2,021
Sound Recording 72,582 3,646
Total 110,635 5,667
Live Performance
  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Performing Arts 866,352 73,444
Festivals and Celebrations 45,957 4,484
Total 912,309 77,929
Written and Published Works
  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Books 309,706 11,458
Periodicals 240,852 8,364
Newspapers 309,503 14,764
Other Published Works 26,913 1,013
Collected Information 134,325 5,657
Multi 993,137 48,998
Total 2,014,436 90,253
Visual and Applied Arts
  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Original Visual Art 77,662 3,843
Art Reproductions 11,630 884
Photography 278,008 14,687
Crafts 704,381 29,526
Advertising 791,598 34,972
Architecture 543,969 18,908
Design 934,696 60,578
Total 3,341,943 163,398
Transversal Domains
  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Education and Training 1,083,896 61,973
Governance, Funding and Professional development 2,696,140 101,958
Multi 396,560 13,372

Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2023 Q3 estimates for National Culture Indicators, product perspective

Date: January 12, 2024

National Sport Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs Detailed Figures - Third Quarter of 2023

Infographic National Sport Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs - Detailed Figures for Third Quarter of 2023
Description of the infographic: National Sport Indicators - Gross Domestic Product and Jobs - Detailed Figures for Third Quarter of 2023

This infographic shows National Sport Indicators - Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and job numbers by domain and subdomain for the Third quarter of 2023.

Sport
Sport Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Sport Jobs – Product Perspective
Organized Sport 558,840 44,173
Informal Sport 101,644 8,003
Education and Training 757,902 44,487
Governance, Funding and Professional development 478,476 13,007
Total 1,896,862 109,670

Figures may not add up to totals due to rounding.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2023 Q3 estimates for National Culture Indicators, product perspective

Date: January 12, 2024

International Trade of Culture ProductsFootnote 1 for 2013-2021

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Description of the infographic: International Trade of Culture Products for 2013-2021, Canada

Image of a map of Canada with an arrow pointing in towards the map (representing culture imports) and an arrow pointing outwards from the map (representing culture exports).

Culture imports

In 2021, imports of culture products totaled $22.97 billion.Footnote 2

Total culture imports per year
Year Total culture imports (culture products)
2013 $19.43 billion
2015 $20.18 billion
2017 $19.94 billion
2019 $22.61 billion
2021 $22.97 billion

Canada imported the most culture products from the United States, European Union and China.

Top 5 countries – Culture imports
Country Culture imports in 2021
United States $14.91 billion
China $1.08 billion
United Kingdom $0.56 billion
France $0.55 billion
Mexico $0.53 billion

The Crafts, Broadcasting, and Design sub-domains contributed the most to culture imports.

Top 5 subdomains – Culture imports
Subdomain Culture imports in 2021
CraftsFootnote 3 $5.02 billion
Broadcasting $3.35 billion
Books $2.18 billion
Multi $1.82 billion
Film and Video $1.63 billion

Culture exports

In 2021, exports of Canadian culture products totaled $18.28 billion.Footnote 2

Total culture exports per year
Year Total culture exports (culture products)
2013 $13.98 billion
2015 $15.22 billion
2017 $15.32 billion
2019 $18.61 billion
2021 $18.28 billion

Canada exported the largest amount of culture products to the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany.

Top 5 countries – Culture exports
Country Culture exports in 2021
United States $13.30 billion
United Kingdom $0.49 billion
Germany $0.47 billion
China $0.46 billion
France $0.43 billion

The Crafts, Film and video, and Interactive media sub-domains contributed the most to culture exports.

Top 5 subdomains – Culture exports
Subdomain Culture exports in 2021
CraftsFootnote 3 $4.53 billion
Film and Video $4.51 billion
Interactive media $1.42 billion
Design $1.26 billion
Advertising $0.89 million

International Trade of Sport Products for 2013-2021

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Description of the infographic: Trade of Sport Products for 2013-2021, Canada

Image of a map of Canada with an arrow pointing in towards the map (representing sport imports) and an arrow pointing outwards from the map (representing sport exports).

Sport imports

In 2021, imports of sport productsFootnote 4 totaled $1.09 billion.

Total sport imports per year
Year Total sport imports (sport product)
2013 $2.83 billion
2015 $2.92 billion
2017 $2.64 billion
2019 $2.52 billion
2021 $1.09 billion

Canada imported the most sport products from the United States, Mexico and United Kingdom

Top 5 Countries – Sport Imports
Country Sport imports in 2021
United States $488 million
Mexico $76 million
United Kingdom $47 million
China $46 million
France S37 million

The Organized sport sub-domain contributed the most to sport imports.

Top 3 subdomains – Sport imports
Subdomain Sport imports in 2021
Organized Sport $484 million
Governance, funding, and professional support $447 million
Education and training $160 million

Sport Exports

In 2021, exports of Canadian sport productsFootnote 4 $0.87 billion.

Total sport exports per year
Year Total sport exports (sport product)
2013 $1.46 billion
2015 $1.57 billion
2017 $1.61 billion
2019 $1.90 billion
2021 $0.87 billion

Canada exported the largest amount of sport products to the United States, India, and China.

Top 5 countries – Sport exports
Country Sport exports in 2021
United States $239 million
India $128 million
China $111 million
France $38 million
United Kingdom $26 million

The Education and training sport subdomain contributed the most to sport exports.

Top 3 subdomains – Sport exports
Subdomain Sport exports in 2021
Education and training $442 million
Organized sport $290 million
Governance, funding, and professional support $135 million

Provincial/Territorial Culture Totals for 2021

Infographic Provincial/Territorial Culture Totals for 2021
Description of the infographic: Provincial/Territorial Culture Totals for 2021

Image of a map of Canada with lines connecting each province/territory to individual boxes. Boxes contain the name of the province/territory and the statistical information relating to the specific jurisdiction it points to.

Culture GDP in 2021 - In thousands of dollars – Product perspective Culture jobs in 2021 – Product perspective
Canada 54,762,198 634,431
Alberta 4,996,745 46,865
British Columbia 8,597,111 115,964
Manitoba 1,631,213 21,185
New Brunswick 578,014 7,050
Newfoundland and Labrador 454,551 4,474
Northwest Territories 82,237 692
Nova Scotia 975,930 12,751
Nunavut 62,868 387
Ontario 25,156,332 267,456
Prince Edward Island 126,664 1,622
Quebec 11,110,304 143,625
Saskatchewan 922,018 11,576
Yukon 67,776 782

Source: Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2021.

Date: June 26, 2023

Provincial/Territorial Sport Totals for 2021

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Description of the infographic: Provincial/Territorial Sport Totals for 2021

Image of a map of Canada with lines connecting each province/territory to individual boxes. Boxes contain the name of the province/territory and the statistical information relating to the specific jurisdiction it points to.

Sport GDP in 2021 - In thousands of dollars – Product perspective Sport jobs in 2021 – Product perspective
Canada 6,168,023 88,794
Alberta 806,517 10,999
British Columbia 1,047,823 15,259
Manitoba 257,294 3,625
New Brunswick 79,546 1,127
Newfoundland and Labrador 66,287 860
Northwest Territories 10,226 91
Nova Scotia 166,307 2,518
Nunavut 11,076 94
Ontario 2,633,477 37,957
Prince Edward Island 24,484 367
Quebec 830,600 13,038
Saskatchewan 226,951 2,772
Yukon 7,405 87

Source: Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2021.

Date: June 26, 2023

Culture Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2021

Infographic of Culture Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2021
Description of the infographic: Culture Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2021

This infographic shows culture Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and job numbers by domain and subdomain for 2021.

Heritage and Libraries
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Archives 21,230 312
Libraries 105,658 1,460
Culture heritage 403,084 9,146
Natural heritage 194,022 4,547
Total 723,993 15,466
Audio-Visual and Interactive Media
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Film and video 4,693,759 88,872
Broadcasting 10,535,479 49,650
Interactive media 2,794,389 25,944
Total 18,023,627 164,466
Sound Recording
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Music publishing 133,351 1,923
Sound recording 246,455 3,386
Total 379,806 5,309
Written and Published Works
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Books 1,152,383 10,821
Periodicals 910,529 8,304
Newspaper 1,153,925 15,186
Other published works 97,801 983
Collected information 461,823 4,831
Multi 3,687,082 47,744
Total 7,463,543 87,869
Visual and Applied Arts
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Original visual art 237,328 2,972
Art reproductions 46,437 866
Photography 979,500 13,005
Crafts 2,668,353 29,858
Advertising 2,607,939 30,990
Architecture 1,809,950 17,142
Design 2,959,006 52,174
Total 11,308,514 147,007
Live Performance
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Performing arts 2,454,909 54,690
Festivals and celebrations 138,539 3,244
Total 2,593,448 57,935
Other
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Education and training 3,811,565 54,426
Governance, funding and professional support 9,143,164 89,984
Multi 1,314,538 11,969

Source: Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2021

Date: June 26, 2023

Sport Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2021

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Description of the infographic: Sport Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2021

This infographic shows sport Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and job numbers by domain and subdomain for 2021.

Sport
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Organized sport 1,541,198 31,627
Informal sport 347,993 6,724
Education and training 2,680,066 38,928
Governance, funding and professional support 1,598,766 11,516
Total 6,168,023 88,794

Source: Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2021.

Date: June 26, 2023

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