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. The most recent publication 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 and the Classification Guide for the Canadian Framework for Culture Statistics 2011.

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 at 1-800-263-1136; or email.

For Media Relations please call 613-951-4636; or email.

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

Infographics

Infographics on Tourism Spending on Culture and Sport Products for 2010-2016

Trade of Culture and Sport Products for 2010-2016

The Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators for 2010-2017

Infographic on Tourism Spending on Culture Products for 2010-2016

Infographic of Culture Products for 2010-2016, Canada
Description of the infographic on Tourism Spending on Culture Products for 2010-2016, Canada

This infographic compares the total amount of tourism spending on culture products by Canadian visitors in Canada to the total amount of tourism spending on culture products by international visitors to Canada.

Total tourism spending (2016): $1.7B

Canadian Visitors in Canada (Domestic tourism spending)

In 2016, tourism spending by Canadian visitors in Canada totaled $1.16 billion.
Year Tourism spending by Canadian visitors in Canada (in billions)
2010

$1.02

2011

$1.04

2012

$1.08

2013

$1.08

2014

$1.11

2015

$1.15

2016

$1.16

In 2016, the domain that generated the most spending among Canadian visitors was live performance, with a total of $378.8 million.

Live performance: $378.8M
Visual and applied arts: $289.3M
Written and published works: $278.8M
Audiovisual and interactive media: $197.8M

International visitors to Canada (Export tourism spending)

In 2016, tourism spending by international visitors to Canada totaled $536.1 million.
Year Tourism spending by international visitors to Canada (in millions)
2010

$454.5

2011

$449.3

2012

$459.2

2013

$454.3

2014

$460.9

2015

$494.2

2016

$536.1

In 2016, the domain that generated the most spending among international visitors was live performance, with a total of $219.9 million.

Live performance: $219.9M
Audiovisual and interactive media: $115.2M
Visual and applied arts: $111.9M
Written and published works: $81.0M

Note:

These estimates represent direct spending by tourists on culture products. For example, if a tourist decides to travel to see a play, only the cost of the admission to the live performance will be captured. Any other tourism spending, such as transportation and accommodation services, are not included.

Infographic on Tourism Spending on Sport Products for 2010-2016

Infographic of Sport Products for 2010-2016, Canada
Description of the infographic on Tourism Spending on Sport Products for 2010-2016, Canada

This infographic compares the total amount of tourism spending on sport products by Canadian visitors in Canada to the total amounts of tourism spending on sport products by international visitors to Canada.

Total tourism spending (2016): $915.7M

Canadian Visitors in Canada (Domestic tourism spending)

In 2016, tourism spending by Canadian visitors in Canada totaled $586.8 million.
Year Tourism spending by Canadian visitors in Canada (in millions)
2010

$544.3

2011

$549.3

2012

$565.4

2013

$555.7

2014

$563.8

2015

$589.5

2016

$586.8

In 2016, the domain that generated the most spending among Canadian visitors was organized sport, with a total of $306.8 million.

Organized sport: $306.8M
Governance, funding and professional support: $266.6M

International visitors to Canada (Export tourism spending)

In 2016, tourism spending by international visitors to Canada totaled $328.9 million.
Year Tourism spending by international visitors to Canada (in millions)
2010

$279.6

2011

$276.9

2012

$283.6

2013

$279.4

2014

$283.1

2015

$302.5

2016

$328.9

In 2016, the domain that generated the most spending among international visitors was organized sport, with a total of $171.0 million.

Organized sport: $171.0M
Governance, funding and professional support: $150.2M

Note:

These estimates represent direct spending by tourists on sport products. For example, if a tourist decides to travel to see a hockey game, only the cost of the admission will be captured. Any other tourism spending, such as transportation and accommodation services, are not included.

Trade of Culture Products for 2010-2016

Infographic of Trade of Culture Products for 2010-2016, Canada
Description of the infographic: Trade of Culture Products for 2010-2016, 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 2016, imports of culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $20.8 billion.

Total culture imports per year
Year Total culture imports (culture product)
2010 $15.6 billion
2011 $15.8 billion
2012 $16.7 billion
2013 $19.4 billion
2014 $20.0 billion
2015 $21.6 billion
2016 $20.8 billion

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

Top 5 countries – Culture imports
Country Culture imports in 2016
United States $13.6 billion
China $963 million
Mexico $576 million
United Kingdom $567 million
France $521 million

The CraftsFootnote 2, Books, and Performing arts sub-domains contributed the most to culture imports.

Top 5 subdomains – Culture imports
Subdomain Culture imports in 2016
Crafts $5.9 billion
Books $2.0 billion
Performing arts $1.8 billion
Multi $1.7 billion
Film and video $1.4 billion

Culture exports

In 2016, exports of Canadian culture productsFootnote 1 totaled $16.0 billion.

Total culture exports per year
Year Total culture exports (culture product)
2010 $11.2 billion
2011 $12.2 billion
2012 $11.5 billion
2013 $14.0 billion
2014 $13.7 billion
2015 $15.8 billion
2016 $16.0 billion

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

Top 5 countries – Culture exports
Country Culture exports in 2016
United States $10.1 billion
China $695 million
United Kingdom $524 million
Germany $428 million
France $374 million

The CraftsFootnote 2, Film and video, and Governance, funding and professional support sub-domains contributed the most to culture exports.

Top 5 subdomains – Culture exports
Subdomain Culture exports in 2016
Crafts $5.1 billion
Film and video $2.1 billion
Governance, funding and professional support $1.3 billion
Interactive media $1.1 billion
Performing arts $937 million

Trade of Sport Products for 2010-2016

Infographic of Trade of Sport Products for 2010-2016, Canada
Description of the infographic: Trade of Sport Products for 2010-2016, 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 2016, imports of sport productsFootnote 3totaled $3.2 billion.

Total sport imports per year
Year Total sport imports (sport product)
2010 $2.5 billion
2011 $2.7 billion
2012 $2.7 billion
2013 $2.8 billion
2014 $3.0 billion
2015 $3.1 billion
2016 $3.2 billion

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

Top 5 Countries – Sport Imports
Country Sport imports in 2016
United States $1.7 billion
Mexico $171 million
United Kingdom $142 million
China $115 million
France $95 million

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

Top 5 subdomains – Sport imports
Subdomain Sport imports in 2016
Organized sport $1.7 billion
Governance, funding and professional support $1.4 billion
Education and training, sport $127 million

Sport Exports

In 2016, exports of Canadian sport productsFootnote 3totaled $1.8 billion.

Total sport exports per year
Year Total sport exports (sport product)
2010 $1.3 billion
2011 $1.3 billion
2012 $1.3 billion
2013 $1.5 billion
2014 $1.4 billion
2015 $1.6 billion
2016 $1.8 billion

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

Top 5 countries – Sport exports
Country Sport exports in 2016
United States $889 million
China $116 million
United Kingdom $89 million
France $64 million
Australia $54 million

The Governance, funding and professional support subdomain contributed the most to sport exports.

Top 5 subdomains – Sport exports
Subdomain Sport exports in 2016
Organized sport $774 million
Governance, funding and professional support $785 million
Education and training $272 million

Provincial/Territorial Culture Totals for 2017

Infographic of Provincial/Territorial Culture Totals for 2017
Description of the infographic: Provincial/Territorial Culture Totals for 2017

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 2017 - In thousands of dollars – Product perspective Culture jobs in 2017 – Product perspective
Canada

53,147,013

666,474

Alberta

5,318,212

53,739

British Columbia

7,139,107

98,050

Manitoba

1,590,646

21,050

New Brunswick

550,379

7,570

Newfoundland and Labrador

451,403

4,695

Northwest Territories

77,403

609

Nova Scotia

928,695

13,101

Nunavut

48,548

314

Ontario

24,977,138

286,232

Prince Edward Island

108,962

1,527

Quebec

10,964,657

166,098

Saskatchewan

933,361

12,691

Yukon

58,352

797

Source : Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2017 . Date: April 25, 2019

Provincial/Territorial Sport Totals for 2017

Infographic of Provincial/Territorial Sport Totals for 2017
Description of the infographic: Provincial/Territorial Sport Totals for 2017

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 2017 - In thousands of dollars – Product perspective Sport jobs in 2017 – Product perspective
Canada

6,599,758

117,979

Alberta

828,387

12,845

British Columbia

1,158,844

22,486

Manitoba

241,877

3,715

New Brunswick

79,738

1,346

Newfoundland and Labrador

68,437

1,058

Northwest Territories

8,880

87

Nova Scotia

153,712

2,781

Nunavut

7,365

76

Ontario

2,790,180

47,441

Prince Edward Island

22,220

341

Quebec

1,007,338

22,267

Saskatchewan

226,124

3,447

Yukon

6,594

87

Source : Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2017 . Date: April 25, 2019

Culture Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2017

Infographic of Culture Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2017
Description of the infographic: Culture Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2017

This infographic shows culture Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and job numbers by domain and subdomain for 2017.

Heritage and Libraries
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Archives

19,342

290

Libraries

98,400

1,234

Culture heritage

402,460

10,456

Natural heritage

211,614

5,691

Total

731,816

17,672

Audio-Visual and Interactive Media
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Film and video

3,567,008

66,284

Broadcasting

8,672,058

45,706

Interactive media

5,656,714

47,339

Total

17,895,781

159,329

Sound Recording
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective

Jobs – Product Perspective

Music publishing

158,332

2,968

Sound recording

467,838

6,485

Total

626,171

9,452

Written and Published Works
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Books

756,572

9,570

Periodicals

1,014,892

12,582

Newspaper

1,917,296

25,648

Other published works

127,071

1,555

Collected information

300,722

3,635

Multi

4,166,246

58,311

Total

8,282,799

111,301

Visual and Applied Arts
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Original visual art

212,296

5,810

Art reproductions

41,543

960

Photography

807,211

13,210

Crafts

2,231,938

29,461

Advertising

2,186,395

34,040

Architecture

1,584,399

15,289

Design

3,156,354

50,838

Total

10,220,135

149,606

Live Performance
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Performing arts

2,651,701

66,109

Festivals and celebrations

159,708

4,059

Total

2,811,409

70,167

Other
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Education and training

3,738,634

53,890

Governance, funding and professional support

7,630,163

82,267

Multi

1,210,106

12,790

Source : Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2017. Date: April 25, 2019

Sport Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2017

Infographic of Sport Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2017
Description of the infographic: Sport Gross Domestic Product and Jobs, Detailed Figures for 2017

This infographic shows sport Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and job numbers by domain and subdomain for 2017.

Sport
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – In thousands of dollars – Product Perspective Jobs – Product Perspective
Organized sport

2,561,887

63,450

Informal sport

351,663

7,286

Education and training

2,296,821

35,168

Governance, funding and professional support

1,389,387

12,075

Total

6,599,758

117,979

Source : Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2010 to 2017. Date: April 25, 2019

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