HR Study 2010
> Labour Market Information for Canada's Cultural Sector
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The HR Study 2010 package contains: HR Trends and Issues, Labour Market Information for Canada's Cultural Sector and The Effect of the Global Economic Recession on Canada's Creative Economy in 2009.
Cultural Sector Occupations - Highlights
Occupations by category
Occupations have been grouped into four categories.
Total cultural occupations in 2009 (excluding Interactive Digital Media): 538,548
From 2001 and 2006, employment in cultural occupations increased 12 per cent in Canada (growth in the overall economy was 9 per cent). Between 2006 and 2009, overall employment in cultural occupations increased 5.1 per cent. In 2009, employment decreased in all of the cultural occupational groups, excluding heritage collection and preservation.
Census data show a higher incidence of self-employment in cultural occupations than in the overall Canadian labour force. This was particularly true for the creative and artistic production occupations, where more than 40 per cent of workers were self-employed. The rate of part-time versus full-time employment in cultural occupations was similar to that of the overall employed Canadian labour force.
In the overall labour force, 41 per cent of workers have a high school education or less, compared with 27 per cent in the cultural labour force.
Wages and salaries recorded among cultural occupations tended to be lower than for the Canadian labour force overall. This was true for both full-time and part-time workers.