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Earnings of culture workers: findings from Canadian Census data

  • Economics


A study of earnings in the culture sector is important to an understanding of the vitality of this sector. It is also an issue of significant interest to many culture organizations and lobby groups. The Canadian Framework for Culture Statistics1 classifies 48 occupations2 as culture occupations. Using data from the 1996 and 2001 Censuses of Population,3 this article discusses the employment income in culture occupations4 and compares it with the employment income of all occupations.

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