Accurate culture sector employment statistics would assist the provincial government to create more effective programs and policies. Statistics Canada provides sector level data through its Cultural Satellite Account but there are serious granularity issues with their industry-level numbers.
We aim to engage with PEI industry organizations (Music PEI, the PEI Crafts Council, the Island Media Arts Co-op and others) to gather employment data and analyze how it relates to Statistics Canada’s numbers. The goal is to gather existing data within creative industries, by designing a process to address employment gaps in future cultural projects.
Status: In Progress