Data released by Statistics Canada on February 27, 2018 show the economic contribution of culture and sport in Nova Scotia has continued to grow since 2010.
In 2016, culture and sport together contributed $1.03 billion to the Nova Scotian economy and provided 16,479 jobs.
Sport contributed $152 million to the Nova Scotian economy in 2016, a 26% increase from 2010, and provided 2760 jobs across the province. Culture contributed $874 million, up 13% since 2010, and provided 13,719 jobs.
The Provincial/Territorial Culture Indicators (PTCI) report shows the economic contribution of sport and culture in every province and territory in Canada. Nova Scotia uses this data to inform culture-related policies, programs and services for all Nova Scotians.