Information, Culture and Recreation

Overview

Employment summary

Growth (2017-2018):
-7.0%
Job growth (2017-2018):
-9,200
Total employment (2018):
127,600

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Key points
  • Most of the jobs in the Information, Culture and Recreation industry in B.C. are in the Mainland / Southwest region, which includes the Greater Vancouver area.
  • Workers tend to be younger than those in other industries, and temporary employment is common.
  • Wages for workers in this industry are similar to the provincial average.

There are two sectors contained under the Information, Culture and Recreation industry: Information and Cultural Services; and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation.

Businesses and individuals working in Information and Cultural Services are involved in areas such as telephone, radio, television, film, theatre, books, magazines, newspapers and video games. Also included in this category are providers of Internet access and other services aimed at entertaining or informing people.

The Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector includes: performing arts companies, such as theatre, dance and music groups; independent artists; museums; zoos and nature parks; casinos and lotteries; and sports-related businesses and activities, from spectator sports events and fitness centres to ski resorts, golf courses and marinas.

Workforce

Gender

Employment by gender in 2018

  Men: 57%
  Women: 43%

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Provincial average in 2018

  Men: 58%
  Women: 42%

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Age groups

% of employees under 25 years of age

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

% of employees 55 years and older

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Employment

Types of employment

2013 2018 B.C. average (2018)
Part time
(% of employees working part time)
2013
29%
2014
26%
B.C. average (2018)
20%
Self-employed
(% of employees who are self-employed)
2013
21%
2018
17%
B.C. average (2018)
20%
Temporary jobs
(% of employees in temporary jobs)
2013
23%
2018
24%
B.C. average (2018)
13%

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Workplace

% of workers in firms less than 20 employees

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

% of workers in private sector jobs

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Unemployment rate

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Earnings

Average hourly wages in this industry

Men

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Women

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Youth

  • 2013
  • 2018
  • B.C. average (2018)

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Location of work

Select your region:
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
  % employment of this industry
  % employment of all industries

Vancouver Island / Coast

Mainland / Southwest

Thompson-Okanagan

Kootenay

Cariboo

North Coast & Nechako

Northeast

N/A - Data not available

Source: 2018 Labour Force Survey

Employment outlook

2019 2024 2029
Forecasted employment
2019
133,800
2024
144,600
2029
156,200

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted average annual employment growth rate

  • 2019 - 2024
  • 2024 - 2029

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Forecasted industry share of total employment

  • 2019
  • 2024
  • 2029

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Additional resources

BC Arts Council
http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/

BC Parks
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/

British Columbia Film
http://www.bcfilm.bc.ca/index.php

British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA)
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/

Theatre BC
http://www.theatrebc.org/