By supporting talented creative industries in their efforts to export and grow, the Government of Canada is achieving the dual goals of supporting Canada’s economic recovery and strengthening its relationships with its international partners. Indeed, Canadian artists and creators play a vital part in relationships that promote Canadian interests and values around the world, and the creative industries play a key role in the Canadian economy: in 2019, they accounted for $57.1 billion (or 2.7 percent) of Canada’s total GDP and nearly 673,000 jobs.
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