Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Arts, entertainment and recreation - 71


This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in: operating facilities or providing services to meet the cultural, entertainment and recreational interests of their patrons. These establishments produce, promote or participate in live performances, events or exhibits intended for public viewing; provide the artistic, creative and technical skills necessary for the production of artistic products and live performances; preserve and exhibit objects and sites of historical, cultural or educational interest; and operate facilities or provide services that enable patrons to participate in sports or recreational activities or pursue amusement, hobbies and leisure-time interests.

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    There are establishments engaged in activities related to arts and recreation that are classified in other sectors of NAICS. The most important are listed below.


    Establishments primarily engaged in:
    transportation providing sightseeing and pleasure cruises (see 48-49 Transportation and warehousing),
    motion picture theatres, libraries and archives, and publishers of newspapers, magazines, books, periodicals and computer software (see 51 Information and cultural industries).
    accommodation and recreational facilities, such as hunting and fishing camps, resorts and casino hotels (see 721 Accommodation services)
    restaurants and night clubs that provide live entertainment in addition to the sale of food and beverages (see 722 Food services and drinking places).

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