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Performing Arts: Data Tables

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These tables provide financial information on professional not-for-profit and commercial  performing arts companies in Canada. Performing arts companies include theatres, music orchestras, groups, and choirs and independent musical artists, dance companies, opera companies and ice skating, variety and magic shows as well as various other performing companies. 

Data for 2005 should not be compared with data released previously on this industry with the exception of 2004 data.  This is because significant changes to the Performing Arts Survey were made prior to the 2004 survey year.  The new Survey of Performing Arts collects data on for-profit as well as not-for-profit performing arts companies in Canada.  The data are now collected using a sample. Sample selection is from the Business Register, a central Statistics Canada database of businesses that have been classified using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). This industry-based classification is a departure from the activity-based classification used previously by the Culture Statistics Program.  At the same time, the scope of activities included in the industries classified to this survey has broadened.  

For further information on all survey changes and collection and processing methodologies, see “The new culture of the Culture Statistics Program” at 87-004-XIE2003003.pdf.

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