Impact of the Inuit Arts economy
"In 2015, Inuit artists producing visual arts and crafts for income earned over $33 million net of all costs, and through their purchases of inputs and the expenditure of their earned income they generated an additional $12.5 million in spin-off impacts. Over the same time period, Inuit artists producing visual arts and crafts for consumption, through their purchase of inputs, generated $17 million in economic activity.
In 2015, Inuit working in performing arts or related occupations contributed $13.4 million to GDP in Canada. The economic activity generated by these performing artists and creative workers created or supported 419 full time equivalent jobs. In the related industries of film, media, writing and publishing, Inuit artists and creative workers contributed $9.8 million to GDP in Canada. The resulting economic activity created or supported an additional 208 full time equivalent jobs.
In 2015 the Inuit arts economy contributed $87.2 million to Canadian GDP. The economic activity attributable to Inuit arts created or sustained over 2,700 full time equivalent jobs in Canada, with the vast majority held by individuals across Inuit Nunangat."