The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal released the results of its study The creative industries: catalysts of wealth and influence for Metropolitan Montréal. The study shows that these industries generated economic benefits of $8.6 billion and provided the city with 91,500 direct jobs in 2012.
“Over and over, we have witnessed the genius of our creators, and their success helps build the city’s international reputation,” said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. “We already knew that the city was a leading centre of creativity; the study released today proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Montréal is one of North America’s most important major cities for the creative industries. This finding is more than just a source of pride, since the creative industries, which include architecture and design, the arts, media, multimedia, fashion and advertising, generate skilled jobs in sectors of the future and create exclusive products and original experiences, for which global demand is booming.”
Link to the study : http://www.ccmm.qc.ca/etudeindustriescreatives (French only)