According to the Motion Picture Association – Canada report, in 2012/2013, the total volume of film and television production was $5.82 billion, which accounted for 127,700 jobs. Film and television production generated a gross domestic product (GDP) of $7.6 billion for the Canadian economy in 2012/2013. Work increased in all areas of recorded media, including film, television, commercials (radio and TV), and industrial and corporate productions, as well as voice-overs, narration and cartoon animation. Ontario continues to be a prominent, active player in the international film and TV industries. While steady employment remains a challenge in any artistic endeavour, Ontario’s robust production climate continues to provide our graduates with opportunities to pursue a fulfilling and exciting career as a professional screen actor.
Source: Estimates based on data collected from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, CBC/Radio-Canada, the Association of Provincial Funding Agencies and the Department of Canadian Heritage.