Tourism Facts & Figures

EMPLOYEMENT

  • Canada – 1.6 M tourism jobs (2012)* | 9.1% of overall jobs | 170 000 companies (2014)
  • Québec – 355 100 tourism jobs (2015)** | Near 9% of overall jobs | 32 000 companies (2015)

*Statistics Canada and Tourism HR Canada
** Estimates from the ministère du Tourisme from data available from Statistics Canada and Tourism HR Canada

GDP

  • Canada – 2% of the GDP (2014) | $34.4 B | Higher than the agricultural, fishing and forestry industries combined
  • Québec – 2.4% to 2.5% of the GDP (2014) | + $9.2 B | Higher than the agricultural, mining, primary metal manufacturing or aerospace industry
  • 10% of the worldwide GDP in 2014

THE IMPACT OF 1 DOLLAR

  • Canada – Each dollar spent by tourists gives approximately $0.28 back to Canada’s three levels of government (2011).
  • Québec – It is estimated that for each dollar spent by tourists, $0.70 remains in Québec’s economy.

REVENUES

  • Canada – $63.1 B (2014)
  • Québec – $13.5 B (2015)
  • Worldwide – US $1260 B in revenues from foreign visitors in 2015%

TAX AND INCIDNTAL TAX REVENUES

  • Canada – $21.4 B in tax and incidental tax revenues (2011, Canada + Prov. + Mun.)
  • Québec – $1.9 B in tax revenues for the Québec government and over $600 M in incidental tax revenues (2014)

Exports

  • Canada – $17.2 B in export revenues (2014) | Largest service export in Canada
  • Québec – $2.8 B—the equivalent of 3.5% of the export of goods (2015) | Ranked third
  • Ranked fourth as the most important export sector in the world | 6% of worldwide exports!

INFLUX OF INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS

  • Canada – 18.0 M (2015) | Ranked 18th in the world
  • Québec – 3.2 M (2015)
  • 1.16 B – Influx of international tourists around the world in 2015, representing a 4.6% increase
  • Projections for 2030: 1.8 B

Last updated December 2016