Information, Culture and Recreation (NAICS 51, 71)


This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in creating and disseminating information and cultural products such as written works, musical works, and recorded performances, recorded dramatic performances, software, and information databases, or providing the means to disseminate them. Establishments that provide access to equipment and expertise to process information are also included. The main components of this sector are the publishing industries, including software publishing, the motion picture and sound recording industries, the broadcasting and telecommunications industries, and the information services and data processing industries. This sector also comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating facilities or providing services to meet the cultural, entertainment, and recreational interests of their patrons. These establishments produce or promote live performances, events, or exhibits intended for public viewing; provide the artistic, creative, and technical skills necessary for the production of artistic products and live performances; preserve and exhibit objects and sites of historical, cultural, or educational interest; and operate facilities or provide services that enable patrons to participate in sports or recreational activities or pursue hobbies and leisure-time interests.

Sectors included (NAICS)

  • Publishing Industries (except Internet) (NAICS 511)
  • Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries (NAICS 512)
  • Broadcasting (except Internet) (NAICS 515)
  • Internet Publishing and Broadcasting (NAICS 516)
  • Telecommunications (NAICS 517)
  • Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals, and Data Processing Services (NAICS 518)
  • Other Information Services (NAICS 519)
  • Performing Arts, Spectator Sports and Related Industries (NAICS 711)
  • Heritage Institutions (NAICS 712)
  • Amusement, Gambling and Recreation Industries (NAICS 713)
  • List of occupations for which demand is highest in this sector

Workforce sectoral committees

  • Comité sectoriel de main-d'œuvre de l'industrie touristique du Québec
  • 2751, boulevard Jacques-Cartier Est
  • Bureau 200
  • Longueuil, QC
  • J4N1L7
  • Phone: 450-651-1099
  • Fax: 450-651-1567
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