Creative class of work:
According to the Niagara Workforce Planning Board Report: Examining Niagara’s Labour force through the creative class lens (2011), the category of creative class workers includes knowledge workers, intellectuals and artists. This class is slightly less prominent in Niagara, making up 23% of occupations, compared to 34% provincially. Source: http://www.niagaraworkforceboard.ca Business Pattern data from Statistics Canada reports thatNiagara’s 5 top creative cultural industries are: advertising; design; independent writers and performers; publishing industries; printing and independent artists. The fastest growing industries between 2003 and 2008 were advertisers, designers and independent artists, writers and performers.
Source: http://www.niagaraworkforceboard.ca based on Business Pattern data from Statistics Canada