Castanet: Film industry 'piping hot'


Last month alone the province added 10,200 jobs within the information, culture and recreation category, which includes work done in everything from record production to newspaper publishing; from cinemas to casinos.

But Ken Peacock, chief economist at the Business Council of B.C., said most of January’s job gains in that category would have come from the province’s film and TV sector.

Other jobs within the category, which also includes amusement parks and sports spectator events, aren’t expected to return in earnest until the third quarter of 2020 when vaccinations become more widespread, he said.

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