This subsector comprises establishments primarily engaged in: publishing newspapers, periodicals, books, databases, software and other works. These works are characterized by the intellectual creativity required in their development and are usually protected by copyright
Publishers distribute, or arrange for the distribution of copies of these works.
Publishing establishments may create the works in-house, or contract for, purchase, or compile works that were originally created by others. These works may be published in one or more formats including traditional print form, electronic and on-line. Publishers of “multimedia” products, such as interactive children’s books, multimedia CD-ROM and digital video disk (DVD) reference books, and musical greeting cards are also included. Establishments in this subsector may print, reproduce or offer direct on-line access to the works themselves or they may arrange with others to carry out such functions.
The information on the number, size and location of establishments can be used to assess the existing level of competition within the industry in your province/territory.
The table below shows the breakdown between employer and non-employer or indeterminate establishments for each province and territory as well as at the national level. For this industry, 5 of establishments are non-employers or indeterminate and 11 have one or more employees.
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