Industry & Advocacy
— Last checked and updated May 1, 2020 by Leah Vecchione, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student.
Average Freelance Writer Hourly Pay in Canada – Payscale.com
Shows the expected pay rates for work based on experience and location. (Accessed 05/01/2020) Visit Site
Brinton, Susan. From the Margins to the Mainstream: Moving BC’s Creative Industries Forward. April 2012
A discussion paper that focuses on book and magazine publishing, music, sound recording, film, television and interactive digital media production in British Columbia, and makes recommendations on supporting these industries. Read Report [PDF]
Canadian Freelance Guild
The Guild offers member benefits including how to negotiate a contract, what to ask for expected work and health & insurance benefits. (Accessed 05/01/2020) Visit Site
Coxon, Lisa. “What It’s like to Earn a Living Freelance Writing in Canada.” JSource, 12 Oct. 2018.
This article examines how people can try to make money and how to be choosy about jobs that are offered. Read Article
Emmanuel, Rachel. “Modernized Federal Fund Will Support the Creation of Canadian Content, Industry Groups Say.” IPolitics, 26 Feb. 2020.
This article examines the change in policy of the Department of Canadian Heritage to pay magazines and newspapers for what they create, rather than their circulation amounts. Read Article
Freeland, Allie. “Survey Results: How Much Should I Pay a Freelance Writer?” Clearvoice, 5 June 2018.
Summary of results and infographics from a survey by a freelancing website on the pay rates for freelancers, broken down by experience, gender and time. Read Article
Magazine & Periodical Publishing in Canada – Industry Data. IBISWorld.
Shows that over the last five years to 2020, falling consumer demand and a continued decline in print advertising spending have devastated the magazine and periodical publishing industry in Canada. Note: need to pay IBISWorld to read reports. (Accessed 05/01/2020) Visit Site
Magazine Trends 2016. Magazines Canada
This slide deck tracks the number of Canadian consumer titles, ad revenue growth, ad page growth, Canada vs. U.S. revenue growth, circulation trends, and more. (Accessed 05/01/2020) View Slide Deck
Vert, Shauna. “How Much Should I Charge? Pricing Tips from an Experienced Creative Freelancer.” Work Is Changing, 16 Jan. 2018.
This article discusses how to set pay rates for freelancing. Read Article