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Last checked March-April 2024 by Monty Young & Setav Kamal, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum students.

  • Average Freelance Writer Hourly Pay in Canada – Payscale.com: Shows the expected pay rates for work based on experience and location. Visit Site
  • Brinton, Susan. “From the Margins to the Mainstream: Moving BC’s Creative Industries Forward.” 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
  • Canadian Freelance Guild: The Guild offers member benefits including how to negotiate a contract, what to ask for expected work and health & insurance benefits. Visit Site 
  • “Industry Profile – Magazine.” Ontario Creates, June 16, 2023. Outlines Canada’s magazine industry, including consumer and business-to-business brands distributed in print and digitally. It emphasizes evolving business models like custom publishing and events-based strategies. Key figures on revenues, employment, and consumer trends are provided. The text discusses industry trends such as the print vs. digital debate and diversity initiatives, as well as global and domestic issues like sports betting partnerships and climate change. Government support through programs like the Canada Periodical Fund is mentioned, along with industry recognition at national awards ceremonies. Visit Site
  • Rawnsley, Claire. “How Much Do Freelance Writers Make Per Article?” Indy University, Feb. 14, 2023. Read Article
  • Magazines Canada – Advocacy: Overview of how Magazines Canada advocates for Canadian magazine publishers. Visit site
  • Freeland, Allie. “Survey Results: How Much Should I Pay a Freelance Writer?” Clearvoice, Nov. 9, 2023.
    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 by 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. Visit Site
  • Resources – Canadian Freelance Union: More resources for freelance workers from the Canadian Freelance union. Visit Site
  • “Digital Magazine Publishing Trends in 2023.” 3D Issue, Jan. 6, 2023. Read Article
  • “8 Big Trends In Publishing In 2023 (And How Marketers Can Leverage Them)” Forbes, Feb. 3, 2023. Read Article
  • The Writers Union of Canada: The labour union representing professional, published Canadian writers. Visit Site

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