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View geographic profiles for each of the four dimensions of integration across different time periods (1991-2014). A CIMI standard composite ranking is provided for each province and city based on the availability of data, along with separate dimension rankings for each time period of interest.

British Columbia

Province Profile (2011 - )

British Columbia shows moderate levels of integration in terms of economic, social, civic and democratic participation and low integration for health.

Economic

This dimension includes eight indicators drawn from the 2011 Census. British Columbia ranks high in terms of wages and low-income measures, but ranks low on several other economic indicators to include full-time employment status and non-official language at work.

Social

This dimension includes six indicators drawn from the 2013 General Social Survey. British Columbia ranks high for number of close friends and friends living in the same city or community, but ranks low for sense of belonging to Canada and for being a victim of discrimination in the past five years.

Civic & Democratic Participation

This dimension includes four indicators drawn from the 2013 General Social Survey. British Columbia ranks in the middle for all measures of civic and democratic participation (e.g., voting in last provincial election and federal election).

Health

This dimension includes five indicators drawn from the 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey. British Columbia ranks in the middle for having a medical doctor and satisfaction with life, but ranks low for self-perceived unmet health care needs and self-perceived life stress.

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Overall CIMI Ranking

8/10

Economic Rank

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5/10

Social Rank

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5/10

Civic & Democratic Participation Rank

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4/10

Health Rank

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9/10

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Selected Immigrant Demographics (National Household Survey, 2011 - )

Proportion of Immigrant Population

Visible minortiy population

Age groups

0 - 14 years
4.5 %
15 - 24 years
8.2 %
25 - 44 years
29 %
45 - 64 years
36.8 %
>65 years
21.5 %

Highest Level of Education Obtained

No formal education
16 %
Highschool or equivalent
23.8 %
Diploma
31.1 %
Advanced degree
11.4 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
85.1 %
French
0.1 %
English and French
5 %
Neither
9.8 %

Mobility over a 5 year period

Non-movers
56 %
Non-migrants
20.3 %
Intraprovincial migrants
9 %
Interprovincial migrants
2.5 %
External migrants
12.1 %

Selected Non-immigrant Demographics (National Household Survey, 2011 - )

Proportion of Non-immigrant Population

Visible minortiy population

Age groups

0 - 14 years
20.3 %
15 - 24 years
14.1 %
25 - 44 years
25 %
45 - 64 years
28.3 %
>65 years
12.3 %

Highest Level of Education Obtained

No formal education
17.2 %
Highschool or equivalent
29.9 %
Diploma
34.6 %
Advanced degree
6 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
92 %
French
0 %
English and French
7.5 %
Neither
0.5 %

Mobility over a 5 year period

Non-movers
58.7 %
Non-migrants
22.5 %
Intraprovincial migrants
13.2 %
Interprovincial migrants
4.8 %
External migrants
0.8 %

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