CIMI

Geographies

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.

Vancouver (BC)

City Profile (2011 - )

Vancouver demonstrates low levels of integration for the economic and health domains, average integration with regard to civic and democratic participation, and ranks high in terms of social integration.

Economic

This dimension includes eight indicators drawn from the 2011 Census. Vancouver ranks moderately high in regard to subsidized housing and unemployment status, but ranks lower on all other measures of economic integration (e.g., non-official language at work, full-time employment status).

Social

This dimension includes six indicators drawn from the 2013 General Social Survey. Vancouver ranks high for number of close friends/close friends living in the same community, but ranks low in terms of being a victim of discrimination in the past 5 years.

Civic & Democratic Participation

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

Health

This dimension includes five indicators drawn from the 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey. Vancouver ranks in the middle for satisfaction with life and cost as a barrier to health care access, but ranks low on other health indicators (e.g., self-perceived unmet health care needs).

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Overall CIMI Ranking

22/33

Economic Rank

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28/31

Social Rank

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3/15

Civic & Democratic Participation Rank

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8/15

Health Rank

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30/33

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Selected Immigrant Demographics (National Household Survey, 2011 - )

Proportion of Immigrant Population

Visible minortiy population

Age groups

0 - 14 years
4.8 %
15 - 24 years
9.1 %
25 - 44 years
31.4 %
45 - 64 years
36.7 %
>65 years
18 %

Highest Level of Education Obtained

No formal education
15.8 %
Highschool or equivalent
23.7 %
Diploma
29.5 %
Advanced degree
11.7 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
83.6 %
French
0.1 %
English and French
4.7 %
Neither
11.6 %

Mobility over a 5 year period

Non-movers
54.5 %
Non-migrants
21.5 %
Intraprovincial migrants
8.7 %
Interprovincial migrants
2 %
External migrants
13.3 %

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

Proportion of Non-immigrant Population

Visible minortiy population

Age groups

0 - 14 years
23.7 %
15 - 24 years
15.3 %
25 - 44 years
26.5 %
45 - 64 years
24.9 %
>65 years
9.5 %

Highest Level of Education Obtained

No formal education
13.8 %
Highschool or equivalent
29.9 %
Diploma
32.5 %
Advanced degree
8 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
90 %
French
0 %
English and French
9 %
Neither
1 %

Mobility over a 5 year period

Non-movers
59.3 %
Non-migrants
22.7 %
Intraprovincial migrants
13 %
Interprovincial migrants
3.8 %
External migrants
1.2 %

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