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.

Nova Scotia

Province Profile (2011 - )

Nova Scotia is highly integrated in terms of civic and democratic participation and is moderately integrated with regard to all other domains.

Economic

This dimension includes eight indicators drawn from the 2011 Census. Nova Scotia ranks high in terms of non-official language at workplace, but ranks mid-range to low on other economic indicators to include labour force participation, wages and low-income measures.

Social

This dimension includes six indicators drawn from the 2013 General Social Survey. Nova Scotia ranks mid-range on all measures of social integration, to include sense of belonging to the local community, the province and to Canada.

Civic & Democratic Participation

This dimension includes four indicators drawn from the 2013 General Social Survey. Nova Scotia ranks high in terms of voting in the last federal election, but ranks low for voting in the last provincial election.

Health

This dimension includes five indicators drawn from the 2014 Canadian Community Health Survey. Nova Scotia ranks high with regard to self-perceived life stress, but ranks low in terms of satisfaction with life.

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Overall CIMI Ranking

3/10

Economic Rank

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6/10

Social Rank

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7/10

Civic & Democratic Participation Rank

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2/10

Health Rank

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4/10

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Selected Immigrant Demographics (National Household Survey, 2011 - )

Proportion of Immigrant Population

Visible minortiy population

Age groups

0 - 14 years
8.8 %
15 - 24 years
8.2 %
25 - 44 years
27.1 %
45 - 64 years
32.4 %
>65 years
23.5 %

Highest Level of Education Obtained

No formal education
11.3 %
Highschool or equivalent
18.6 %
Diploma
30.5 %
Advanced degree
20.3 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
85.6 %
French
0.3 %
English and French
12.1 %
Neither
1.9 %

Mobility over a 5 year period

Non-movers
51.2 %
Non-migrants
18.6 %
Intraprovincial migrants
3.5 %
Interprovincial migrants
7.9 %
External migrants
18.8 %

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

Proportion of Non-immigrant Population

Visible minortiy population

Age groups

0 - 14 years
16 %
15 - 24 years
12.4 %
25 - 44 years
23.8 %
45 - 64 years
32.4 %
>65 years
15.4 %

Highest Level of Education Obtained

No formal education
23.2 %
Highschool or equivalent
23.4 %
Diploma
35.9 %
Advanced degree
5.7 %

Knowledge of Official Languages

English
89.6 %
French
0.1 %
English and French
10.3 %
Neither
0 %

Mobility over a 5 year period

Non-movers
68.3 %
Non-migrants
18.8 %
Intraprovincial migrants
6.5 %
Interprovincial migrants
5.9 %
External migrants
0.5 %

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