Key Facts

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Nova Scotia Statistics 2014

  • Population: 942,668

  • Halifax Population:  414,398

  • Employment (age 15 & over): 447,600

  • Employment Rate (NS):  57.2%

  • Unemployment Rate (NS): 9%

  • NS GDP (millions):  $33,480.40

  • NS CPI: 128.8

Sources:  Statistics Canada, 2014:  CANSIM 051-0001, CANSIM 051-0056, CANSIM 282-0002, CANSIM 282-0002, CANSIM 282-0002, CANSIM 379-0030, CANSIM 326-0021.


 

Languages Spoken (2011):

  •  English: 836,085

  • French: 31,110

  •  Non-official languages: 37,090

Source:  Statistics Canada, Census Data, 2011 


Immigrant Status Foreign Born Population (2011): 

  •  48,275

Source: Statistics Canada, National Household Survey, 2011


Taxes/Incentives:  

  • 15% fully refundable R&D Credit

  • Small Business Tax Reduction

  • No Payroll Tax 

  • New Business Tax Holiday

  • 15% Harmonized Sales Tax

  • Energy Rebate Program

  • First-Time Home Buyers HST Rebate

  • Foreign Conventions and Tour Package


Business Statistics in Millions (2014)

  • Retail trade: $2,283.20

  • Wholesale trade: $1,403.30

  • Construction: $1,724.60

Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 379-0030

 

Trade Statistics in Millions (2014)

  • Imports: $7,808
  • Exports: $5,367

Source: Trade Data Online 2014


Social Statistics: 

  • Health: 43 hospitals (2014)

  • Education: 122,643 Elementary and Secondary School Enrolment (2008/09 to 2012/13) 

  • Justice: 200 Police and RCMP Officers per 100,000 population (2014)

Sources: Nova Scotia Government, 2014; Statistics Canada: Headcount enrolments in public elementary and secondary schools, Canada, provinces and territories, 2008/2009 to 2012/2013; Statistics Canada, Police officers by level of policing, by province and territory, 2014.


Leasing

Average net lease of a "Class A" facility
in the Central Halifax (downtown) area:  $17.43

Source: Cushman & Wakefield Halifax Office Snapshot, Q22015

 

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