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The Ivany Commission proposed 19 “stretch” or visionary goals to encourage Nova Scotians to aim for profound change. To signify how we're doing, we've designated each goal: progressing/not progressing and on track/not on track.
Nova Scotia will be averaging a net gain of 1,000 working age persons per year.
With the cooperation of the federal government, Nova Scotia will be receiving annually its proportionate share of all new international immigrants to Canada.
Retention of International Students
10% of foreign students stay in Nova Scotia
(up from 5%).
New Business Startups
Value of Exports
Nova Scotia will have increased the total annual value of exports (international and inter-provincial) by 50%.
Firms Participating In Export Trade
The number of Nova Scotia firms participating in export trade will have increased by 50%.
Labour Force Participation Rate
Nova Scotia will have a labour force participation rate at least as high as the Canadian rate, bringing more Nova Scotians into permanent attachment to the labour market.
Employment Rate - First Nations and African Nova Scotians
The employment rate for First Nations and African Nova Scotians will equal the province-wide average of 68% (currently at 53% and 62% respectively).
Nova Scotia’s youth unemployment rate will be at, or better than, the national rate in that year.
Post-secondary Education & Training
The proportion of Nova Scotia’s working age population with a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, including apprenticeship completion, will have increased from the current 65% to 75%.
Through both individual initiative and expanded collaboration, and with support from government, Nova Scotia’s universities and the NSCC will have doubled research funding.
Research and Development Partnerships
As Nova Scotia’s leading source of service sector exports, gross business revenues from tourism will reach $4 billion (approximately double the current level).
Fisheries and Agriculture Exports
The value of exports from the fisheries (including aquaculture) and the agricultural sectors will each have doubled on a sustainable basis.
Domestic Markets for Agriculture Products
Province Wide Plan
Lead Long Term Planning Process
Net Debt to GDP
By 2024 the Province of Nova Scotia’s net debt to GDP ratio will be 30% or less.