Metric Under Development
The One NS Digital Dashboard is a work in progress. The metric for this goal is under development, as we work to identify accurate data sources and proper methodologies. It will be updated as soon as possible.
This goal will be updated when the results of the 2016 census are available.
Note that the definition of employment rate stated in the Commission’s goal is incorrect. The employment rate is the percentage of the total population that is employed.
What this means
The employment rate number tells us the percentage of the working age population among First Nations and African Nova Scotians that are employed. It reflects both the percentage of those populations that choose to look for work, as well as the percentage of those that look for employment and are unable to find it.
First Nations employment education program receives federal funding
The Canadian government is providing $1.1 million in funding to the Helping Prepare for Employment/Education (HYPE) project, which will provide First Nations youth with employment workshops tailored to their needs.
Appointment of Mi’kmaq, black women to Nova Scotia courts ‘a huge step’
Nova Scotia has appointed the first Mi’kmaq woman and the third black woman to the provincial and family courts, in what the province’s Premier calls a “huge step forward” for ethnic diversity on the bench.
African immigrant entrepreneur makes a better life in Halifax
When it comes to building a business and raising a family, Halifax is Mabota-Calvert’s quick and easy pick.
- New judges bring more diversity to Nova Scotia courts
- African Heritage Month launched with special signing in Digby
- Gary Borden to receive Tom Miller Human Rights Award
- PATHWAYS INTO THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH
- Program trains Indigenous youth for careers in natural resources
- Pathways to Shipbuilding" Indigenous Education and Apprenticeship Pilot Program Launched with Irving Shipbuilding's Centre of Excellence
- First Nations group focuses on job demand
- NowNS: Minorities an underutilized workforce source
- NowNS: First Nations offer economic hope
- Membertou First Nation an economic role model for others: study
- Glooscap First Nation business project to bring stores, hotel, market
- Cape Breton aboriginal workers finding employment on bridge replacement project
- First Nations people part of Maritime Link workforce
- Employment services receiving upgrade
- Community consultation explores issues affecting African Nova Scotian students
- Mi’kmaq heritage draws tourism to Cape Breton
- African Nova Scotian Health Sciences Camp showcases potential and possibility