The Atlantic Region

This page provides information about the LIPs in the Atlantic Region. The census geographies used by these LIPs are defined at the bottom of this page, along with dashboard data and definition sources. These can also be found in the Dashboard Dictionary (dated 2020-02-03). 

Geographies and their data boundaries are listed below, starting with Canada and the Atlantic Region. Listed alphabetically within the region are its provinces. Listed under each province are the LIPs within it, also in alphabetical order. Data for all of these geographies will be visible once the dashboard is fully populated (in the fall of 2020). Where additional local data or information has been provided, links are shown following the data boundary description.

CANADA – Geography: Canada. Canada Fast Facts 2016.

ATLANTIC REGION – Geography: Semi-custom, combining New Brunswick (Province), Newfoundland and Labrador (Province), Nova Scotia (Province), and Prince Edward Island (Province).


NEW BRUNSWICK – Geography: New Brunswick (Province).

Non-LIP Communities:

Edmundston Immigration Partnership (Partenariat de zone en immigration) Geography: To be determined (new LIP). Edmundston Economic Profile 2019

Fredericton (Local Immigration Partnership of Fredericton; serves Greater Fredericton Region) – Geography: Fredericton CA.

Moncton (Greater Moncton) Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Semi-custom, combining 3 CSDs for Moncton City, Dieppe City, and Riverview Town. Greater Moncton Economic Profile 2019

Saint John Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Saint John CMA

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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR – Geography: Newfoundland and Labrador (Province)

Non-LIP Communities:

St. John’s Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: St. John’s City CSD. #ImmigrationMatters – Finding new musical voices in Newfoundland and Labrador; Innovating and hiring on the Rock

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NOVA SCOTIA – Geography: Nova Scotia (Province)

Non-LIP Communities:

Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership (Sydney, NS) – Geography: Semi-custom, combining 9 CSDs (which exclude reserves) for Cape Breton Regional Municipality; Inverness Counties A, B, and C; Port Hawkesbury Town CSD; Richmond Counties A, B, and C; and Victoria Counties A and B. Cape Breton Economic Profile 2019

Halifax Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Halifax Regional Municipality CSD. Halifax Economic Profile 2019. #ImmigrationMatters – Bringing love and kindness to the streets of Halifax; Welcoming women to technology

North Shore Local Immigration Partnership

Western Nova Scotia Local Immigration Partnership

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PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – Geography: Prince Edward Island (Province).

PEI’s Provincial Immigration Partnership (Charlottetown, PEI) – Geography: Prince CD, Queens CD, Kings CD and Prince Edward Island Province CD. Charlottetown Economic Profile 2019. #ImmigrationMatters – Making Canada a culinary champion; Reviving Charlottetown’s skating club

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Census geographic areas that may be relevant to various LIPs include the following designations: Census Agglomeration (CA), Census Division (CD), Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), Census Subdivision (CSD), Designated Place (DPL), Population Centre (POPCTR or PC), Province (PR or Prov), and Territory (Terr.). The most relevant of these are described below.

Census Agglomeration (CA) or Census Metropolitan Area (CMA): A geographic area defined by Statistics Canada consisting of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around a core.

Census Division (CD): A geographic area defined by Statistics Canada consisting of a group of neighbouring municipalities such as counties or regional districts. These can include the following designations: District Municipality (DM), Municipal District (MD), Regional District (RD), Regional Municipality (RM), and United Counties (UC), among others.

Census Subdivision (CSD): A geographic area defined by Statistics Canada consisting of a single municipality such as a city, village, or town. These can include the following designations: City (CY), District Municipality (DM), Hamlet (HAM), Improvement District (ID), Municipal District (MD), Municipality (MU), Regional Municipality (RGM), Rural Municipality (RM), Resort Village (RV), Specialized Municipality (SM), Town (T), Township (TP), and Village (VL), among many others.


2006 Dashboard Data: Statistics Canada. 2006. Census of Population. Custom tabulations. 

2016 Dashboard Data: Statistics Canada. 2016. Census of Population. Custom tabulations. 


Statistics Canada. 2017 (updated). Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016. Website.


The dashboard uses data provided by Statistics Canada for Canada, the provinces and territories, and the standard or custom geographies needed for the four IRCC regions and all of the LIPs within them. Similarly, local data and information are generally provided by LIPs. While has supplied all of this information in good faith, it makes no representation, warranty, or condition (statutory, express, or implied) as to its accuracy; takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions which may be contained herein; and accepts no liability for any loss arising from any use or reliance on this website.


Data for the LIPs Dashboard will be ordered in the spring of 2020. It will include data for updated boundaries for Calgary City CSD (currently CMA), Edmonton City CSD (currently CMA), Lloydminster AB-SK PC (currently AB-SK CA), Winnipeg City CSD (currently CMA), Regina City CSD (currently CMA), Saskatoon City CSD (currently CMA); new data for Medicine Hat City CSD and East Manitoba (semi-custom); and new data for all other provinces and territories, semi-custom IRCC regional boundaries, and for all other LIPs in Canada that were funded prior to 2020/2021. New boundary (shape) files will be ordered each spring, as needed. Once they have been received, data will be ordered (likely late spring each year). New or updated data will be added to the dashboard once it has been received and processed (likely in the fall of each year). 

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