This report, commissioned by the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC), reveals how differences in industry and demographic factors may shape the recovery for the 47 counties and divisions in Atlantic Canada.
Travel-related, customer-facing and commodity-based industries are among the most negatively affected by COVID-19. Rural areas are typically more vulnerable to these economic impacts because of their greater dependence on these industries. The Atlantic Industry Vulnerability Index used in this report measures the share of the labour force in industries that have been most adversely impacted by COVID-19. There are large differences between counties ranging from 18% to 53%.
This report contains dashboards and comparative tables for all counties and divisions in Atlantic Canada, identifying key variables that measure their vulnerability to COVID-19 including health, labour force and long-term structural indicators. It will help communities develop informed strategies to support their recovery. Governments should consider the distinctive aspects of urban and rural areas in their plans to support the recovery of all regions.
Please click below for the full report, individual sections, or individual profiles.
|Summary Report / Rapport Sommaire|
|Industries at Risk|
|Industry Vulnerability: Regional Summary|
|How to read the profiles|
This is the final report in our Key Economic Issues Series.
COVID Vulnerability 2-Page Profiles
|Nova Scotia||New Brunswick||Prince Edward Island|
|Avalon Peninsula||Annapolis County||Albert County||Kings County PE|
|Burin Peninsula||Antigonish County||Carleton County||Prince County|
|South Coast NL||Cape Breton County||Charlotte County||Queens County PE|
|St. Georges-Stephenville||Colchester County||Gloucester County|
|Humber District||Cumberland County||Kent County|
|Central NL||Digby County||Kings County NB|
|Bonavista/Trinity||Guysborough County||Madawaska County|
|Notre Dame Bay||Halifax County||Northumberland County|
|Northern Peninsula||Hants County||Queens County NB|
|Southern Labrador||Inverness County||Restigouche County|
|Nunatsiavut||Kings County NS||Saint John County|
|Lunenburg County||Sunbury County|
|Pictou County||Victoria County NB|
|Queens County NS||Westmorland County|
|Richmond County||York County|
|Victoria County NS|