Open Data

We've added new and refreshed data collections to the open data portal for everyone to use and share.

Among the new data collections added February 7, 2017:

  • provincial immigration nominee program statistics, 2012-2015
  • community and family services program access
  • African Nova Scotian family names
  • No. 2 Construction Battalion nominal roll
  • farm registrations
  • Nova Scotia Museum locations
  • funding programs, grants and awards
  • employment service centre locations
  • school boards and public school locations

New and refreshed data collections continue to be added regularly.

We launched the open data portal in 2016 to make our data collections accessible in a way that’s useful to individuals and businesses. The portal was expanded several times over the past year to include high-resolution 3D maps and some data collections previously only available for a fee.

Some first-year highlights:

  • Public release of nearly 400 data collections.
  • The portal has received about 300,000 page views and 8,000 downloads.
  • The most accessed datasets include public service information, historical vital statistics and environmental monitoring reports.
  • The site has logged visitors from all over the world and more than 60 per cent of visitors return.

The open data movement happening all over the world is helping drive innovation. We want to draw on Nova Scotia's collective knowledge to help grow our economy and improve the lives of those around us.