Census metropolitan influenced zones (MIZ) 

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Category assigned to a municipality not included in either a census metropolitan area (CMA) or a census agglomeration (CA). A municipality within a province is assigned to a census metropolitan influenced zone (MIZ) category depending on the percentage of its resident employed labour force that commute to work in the core of any CMA or CA. A separate category is assigned to the municipalities in the territories that are not part of a CA.

Census subdivisions (CSDs) outside CMAs and CAs are assigned to the following MIZ categories:

  • Strong metropolitan influenced zone
  • Moderate metropolitan influenced zone
  • Weak metropolitan influenced zone
  • No metropolitan influenced zone
  • Territories (outside CAs)

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