Industrial and Regional Development Act

Version of section 3 from 2002-12-31 to 2003-03-31:


Marginal note:Arrangement of districts into Tier Groups

  •  (1) On or before July 1 of each year, the Minister shall, in accordance with subsection (2), arrange all districts into four groups, in this Act called Tier Groups.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) In arranging districts into Tier Groups, the Minister shall ensure that

    • (a) one Tier Group, called Tier Group IV, includes those districts, comprising not more than five per cent of the population of the provinces, that, as ranked under the development index, require the greatest assistance in creating opportunities for economic growth;

    • (b) one Tier Group, called Tier Group III, includes

      • (i) those districts, comprising not more than fifteen per cent of the population of the provinces, that, as ranked under the development index, require the greatest assistance, after those districts in Tier Group IV, in creating opportunities for economic growth, and

      • (ii) the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut;

    • (c) one Tier Group, called Tier Group II, includes those districts, comprising not more than thirty per cent of the population of the provinces, that, as ranked under the development index, require the greatest assistance, after those districts in Tier Groups III and IV, in creating opportunities for economic growth; and

    • (d) one Tier Group, called Tier Group I, includes all districts in the provinces not included in Tier Group II, III or IV.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-8, s. 3
  • 1993, c. 28, s. 78
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