Divorce cases by time since initiation, selected provinces and territories, 2010/2011
|Province or territoryNote 2||Time since initiationNote 1||Total active divorce casesNote 3|
|1 year or less||Greater than 1 year to 2 years||Greater than 2 years to 3 years||Greater than 3 years to 4 years||Greater than 4 years||Unknown|
|Nova Scotia||33||25||10||7||25||Note …: not applicable||100|
|Ontario||59||28||7||3||4||Note …: not applicable||100|
|Alberta||33||23||11||7||26||Note …: not applicable||100|
|British Columbia||44||24||9||9||15||Note …: not applicable||100|
|Yukon||40||24||9||6||21||Note …: not applicable||100|
|Northwest Territories||53||28||8||3||8||Note …: not applicable||100|
|Nunavut||38||38||3||13||9||Note …: not applicable||100|
|Total||48||26||8||5||13||Note …: not applicable||100|
… not applicable
1. Time since initiation is based on the year of case initiation with a fiscal year-end of March 31.
2. Excludes data from Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan due to the unavailability of data.
3. Refers to cases that had activity or were initiated during the year.
Note: It is important to note that differences in how cases are processed in the provinces and territories may impact results related to "time since initiation" and comparisons between jurisdictions should be made with caution. For example, depending on jurisdictional practices, a variation of an existing order or further disputes related to the same family may either be captured under the original case file (which may distribute cases toward a longer "time since initiation") (e.g., as in British Columbia) or as a new case.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Civil Court Survey.