Insolvency Statistics in Canada—September 2016

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Read the report Insolvency Statistics in Canada—September 2016.

The total number of insolvencies (bankruptcies and proposals) in Canada increased by 5.2 percent in September 2016 from the previous month. Bankruptcies increased by 5.6 percent and proposals increased by 4.7 percent.

The total number of insolvencies in September 2016 was 3.7 percent higher than the total number of insolvencies in September 2015. Consumer insolvencies increased by 4.6 percent, while business insolvencies decreased by 19.0 percent.

For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2016, the total number of insolvencies increased by 4.0 percent compared with the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015.

Consumer insolvencies for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2016, increased by 4.4 percent compared with the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015. Consumer bankruptcies increased by 0.1 percent, while consumer proposals increased by 9.2 percent. The proportion of proposals in consumer insolvencies increased to 49.3 percent during the 12-month period ending September 30, 2016, up from 47.2 percent during the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2016, consumer insolvency filings accounted for 97.0 percent of the total insolvency filings.

Business insolvencies for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2016, decreased by 6.5 percent compared with the 12-month period ending September 30, 2015. The two sectors that registered the biggest decrease in the number of insolvencies were manufacturing; and transportation and warehousing. Real estate and rental and leasing; and mining and oil and gas extraction experienced the biggest increase in insolvencies.

Three Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings were filed with the OSB in September 2016. Please refer to the CCAA Records List for additional details. Note: The Insolvency Statistics in Canada—September 2016 report, which pertains to bankruptcies and proposals filed under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, does not include CCAA filings.

Read the report Insolvency Statistics in Canada—September 2016.

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