Insolvency Statistics in Canada—November 2017

Highlights

Read the report Insolvency Statistics in Canada—November 2017.

The total number of insolvencies (bankruptcies and proposals) in Canada increased by 0.9% in November 2017 from the previous month. Bankruptcies decreased by 3.7% and proposals increased by 5.2%.

The total number of insolvencies in November 2017 was 1.5% lower than the total number of insolvencies in November 2016. Consumer insolvencies decreased by 1.3%, while business insolvencies decreased by 6.3%.

For the 12-month period ending November 30, 2017, the total number of insolvencies decreased by 3.4% compared with the 12-month period ending November 30, 2016.

Consumer insolvencies for the 12-month period ending November 30, 2017, decreased by 3.3% compared with the 12-month period ending November 30, 2016. Consumer bankruptcies decreased by 8.9%, while consumer proposals increased by 2.5%. The proportion of proposals in consumer insolvencies increased to 52.4% during the 12-month period ending November 30, 2017, up from 49.5% during the 12-month period ending November 30, 2016. For the 12-month period ending November 30, 2017, consumer insolvency filings accounted for 97.1% of the total insolvency filings.

Business insolvencies for the 12-month period ending November 30, 2017, decreased by 7.1% compared with the 12-month period ending November 30, 2016. The two sectors that registered the biggest decrease in the number of insolvencies were accommodation and food services; and retail trade. Transportation and warehousing experienced the biggest increase in insolvencies.

Three Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings were filed with the OSB in November 2017. Please refer to the CCAA Records List for additional details. Note: The Insolvency Statistics in Canada reports, which pertain to bankruptcies and proposals filed under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, do not include CCAA filings.

Read the report Insolvency Statistics in Canada—November 2017.

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