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Insolvency Statistics in Canada—2017
(Tables 7 and 8)

Table 7: Insolvencies Filed by Consumers by Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)
Metropolitan Area Prov. Volume 2017
2017 2016 % Change Assets Declared at the Time of Filing ($) Liabilities Declared at the Time of Filing ($)
St. John's N.L. 1,027 872 17.8 144,946,001 167,390,718
Bankruptcies empty cell 559 527 6.1 54,967,000 79,900,871
Proposals empty cell 468 345 35.7 89,979,001 87,489,847
Halifax N.S. 2,068 2,034 1.7 169,330,126 237,472,692
Bankruptcies empty cell 1,389 1,462 -5.0 85,860,964 147,627,421
Proposals empty cell 679 572 18.7 83,469,162 89,845,271
Moncton N.B. 964 936 3.0 85,342,085 114,789,711
Bankruptcies empty cell 529 594 -10.9 34,413,669 59,420,021
Proposals empty cell 435 342 27.2 50,928,416 55,369,690
Saint John N.B. 805 789 2.0 72,145,214 98,088,819
Bankruptcies empty cell 429 490 -12.4 22,742,461 43,166,359
Proposals empty cell 376 299 25.8 49,402,753 54,922,460
Saguenay Que. 887 896 -1.0 74,153,926 81,293,129
Bankruptcies empty cell 528 504 4.8 27,331,227 39,429,845
Proposals empty cell 359 392 -8.4 46,822,699 41,863,284
Québec Que. 3,623 3,176 14.1 256,581,659 342,421,230
Bankruptcies empty cell 2,121 1,919 10.5 90,330,197 159,111,799
Proposals empty cell 1,502 1,257 19.5 166,251,462 183,309,431
Sherbrooke Que. 1,098 955 15.0 75,183,271 93,814,682
Bankruptcies empty cell 742 634 17.0 36,794,344 59,312,111
Proposals empty cell 356 321 10.9 38,388,927 34,502,571
Trois-Rivières Que. 887 799 11.0 51,765,763 70,437,531
Bankruptcies empty cell 595 536 11.0 22,582,337 40,308,619
Proposals empty cell 292 263 11.0 29,183,426 30,128,912
Montréal Que. 19,312 19,069 1.3 1,314,685,126 1,910,961,629
Bankruptcies empty cell 9,879 10,178 -2.9 324,026,941 835,414,985
Proposals empty cell 9,433 8,891 6.1 990,658,185 1,075,546,644
Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que 4,853 4,493 8.0 443,370,124 574,373,374
Bankruptcies empty cell 2,458 2,381 3.2 147,124,461 267,601,730
Proposals empty cell 2,395 2,112 13.4 296,245,663 306,771,644
Kingston Ont. 460 460 0.0 35,114,511 43,081,473
Bankruptcies empty cell 208 232 -10.3 7,365,529 14,767,363
Proposals empty cell 252 228 10.5 27,748,982 28,314,110
Peterborough Ont. 364 332 9.6 17,452,021 25,915,235
Bankruptcies empty cell 137 131 4.6 3,530,316 11,587,811
Proposals empty cell 227 201 12.9 13,921,705 14,327,424
Oshawa Ont. 1,038 983 5.6 58,093,090 78,243,615
Bankruptcies empty cell 385 391 -1.5 13,392,372 31,421,558
Proposals empty cell 653 592 10.3 44,700,718 46,822,057
Toronto Ont. 14,560 13,938 4.5 671,688,687 1,339,292,958
Bankruptcies empty cell 5,027 5,072 -0.9 108,680,419 536,906,727
Proposals empty cell 9,533 8,866 7.5 563,008,268 802,386,231
Hamilton Ont. 1,834 1,948 -5.9 76,605,362 194,660,653
Bankruptcies empty cell 726 841 -13.7 14,191,025 56,347,033
Proposals empty cell 1,108 1,107 0.1 62,414,337 138,313,620
St. Catharines – Niagara Ont. 1,330 1,544 -13.9 62,649,819 98,018,423
Bankruptcies empty cell 536 625 -14.2 11,706,315 38,878,026
Proposals empty cell 794 919 -13.6 50,943,504 59,140,397
Kitchener Ont. 1,396 1,422 -1.8 52,052,924 94,980,330
Bankruptcies empty cell 583 667 -12.6 12,008,431 42,502,198
Proposals empty cell 813 755 7.7 40,044,493 52,478,132
Brantford Ont. 371 408 -9.1 15,444,541 25,242,522
Bankruptcies empty cell 139 174 -20.1 1,821,359 9,130,914
Proposals empty cell 232 234 -0.9 13,623,182 16,111,608
Guelph Ont. 371 324 14.5 17,162,504 32,933,106
Bankruptcies empty cell 159 148 7.4 2,955,311 16,153,355
Proposals empty cell 212 176 20.5 14,207,193 16,779,751
London Ont. 1,759 1,925 -8.6 102,399,168 143,411,385
Bankruptcies empty cell 733 833 -12.0 24,882,292 57,306,800
Proposals empty cell 1,026 1,092 -6.0 77,516,876 86,104,585
Windsor Ont. 1,059 957 10.7 69,752,448 387,873,751
Bankruptcies empty cell 451 432 4.4 17,325,728 328,621,018
Proposals empty cell 608 525 15.8 52,426,720 59,252,733
Barrie Ont. 762 705 8.1 36,669,458 56,932,069
Bankruptcies empty cell 302 283 6.7 5,775,121 22,707,623
Proposals empty cell 460 422 9.0 30,894,337 34,224,446
Greater Sudbury Ont. 918 884 3.8 99,914,320 99,792,952
Bankruptcies empty cell 367 410 -10.5 21,412,998 35,948,845
Proposals empty cell 551 474 16.2 78,501,322 63,844,107
Thunder Bay Ont. 336 336 0.0 32,298,788 35,124,023
Bankruptcies empty cell 189 196 -3.6 10,115,002 15,425,318
Proposals empty cell 147 140 5.0 22,183,786 19,698,705
Winnipeg Man. 1,687 1,607 5.0 151,328,422 217,953,934
Bankruptcies empty cell 879 913 -3.7 54,359,374 116,826,274
Proposals empty cell 808 694 16.4 96,969,048 101,127,660
Regina Sask. 813 683 19.0 137,681,871 132,929,311
Bankruptcies empty cell 269 236 14.0 30,229,277 41,628,569
Proposals empty cell 544 447 21.7 107,452,594 91,300,742
Saskatoon Sask. 924 730 26.6 159,676,990 160,966,881
Bankruptcies empty cell 432 376 14.9 53,702,964 69,779,626
Proposals empty cell 492 354 39.0 105,974,026 91,187,255
Calgary Alta. 4,551 3,899 16.7 710,282,325 868,696,279
Bankruptcies empty cell 1,529 1,390 10.0 182,512,265 331,116,953
Proposals empty cell 3,022 2,509 20.4 527,770,060 537,579,326
Edmonton Alta. 4,314 3,504 23.1 656,556,172 768,026,532
Bankruptcies empty cell 1,605 1,561 2.8 179,597,577 285,971,079
Proposals empty cell 2,709 1,943 39.4 476,958,595 482,055,453
Kelowna B.C. 512 494 3.6 38,133,665 77,157,058
Bankruptcies empty cell 218 223 -2.2 12,238,931 44,016,883
Proposals empty cell 294 271 8.5 25,894,734 33,140,175
Abbotsford B.C. 394 421 -6.4 20,225,729 37,803,834
Bankruptcies 167 177 -5.6 8,517,624 21,648,032
Proposals 227 244 -7.0 11,708,105 16,155,802
Vancouver B.C. 4,607 4,533 1.6 178,136,063 425,515,026
Bankruptcies 1,675 1,733 -3.3 39,299,266 196,580,064
Proposals 2,932 2,800 4.7 138,836,797 228,934,962
Victoria B.C. 937 1,073 -12.7 45,906,364 81,847,280
Bankruptcies empty cell 352 417 -15.6 11,323,504 34,014,756
Proposals empty cell 585 656 -10.8 34,582,860 47,832,524

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Table 8: Insolvencies Filed by Businesses by Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)
Metropolitan Area Prov. Volume 2017
2017 2016 % Change Assets Declared at the Time of Filing ($) Liabilities Declared at the Time of Filing ($)
St. John's N.L. 23 13 76.9 2,502,777 32,637,551
Bankruptcies empty cell 13 8 62.5 1,651,768 6,611,236
Proposals empty cell 10 5 100.0 851,009 26,026,315
Halifax N.S. 27 33 -18.2 12,828,476 36,571,708
Bankruptcies empty cell 24 28 -14.3 12,828,476 28,508,593
Proposals empty cell 3 5 -40.0 0 8,063,115
Moncton N.B. 17 11 54.5 1,395,595 35,830,275
Bankruptcies 8 9 -11.1 1,372,636 4,936,709
Proposals 9 2 350.0 22,959 30,893,566
Saint John N.B. 8 12 -33.3 1,704,901 6,571,975
Bankruptcies empty cell 7 9 -22.2 1,669,256 6,509,724
Proposals empty cell 1 3 -66.7 35,645 62,251
Saguenay Que. 32 30 6.7 4,877,496 44,670,089
Bankruptcies empty cell 26 24 8.3 2,875,826 8,553,691
Proposals empty cell 6 6 0.0 2,001,670 36,116,398
Québec Que. 242 211 14.7 21,854,430 132,525,888
Bankruptcies 193 146 32.2 13,953,196 77,259,703
Proposals 49 65 -24.6 7,901,234 55,266,185
Sherbrooke Que. 31 34 -8.8 1,218,208 9,023,230
Bankruptcies empty cell 27 28 -3.6 1,166,201 8,005,969
Proposals empty cell 4 6 -33.3 52,007 1,017,261
Trois-Rivières Que. 59 48 22.9 3,194,527 14,325,298
Bankruptcies empty cell 47 38 23.7 3,140,021 11,561,833
Proposals empty cell 12 10 20.0 54,506 2,763,465
Montréal Que. 1,084 1,099 -1.4 54,999,800 1,578,553,676
Bankruptcies empty cell 797 819 -2.7 37,979,697 1,057,813,390
Proposals empty cell 287 280 2.5 17,020,103 520,740,286
Ottawa – Gatineau Ont./Que 137 136 0.7 6,218,611 72,674,973
Bankruptcies empty cell 96 103 -6.8 4,016,561 51,236,985
Proposals empty cell 41 33 24.2 2,202,050 21,437,988
Kingston Ont. 2 5 -60.0 408,001 1,257,323
Bankruptcies empty cell 1 5 -80.0 305,000 1,177,323
Proposals empty cell 1 0 n/a 103,001 80,000
Peterborough Ont. 5 4 25.0 633,008 2,552,796
Bankruptcies empty cell 2 2 0.0 7,003 109,013
Proposals empty cell 3 2 50.0 626,005 2,443,783
Oshawa Ont. 24 29 -17.2 10,639,087 31,817,375
Bankruptcies empty cell 21 22 -4.5 10,639,087 23,249,113
Proposals empty cell 3 7 -57.1 0 8,568,262
Toronto Ont. 434 435 -0.2 71,370,781 1,514,719,134
Bankruptcies empty cell 303 318 -4.7 60,412,957 1,206,011,535
Proposals empty cell 131 117 12.0 10,957,824 308,707,599
Hamilton Ont. 52 44 18.2 4,857,327 22,329,790
Bankruptcies empty cell 38 37 2.7 4,168,224 16,323,504
Proposals empty cell 14 7 100.0 689,103 6,006,286
St. Catharines – Niagara Ont. 25 28 -10.7 9,302,587 39,460,739
Bankruptcies empty cell 19 26 -26.9 3,684,118 21,975,230
Proposals empty cell 6 2 200.0 5,618,469 17,485,509
Kitchener Ont. 19 25 -24.0 945,653 7,038,927
Bankruptcies empty cell 15 20 -25.0 745,721 5,548,622
Proposals empty cell 4 5 -20.0 199,932 1,490,305
Brantford Ont. 12 17 -29.4 253,386 11,128,031
Bankruptcies empty cell 10 12 -16.7 239,885 11,038,300
Proposals empty cell 2 5 -60.0 13,501 89,731
Guelph Ont. 9 3 200.0 1,991,740 14,997,593
Bankruptcies 8 2 300.0 1,991,739 14,894,976
Proposals 1 1 0.0 1 102,617
London Ont. 26 35 -25.7 1,191,626 42,892,281
Bankruptcies empty cell 16 20 -20.0 1,113,074 37,826,161
Proposals empty cell 10 15 -33.3 78,552 5,066,120
Windsor Ont. 17 37 -54.1 177,921 254,200,834
Bankruptcies empty cell 12 29 -58.6 124,919 253,855,678
Proposals empty cell 5 8 -37.5 53,002 345,156
Barrie Ont. 8 18 -55.6 754,515 3,829,553
Bankruptcies empty cell 6 13 -53.8 688,628 3,309,112
Proposals empty cell 2 5 -60.0 65,887 520,441
Greater Sudbury Ont. 3 4 -25.0 221,305 1,989,856
Bankruptcies empty cell 1 1 0.0 2,870 340,001
Proposals empty cell 2 3 -33.3 218,435 1,649,855
Thunder Bay Ont. 3 13 -76.9 22,714 620,346
Bankruptcies empty cell 3 8 -62.5 22,714 620,346
Proposals empty cell 0 5 -100.0 0 0
Winnipeg Man. 17 22 -22.7 5,136,392 12,837,129
Bankruptcies empty cell 15 12 25.0 4,538,508 12,259,847
Proposals empty cell 2 10 -80.0 597,884 577,282
Regina Sask. 28 37 -24.3 5,124,976 12,042,281
Bankruptcies empty cell 17 29 -41.4 3,344,199 9,310,500
Proposals empty cell 11 8 37.5 1,780,777 2,731,781
Saskatoon Sask. 39 21 85.7 9,988,675 26,500,102
Bankruptcies empty cell 35 14 150.0 7,922,066 18,949,418
Proposals empty cell 4 7 -42.9 2,066,609 7,550,684
Calgary Alta. 82 76 7.9 182,585,407 648,873,774
Bankruptcies 61 53 15.1 182,095,437 630,970,548
Proposals 21 23 -8.7 489,970 17,903,226
Edmonton Alta. 70 54 29.6 74,955,013 299,509,072
Bankruptcies empty cell 36 37 -2.7 16,229,329 123,280,959
Proposals empty cell 34 17 100.0 58,725,684 176,228,113
Kelowna B.C. 6 12 -50.0 68,610 1,094,358
Bankruptcies empty cell 5 10 -50.0 68,610 1,094,358
Proposals empty cell 1 2 -50.0 0 0
Abbotsford B.C. 7 5 40.0 132,628 6,745,310
Bankruptcies empty cell 6 3 100.0 129,862 6,712,410
Proposals empty cell 1 2 -50.0 2,766 32,900
Vancouver B.C. 95 97 -2.1 38,592,878 313,925,336
Bankruptcies empty cell 77 72 6.9 37,450,655 290,296,703
Proposals empty cell 18 25 -28.0 1,142,223 23,628,633
Victoria B.C. 9 14 -35.7 1,378,169 2,275,353
Bankruptcies empty cell 7 9 -22.2 348,827 853,590
Proposals empty cell 2 5 -60.0 1,029,342 1,421,763
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