Insolvency Statistics in Canada—First Quarter of 2017

Table 5: Insolvencies Filed by Consumers by Economic Region (ER)
Province or Region Volume % Change 12-Month Period Ending
Q1 2017 Q4 2016 Q1 2016 Q4 2016 to Q1 2017 Q1 2016 to Q1 2017 03-31-2017 03-31-2016 % Change
Newfoundland and Labrador 593 567 543 4.6 9.2 2,449 1,973 24.1
Bankruptcies 335 353 364 -5.1 -8.0 1,523 1,532 -0.6
Proposals 258 214 179 20.6 44.1 926 441 110.0
Avalon Peninsula 330 319 309 3.4 6.8 1,291 997 29.5
Bankruptcies 175 198 181 -11.6 -3.3 723 711 1.7
Proposals 155 121 128 28.1 21.1 568 286 98.6
South Coast – Burin Peninsula 41 37 28 10.8 46.4 181 124 46.0
Bankruptcies 33 25 24 32.0 37.5 135 112 20.5
Proposals 8 12 4 -33.3 100.0 46 12 283.3
West Coast – Northern Peninsula – Labrador 90 77 78 16.9 15.4 395 339 16.5
Bankruptcies 53 42 57 26.2 -7.0 251 261 -3.8
Proposals 37 35 21 5.7 76.2 144 78 84.6
Notre Dame – Central Bonavista Bay 132 134 129 -1.5 2.3 582 514 13.2
Bankruptcies 74 88 103 -15.9 -28.2 413 449 -8.0
Proposals 58 46 26 26.1 123.1 169 65 160.0
Prince Edward Island 174 195 201 -10.8 -13.4 775 828 -6.4
Bankruptcies 88 125 123 -29.6 -28.5 465 523 -11.1
Proposals 86 70 78 22.9 10.3 310 305 1.6
Nova Scotia 1,370 1,447 1,281 -5.3 6.9 6,037 5,305 13.8
Bankruptcies 890 1,022 915 -12.9 -2.7 4,166 3,760 10.8
Proposals 480 425 366 12.9 31.1 1,871 1,545 21.1
Cape Breton 242 250 236 -3.2 2.5 1,144 897 27.5
Bankruptcies 121 151 144 -19.9 -16.0 681 506 34.6
Proposals 121 99 92 22.2 31.5 463 391 18.4
North Shore 276 281 205 -1.8 34.6 1,157 944 22.6
Bankruptcies 187 193 153 -3.1 22.2 791 674 17.4
Proposals 89 88 52 1.1 71.2 366 270 35.6
Annapolis Valley 172 193 198 -10.9 -13.1 844 790 6.8
Bankruptcies 143 156 152 -8.3 -5.9 692 627 10.4
Proposals 29 37 46 -21.6 -37.0 152 163 -6.7
Southern 181 167 127 8.4 42.5 693 569 21.8
Bankruptcies 122 119 91 2.5 34.1 472 432 9.3
Proposals 59 48 36 22.9 63.9 221 137 61.3
Halifax 498 555 514 -10.3 -3.1 2,200 2,106 4.5
Bankruptcies 316 403 375 -21.6 -15.7 1,531 1,523 0.5
Proposals 182 152 139 19.7 30.9 669 583 14.8
New Brunswick 983 1,152 956 -14.7 2.8 4,469 4,354 2.6
Bankruptcies 554 730 633 -24.1 -12.5 2,825 2,828 -0.1
Proposals 429 422 323 1.7 32.8 1,644 1,526 7.7
Campbellton – Miramichi 167 278 167 -39.9 0.0 899 868 3.6
Bankruptcies 82 198 118 -58.6 -30.5 575 597 -3.7
Proposals 85 80 49 6.3 73.5 324 271 19.6
Moncton – Richibucto 317 357 303 -11.2 4.6 1,429 1,299 10.0
Bankruptcies 174 214 190 -18.7 -8.4 885 839 5.5
Proposals 143 143 113 0.0 26.5 544 460 18.3
Saint John – St. Stephen 234 255 233 -8.2 0.4 1,056 1,063 -0.7
Bankruptcies 122 149 146 -18.1 -16.4 629 659 -4.6
Proposals 112 106 87 5.7 28.7 427 404 5.7
Fredericton – Oromocto 177 169 182 4.7 -2.7 692 759 -8.8
Bankruptcies 115 114 128 0.9 -10.2 470 479 -1.9
Proposals 62 55 54 12.7 14.8 222 280 -20.7
Edmundston – Woodstock 89 93 70 -4.3 27.1 395 362 9.1
Bankruptcies 62 55 50 12.7 24.0 268 252 6.3
Proposals 27 38 20 -28.9 35.0 127 110 15.5
Quebec 10,592 10,285 10,797 3.0 -1.9 42,804 43,373 -1.3
Bankruptcies 5,619 5,871 5,853 -4.3 -4.0 24,007 24,488 -2.0
Proposals 4,973 4,414 4,944 12.7 0.6 18,797 18,885 -0.5
Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine 116 147 144 -21.1 -19.4 493 506 -2.6
Bankruptcies 60 80 66 -25.0 -9.1 267 287 -7.0
Proposals 56 67 78 -16.4 -28.2 226 219 3.2
Bas-Saint-Laurent 240 215 226 11.6 6.2 926 904 2.4
Bankruptcies 129 137 140 -5.8 -7.9 535 542 -1.3
Proposals 111 78 86 42.3 29.1 391 362 8.0
Capitale-Nationale 866 763 810 13.5 6.9 3,299 3,230 2.1
Bankruptcies 519 471 475 10.2 9.3 1,994 1,966 1.4
Proposals 347 292 335 18.8 3.6 1,305 1,264 3.2
Chaudière – Appalaches 392 455 387 -13.8 1.3 1,626 1,599 1.7
Bankruptcies 224 289 223 -22.5 0.4 998 920 8.5
Proposals 168 166 164 1.2 2.4 628 679 -7.5
Estrie 413 382 385 8.1 7.3 1,570 1,515 3.6
Bankruptcies 272 228 246 19.3 10.6 1,040 997 4.3
Proposals 141 154 139 -8.4 1.4 530 518 2.3
Centre-du-Québec 298 311 271 -4.2 10.0 1,140 1,126 1.2
Bankruptcies 152 187 163 -18.7 -6.7 663 642 3.3
Proposals 146 124 108 17.7 35.2 477 484 -1.4
Montérégie 1,949 1,921 2,156 1.5 -9.6 7,991 8,527 -6.3
Bankruptcies 957 1,060 1,072 -9.7 -10.7 4,250 4,497 -5.5
Proposals 992 861 1,084 15.2 -8.5 3,741 4,030 -7.2
Montréal 2,095 2,119 2,145 -1.1 -2.3 8,942 8,992 -0.6
Bankruptcies 1,165 1,234 1,249 -5.6 -6.7 5,092 5,332 -4.5
Proposals 930 885 896 5.1 3.8 3,850 3,660 5.2
Laval 583 536 518 8.8 12.5 2,280 2,205 3.4
Bankruptcies 255 257 271 -0.8 -5.9 1,113 1,165 -4.5
Proposals 328 279 247 17.6 32.8 1,167 1,040 12.2
Lanaudière 831 770 861 7.9 -3.5 3,370 3,555 -5.2
Bankruptcies 386 425 417 -9.2 -7.4 1,720 1,747 -1.5
Proposals 445 345 444 29.0 0.2 1,650 1,808 -8.7
Laurentides 1,054 979 1,070 7.7 -1.5 4,174 4,363 -4.3
Bankruptcies 506 502 526 0.8 -3.8 2,195 2,315 -5.2
Proposals 548 477 544 14.9 0.7 1,979 2,048 -3.4
Outaouais 698 610 728 14.4 -4.1 2,706 2,690 0.6
Bankruptcies 356 333 365 6.9 -2.5 1,476 1,517 -2.7
Proposals 342 277 363 23.5 -5.8 1,230 1,173 4.9
Abitibi – Témiscamingue 193 191 170 1.0 13.5 773 743 4.0
Bankruptcies 95 108 94 -12.0 1.1 437 421 3.8
Proposals 98 83 76 18.1 28.9 336 322 4.3
Mauricie 375 373 369 0.5 1.6 1,551 1,508 2.9
Bankruptcies 258 255 234 1.2 10.3 1,048 1,005 4.3
Proposals 117 118 135 -0.8 -13.3 503 503 0.0
Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean 356 388 420 -8.2 -15.2 1,435 1,453 -1.2
Bankruptcies 207 234 239 -11.5 -13.4 866 862 0.5
Proposals 149 154 181 -3.2 -17.7 569 591 -3.7
Côte-Nord 121 115 126 5.2 -4.0 476 402 18.4
Bankruptcies 75 66 64 13.6 17.2 290 239 21.3
Proposals 46 49 62 -6.1 -25.8 186 163 14.1
Nord-du-Québec 12 10 12 20.0 0.0 53 57 -7.0
Bankruptcies 4 6 8 -33.3 -50.0 28 34 -17.6
Proposals 8 4 4 100.0 100.0 25 23 8.7
Ontario 9,644 9,435 9,920 2.2 -2.8 39,335 39,990 -1.6
Bankruptcies 3,771 4,023 4,108 -6.3 -8.2 16,567 17,751 -6.7
Proposals 5,873 5,412 5,812 8.5 1.0 22,768 22,239 2.4
Ottawa 988 939 860 5.2 14.9 4,036 3,736 8.0
Bankruptcies 503 470 459 7.0 9.6 2,097 2,066 1.5
Proposals 485 469 401 3.4 20.9 1,939 1,670 16.1
Kingston – Pembroke 385 447 397 -13.9 -3.0 1,667 1,683 -1.0
Bankruptcies 147 209 190 -29.7 -22.6 770 879 -12.4
Proposals 238 238 207 0.0 15.0 897 804 11.6
Muskoka – Kawarthas 293 265 337 10.6 -13.1 1,158 1,277 -9.3
Bankruptcies 115 117 135 -1.7 -14.8 495 588 -15.8
Proposals 178 148 202 20.3 -11.9 663 689 -3.8
Toronto 3,991 3,670 3,979 8.7 0.3 15,703 16,016 -2.0
Bankruptcies 1,295 1,328 1,386 -2.5 -6.6 5,603 6,046 -7.3
Proposals 2,696 2,342 2,593 15.1 4.0 10,100 9,970 1.3
Kitchener – Waterloo – Barrie 894 939 958 -4.8 -6.7 3,772 3,962 -4.8
Bankruptcies 362 385 428 -6.0 -15.4 1,624 1,801 -9.8
Proposals 532 554 530 -4.0 0.4 2,148 2,161 -0.6
Hamilton – Niagara Peninsula 980 962 1,214 1.9 -19.3 4,248 4,453 -4.6
Bankruptcies 377 410 464 -8.0 -18.8 1,785 1,891 -5.6
Proposals 603 552 750 9.2 -19.6 2,463 2,562 -3.9
London 619 647 671 -4.3 -7.7 2,595 2,676 -3.0
Bankruptcies 277 307 299 -9.8 -7.4 1,141 1,217 -6.2
Proposals 342 340 372 0.6 -8.1 1,454 1,459 -0.3
Windsor – Sarnia 535 520 510 2.9 4.9 2,106 2,241 -6.0
Bankruptcies 227 269 236 -15.6 -3.8 1,000 1,090 -8.3
Proposals 308 251 274 22.7 12.4 1,106 1,151 -3.9
Stratford – Bruce Peninsula 155 172 171 -9.9 -9.4 673 715 -5.9
Bankruptcies 71 97 97 -26.8 -26.8 354 392 -9.7
Proposals 84 75 74 12.0 13.5 319 323 -1.2
Northeast 671 738 684 -9.1 -1.9 2,827 2,659 6.3
Bankruptcies 331 347 326 -4.6 1.5 1,390 1,412 -1.6
Proposals 340 391 358 -13.0 -5.0 1,437 1,247 15.2
Northwest 132 135 140 -2.2 -5.7 549 574 -4.4
Bankruptcies 65 83 89 -21.7 -27.0 307 371 -17.3
Proposals 67 52 51 28.8 31.4 242 203 19.2
Manitoba 637 660 608 -3.5 4.8 2,636 2,210 19.3
Bankruptcies 302 364 321 -17.0 -5.9 1,429 1,295 10.3
Proposals 335 296 287 13.2 16.7 1,207 915 31.9
Southeast 70 41 41 70.7 70.7 205 151 35.8
Bankruptcies 44 23 24 91.3 83.3 116 107 8.4
Proposals 26 18 17 44.4 52.9 89 44 102.3
South Central 15 32 13 -53.1 15.4 96 59 62.7
Bankruptcies 9 23 9 -60.9 0.0 68 42 61.9
Proposals 6 9 4 -33.3 50.0 28 17 64.7
Southwest 75 79 78 -5.1 -3.8 306 286 7.0
Bankruptcies 34 40 36 -15.0 -5.6 138 137 0.7
Proposals 41 39 42 5.1 -2.4 168 149 12.8
North Central 25 12 19 108.3 31.6 96 62 54.8
Bankruptcies 10 9 7 11.1 42.9 51 35 45.7
Proposals 15 3 12 400.0 25.0 45 27 66.7
Winnipeg 396 421 387 -5.9 2.3 1,651 1,380 19.6
Bankruptcies 181 219 207 -17.4 -12.6 898 819 9.6
Proposals 215 202 180 6.4 19.4 753 561 34.2
Interlake 29 40 30 -27.5 -3.3 139 107 29.9
Bankruptcies 14 27 17 -48.1 -17.6 78 70 11.4
Proposals 15 13 13 15.4 15.4 61 37 64.9
Parklands 11 17 31 -35.3 -64.5 58 109 -46.8
Bankruptcies 4 8 15 -50.0 -73.3 32 54 -40.7
Proposals 7 9 16 -22.2 -56.3 26 55 -52.7
North 15 18 10 -16.7 50.0 82 56 46.4
Bankruptcies 6 15 7 -60.0 -14.3 47 31 51.6
Proposals 9 3 3 200.0 200.0 35 25 40.0
Saskatchewan 734 752 649 -2.4 13.1 3,045 2,342 30.0
Bankruptcies 320 354 318 -9.6 0.6 1,423 1,222 16.4
Proposals 414 398 331 4.0 25.1 1,622 1,120 44.8
Regina – Moose Mountain 260 258 209 0.8 24.4 1,042 729 42.9
Bankruptcies 78 81 76 -3.7 2.6 368 304 21.1
Proposals 182 177 133 2.8 36.8 674 425 58.6
Swift Current – Moose Jaw 58 62 66 -6.5 -12.1 227 220 3.2
Bankruptcies 29 34 33 -14.7 -12.1 126 133 -5.3
Proposals 29 28 33 3.6 -12.1 101 87 16.1
Saskatoon – Biggar 226 224 190 0.9 18.9 959 720 33.2
Bankruptcies 108 123 102 -12.2 5.9 477 354 34.7
Proposals 118 101 88 16.8 34.1 482 366 31.7
Yorkton – Melville 35 53 35 -34.0 0.0 186 151 23.2
Bankruptcies 18 26 21 -30.8 -14.3 92 100 -8.0
Proposals 17 27 14 -37.0 21.4 94 51 84.3
Prince Albert 152 153 142 -0.7 7.0 603 493 22.3
Bankruptcies 86 91 80 -5.5 7.5 349 311 12.2
Proposals 66 62 62 6.5 6.5 254 182 39.6
Northern 3 3 6 0.0 -50.0 29 29 0.0
Bankruptcies 1 0 5 -- -80.0 11 20 -45.0
Proposals 2 3 1 -33.3 100.0 18 9 100.0
Alberta 3,355 3,204 3,197 4.7 4.9 13,328 10,783 23.6
Bankruptcies 1,321 1,306 1,388 1.1 -4.8 5,360 4,671 14.8
Proposals 2,034 1,898 1,809 7.2 12.4 7,968 6,112 30.4
Lethbridge – Medicine Hat 247 276 300 -10.5 -17.7 1,111 1,040 6.8
Bankruptcies 103 116 118 -11.2 -12.7 460 437 5.3
Proposals 144 160 182 -10.0 -20.9 651 603 8.0
Camrose – Drumheller 139 148 164 -6.1 -15.2 582 513 13.5
Bankruptcies 70 77 92 -9.1 -23.9 289 271 6.6
Proposals 69 71 72 -2.8 -4.2 293 242 21.1
Calgary 1,291 1,129 1,044 14.3 23.7 4,993 3,873 28.9
Bankruptcies 432 401 401 7.7 7.7 1,718 1,530 12.3
Proposals 859 728 643 18.0 33.6 3,275 2,343 39.8
Banff – Jasper – Rocky Mountain House 74 74 76 0.0 -2.6 281 237 18.6
Bankruptcies 38 30 32 26.7 18.8 126 99 27.3
Proposals 36 44 44 -18.2 -18.2 155 138 12.3
Red Deer 240 308 236 -22.1 1.7 1,062 832 27.6
Bankruptcies 91 121 99 -24.8 -8.1 406 323 25.7
Proposals 149 187 137 -20.3 8.8 656 509 28.9
Edmonton 1,047 992 1,038 5.5 0.9 4,102 3,282 25.0
Bankruptcies 441 429 475 2.8 -7.2 1,780 1,470 21.1
Proposals 606 563 563 7.6 7.6 2,322 1,812 28.1
Athabasca – Grande Prairie – Peace River 221 198 235 11.6 -6.0 868 682 27.3
Bankruptcies 107 89 117 20.2 -8.5 426 374 13.9
Proposals 114 109 118 4.6 -3.4 442 308 43.5
Wood Buffalo – Cold Lake 95 79 103 20.3 -7.8 327 324 0.9
Bankruptcies 38 43 53 -11.6 -28.3 154 165 -6.7
Proposals 57 36 50 58.3 14.0 173 159 8.8
British Columbia 2,583 2,398 2,894 7.7 -10.7 10,495 11,567 -9.3
Bankruptcies 1,110 1,022 1,318 8.6 -15.8 4,511 5,493 -17.9
Proposals 1,473 1,376 1,576 7.0 -6.5 5,984 6,074 -1.5
Vancouver Island and Coast 519 547 638 -5.1 -18.7 2,286 2,540 -10.0
Bankruptcies 260 242 339 7.4 -23.3 1,066 1,415 -24.7
Proposals 259 305 299 -15.1 -13.4 1,220 1,125 8.4
Lower Mainland – Southwest 1,406 1,221 1,559 15.2 -9.8 5,584 6,352 -12.1
Bankruptcies 535 482 613 11.0 -12.7 2,166 2,700 -19.8
Proposals 871 739 946 17.9 -7.9 3,418 3,652 -6.4
Thompson – Okanagan 341 349 380 -2.3 -10.3 1,413 1,499 -5.7
Bankruptcies 175 167 192 4.8 -8.9 678 761 -10.9
Proposals 166 182 188 -8.8 -11.7 735 738 -0.4
Kootenay 96 69 86 39.1 11.6 341 373 -8.6
Bankruptcies 49 32 58 53.1 -15.5 179 219 -18.3
Proposals 47 37 28 27.0 67.9 162 154 5.2
Cariboo 127 124 158 2.4 -19.6 508 551 -7.8
Bankruptcies 62 55 86 12.7 -27.9 259 282 -8.2
Proposals 65 69 72 -5.8 -9.7 249 269 -7.4
North Coast 23 16 10 43.8 130.0 80 55 45.5
Bankruptcies 7 8 7 -12.5 0.0 38 35 8.6
Proposals 16 8 3 100.0 433.3 42 20 110.0
Nechako 20 16 11 25.0 81.8 77 51 51.0
Bankruptcies 13 11 5 18.2 160.0 42 31 35.5
Proposals 7 5 6 40.0 16.7 35 20 75.0
Northeast 52 56 50 -7.1 4.0 207 141 46.8
Bankruptcies 10 25 17 -60.0 -41.2 84 50 68.0
Proposals 42 31 33 35.5 27.3 123 91 35.2
Northwest Territories 11 17 10 -35.3 10.0 61 54 13.0
Bankruptcies 3 12 5 -75.0 -40.0 33 29 13.8
Proposals 8 5 5 60.0 60.0 28 25 12.0
Yukon 8 9 15 -11.1 -46.7 48 39 23.1
Bankruptcies 3 3 7 0.0 -57.1 23 18 27.8
Proposals 5 6 8 -16.7 -37.5 25 21 19.0
Nunavut 0 2 5 -100.0 -100.0 4 9 -55.6
Bankruptcies 0 0 2 -- -100.0 1 4 -75.0
Proposals 0 2 3 -100.0 -100.0 3 5 -40.0
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