Bytes over bites: How Canada’s telecom providers are defying shrinkflation

In a world of shrinking products – from smaller candy bars to fewer chips in a bag – Canada’s telecom industry is moving against the tide. While shrinkflation provides consumers with less bang for their buck, Canada’s telecommunications providers are delivering more data, faster speeds, and broader coverage, all at lower prices.

Connecting Canadians

The Canadian Telecommunications Association represents organizations that invest in, build, maintain, and operate Canada’s world-class telecommunication networks. By working with members, government, regulators, and other stakeholders, we advocate for policies that will ensure Canada remains a global leader in telecommunications and that all Canadians benefit from Canada’s world-class networks and services.

Digital transformation, connectivity, and Canada’s sustainability goals

Canada’s telecommunications sector plays a pivotal role in enabling more efficient and effective ways of working, and building a more sustainable future. Find out how Canadian industries like Oil and Gas, Mining, and Agriculture can use connected technologies and data to modernize their operations to lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce harmful waste, while also increasing productivity.

Be Prepared: Important Steps You Can Take to Stay Connected During a Storm

Find important tips and best practices about steps you can take to prepare for potential power outages and other impacts from storms that can affect your telecommunications services.

Canada’s future depends on connectivity

Connectivity is key to enabling Canada’s economic growth and improving Canadians’ social well-being. It allows businesses to become more productive while reducing their environmental footprint, assists governments in delivering critical services, and connects Canadians with friends and loved ones no matter where they live. The Canadian Telecommunications Association is dedicated to building a better future for Canadians through connectivity. Learn more about our priorities.

Telecommunications in Canada

Industry impact

Canada’s telecommunication industry is a key contributor to Canada’s economic growth and social development.

$76+

billion

direct GDP contribution (2022)

724+

thousand

jobs supported (2022)

99.5

percent

Canadians with LTE mobile coverage (2022)

#1

among G20 countries

for mobile network quality

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Programs

Programs that make a difference

Learn about our programs that support accessibility, charitable giving, consumer protection and more.

Search tool that lets Canadians input an IMEI number to determine if a mobile device has been reported lost or stolen, which would make it unusable on Canadian wireless operator networks.

Device Check Canada

Service that allows those who are Deaf, deafened, Hard-of Hearing and speech impaired to converse with emergency call centres via text message.

Text with 911

Provides information on the administration and use of Common Short Codes to facilitate interactions between users, brands, retailers, government and other organizations via text messaging.

Txt.ca

A foundation that enables charitable donations via text message and helps connect Canadian mobile users with the causes they care most about.

Mobile Giving Foundation