Get the facts about the telecommunications industry in Canada, including information about economic contribution, network performance and coverage, adoption, and value.
Canada’s telecommunications sector has not only transformed the way that Canadians communicate, work, and play, it also fuels economic growth and innovation while supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs across industries.
Canada’s leadership in telecommunications is possible only because of the significant investments made by the companies that build and operate Canada’s world-class telecommunications networks, including Bell, Rogers, TELUS, Videotron, SaskTel, Eastlink, Xplore, and Tbaytel.
Though Canada has a widely dispersed population across a large land mass, most Canadians have access to wireless and wireline telecommunications services. This keeps improving as Canada’s facilities-based network operators continue to invest billions each year to expand and enhance networks and have partnered with different levels of government to bring network coverage to remote communities.
Despite the cost of building and maintaining network infrastructure in a country that has a widely dispersed population across a large land mass, Canada consistently ranks as having high quality mobile wireless and high-speed internet services.
Every year more Canadians use telecommunications services to stay in touch with family and friends, consume content, and work remotely. The increased importance of telecommunications can be seen by the increasing demand for wireline and wireless services.
The importance of connectivity is evidenced by the increasing consumption of mobile and internet data by Canadians.
Whether measured by increases in coverage, quality, service plan attributes or declining prices, the telecommunications industry is delivering more value to Canadians every year. Additional data and statistics regarding the telecommunications sector is published by government departments and agencies, including the Canadian Radio-television and telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Statistics Canada.