Canadian Fast facts questions

Test your knowledge about Canada and Canadians, based on Fast facts in the Students section.

Fast facts – Population

  1. By 2036, Canada's population could grow to between 40 and 47 million. What's the projected population in 2036 for your province or territory?
  2. Is the following statement true or false?
    In 2006, nearly half of all Canadians (45%) lived in one of the six metropolitan areas with a population of more than 1 million: Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Ottawa – Gatineau, Calgary and Edmonton.

Find the answers in Fast facts – Population.


Fast facts – Crime

  1. Almost 5% of all violent crimes reported in 2009 involved incidents of criminal harassment or stalking. How many incidents of this type were reported?
  2. The Crime Severity Index measures the seriousness of police-reported crimes, which has been declining in recent years. In what city was the violent Crime Severity Index the highest in 2009?
  3. From 2007 to 2009, did impaired driving charges increase or decrease in Canada?

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Fast facts – Health

  1. What is the top sport in which Canadian children participated in 2005?
  2. What percentage of Canadian children and youth are considered overweight or obese?
  3. What percentage of 12- to 19-year-olds are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke at home?

Find the answers in Fast facts – Health.


Fast facts – Education

  1. In the 25 to 34 age category, did more men or more women have a university degree in 2006?
  2. What province had the highest undergraduate university tuition fee in 2010/2011?
  3. The number of elementary and secondary students in Canada's public schools is declining, with the most rapid decline in the Atlantic provinces. Why?

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Fast facts – Civic participation

  1. Are we a nation of givers? What percentage of Canadians aged 15 or older made a financial donation to a charitable or not-for-profit organization in 2007?
  2. Has the Canadian participation rate in federal elections increased or decreased in the last 20 years?
  3. In which provinces are Canadians most likely to choose to boycott a product for ethical reasons?

Find the answers in Fast facts – Civic participation.