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Shopify Stores in Canada

Updated Feb 23 2024

There are 129,227 live Shopify stores in Canada.

In this report, we'll cover the following essential statistics on Shopify stores in Canada.

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Shopify Growth in Canada

Shopify's worldwide quarter-over-quarter growth has been quite impressive over the last few years, and that trend is visible within most countries.

  • Shopify stores in Canada increased 7.2% quarter-over-quarter in 2023 Q4.
  • Shopify stores in Canada increased 35% year-over-year in 2023 Q4.

Here is Shopify's quarter-over-quarter growth in Canada.

Quarter
Active Stores
2019 Q1
54,575
2019 Q2
57,812
2019 Q3
60,030
2019 Q4
65,831
2020 Q1
67,522
2020 Q2
78,447
2020 Q3
85,587
2020 Q4
93,364
2021 Q1
98,288
2021 Q2
103,091
2021 Q3
104,106
2021 Q4
104,772
2022 Q1
98,279
2022 Q2
106,448
2022 Q3
111,602
2022 Q4
118,226
2023 Q1
121,426
2023 Q2
121,550
2023 Q3
124,142
2023 Q4
127,187
2024 Q1 (to date)
129,227
Active Stores by Quarter

Note: the store counts displayed in this section are based on actual historical store counts.

It's hard to know exactly when a Shopify store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.

Top Categories For Shopify Stores In Canada

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for Shopify stores in Canada.

  • 21.3% of Shopify stores in Canada sell Apparel products.
  • 12.6% of Shopify stores in Canada sell Home & Garden products.
  • 9.3% of Shopify stores in Canada sell Beauty & Fitness products.

Social Media Usage On Shopify Stores In Canada

Ecommerce brands use social media sites to engage with millions of consumers. Instagram and Facebook are the dominant social media sites for ecommerce stores, by far, with Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube also having notable usage.

  • Instagram is used by 50.0% of Shopify stores in Canada.
  • Facebook is used by 39.2% of Shopify stores in Canada.
  • YouTube is used by 10.8% of Shopify stores in Canada.
Type
Stores
Instagram
64,580
Facebook
50,679
YouTube
13,969
Twitter
13,431
Tiktok
12,664
Pinterest
12,530
LinkedIn
6,229
Facebook Group
1,179

Contact Information On Shopify Stores In Canada

Email remains an extremely popular communication channel for merchants. Many merchants also provide a phone number so that their customers can reach them instantly.

  • 50% of Shopify stores in Canada have an email on their website
  • 30% of Shopify stores in Canada provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
65,213
Phone
38,347

Shopify Plus Stores In Canada

There are 1,700 Shopify Plus stores in Canada. For more information on Shopify Plus, read our Shopify Plus report.

Provinces With The Most Shopify Stores In Canada

It's relatively easy to identify the country in which an ecommerce store operates. However, very few ecommerce stores provide a location to the province-level or city-level and even fewer provide a street address.

Here is the province distribution of Shopify stores in Canada. Note that we're only showing the top 15 locations here but you can see the full list within Store Leads.

  • 59,223 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Ontario.
  • 23,783 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Quebec.
  • 20,868 Shopify stores in Canada are based in British Columbia.
  • 12,814 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Alberta.

Cities With The Most Shopify Stores in Canada

Here is the city distribution of Shopify stores in Canada. Note that we're only showing the top 15 locations here but you can see the full list within Store Leads.

  • 17,457 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Toronto.
  • 8,724 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Montreal.
  • 7,523 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Ottawa.
City
Stores
17,457
8,724
7,523
5,722
5,116
5,000
3,816
3,135
2,273
2,088
1,921
1,753
1,715
1,702
1,594

Top Shopify Apps in Canada

Here are the top 10 apps, ordered by number of installs, across all Shopify stores in Canada.

With a paid account on Store Leads, you'll be able to see which stores have installed specific apps. You can also see when specific apps were installed (or uninstalled) by each store.

Number of Employees for Shopify stores in Canada

  • 95.5% of Shopify stores in Canada have Unknown employees.
  • 2.5% of Shopify stores in Canada have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.8% of Shopify stores in Canada have 10 - 24 employees.

Here is the breakdown of Shopify stores in Canada by the number of employees.

Employees
Stores
Unknown
123,465
1 - 9
3,263
10 - 24
1,035
25 - 49
547
50 - 99
356
100 - 249
269
250 - 999
199
1000 - 4999
63
5000+
30

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In Canada

  • 10.8% of Shopify stores in Canada ship by Canada Post.
  • 4.3% of Shopify stores in Canada ship by UPS.
  • 3.7% of Shopify stores in Canada ship by USPS.

Here are the top shipping carriers for Shopify stores in Canada.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Canada Post
14,015
UPS
5,617
USPS
4,758
Fedex
3,603
Purolator
2,163
Royal Mail
235
DHL
194
Australia Post
131
China Post
91
Correos
31

Top-level Domain Distribution For Shopify Stores In Canada

.com is the most common top-level domain, by far, for world-wide Shopify stores. Some countries have been faster than others to adopt alternate (such as country-specific) top-level domains.

  • 65.8% of Shopify stores in Canada have a .com domain.
  • 27.4% of Shopify stores in Canada have a .ca domain.
  • 1.5% of Shopify stores in Canada have a .co domain.

Here is the top-level domain distribution for Shopify stores in Canada.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
84,976
.ca
35,387
.co
1,887
.shop
1,803
.store
1,554
.net
660
.org
426
.online
172
.us
166
.art
142

Top Shopify Stores In Canada

Here are the top stores in Canada ordered by worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Herschel Supply Co. USA
1,319
2016/12/30
ecobee
1,839
2016/12/30
Blueland
2,244
2018/10/19
West Coast Seeds
2,366
2018/12/21
Candy Funhouse CA
2,557
2014/10/03

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