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Shopify Stores in Canada

Updated Jan 20 2023

There are 120,264 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 12.7% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q4.
  • Shopify stores in Canada increased 39% year-over-year in 2022 Q4.

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

Quarter
Active Stores
2017 Q1
1,952
2017 Q2
1,579
2017 Q3
1,617
2017 Q4
2,080
2018 Q1
2,192
2018 Q2
2,397
2018 Q3
2,407
2018 Q4
2,037
2019 Q1
2,576
2019 Q2
2,758
2019 Q3
2,385
2019 Q4
3,231
2020 Q1
3,014
2020 Q2
5,817
2020 Q3
4,939
2020 Q4
7,671
2021 Q1
7,256
2021 Q2
5,984
2021 Q3
5,288
2021 Q4
4,775
2022 Q1
3,872
2022 Q2
5,788
2022 Q3
9,551
2022 Q4
13,095
2023 Q1 (to date)
4,136
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

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.

  • 23.2% of Shopify stores in Canada sell Apparel products.
  • 13.3% of Shopify stores in Canada sell Home & Garden products.
  • 10.0% 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 51.3% of Shopify stores in Canada.
  • Facebook is used by 42.7% of Shopify stores in Canada.
  • Twitter is used by 11.6% of Shopify stores in Canada.
Type
Stores
Instagram
61,751
Facebook
51,325
Twitter
13,914
Pinterest
12,439
YouTube
11,610
Tiktok
7,414
LinkedIn
4,137
Facebook Group
1,093

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.

  • 53% of Shopify stores in Canada have an email on their website
  • 31% of Shopify stores in Canada provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
63,973
Phone
36,685

Shopify Plus Stores In Canada

There are 1,605 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.

  • 56,039 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Ontario.
  • 21,266 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Quebec.
  • 19,610 Shopify stores in Canada are based in British Columbia.
  • 11,984 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.

  • 16,656 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Toronto.
  • 8,067 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Montreal.
  • 7,282 Shopify stores in Canada are based in Ottawa.
City
Stores
16,656
8,067
7,282
5,013
4,893
4,583
3,591
2,919
2,008
1,967
1,801
1,634
1,599
1,465
1,453

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

  • 1.3% of Shopify stores in Canada have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.6% of Shopify stores in Canada have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.3% of Shopify stores in Canada have 25 - 49 employees.

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

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
1,556
10 - 24
683
25 - 49
374
50 - 99
276
100 - 249
215
250 - 999
136
1000 - 4999
47
5000+
26

Top Shipping Carriers For Shopify Stores In Canada

  • 12.1% of Shopify stores in Canada ship by Canada Post.
  • 4.2% of Shopify stores in Canada ship by USPS.
  • 4.0% of Shopify stores in Canada ship by UPS.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Canada Post
14,597
USPS
5,050
UPS
4,776
Fedex
3,458
Purolator
2,001
DHL
277
Royal Mail
217
Australia Post
119
China Post
84
SF Express
26

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.

  • 66.7% of Shopify stores in Canada have a .com domain.
  • 27.5% of Shopify stores in Canada have a .ca domain.
  • 1.3% of Shopify stores in Canada have a .shop domain.

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

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
80,217
.ca
33,050
.shop
1,504
.co
1,443
.store
891
.net
549
.org
368
.online
114
.io
109
.us
106

Top Shopify Stores In Canada

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Cupshe
112
2016/12/30
Movieposters.com
288
2019/11/29
Vessi Canada
528
2020/08/28
Rupi Kaur
770
2016/12/30
FODY Food Co. - USA
951
2017/11/17

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