April 2017 Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

On June 29, 2017, the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy released its most current statistics on personal bankruptcy and consumer proposal filings for Canadian debtors.

Canada - there were 61,334 personal bankruptcies and 62,681 consumer proposals filed in the 12-months ended April 30.  Bankruptcies were down 3.7% and consumer proposal filings were up 5.1% as compared to the 12-months ended April 30, 2016.

New Brunswick - there were 2,782 personal bankruptcies and 1,653 consumer proposals filed in the 12-months ended April 30, 2017.  Bankruptcies were down 2.9% and consumer proposal filings were up 9.4% as compared to the 12-months ended April 30, 2016.

Nova Scotia - there were 4,175 personal bankruptcies and 1,872 consumer proposals filed in the 12-months ended April 30, 2017.  Bankruptcies were up 11% and consumer proposal filings were up 18.6% as compared to the 12-months ended April 30, 2016.

Prince Edward Island - there were 453 personal bankruptcies and 312 consumer proposals filed in the 12-months ended April 30, 2017.  Bankruptcies were down 13.9% and consumer proposal filings were up 8% as compared to the 12-months ended April 30, 2016.

More detailed statistics are in the following table:

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