June 2017 Bankruptcy & Consumer Proposal Statistics

On August 31, 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 63,235 personal bankruptcies and 62,616 consumer proposals filed in the 12-months ended June 30, 2017.  Bankruptcies were down 5.9% and consumer proposal filings were up 2.4% as compared to the 12-months ended June 30, 2016.

New Brunswick - there were 2,742 personal bankruptcies and 1,722 consumer proposals filed in the 12-months ended June 30, 2017.  Bankruptcies were down 7.1% and consumer proposal filings were up 14.4% as compared to the 12-months ended June 30, 2016.

Nova Scotia - there were 4,128 personal bankruptcies and 1,722 consumer proposals filed in the 12-months ended June 30, 2017.  Bankruptcies were up 3.3% and consumer proposal filings were up 14% as compared to the 12-months ended June 30, 2016.

Prince Edward Island - there were 466 personal bankruptcies and 286 consumer proposals filed in the 12-months ended June 30, 2017.  Bankruptcies were down 10.2% and consumer proposal filings were down 7.1% as compared to the 12-months ended June 30, 2016.

More detailed statistics are in the following table:

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