Smartphone use in Canada - additional information
Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest countries and a high-tech industrial society. As of 2015, it has a total population of almost 36 million inhabitants, out of which over 25 million are mobile phone users. Since a great number of Canadians have multiple mobile devices, there are an estimated total of 30.5 million mobile connections throughout the country. Additionally, over 80 percent of the population has access to the internet.
Smartphone user penetration in Canada is high and expected to grow steadily in the next years; as of 2015, almost 60 percent of all mobile subscribers in Canada were using a smartphone. As highlighted by a recent survey, smartphone and tablets are used extensively for online activities. Just 28 percent of Canadian users access the internet exclusively from a personal computer. The remaining respondents use the computer as well as mobile devices. Canadian adults are spend 877 minutes per week accessing the internet from a mobile device and only 553 from a desktop computer or laptop. The other most common smartphone activities in Canada are taking photos, listening to music and playing games.
As of 2014, Canada is placed high in a ranking of both North and South American countries with the greatest social media penetration; 56 percent of its internet users are actively accessing various social media websites or apps. 44 percent of the total number of users are accessing their social media accounts from mobile devices.