Deaths from opioid overdose in Canada in 2018, by province

This statistic shows the number of deaths from opioid overdose in Canada in 2018, by province. In that year, there were a total of 4,460 deaths from opioid overdose in Canada, 1,525 of which occurred in the province of British Columbia.

Number of opioid overdose deaths in Canada in 2018, by province

Number of deaths
British Columbia*1,525
Ontario1,471
Alberta**775
Quebec^424
Saskatchewan***95
Manitoba62
Nova Scotia57
New Brunswick27
Newfoundland and Labrador***10
Prince Edward Island***7
Yukon^^5
Northwest Territories2
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Data from British Columbia includes deaths related to all illicit drugs including, but not limited to, opioids.

** Available data for October to December 2018 from Alberta include only accidental deaths involving fentanyl or fentanyl analogues.

*** Data from Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador include deaths with completed investigations only.

^ Data for 2016 and 2017 from Quebec include deaths with completed investigations only. Available 2018 data from Quebec include unintentional deaths with ongoing investigations related to all illicit drugs including, but not limited to, opioids.

^^ Data from Yukon include deaths with completed investigations only. One apparent opioid-related death occurred in a different province following an overdose in Yukon. This death is included in the data from the jurisdiction where the death occurred and is not reported in the data from Yukon.

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