The sharing economy in Canada

The use of peer-to-peer ride services was highest among people aged 25 to 34 (14.6%) and 18 to 24 (13.5%). Peer-to-peer ride services were used by 2.1% of people aged 55 and older. Differences in the use of peer-to-peer ride services between younger and older age groups held true across all provinces. Estimates of users are calculated based on the place of residence, which may differ from the location in which the service was used. An estimated 17.6% of people aged 18 and older living in Ottawa–Gatineau reported using a peer-to-peer ride service, the highest proportion among the eight most populous census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in Canada. In the 12-month period to October 2016, 14.8% of people aged 18 and older living in Toronto and 9.8% of those living in Edmonton used a peer-to-peer ride service. Users of peer-to-peer ride services were almost evenly split between men (51.1%) and women (48.9%).


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The sharing economy in Canada
Statistics Canada (2017), 'The sharing economy in Canada', in the Daily.


  • Research publication
  • Canada
  • Yes
  • no specific sector focus
  • worker demographics, client characteristics
  • English
  • Statistics Canada (Research institute)
  • Quantitative research
  • 2017
  • Open access
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