Copyright statistics: 2021 to 2022

These tables provide an overview of copyright activity, based on the latest available statistics.

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Applications

Figure 1: Copyright applications
2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021 2021 to 2022
Copyright applications 8,674 8,750 9,012 9,209 8,765 12,550 11,163

Disposals

Figure 2: Copyright disposals
2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021 2021 to 2022
Copyrights disposals 8,663 8,703 8,951 9,274 8,773 12,588 11,185

Applications by language

Copyright applications filed by language
Language 2015 to 2016 2016 to 2017 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021 2021 to 2022
English 7,268 7,458 7,812 7,968 7,618 11,165 9,897
French 1,406 1,292 1,200 1,241 1,147 1,385 1,266
Total 8,674 8,750 9,012 9,209 8,765 12,550 11,163

Applications and registrations by province or territory

Copyright applications filed and copyrights registered by province or territory (fiscal year 2021 to 2022)
Province or territory Filed Registered
Alberta 955 953
British Columbia 1,992 1,994
Manitoba 225 225
New Brunswick 152 152
Newfoundland and Labrador 67 66
Northwest Territories 3 3
Nova Scotia 166 166
Nunavut 2 2
Ontario 4,782 4,790
Prince Edward Island 19 20
Quebec 1,902 1,911
Saskatchewan 151 153
Yukon 15 15
Total 10,431 10,450

Applications and registrations by origin as stated by the applicant

Copyright applications filed and copyrights registered by origin as stated by the applicant (fiscal year 2021 to 2022)
Origin Filed Registered
Australia 8 8
Bangladesh 1 1
Belgium 2 2
Cameroon 1 1
Canada 10431 10450
Cayman Islands 14 13
China 76 76
Colombia 1 1
Croatia 1 1
Cyprus 2 2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 1
Ecuador 1 1
El Salvador 1 1
France 8 10
Georgia 1 1
Germany 2 2
Ghana 1 1
Haiti 2 2
Hong Kong 23 23
Iceland 1 1
India 101 101
Iran 6 6
Ireland 2 2
Israel 1 1
Italy 7 7
Japan 3 3
Jordan 1 1
Kuwait 2 2
Malaysia 2 2
Mexico 6 6
Netherlands 2 2
New Zealand 12 12
Nigeria 1 1
Norway 5 5
Oman 1 1
Pakistan 3 3
Poland 1 1
Republic of Korea 1 1
Russia 17 17
Saudi Arabia 3 3
Singapore 2 2
Switzerland 8 8
Taiwan 1 1
Turkey 1 1
Ukraine 1 1
United Arab Emirates 2 2
United Kingdom 14 14
United States of America 375 375
Viet Nam 2 2
Virgin Islands (British) 2 2
Total 11163 11183

Top 10 applicants

Top 10 copyright applicants (fiscal year 2021 to 2022)
Applicant Number of applications filed
The Strategic Coach 505
Canadian Standards Association 213
Electricity Human Resources Canada 126
Skyship Entertainment Company 85
Marciano Georges 71
Wenco International Mining Systems 64
Nanjitsu 1 Productions 44
Farvision Education Group 42
Foundations for Living Society 40
Alcoholics Anonymous World Services 39

Top 10 Canadian applicants

Top 10 copyright applicants (fiscal year 2021 to 2022)
Applicant Number of applications filed
The Strategic Coach 505
Canadian Standards Association 213
Electricity Human Resources Canada 126
Skyship Entertainment Company 85
Georges Marciano 71
Wenco International Mining Systems 64
Nanjitsu 1 Productions 44
Farvision Education Group 42
Foundations for Living Society 40
Gianni Cammuso 38