Number of bank branches across in 2015: 6,303, of which approximately 2,000 are rural and small town branches.

Number of banks in Canada: 88.

Number of bank-owned ABMs across Canada: 18,775.

Number of transactions logged at bank-owned ABMs in Canada (2014): 777 million.

Number of online banking transactions completed with the six largest banks in Canada in 2015: 614 million.

Number of mobile banking transactions completed with the six largest banks in Canada in 2015: 202 million.

Canadians are careful borrowers, and mortgage arrears in Canada remain very low (in fact, as of December 2016 only 0.28% of bank mortgages are in arrears.)

Taxes paid in Canada in 2015 (by the six largest banks): $7.3 billion.

Banks contribute approximately 3.3% to Canada’s GDP.

Taxes paid worldwide in 2015 (by Canada's six largest banks): $12 billion.

Amount banks and their subsidiaries paid in salaries and benefits in Canada in 2015: $26.5 billion.

In 2015, banks employed 280,115 Canadians.

Number of people employed by Canadian banks in other countries in 2015: 99,365.

Percentage of senior managers with the six largest banks who are women (2015): 34.9%. Women constitute 61% of the workforce at Canada’s six largest banks (excluding subsidiaries).

Banks have more than 1 million financing relationships with small and medium-sized businesses across Canada. 

Amount six largest Canadian banks spent on technology in 2015: $10.2 billion.

Amount six largest Canadian banks spent on technology in the last decade: $70.1 billion.

Dividend income paid in 2015 by Canada’s banks to shareholders: $15.9 billion.

Canada’s Bank Act is reviewed and updated every five years to ensure the regulatory structure is keeping pace with changes in the industry.

Percentage of Canadians who give banks a good performance rating when it comes to being stable and secure: 87%.

Percentage of Canadians that have a favourable impression of banks in Canada: 84%.

Percentage of Canadians who trust banks to protect the privacy of their personal information and transactions: 80%.