Canada

House of Commons

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections.

Background

Election date(s)
20 Sep 2021
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature
15 Aug 2021
Timing of election
Early elections
Expected date of next elections
30 Sep 2025
Number of seats at stake
338
Scope of elections
Full renewal

Candidates

Number of parties contesting the election
24
Total number of candidates
2,010

Notes:

Elections Canada (EC) does not collect information on candidates’ gender (candidates do not need to provide this information to fill out their nomination paper).

The gender-breakdown of the candidates below was taken from “Women Candidates in General Elections – Overview” on the Library of Parliament website offered by Parliament of Canada: https://lop.parl.ca/sites/ParlInfo/default/en_CA/ElectionsRidings/womenCandidatesOverview.

Number of male candidates
1,243
Number of female candidates
762
Number of other candidates
5
Percentage of women candidates
37.9%

Voter turnout

Registered voters
27,366,297
Voters
17,034,243
Voter turnout
62.2%

Results

Number of parties winning seats
5
Percentage of parties winning seats
20.8%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition
47.3%

Parties or coalitions winning seats

Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political group Total
Liberal Party 160
Conservative Party 119
Bloc Québécois (BQ) 32
NDP-New Democratic Party (NDP) 25
Green Party 2
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
235
Number of women elected
103
Percentage of women elected
30.5%
Women Directly Elected
103
Other notes on the elections

Note on the voter turnout:

The number of “registration” does not include electors who registered on election day.

Sources

New legislature

Total number of men after the election
235
Total number of women after the election
103
Percentage of women after the election
30.5%
First-term parliamentarians
49
Percentage of first-term parliamentarians
14.5%
Date of the first session
22 Nov 2021

First Speaker of the new legislature

Personal details for the first Speaker of the new legislature
Anthony Rota (Male)
Date of birth: 1961
Political party
Liberal Party
Date of election
22 Nov 2021

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No