Canada Military Size 1985-2022

Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Canada military size for 2019 was 72,000.00, a 0.55% decline from 2018.
  • Canada military size for 2018 was 72,400.00, a 0.56% increase from 2017.
  • Canada military size for 2017 was 72,000.00, a 6.67% increase from 2016.
  • Canada military size for 2016 was 67,500.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,388,000.00
South Korea 613,000.00
Italy 342,000.00
France 304,000.00
Japan 261,000.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Spain 199,000.00
Poland 189,000.00
Germany 184,000.00
Israel 178,000.00
United Kingdom 149,000.00
Greece 147,000.00
Chile 122,000.00
Argentina 103,000.00
Canada 72,000.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 59,000.00
Portugal 52,000.00
Oman 47,000.00
Netherlands 41,000.00
Hungary 40,000.00
Lithuania 37,000.00
Panama 28,000.00
Finland 27,000.00
Belgium 26,000.00
Kuwait 25,000.00
Czech Republic 25,000.00
Norway 23,000.00
Austria 22,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Switzerland 20,000.00
Bahrain 19,000.00
Croatia 18,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Iceland 0.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Canada Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 72,000.00 -0.55%
2018 72,400.00 0.56%
2017 72,000.00 6.67%
2016 67,500.00 0.00%
2015 67,500.00 -3.85%
2014 70,200.00 6.85%
2013 65,700.00 -0.45%
2012 66,000.00 0.46%
2011 65,700.00 0.00%
2010 65,700.00 -0.03%
2009 65,722.00 2.69%
2008 64,000.00 0.00%
2007 64,000.00 0.00%
2006 64,000.00 -9.86%
2005 71,000.00 0.00%
2004 71,000.00 15.26%
2003 61,600.00 0.00%
2002 61,600.00 -6.81%
2001 66,100.00 -3.50%
2000 68,500.00 -2.07%
1999 69,950.00 0.00%
1998 69,950.00 -3.78%
1997 72,700.00 -8.90%
1996 79,800.00 5.42%
1995 75,700.00 0.93%
1994 75,000.00 -1.32%
1993 76,000.00 -7.32%
1992 82,000.00 -4.65%
1991 86,000.00 -1.15%
1990 87,000.00 -1.14%
1989 88,000.00 6.02%
1985 83,000.00 6.02%