Canada Military Size 1985-2021

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 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.
  • Canada military size for 2015 was 67,500.00, a 3.85% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,379,800.00
South Korea 608,000.00
Italy 341,500.00
France 304,800.00
Japan 261,150.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Poland 196,700.00
Spain 196,350.00
Germany 181,400.00
Israel 177,500.00
United Kingdom 148,450.00
Greece 147,850.00
Chile 122,200.00
Argentina 105,200.00
Canada 72,400.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 58,100.00
Portugal 52,250.00
Oman 46,600.00
Netherlands 41,410.00
Hungary 39,800.00
Lithuania 39,550.00
Belgium 31,500.00
Panama 26,000.00
Finland 25,200.00
Kuwait 24,500.00
Norway 23,250.00
Austria 22,850.00
Czech Republic 22,245.00
Uruguay 22,100.00
Qatar 21,500.00
Switzerland 21,450.00
Bahrain 19,200.00
Croatia 18,200.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Slovak Republic 15,850.00
Sweden 15,150.00
Denmark 14,500.00
New Zealand 9,400.00
Ireland 8,650.00
Brunei 8,200.00
Slovenia 7,250.00
Latvia 6,900.00
Estonia 6,700.00
Trinidad and Tobago 4,050.00
Luxembourg 1,900.00
Malta 1,750.00
Bahamas 1,300.00
Barbados 610.00
Seychelles 420.00
Antigua and Barbuda 180.00
Canada Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
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%