[Map] Canada among the top 10 countries in the world for investing in the stock market

Owning shares on the stock market is one of the most "classic" investments available in Canada. But is the appetite for stock market products the same in all countries? In this study, we try to compare countries in terms of the rate of investment in the stock market among the population.

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This map illustrates the disparities in stock market participation between countries by showing the percentage of each country's population investing in the stock market. The data is drawn from sources such as the OECD, Swastika and McKinsey & Company, AMF. These data are the most recent available and vary between 2021 and 2022.

Canada ranks 7th in the world among countries that invest the most in the stock market

These results highlight the diversity of people's participation in stock markets around the world, reflecting the different economic, cultural and regulatory factors specific to each country. The United States clearly stands out as the country with the highest percentage of its population investing in the stock market, reaching 58%. In 7th place is Canada, with 39% of its population holding shares on the local stock market.

Expert advice

Alexandre Desoutter, Editor-in-Chief of HelloSafe Canada:
"The differences in stock market participation between different countries around the world reflect the complex economic and socio-cultural dynamics that characterise them. Each nation shines in its own unique way in this vast financial universe, with factors such as financial education, economic opportunities, political stability and investor confidence playing a key role in explaining the differences observed in this area."

Only 1% of the Indonesian population owns shares on the stock market

Some countries have relatively low rates of stock market ownership. Countries such as Colombia (1.6%), the Philippines (1.4%) and Indonesia (1%) have very low rates, which may be linked to a preference for other forms of investment or less accessibility to the financial markets.


In addition to its expert editorial line around insurance and financial products, HelloSafe explores broader topics relating to global consumption in Canada and around the world. The aim is to decipher certain complex subjects for consumers and to provide everyone with the latest information. It is within this framework that HelloSafe regularly carries out studies on trends relating to current personal finance in Canada.

The data presented in this study is drawn from public and official sources such as the OECD, Swastika and McKinsey & Company, the AMF. These data are the most recent available and vary between 2021 and 2022. These data measure differences in stock market participation between countries based on the proportion of each country's population that invests in the stock market.

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HelloSafe is a leading platform for comparing financial products (insurance, credit, investments) in Canada. Powered by its unique and powerful technology, HelloSafe provides users with dozens of free and anonymous comparison tools, calculators and expert, up-to-date content. Its platform empowers users to make the best decisions for their wallets and find the right products at the right prices for them.

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