Lists of municipalities in Canada

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Canada has a total of 3,573 municipalities among its 10 provinces and 3 territories that are subject to some form of local government.

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Matrix of municipalities

Municipal status AB
[1] [2]
BC
[3] [4]
MB
[3]
NB
[5]
NL
[3] [6]
NS
[7] `
ON
[3]
PE
[3]
QC
[8]
SK
[9]
Prov.
total
NT
[3]
NU
[3]
YT
[3]
Terr.
total
Nat.
total
Charter community 3 33
City 18 51 10 8 3 [lower-alpha 1] 51 2 [lower-alpha 2] 16 159 1 1 1 3 162
Community 63 6363
Community government 4 44
County [lower-alpha 3] 9 19 2828
Cree village 888
District municipality 50 [lower-alpha 4] 126262
Hamlet [lower-alpha 5] [lower-alpha 6] [lower-alpha 7] [lower-alpha 8] 11 24 [lower-alpha 9] 3535
Improvement district 8 88
Indian government district 1 11
Inuit community government 555
Island municipality 1 11
Local government district 2 22
Metis settlement 8 88
Mountain resort municipality 2 22
Municipal district 64 [lower-alpha 10] 6464
Municipality [lower-alpha 11] [lower-alpha 12] 58640698698
Naskapi village 111
Northern hamlet 2 22
Northern town 11 1111
Northern village 14 11 2525
Parish 158 158158
Regional municipality [lower-alpha 13] [lower-alpha 14] 1 3 8 1212
Resort municipality 1 11
Resort village [lower-alpha 15] 40 4040
Rural community 7 77
Rural municipality [lower-alpha 16] 98 [lower-alpha 17] 296 394394
Special area 3 33
Specialized municipality 5 55
Summer village 51 [lower-alpha 18] 5151
Town 108 14 25 26 268 [lower-alpha 19] 26 88 9 [lower-alpha 20] 146 712 4 3 7 719
Township 206 44 250250
United county 3 33
United township 1 2 33
Village 89 42 2 65 11 44 260 513 1 4 5 516
Ville 223 223223
Total municipalities 354 162 137 107 271 50 444 74 1,134 782 3,515 24 25 8 573,572
Total population [12] 3,645,2574,400,0571,208,268751,171514,536921,72712,851,821140,2047,903,0011,033,38133,369,42341,46231,90633,897107,26533,476,688
Avg. population10,297.327,160.88,819.57,020.31,898.718,434.528,945.51,894.66,969.11,321.59,493.41,727.61,276.24,237.11,881.89,372.0

Lists by province

Lists by territory

Lists by size

Notes

  1. See "regional municipality". Nova Scotia's former incorporated "city" municipal status was abandoned in the 1990s as a result of amalgamations to form regional municipalities.
  2. See "ville". There is no official incorporated "city" municipal status in Quebec.
  3. See "municipal district" and "specialized municipality". Alberta abolished its incorporated "county" municipal status in the mid-1990s. All were continued as municipal districts but were permitted to retain the term "county" in their official names. Two of these municipal districts, Mackenzie County and Strathcona County, subsequently changed their status from "municipal district" to "specialized municipality".
  4. Includes the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, which is incorporated as a "district municipality" despite being named a "regional municipality". [10]
  5. In Alberta, "hamlets" are unincorporated communities within incorporated municipalities. See list of hamlets in Alberta.
  6. In Manitoba, "hamlets" are not incorporated communities. See Category:Hamlets in Manitoba.
  7. In Ontario, "hamlets" are not incorporated communities. See list of hamlets in Ontario.
  8. In Saskatchewan, "hamlets", excluding "northern hamlets", are unincorporated communities within incorporated municipalities. See list of hamlets in Saskatchewan.
  9. In Yukon, "hamlets" are not incorporated communities. See list of hamlets in Yukon.
  10. See "district municipality". Statistics Canada incorrectly reports that Nova Scotia's 12 district municipalities are "municipal districts".
  11. See "specialized municipality". Though the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass and the Municipality of Jasper are named "municipalities", they are incorporated as "specialized municipalities".
  12. See "rural municipality". Manitoba's 2015 municipal amalgamation reforms created 37 rural municipalities that branded themselves simply as "municipalities" in their official legal names
  13. See "specialized municipality". Though the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is named a "regional municipality", it is incorporated as "specialized municipality".
  14. See "district municipality". Though the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality is named a "regional municipality", it is incorporated as a "district municipality". [10]
  15. See "summer village", which is the similar equivalent to Saskatchewan's "resort villages".
  16. In Alberta "rural municipalities" are a group of municipal status types including "improvement districts", "municipal districts" and "special areas".
  17. Statistics Canada incorrectly characterizes 37 rural municipalities as simply municipalities due to their official legal names excluding the term "rural" despite officially holding rural municipality status. Also, Statistics Canada divides the RM of Mountain into two parts.
  18. See "resort village", which is the similar equivalent to Alberta's "summer villages".
  19. While Statistics Canada reports that there are 277 municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), including 3 cities and 274 towns, [3] NL's Department of Municipal Affairs and the Canada Revenue Agency both report there are 271 municipalities in NL. [6] [11]
  20. See "ville". There is no official incorporated "town" municipal status in Quebec.

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References

  1. "2016 Municipal Codes" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 14, 2016. p. 1. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  2. "Order in Council (O.C.) 344/2016" (PDF). Province of Alberta. December 13, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names: From January 2, 2014 to January 1, 2015 (Table A: Census subdivision types by province and territory, as of January 1, 2015)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  4. "Order in Council No. 357". Province of British Columbia. June 26, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  5. "Welcome to the AMANB". The Association of Municipal Administrators of New Brunswick. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  6. "Part 3.9, Department of Municipal Affairs, Monitoring of Municipalities" (PDF). Auditor General of Newfoundland and Labrador. January 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  7. "Membership Directory 2016". Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. December 1, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  8. "L'organisation municipale et régionale au Québec en 2013" (PDF). Ministère des Affaires Municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du Territoire. May 21, 2013. pp. 4, 5 and 8. ISBN   978-2-550-67938-7 . Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  9. "Types of Municipalities". Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Archived from the original on September 19, 2012. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  10. "Order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council (Order in Council No. 033)". Province of British Columbia. January 29, 2009. p. 3. Retrieved September 20, 2014. The class of the municipality is a district municipality.
  11. "List of municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador". Canada Revenue Agency. May 27, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  12. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statistics Canada . Retrieved March 22, 2014.