Ranked:
14th (2012)

Canadian Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in Canada. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in Canada

Our latest data shows that Canada spent $22,382,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.3% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Canadian military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $235,725,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $16,059,000,000 1.2%
2002 $16,143,000,000 1.2%
2003 $16,439,000,000 1.1%
2004 $17,062,000,000 1.1%
2005 $17,811,000,000 1.1%
2006 $18,640,000,000 1.2%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $20,322,000,000 1.2%
2008 $21,900,000,000 1.3%
2009 $22,900,000,000 1.4%
2010 $22,773,000,000 1.4%
2011 $23,294,000,000 1.3%
2012 $22,382,000,000 1.3%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

Other Countries in the Region

Venezuelan Flag Venezuela
$3,316 Million (2012)
Dominican Flag Dom. Republic
$359 Million (2012)
Mexican Flag Mexico
$7,103 Million (2012)
Belizean Flag Belize
$15 Million (2012)
Canadian Flag Canada
$22,382 Million (2012)
Colombian Flag Colombia
$11,446 Million (2012)
Peruvian Flag Peru
$2,363 Million (2012)
Brazilian Flag Brazil
$36,751 Million (2012)

Canada's Military Branches

Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, Canada Command.

Military Service Age in Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years.