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What Are Canadians Doing Online?

The internet: you're on it right now.

While that fact might not be mind-blowing, the various things that Canadians get up to online might surprise you.

What are Canucks spending our money on when we shop online? Exactly how much time do we spend binging shows on Netflix? (Editors note: Do yourself a favour and stream Bojack Horseman immediately)

The folks over at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the people in charge of administering the .CA domain name, released the results of their comprehensive study on the behaviour of Canadians on the internet. We've done the work of sifting through the report to bring you the most interesting and, perhaps, life-affirming facts. Let's dive right in.

We Still Like Facebook

That whole "delete Facebook" movement hasn't really taken hold here in Canada. In fact, Facebook is still the most popular social media platform - by far. Check it out:

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Personally, I want to see Friendster make a comeback.

We REALLY Like Shopping Online

Now, I'm not the best at math, but 86% seems high. And that's the number of Canadians who have made an online purchase in the past 12 months alone.

Furthermore, only 59% of Canadians prefer making purchases at traditional brick and mortar stores. You might be thinking to yourself, "That percentage is still pretty good." Well, consider that this is down from the 66% of Canadians who said, in 2016, that they preferred to do this.

Seems like bringing your store online is a wise choice. Not convinced? Well....

We Want to Support Canadian Businesses

Canadians want to support fellow Canadians. It's just science. Or, more accurately, it's statistics:

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And the following is presented without comment:

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Canadians want to buy from you. The easiest way to show people you are Canadian before they even land on your website is with a .CA domain.

And guess what? We have .CA on sale for only $4.50 for the first year! This sale is so good, you can buy up to 10 .CA's for that low, low price. So get your business and your neighbour's business and your dog's business online right now.

Find your $4.50 .CA right now for a limited time.

Jasmin Bollman

Jasmin Bollman

Rebel’s Marketing Manager of Social Media & Content. She’s always in the midst of writing something while simultaneously looking for ways to work quotes from The Simpsons into her everyday life.

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