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According to Internet World Stats, there are more than 33 million internet users in Canada. With a total population of just over 36 million, Canada has an impressive internet penetration rate of 89.9% (in fact its one of the world’s highest). It’s safe to say that a large majority of Canadian residents use the internet on a daily basis.
The Canada Post says that eight in ten Canadians shop online, and they’re buying more items, more often, across many product categories. So it’s no surprise that Canada’s eCommerce industry is booming. According to eMarketer, eCommerce sales in 2017 rose nearly 30%. As of March 2017, retail eCommerce sales totaled approximately C$1.2 billion. It’s projected that in 2018 retail eCommerce sales will reach CA$56.96 billion and account for 9.0% of total retail sales.
The mobile market is also growing rapidly. According to Absolunet, mobile transactions doubled in the 2017 holiday season and the Canadian average order value (AOV) was in fact higher than the U.S. AOV.
According to Google, testing shows up to 90% reductions in round-trip time (RTT) latency when serving customers in Montréal, compared to hosting them in the previous closest locations: Iowa, Northern Virginia, South Carolina, and Oregon regions.
From our speed tests, below is the average website latency (ping times) from the Montréal data center to nearby regions:
Speed is one of the most important factors for user experience and thus conversions. Thanks to the cutting-edge technology we employ via Google Cloud Platform, PHP 7.3, LXD and others we are able to serve your Canada based and international visitors with the speed they deserve.
Some of the most popular sites in Canada run on WordPress, such as canada.com, olympic.ca, ducks.ca, siriusxm.ca, torontostandard.com, historymuseum.ca, vu.ca, macleans.ca, sprott.carleton.ca, dizal.com, maplefromquebec.ca, manoverboard.com, and bonboss.ca.
Canada has very active local WordPress community with over ten cities having hosted WordCamps over the years with thousands of attendees. There are also a lot of local Meetups happening on a regular basis. The Vancouver and Toronto WordPress Meetup groups both have over 2,000 members. Other Meetups include those in Montréal, Ottawa, Peterborough, Niagara, Hamilton, and Durham. Watching this rapidly growing community is exciting.
The biggest WordCamps in Canada, a few of which Kinsta is proud to be a sponsor, include:
Canada also contains many notable and award-winning agencies that offer WordPress design and development services; such as Forge and Smith, NexToronto, Machine, and Sparkjoy Studios.
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