Canada | Credit Rating

Standard & Poor's credit rating for Canada stands at AAA with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Canada was last set at Aaa with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for Canada was last reported at AAA with stable outlook. In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of Canada thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for Canada as reported by major credit rating agencies. 12/10/2016


AgencyRatingOutlookDate
TE99 Stable Apr 16 2016
DBRSAAA Stable Jul 18 2014
FitchAAA Stable Aug 12 2004
FitchAA+ Stable Sep 20 2002
S&PAAA Stable Jul 29 2002
Moody'sAaa Stable May 03 2002
FitchAA+ Stable Apr 03 2001
FitchAA Stable Sep 21 2000
Moody'sAa1 Stable Jun 21 2000
Moody'sAa2 Positive Watch Apr 06 2000
S&PAA+ Stable Feb 24 1997
Moody'sAa2 Stable Apr 12 1995
S&PAA+ Negative Mar 03 1995
Moody'sAa1 Negative Watch Feb 16 1995
FitchAA N/A Aug 10 1994
Moody'sAa1 Stable Jun 02 1994
S&PAA+ Stable Oct 14 1992
S&PAAA Stable Jun 26 1989
Moody'sAaa Stable Apr 12 1974
Moody'sAa Stable May 22 1968
S&PAAA N/A Nov 03 1951
S&PAA N/A Aug 24 1949

 S&P Moody's Fitch TERating
B+ Stable B1 Stable   35
BBB- Stable   BBB Stable 65
B Negative B1 Negative B Negative 41
B- Stable B3 Stable B Stable 15
  B1 Stable B+ Stable 43
BBB+ Positive   BBB- Stable 63
AAA Negative Aaa Stable AAA Stable 97
AA+ Stable Aa1 Negative AA+ Stable 96
BB+ Negative Ba1 Negative BB+ Negative 55
BBB- Negative Baa3 Stable   65
BB- Stable Ba2 Negative BB+ Stable 60
BB- Stable Ba3 Stable BB- Stable 40
B- Negative Caa1 Stable   53
B- Stable Caa1 Stable B- Stable 25
AA Stable Aa3 Stable AA Negative 88
CC Negative Caa2 Stable   25
N/A N/A   N/A N/A 30
A+ Stable A2 Stable N/A N/A 91
BB Stable Ba3 Negative BB- Stable 38
B Stable B3 Stable   28
A- Negative A2 Stable   73
BB Negative Ba2 Negative BB Negative 34
BB+ Stable Baa2 Stable BBB- Stable 53
B- Positive     30
N/A N/A B2 Stable   30
B Stable B2 Stable B Stable 30
AAA Stable Aaa Stable AAA Stable 99
B Stable   B Stable 35
  Aa3 Stable   85
AA- Stable Aa3 Stable A+ Stable 78
AA- Negative Aa3 Negative A+ Stable 80
BBB Negative Baa2 Stable BBB Stable 52
B- Negative B3 Stable   25
BB- Negative Ba1 Negative BB+ Negative 50
BB Negative Ba2 Negative BB Negative 45
  Caa2 Positive   20
BB Positive B1 Positive BB- Positive 36
AA- Stable A1 Stable A+ Stable 81
AAA Stable Aaa Stable AAA Stable 100
BB- Stable B1 Positive BB- Stable 36
B Stable B3 Stable B Negative 29
B- Stable B3 Stable B Stable 28
B- Negative B3 Negative B+ Stable 41
AA- Stable A1 Stable A+ Stable 81
B Stable B1 Stable B Stable 31
AA Stable     99
B+ Stable B1 Positive   33
AA+ Stable Aa1 Stable AA+ Stable 96
AA Stable Aa2 Stable AA Stable 90
B Stable B1 Negative B+ Negative 40
BB- Stable Ba3 Stable BB- Stable 38
AAA Stable Aaa Stable AAA Stable 100
B- Stable B3 Stable B Negative 31
B- Stable Caa3 Stable CCC N/A 10
SD Negative    
BB Negative Ba1 Stable BB Stable 49
B+ Positive B2 Positive   33
AAA Negative Aa1 Negative AA+ Stable 95
BBB- Stable Baa3 Stable BBB- Stable 47
BBB+ Stable A3 Stable BBB+ Stable 55
BBB- Stable Baa3 Positive BBB- Stable 48
BB+ Positive Baa3 Stable BBB- Stable 46
B- Stable   B- Negative 25
A+ Stable A3 Positive A Stable 70
N/A N/A Aa1 Negative   98
A+ Stable A1 Stable A+ Stable 76
BBB- Stable Baa2 Negative BBB+ Negative 60
  Ba3 Stable B+ Stable 38
B Stable B3 Stable B Stable 24
A+ Stable A1 Stable A Negative 78
BB- Negative B1 Stable   45
BBB- Negative Baa3 Negative BBB Stable 61
B+ Stable B1 Stable B+ Negative 20
AA Stable Aa2 Negative AA Stable 90
NR N/A B2 Stable   30
A- Stable A3 Stable A- Stable 69
B- Stable B2 Negative B- Stable 31
    B+ Stable 40
AAA Stable     100
A- Stable A3 Stable A- Stable 69
AAA Stable Aaa Stable AAA Stable 100
  Aa3 Negative AA- Stable 88
BB- Stable   BB Negative 48
A- Stable A3 Stable A- Stable 66
  B2 Stable  
A- Stable A3 Stable A Positive 74
  Baa1 Stable   65
BBB+ Negative A3 Negative BBB+ Stable 60
  B3 Negative   25
B- Stable Caa1 Stable B- Stable 36
B+ Negative B1 Negative   40
BBB- Stable     55
BBB- Stable Ba1 Stable BBB- Stable 54
CC Negative Caa3 Negative CC N/A 30
  Baa3 Negative BBB- Negative 55
AAA Stable Aaa Stable AAA Stable 100
AA Stable Aaa Stable AA Stable 90
B+ Stable B2 Stable B+ Stable 33
B Stable B1 Stable B+ Stable 28
AAA Stable Aaa Stable AAA Stable 99
BBB- Negative Baa1 Stable   78
B Stable B3 Stable B Stable 19
BBB Stable Baa2 Stable BBB Stable 60
B+ Negative B2 Stable   35
BB Stable Ba1 Stable BB Stable 41
BBB+ Positive A3 Stable BBB+ Stable 60
BBB Stable Baa2 Stable BBB- Positive 53
BBB+ Stable A2 Negative A- Stable 67
BB+ Stable Ba1 Stable BB+ Stable 44
D Negative     0
AA Stable Aa2 Negative AA Stable 87
B- Stable B3 Negative CCC N/A 30
BBB- Stable Baa3 Positive BBB- Stable 52
BB+ Stable Ba1 Negative BBB- Stable 43
B Stable B2 Stable B+ Stable 30
    BBB Negative 65
A- Stable A1 Stable AA- Negative 86
B+ Stable B1 Positive   35
BB- Stable B1 Positive BB- Stable 36
    BB- Stable 30
AAA Stable Aaa Stable AAA Stable 98
A+ Stable A2 Stable A+ Stable 80
A Stable Baa3 Positive A- Stable 61
  B3 Stable   25
BBB- Negative Baa2 Negative BBB- Negative 49
AA Stable Aa2 Stable AA- Stable 84
BBB+ Stable Baa2 Stable BBB+ Stable 62
B+ Negative B1 Negative B+ Negative 38
  B3 Stable   25
B+ Negative B1 Stable B+ Negative 39
AAA Stable Aaa Stable AAA Stable 99
AAA Stable Aaa Stable AAA Stable 100
AA- Stable Aa3 Stable AA- Stable 82
BBB+ Stable Baa1 Stable BBB+ Stable 63
A- Negative Baa3 Negative   68
BB- Negative Ba3 Negative BB- Negative 44
BB Stable Ba1 Stable BBB- Negative 44
B Stable B2 Stable B+ Stable 33
B- Stable Caa3 Stable B- Stable 15
AA Stable Aa2 Negative AA Stable 90
AA Negative Aa1 Negative AA Negative 95
AA+ Stable Aaa Stable AAA Stable 97
BBB Negative Baa2 Negative BBB- Stable 56
CCC Negative Caa3 Negative CCC N/A 5
BB- Stable B1 Stable BB- Stable 29
B Negative B3 Negative B Negative 34


Ratings

The Trading Economics credit rating (TE Rating) scores the credit worthiness of a country between 100 (riskless) and 0 (likely to default). Unlike the ratings provided by the major credit agencies, our index is numerical because we believe it is easier to understand and more insightful when comparing multiple countries. Arguably, our ratings are less likely to be manipulated because they are unsolicited and we are not paid in any way to provide countries with a rating. Technically, our ratings are based on a forward looking macro economic model which takes into account several leading economic indicators, financial markets and very little discretion. If you have any question please email us at contact@tradingeconomics.com

TE S&P Moody's Fitch  
100 AAA Aaa AAA Prime
95 AA+ Aa1 AA+ High grade
90 AA Aa2 AA
85 AA- Aa3 AA-
80 A+ A1 A+ Upper medium grade
75 A A2 A
70 A- A3 A-
65 BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ Lower medium grade
60 BBB Baa2 BBB
55 BBB- Baa3 BBB-
50 BB+ Ba1 BB+ Non-investment grade
speculative
45 BB Ba2 BB
40 BB- Ba3 BB-
35 B+ B1 B+ Highly speculative
30 B B2 B
25 B- B3 B-
20 CCC+ Caa1 CCC Substantial risks
15 CCC Caa2 Extremely speculative
10 CCC- Caa3 In default with little
prospect for recovery
  CC Ca
5 C C
0 D / DDD In default
/ DD
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