2021 Federal Election

The preliminary results of the federal election are now available on Elections Canada’s website!

You can explore the results by party, electoral district, or province or territory.

Interesting facts about the 2021 federal election:

  • Across Canada, 2,010 people ran as candidates. Some ran on behalf of 22 political parties, while others stood as independents. Voters in the riding of Saint Boniface–Saint Vital had the most names to choose from, with 21 candidates on their ballot!
  • Running an election in a country as big as Canada is a huge undertaking, especially in a pandemic. In this election, around 215,000 workers were hired to staff over 60,000 polling stations across the country.
  • Many more voters than in the past took advantage of early voting options such as vote-by-mail and advance polls. Over 6.9 million voted before election day—that’s approximately 1 in 4 of all registered electors!
  • Over 55,000 Canadians living abroad requested voting kits to participate in the election. The top three countries where Elections Canada sent voting kits are the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
  • Elections Canada’s preliminary estimates show that 17,209,000 Canadians cast a ballot. This translates into a 62.5% voter turnout rate. This is a decrease of 4.5% compared to the previous election in 2019. Over the next few months, more data will be available on voter turnout by age and other demographics.

Student Vote Canada Results

Students voting in mock election.

Students across the country cast their ballots for the official candidates running in the federal election as part of Student Vote Canada. The results are in! Just like in the real election, students elected a minority Liberal government. However, the official opposition for the student vote is the NDP. View the results by school, riding, and province and territory.

Student Vote Canada - National Results 2021

PartySeat CountVote %
Liberal Party of Canada 11824%
New Democratic Party10828%
Conservative Party of Canada8825%
Bloc Québécois212%
Green Party of Canada310%

Student Vote Canada by the numbers

  • 808,596 students cast a ballot.
  • 5,987 elementary, middle and high schools participated.
  • 338 federal ridings were represented.

Elections Canada and CIVIX have been offering Student Vote Canada during federal elections since 2004. Students typically elect the same governing party as adults, but the results breakdown often varies among the parties.

About Student Vote Canada

Student Vote Canada is a parallel election program that runs alongside the real federal election. Elections Canada engaged CIVIX to deliver the Student Vote program for this year’s federal election.

In Student Vote Canada, students get the chance to act as election workers and vote for the official candidates running in their school’s riding, using real voting materials from Elections Canada. The program is free to any school, and materials are available in both official languages.

We know that authentic learning experiences like Student Vote Canada have an impact on developing engaged citizens and future voters. According to a survey of students who participated in Student Vote Canada, 75 percent of them feel more prepared to vote in the future.

Thank you message from Stéphane Perrault, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada


Do you have questions about the Student Vote Canada program? Contact our friends at CIVIX.