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. DBRS's credit rating for Canada is 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.



AgencyRatingOutlookDate
TE99 Stable Apr 16 2016
FitchAAA Stable Aug 12 2004
DBRSAAA Stable Dec 16 2002
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
DBRSAA (high) Stable Oct 22 1997
S&PAA+ Stable Feb 24 1997
Moody'sAa2 Stable Apr 12 1995
DBRSAA (high) Negative Mar 28 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
DBRSAA (high) Stable Mar 21 1994
DBRSAAA Negative May 28 1993
S&PAA+ Stable Oct 14 1992
S&PAAA Stable Jun 26 1989
DBRSAAA N/A Oct 16 1987
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&PMoody'sFitchDBRSTE
B+ B1 35
BBB BBB 65
B- B2 B 41
B+ B2 B B 15
B1 B+ 43
BBB+ BBB- 63
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 97
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 55
BB+ Baa3 65
B+ B1 BB+ 60
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
CCC+ Caa3 53
B Caa1 B- 25
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 88
B- B3 25
N/A N/A 30
A+ A2 N/A 91
BB Ba3 BB- 38
B B3 28
A- A2 73
BB Ba2 BB BB 34
BBB- Baa2 BBB 53
B 30
N/A B2 30
B B2 B 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B B 35
Aa3 85
A+ Aa3 A N/A 78
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB 52
CCC+ B3 25
BB- Ba2 BB 50
BB Ba2 BB 45
Caa2 20
BB+ Ba3 BB BB (low) 36
AA- A1 A+ 81
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 36
B- B3 B 29
B- B3 B 28
CCC+ Caa1 B- 41
AA- A1 A+ AA (low) 81
B B1 B 31
AA AAA 99
B+ Ba3 33
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AAA 90
N/A B3 B 40
BB- Ba2 BB- 38
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B- B3 B 31
B- Caa2 B- CCC (high) 10
SD
BB- Ba1 BB 49
BB- B1 33
AA+ Aa2 AA+ 95
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 47
A A3 A 55
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 48
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 46
B- Caa1 B- 25
A+ A2 A A (high) 70
N/A Aa2 98
A+ A1 A+ 76
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB (high) 60
Ba3 B+ 38
B B3 B 24
A+ A1 A A 78
B+ B1 45
BBB- Baa3 BBB 61
B+ B1 B+ 20
AA Aa2 AA 90
NR B2 30
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
B- B3 B- 31
B+ 40
AAA 100
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA- 88
BB- BB 48
A- A3 A- 66
B2 B+
A- A3 A+ A 74
Baa1 65
BBB+ A3 BBB+ BBB (high) 60
B3 25
B- Caa1 B- 36
B+ B1 40
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BBB- 54
SD Caa3 CC 30
Ba1 BB+ 55
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 90
B+ B2 B+ 33
B B2 B+ 28
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
BB Baa2 BBB- 78
B B3 B 19
BBB Baa2 BBB 60
B+ B2 35
BB Ba1 BB 41
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 60
BBB Baa2 BBB 53
BBB+ A2 A- A 67
BBB- Ba1 BB+ BBB (low) 44
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 87
CCC+ B3 CC 30
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 52
BB+ Ba1 BBB- 43
B B2 B+ 30
BBB- 65
A- A1 A+ 86
B+ Ba3 35
BB- Ba3 BB- 36
BB- 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 80
A+ Baa1 A- A 61
B3 25
BB Baa3 BB+ 49
AA Aa2 AA- 84
BBB+ Baa2 BBB+ A (low) 62
B+ B1 B+ 38
B3 25
B B1 B- 39
B2
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 82
B- B3
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 63
BBB+ Ba1 68
BB- B1 B+ 44
BB Ba1 BB+ BB (high) 44
B B2 B+ 33
B- Caa2 B- 15
AA Aa2 AA 90
AA Aa2 AA AAA 95
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 97
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 56
SD Caa3 RD 5
BB- B1 BB- 29
B B3 B 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
D