Canada Ad Spending 2022

Digital Ad Spending Drives the Total Ad Market Upward

Executive Summary

Canada’s advertising market is in full recovery mode. Last year, it reclaimed the spending it lost in 2020, thanks to strong reinvestments in social media and digital video. And this year, ad spending will continue to accelerate, fueled mainly by digital formats.


  1. How much spending will advertisers dedicate to digital in 2022?
  2. What digital formats are growing the fastest?
  3. Which companies are the biggest digital players in Canada?

WHAT’S IN THIS REPORT? Our in-depth forecasts for traditional and digital ad spending in Canada, with a focus on the formats that are driving the most growth.

KEY STAT: This year, for the first time, digital ad spending will be more than double traditional ad spending, accounting for 68.3% of the total ad market in Canada.

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Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Key Points
  3. Impact of the Ukraine Conflict and Market Instability
  4. Digital Will Draw Double the Ad Spend of Traditional Media This Year
  1. Google and Meta’s Duopoly Still Dominates Digital Advertising
  2. CTV Will Boast a Quarter Share of Advertising on TV Screens
  3. Search Is Resurgent with Expanded Ecommerce, ‘Near Me’ Lookups
  4. What Do These Forecasts Mean for Marketers in Canada?
  1. Read Next
  2. Sources
  3. Media Gallery

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Paul Briggs


Ethan Cramer-Flood
Senior Forecasting Writer
Iwona Drapala
Senior Forecasting Analyst
Angela Kim
Senior Researcher
Paul Verna
Principal Analyst