Property Rights Index



Region:  North America

Global Rank: 10 of 125

Regional Rank: 1 of 2


Canada’s IPRI score increased by 0.115 to 8.294 placing it 1st in the North America region and 10th in the world. Canada is classified by the IMF as part of the Advanced economies group and by the World Bank as High income country.


Canada’s Legal and Political Subindex increased by 0.109 to 8.477 with scores of 8.648 in Judicial Independence, 8.670 in Rule of Law, 7.625 in Political Stability, and 8.965 in Control of Corruption.


Canada’s Physical Property Rights Subindex increased by 0.350 to 8.256 with scores of 8.380 in perception of Property Rights Protection, 9.849 in Registering Property, and 6.538 in Ease of Access to Loans.


Canada’s Intellectual Property Rights Subindex decreased by -0.11 to 8.150 with scores of 8.018 in perception of Intellectual Property Protection, 8.833 in Patent Protection, and 7.6 in Copyright Protection.


Canada is a member of the following regional integration agreements

  • OECD
  • North American Free-Trade Agreement
  • Comprehensive and Progresive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

Canada - IPRI Overall Score

Canada - IPRI Overall Score

Canada - Legal and Political Environmental

Canada - Physical Property Rights

Canada -Intellectual Property Rights