Enlistments in the CEF by Province

Enlistment Statistics

Men from all across Canada and the United States enlisted in the CEF. The following table, is extracted from "Official History of the Canadian Forces in the Great War 1914-19" Volume 1, by Colonel A. Fortescue Duguid, and now available on CD from the "Archive CD Books Project".

Statistics by Province

Estimated Population 1914 Estimated Males 18-45 Served Overseas Served Canada Only Total Served Percentage of available
Yukon Territories
8,000
4,737
North West Territories
8,000
3,406
British Colombia
442,000
179,372
43,202
12,368
55,570
31.0%
Alberta
459,000
139,279
36,165
12,720
48,885
35.1%
Saskatchewan
601,000
180,069
27,374
14,315
41,689
23.2%
Manitoba
530,000
139,103
48,042
18,198
66,240
47.6%
Ontario
2,705,000
659,796
170,301
72,354
242,655
36.8%
Quebec
2,148,000
442,930
50,262
37,790
88,052
19.9%
New Brunswick
371,000
77,860
17,016
10,045
27,061
34.8%
Nova Scotia
512,000
111,604
22,587
13,136
35,723
32.0%
Prince Edward Island
95,000
19,114
2,536
1,160
3,696
19.3%
United States
4,025
2,961
6,986
Total
7,879,000
1,957,270
421,510
195,047
616,557
31.5%