What did Canadians Google in 2021?

By: Yasmin Ranade

December 8, 2021

Today, Google released its annual Year in Search results about what interested Canadians the most in 2021. From top trending questions about the pandemic, vaccinations, and the Federal Elections, it is fascinating to learn what was important to Canadians this year.

Here are the top Canadian news interests in 2021, according to Google.

Top Canadian News Searches:

  1. COVID vaccine near me
  2. Federal election
  3. Severe thunderstorm warning
  4. Afghanistan
  5. Lockdown
  6. Vaccine passport
  7. BC Wildfires
  8. Tokyo Olympics
  9. Lytton fire
  10. Residential Schools

More generally, Canadian search behaviour spanned topics from sport to vaccination centre locations to investments to pop culture news and entertainment.

In terms of entertainment, it is quirky that Squid Game topped our TV interest, among other top-trending entertainment searches.

Top TV Shows:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Bridgerton
  3. Ginny and Georgia
  4. Yellowstone
  5. Manifest
  6. Outer Banks
  7. Cecil Hotel
  8. Loki
  9. Maid
  10. Lupin

Top Movies:

  1. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  2. Black Widow
  3. Eternals
  4. Dune
  5. Red Notice
  6. Army of the Dead
  7. Halloween Kills
  8. Godzilla vs. Kong
  9. The Suicide Squad
  10. Free Guy

In the music genre, Travis Scott and Olivia Rodrigo were the most searched artists by Canadians.

Top Songs:

  1. Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo
  2. All Too Well – Taylor Swift
  3. Deja Vu – Olivia Rodrigo
  4. Easy on Me – Adele
  5. Montero – Lil Nax X
  6. Good 4 U – Olivia Rodrigo
  7. Wants and Needs – Drake ft. Lil Baby
  8. Peaches – Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon
  9. Happier Than Ever – Billie Eilish
  10. Industry Baby – Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow

Top Musicians:

  1. Travis Scott
  2. Adele
  3. Morgan Wallen
  4. Daft Punk
  5. Marilyn Manson
  6. Dr. Dre
  7. Olivia Rodrigo
  8. Britney Spears
  9. Lil Nas X
  10. Travis Barker

Google identified Tiger Woods as the most searched athlete in the world. But, who were our most searched Canadian athletes?

And, finally, what questions did Canadians search most often? Once again, vaccinations and the 2021 Federal Election ranked highest, but inquiring minds also wondered about residential schools as well as how to get rid of a stuffy nose.


  1. Why did Prime Minister Trudeau call an election?
  2. Why were Residential Schools created?
  3. Why is it so hot in British Columbia?
  4. Why is lumber so expensive?
  5. Why did Simone Biles withdraw?
  6. Why did Taylor Swift re-record her music?
  7. Why was Prince Philip not king?
  8. Why is Bernie Sanders a meme?
  9. Why did Daft Punk break up?
  10. Why is Squid Game so popular?

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