Google Top Search Terms in Canada for 2021

Google Top Search Terms

Every year, Google releases a list of the top search terms or trending search terms for that year. Back in 2010, it was called Google Zeitgeist but now it’s called Googe Trends. Last week, they released this year’s list in a blog post entitled “A look back at Canada’s #YearInSearch: 2021“.

They also posted a tweet on their official Google Canada account on Twitter:

Some of the top search terms in Canada

Top Searches

  1. NBA
  2. NHL
  3. COVID vaccine near me
  4. Euro 2021
  5. AMC Stock
  6. GME Stock
  7. Bitcoin price
  8. Gabby Petito
  9. DMX
  10. Squid Game

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

Top ‘What’ Searches

  1. What is Squid Game?
  2. What happened to Gabby Petito?
  3. What is non-binary?
  4. What percentage of Canada is vaccinated?
  5. What is shorting a stock?
  6. What is cancel culture?
  7. What happened in Afghanistan?
  8. What time is the pink moon?
  9. What is a Residential School?
  10. What does insurrection mean?

Top ‘Why’ Searches

  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?

Top ‘How to’ Searches

  1. How to get a vaccine passport
  2. How to buy Dogecoin
  3. How to make money from home
  4. How to book a COVID vaccine
  5. How to register to vote in Canada
  6. How to watch the Oprah interview
  7. How to get a QR code for COVID vaccination
  8. How to make hot chocolate bombs
  9. How to apply for CERB
  10. How to get rid of a stuffy nose

Top People Searches

  1. Kyle Rittenhouse
  2. Alec Baldwin
  3. Tiger Woods
  4. Travis Scott
  5. Joe Biden
  6. Adele
  7. Derek Chauvin
  8. Leylah Fernandez
  9. Pete Davidson
  10. Christian Eriksen

Top Movie Searches

  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

Top TV Show Searches

  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 Actors Searches

  1. Alec Baldwin
  2. Pete Davidson
  3. Jake Gyllenhaal
  4. Armie Hammer
  5. Sidharth Shukla
  6. William Shatner
  7. Bo Burnham
  8. Shailene Woodley
  9. Evan Rachel Wood
  10. Bob Odenkirk

Top Musician Searches

  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

Top Song Searches

  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 Canadian Athlete Searches

  1. Leylah Fernandez
  2. Andre De Grasse
  3. John Tavares
  4. Carey Price
  5. Penny Oleksiak
  6. Jake Evans
  7. Bianca Andreescu
  8. Felix Auger-Aliassime
  9. Denis Shapovalov
  10. Damian Warner

Top Athlete Searches

  1. Tiger Woods
  2. Leylah Fernandez
  3. Andre De Grasse
  4. Simone Biles
  5. John Tavares
  6. Kyle Beach
  7. Emma Raducanu
  8. Carey Price
  9. Aaron Rodgers
  10. Penny Oleksiak

It’s interesting to see the most popular Google search terms that trended in Canada this year. Personally, I think I only looked up two or three top search terms listed above. How about you? How many of the top search terms did you look up this past year? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

Source: Google Trends

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