Does Canada use the Metric system, or the Customary system used in the United States?

Im from Mexico, but i was just wondering if Canada used the Metric system like in Mexico and the rest of the world, or used the Customary system like in the United States. Oh one more question, does the United Kingdom use the Customary system like the United States, or the Metric?

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Oh! and does Canada use Degrees Celsius or Degrees Fahrenheit?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Canada uses the same metric system as Mexico and most of the rest of the world, including Celsius temperatures. There is no 'Customary' system. What the US uses is Imperial measure, which has been phased out in Europe and all major countries in the world. It is used only in a few small third world countries. It's amazing that the US has resisted the trend, when it is such a vastly superior system of measurement, and makes working transforming units so simple. Oh, well. Maybe one day they will catch up to the rest of us.

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    • Daniel4 years agoReport

      Same in the UK. But our road system is entirely Imperial, max speed limit 70mph . I never heard anyone telling their height in metres or their weight in KG. We consider Kilos a unit for certain items only, like postal parcels or luggages.

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    Does Canada use the Metric system, or the Customary system used in the United States?

    Im from Mexico, but i was just wondering if Canada used the Metric system like in Mexico and the rest of the world, or used the Customary system like in the United States. Oh one more question, does the United Kingdom use the Customary system like the United States, or the Metric?

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    The English CREATED the system we use in America. It's called the Imperial System named from the British Empire. They created feet, inches, miles, etc and spread it to all their colonies. In the late 1700s the French created the Metric System. Now in 2011, the United States, Burma, and Libera are the only three nations left on Earth not to have switched to the metric system. I use both Imperial and Metric when I have to travel overseas for work, and yes, metric is much easier. No, no foreign children are taught imperial measurement, with the exception of the British, who still do have some signs in miles and still once and a while use pounds to measure something. Some children in Canada are briefly taught Imperial measurement. The United States missed it's chance to go Metric in the 70s, I can only hope we convert some day with the rest of the world. They aren't stopping or changing back for us.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

    I am Canadian of Ontario.... we use Imperial Customary as daily base... and at most of workplace using Imperial and food products had came back to use FL OZ, LBS, and so on.. Metric seems failure and not successful anymore! As you know Most English- Canadians are against Metric. We use Imperial Systems now.

    In next few years.. the signage and roadside will return to Mile from Km...

    Metric is about to fade away!

    Gasoline in Canada in 2017 they will use both Gallon and Liter for example. when you go on pumper and press button to switch Gal or Liter... as their choices.

    cloths, house, products, lumber, weight, height, and so on.. are imperial system... the metric had stopped used since 2007.

    In 1985 Metric Commission had removed by formerly P.M. Brain M.

    Survey: 82% of English-Canadian against Metric. (age from 11-and up).

    39% of French-Quebecois against Metric (age from 14 and up).

    So, you better start to learn Imperial System cause as soon as Mexico will have to have trade with Canada and USA business will be always in Imperial Systems!

    United States WILL NOT became Metric law at all and Canada is following America side!

    Thank you

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  • 6 years ago

    Is imperial Canada really metric?

    A Canadian friend invited me recently to a hike, 12 km hiking with 2000 feet elevation.

    Uh? Is it a metric or imperial hike?

    Despite the fact that Canada converted to the metric system on the seventies and most of the Canadians on their 40s or younger were born under the metric system they still measuring their height on feet and inches, and struggle to lose a pound here or there.

    We puchase a kilo of oranges at $1.25/lb to make 16 Oz of juice.

    My hiking friends proudly mention that the Rockies have 11,000 feet high peaks making our 5,500 meter high mountains in Mexico the object of their scorn, not realizing they are over 18,000 feet high.

    My Canadian friends purchase gas at 119.9 /Lt but they still getting 24 miles per galón out of their 3.2 L engines.

    Yes the Canadians are getting metric ... one inch at the time.

    Give them an inch and they will take a mile (or should I say a kilometer?)

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  • 5 years ago

    Officially, Canada is on the metric system, and government forms, doctors and the military will never use imperial (English) units. In practice, however, Canadians use a random selection of metric and imperial units like the British.

    Metric:

    Distances in a car (kilometres, sometimes referred to as “clicks”)

    Fluid measurements (gasoline comes in litres, not gallons, for example)

    Outside temperature (ºC)

    Imperial/English:

    Height (feet, inches)

    Weight (lbs.)

    Oven temperature for cooking (ºF)

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  • Ranto
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    1 decade ago

    Canada uses the metric system.

    The system in the US is actually called The English System. The only countries that still use it are undeveloped countries -- and the US.

    I've included a link to a Canadian newspaper. You can see that the weather is reported in the upper left hand corner. The temperature is reported in Celsius.

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  • 6 years ago

    Canada uses the Metric system and I eagerly learned that to a T before I moved in so I wouldn't aggravate my friends and family when I made my new home with them.

    Source(s): U.S. expat living in Canada
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  • Carol
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    4 years ago

    In New Zealand and Australia we only learn metric in school, however through reading books, and making things following directions from US magazines etc, I learned about some imperial measurement equivalents on my own. Still have no idea about gallons though; I don't make anything using liquids. Lots of people still think about height in terms of feet and inches though. I don't know anyone who describe themselves as being 168cms tall, for example.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Both Canada and England use the metric system and use degrees celcius.

    • Daniel4 years agoReport

      In the UK you drive in MPH and metric signs are illegal, still, 9 years after your comment.

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