Metric weight in Canada is somewhat of a hybrid between the imperial and metric systems. Generally, weight is measured in grams & kilograms (there are 100 grams in a kilogram).
To convert from pounds to kilograms, divide by 2.2 and to convert from kilograms to pounds, multiply by 2.2.Too much math? Try a Metric Calculator
However, many Canadians give their height in feet/inches and their weight in pounds.
Grocery stores sell produce usually by the pound, but meat and cheese is sold by the 100 grams.
(Scroll down for a handy table of common weights and their metric conversions.)
Other metric conversion tables:
- Metric Distances in Canada - Converting Meters & Kilometers and Yards & Miles
- Common Temperatures in Celsius and Fahrenheit
- Common Speed Limits in Kilometers and Miles per Hour
- Common Volumes in Milliliters & Liters and Ounces & Gallons
Common Weights in Canada
|Weight Measurement||Grams (g) or Kilograms (kg)||Ounces (oz) or Pounds (lb)|
|Each piece of checked baggage on airplanes is generally charged extra if over 50 lb||23 - 32 kg||51 - 70 lb|
|Average man's weight||82 kg||180 lb|
|Average woman's weight||64 kg||140 lb|
|Meat and cheese is weighed per 100 grams in Canada||100 g||about 1/5 lb|
|12 slices of cheese||200 g||just under 1/2 lb|
|Enough sliced meat for about 6 sandwiches||300 g||bit over 1/2 lb|