Justin Trudeau acknowledges divisions were laid bare during the 36-day federal election campaign.
But the Liberal leader, who will remain Prime Minister for a third term, told supporters in his Montreal riding that Canadians are united in what they want from their government.
Trudeau's Liberals won another minority mandate -- not much different than the one from the 2019 election -- and he will face all of the same opposition leaders in the next Parliament.
Trudeau says he considers last night's minority mandate as a clear nod to get through the pandemic and rebuild economically from COVID-19.
In his victory speech, he told supporters in Montreal he sees more unity than division in the country to tackle some major policy issues.
Trudeau highlighted some big promises, including 10-dollar-a-day child care and housing affordability.
The Conservatives will remain the Official Opposition, and the Bloc Quebecois and the NDP each potentially will hold the balance of power.
The counting of more than 780,000 mail-in ballots will begin today and will decide many tightly contested ridings.
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole was unable to make a big change in his party's parliamentary seat count in the election yesterday, but he believes the party under his leadership has changed to meet the modern concerns of Canadians.
In a speech in Oshawa, Ontario, O'Toole called on Conservatives not to waiver from the party's commitment to grow and earn the trust of more voters.
He says he called Justin Trudeau to congratulate him on the Liberals' victory, but also warned him the Tories would be ready to fight another election should one be called in the near future.
People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier says despite his loss last night in his riding of Beauce, Quebec, he will remain as party leader.
Overnight, the People's Party had 5.2 per cent of the national vote.
That handily beat the Green Party's ballot haul, though the Greens still hold two seats in Parliament, including its first from Ontario.
Bernier says he is pleased to see his PPC party grow and is already preparing for the next election.
He delivered his speech indoors at a Saskatoon hotel to a crowd of mostly unmasked people, prompting police to investigate public-health concerns.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says the party will "continue fighting" on key issues. His party was able to pick up two more seats than they went into the election with.
Some disruptions on election day
Elections Canada reported a handful of disruptions at polling stations across the country, including an Indigenous-led protest and poll workers not showing up.
Two polling locations in Indigenous communities in the Alberta riding of Grand Prairie-Mackenzie were locked and could not be opened to voters on this election day.
In southern Ontario, a protest by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council barred anyone from entering, prompting Elections Canada to relocate a polling station in Brantford.
The confederacy called the government's decision to open a polling station on the First Nation a treaty violation.