Find out more about the greatest Canadians, including Elon Musk, Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Mendes, Keanu Reeves and Jordan Peterson.

If you are fan of pop music and Hollywood, then you have a big reason to be grateful to Canadians for many of your favourite pop-stars and film actors were born in this snowy nation. While grooving to the foot tapping music of Bryan Adams, Justin Beiber and Avril Lavigne, imagine for a while how boring contemporary music would be without these musicians! Talking about fun times, let us not forget to think about Samuel Bronfman who founded the distillery, the Seagram Company Ltd. which provides the liquors for your parties. Getting to more serious matters, do you know that the famous architects David Ewart and John M. Lyle were also Canadians?

Elon MuskElon Musk
(Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor)

28 June 1971

Ryan ReynoldsRyan Reynolds

23 October 1976

Shawn MendesShawn Mendes
(Singer & Songwriter)

08 August 1998

Justin BieberJustin Bieber

01 March 1994

Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves

02 September 1964

Sunny LeoneSunny Leone

13 May 1981

Jordan PetersonJordan Peterson
(Clinical Psychologist)

12 June 1962

Evangeline LillyEvangeline Lilly

03 August 1979

Margot KidderMargot Kidder

17 October 1948

Rachel McAdamsRachel McAdams

17 November 1978

Jim CarreyJim Carrey

17 January 1962

Ryan GoslingRyan Gosling

12 November 1980

Justin TrudeauJustin Trudeau
(23rd Prime Minister of Canada)

25 December 1971

Avril LavigneAvril Lavigne

27 September 1984

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox

09 June 1961

David FosterDavid Foster

01 November 1949

Pamela AndersonPamela Anderson
(American-Canadian actress)

01 July 1967

Nina DobrevNina Dobrev

09 January 1989

The WeekndThe Weeknd

16 February 1990

Shania TwainShania Twain

28 August 1965

Hayden ChristensenHayden Christensen
(Actor, Voice Actor)

19 April 1981

Seth RogenSeth Rogen
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Producer, Director)

15 April 1982

James CameronJames Cameron

16 August 1954

Will ArnettWill Arnett

04 May 1970

Neve CampbellNeve Campbell

03 October 1973

William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
(Actor, Producer)

22 March 1931

Mike MyersMike Myers
(Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer, Film Director)

25 May 1963

Michael CeraMichael Cera

07 June 1988

Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
(Actor, Director, Producer, Voice Actor)

21 December 1966

Nathan FillionNathan Fillion

27 March 1971

Martin ShortMartin Short

26 March 1950

Tristan ThompsonTristan Thompson
(Basketball Player)

13 March 1991

Cobie SmuldersCobie Smulders
(Actor, Model)

03 April 1982

Sandra OhSandra Oh

20 July 1971

Phil HartmanPhil Hartman
(Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian)

24 September 1948

Ayesha CurryAyesha Curry
(Celebrity Chef & Cookbook Author)

23 March 1989

John CandyJohn Candy
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter)

31 October 1950

Wayne Douglas GretzkyWayne Gretzky
(Ice Hockey Player)

26 January 1961

Ellen PageEllen Page

21 February 1987

Donald SutherlandDonald Sutherland

17 July 1935

Tommy ChongTommy Chong
(Comedian, Actor)

24 May 1938

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
(Writer, Environmental Activist)

18 November 1939

Justine MuskJustine Musk
(Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife)

02 September 1972

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek
(American-Canadian television personality)

22 July 1940

Georges St-PierreGeorges St-Pierre
(Mixed Martial Artist)

19 May 1981

Neil YoungNeil Young
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)

12 November 1945

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams

05 November 1959

Kristin KreukKristin Kreuk

30 December 1982

Finn WolfhardFinn Wolfhard
(Actor, Musician)

23 December 2002

Mackenzie DavisMackenzie Davis

01 April 1987

John RobertsJohn Roberts

15 November 1956

Anna PaquinAnna Paquin

24 July 1982

Howie MandelHowie Mandel
(Actor, Comedian)

29 November 1955

Steve NashSteve Nash

07 February 1974

Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson

11 June 1978

Chris BenoitChris Benoit
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)

21 May 1967

Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
(Inventor of Telephone)

03 March 1847

Rocky JohnsonRocky Johnson
(Professional Wrestler)

24 August 1944

Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell

07 November 1943

Avan Jogia Avan Jogia

09 February 1992

Taylor KitschTaylor Kitsch

08 April 1981

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen

21 September 1934

Corey HaimCorey Haim

23 December 1971

Stephen AmellStephen Amell

08 May 1981

Cory MonteithCory Monteith

11 May 1982

Sidney CrosbySidney Crosby
(Ice Hockey Player)

07 August 1987

Lilly SinghLilly Singh
(YouTuber, Rapper, Actress and Comedian)

26 September 1988

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)

18 October 1919

Tara StrongTara Strong
(Voice Actor)

12 February 1973

Alessia CaraAlessia Cara

11 July 1996

Kim CattrallKim Cattrall

21 August 1956

Jacob TremblayJacob Tremblay
(Child Actor)

05 October 2006

Rick MoranisRick Moranis
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter & Musician)

18 April 1953

Lauren HollyLauren Holly

28 October 1963

Shay MitchellShay Mitchell

10 April 1987

The nation boasts of a multiethnic population and is an amalgamation of different cultures, religions, and races as much of the population comprises immigrants from other nations who come to the country in search of better opportunities. And why would not they? After all Canada is one of the most developed nations and among the wealthiest in the world—this proves how hardworking and dedicated Canadians are! Canada is a pioneer in space technology and has produced astronauts like Roberta Bondar and Marc Garneau. Browse on to discover many more fascinating details about the famous people of Canada.