Famous Canadian Engineers

Find out more about the greatest Canadian Engineers, including Garrett Camp, Marc Garneau, Sid Meier, Jade Raymond and Gerald Bull.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Julie Payette

Julie Payette
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Famous As: Governor General of Canada
Birthdate: October 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian
Canadian engineer and astronaut Julie Payette has been the Governor General of Canada from 2017 to 2021. She was initially a research scientist and then joined the Canadian Space Agency, eventually completing two spaceflights. Payette resigned as governor general after a workplace review accused her of workplace harassment.

 2 Sid Meier

Sid Meier
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Famous As: Video game producer, Engineer, Video game designer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, American
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 3 Elon Musk

Elon Musk
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian, American, South African

Entrepreneur, engineer and industrial designer, Elon Musk, is famous as founder of the electronic payment firm PayPal, and the SpaceX spacecraft company. He is also the CEO of Tesla Motors. Elon Musk has plans to revolutionize transportation on earth as well as to space through futuristic technology.

 4 Sandford Fleming

Sandford Fleming
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 7, 1827
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian, Scottish
Died: July 22, 1915

 5 Bob Rock

Bob Rock
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Famous As: Bassist, Engineer, Audio engineer, Musician, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: April 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian

 6 Clyde Klotz

Clyde Klotz
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Birthdate: June 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Canadian

 7 Gerald Bull

Gerald Bull
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Famous As: Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Inventor
Birthdate: March 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian
Died: March 22, 1990
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 8 Jade Raymond

Jade Raymond
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Famous As: Television presenter, Engineer
Birthdate: August 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian

 9 David Baszucki

David Baszucki
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian

David Baszucki is a Canadian-born American entrepreneur and inventor. He is credited with co-founding the Roblox Corporation, for which he also serves as the CEO. He is also credited with co-founding Knowledge Revolution, a company which was obtained by MSC Software in 1998. In 2017 and 2018, Baszucki was named one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs.

 10 Marc Garneau

Marc Garneau
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Famous As: Astronaut, Engineer, Politician
Birthdate: February 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian

 11 Rob Pike

Rob Pike
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Famous As: Software engineer
Birthdate: 1956 AD
Nationality: Canadian

 12 Peter Munk

Peter Munk
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian

 13 Patrice Désilets

Patrice Désilets
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Famous As: Game designer
Birthdate: May 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian

 14 Robert Latimer

Robert Latimer
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Famous As: Farmer
Birthdate: March 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian

 15 John Garand

John Garand
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: January 1, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: February 16, 1974

 16 Maher Arar

Maher Arar
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Famous As: engineer
Birthdate: September 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian

 17 Sidney Harman

Sidney Harman
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: April 12, 2011

 18 Bruce Fairbairn

Bruce Fairbairn
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Famous As: Musician, Engineer, Audio engineer, Trumpeter, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: December 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian
Died: May 17, 1999

 19 Andrew Coyne

Andrew Coyne
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Famous As: Columnist, Editor
Birthdate: December 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian

 20 Theo de Raadt

Theo de Raadt
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer, Network engineer, Programmer
Birthdate: May 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian, South African

 21 Ryan North

Ryan North
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Famous As: Engineer, Programmer, Cartoonist
Birthdate: October 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian

 22 Omar Alghabra

Omar Alghabra
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Famous As: Engineer, Politician
Birthdate: October 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian

 23 Robert Thirsk

Robert Thirsk
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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: August 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian

 24 Alfred Aho

Alfred Aho
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer
Birthdate: August 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian

 25 Sukh Dhaliwal

Sukh Dhaliwal
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Famous As: Engineer, Politician
Birthdate: October 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian

 26 Steven Blaney

Steven Blaney
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer
Birthdate: April 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian

 27 Bjarni Tryggvason

Bjarni Tryggvason
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Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: September 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian, Icelander

 28 Jim Bohlen

Jim Bohlen
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: July 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: July 5, 2010

 29 MafiaBoy

MafiaBoy
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Famous As: Computer hacker
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Nationality: Canadian

 30 Garrett Camp

Garrett Camp
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Famous As: Innovator & Entrepreneurs
Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian

Tech magnate Garrett Camp made headlines in 2020 when he quit his position of board director of Uber, a company co-founded by him, to focus on its product strategy. Camp has also formed companies such as StumbleUpon and the start-up incubator Expa Labs, and is part of The Giving Pledge.