This article is about the English Version in Canada. For the French Version, see Big Brother Quebec.
Brother Canada is the Canadian version of the international phenomenon Big Brother. It is based on the American version of the franchise.
How It Came To Canada
Big Brother U.S. was always available to the Canadian audience since it premiered in 2000. Later in 2003, Quebec, the French province of Canada, decided to produce their own version of Big Brother based on the French version called Loft Story. After airing Loft Story through 2009, Quebec decided to change to Big Brother 2010.
Then in May of 2012, Shaw Media announced that Big Brother would come to Canada in 2013, and would be broadcast on Slice. Later Shaw announced that Live Feeds would be free on the Big Brother Canada website. It then premiered in February 2013.
After two successful seasons, Shaw Media decided that the show earned its spot on Global.
A few weeks after the fifth season finished airing, during June 2017, the show was announced to be on hiatus. Then, on July 20, 2017; Global announced that (due to overwhelming support from the fans) Big Brother Canada would be returning in 2018 for Season 6.
|Big Brother Canada Seasons|
|Season||Channel||Season Run||Days||HouseGuests||Winner||Runner-Up||Final Vote|
Big Brother Canada 1
| February 27, 2013 -|
May 2, 2013
|71||15|| || ||4-3|
Big Brother Canada 2
| March 5, 2014 -|
May 8, 2014
|151|| || ||6-1|
Big Brother Canada 3
| March 23, 2015 -|
May 27, 2015
|70||16|| || ||7-2|
Big Brother Canada 4
| March 2, 2016 -|
May 12, 2016
|77||162|| || ||7-2|
Big Brother Canada 5
| March 15, 2017 -|
May 18, 2017
|69||163|| || ||9-0|
Big Brother Canada 6
| March 7, 2018 -|
May 10, 2018
|164|| || ||6-1|
|Big Brother Canada 7||To Be Announced||To Be Determined|
^1 Fourteen HouseGuests entered the house on Day 1, while three additional contestants faced Canada's vote to decide who would be the final Houseguest. This HouseGuest entered the house on Day 15.
^2 Fourteen HouseGuests entered the house on Day 1, while four former contestants of other editions of Big Brother faced Canada's vote to decide which two will enter the house as "international wildcards". These HouseGuests entered the house on Day 7. In a second twist, a pair of brothers played the game as one HouseGuest.
^3 Eight new HouseGuests entered the house on Day 1, following by eight additional contestants who returned for a second chance.
^4 Fourteen HouseGuests entered the house on Day 1, while the Canadian public voted on two additional HouseGuests, one male and one female, to enter the house as the final two HouseGuests. These houseguests entered on Day 6.
|Big Brother Canada Average Viewers Per Season|
|Season||Premiere Date||Finale Date||Avg Viewers|
|Big Brother Canada 1||February 27, 2013||May 2, 2013||0.671||29|
|Big Brother Canada 2||March 5, 2014||May 8, 2014||0.667|
|Big Brother Canada 3||March 25, 2015||May 27, 2015||1.120|
|Big Brother Canada 4||March 2, 2016||May 12, 2016||1.185||32|
|Big Brother Canada 5||March 15, 2017||May 18, 2017||1.004||29|
|Big Brother Canada 6||March 7, 2018||May 10, 2018||1.118|
|Key:||Increase in Viewership||Decrease in Viewership|
- Mark Chrysler is the only male to be the first person evicted as he was evicted first in Big Brother Canada 5, every season before and after the first evictee was female
- William Kenny is the only male to be evicted in the fourth place position when he was evicted by POV holder Kaela Grant. This move also ended the 'Final Four Curse' which is where a strong female competitor (usually a frontrunner for the win) would be eliminated, most notably Brittnee Blair, Cassandra Shahinfar, and Ika Wong.
- Big Brother Canada 6 is the only season thus far to have a Final Two of the same gender, in this case female.
|Big Brother Franchises|
|Africa||Africa · Angola · Nigeria · South Africa|
|Americas||Argentina · Brazil · Canada (Quebec) · Colombia · Ecuador · Mexico · Pacific · Panama · Peru · United States (Spanish)|
|Asia-Pacific||Arab States · Australia · China · India (Hindi · Kannada · Bengali · Tamil · Telugu) · Indonesia · Israel · Philippines · Russia · Thailand · Vietnam · Turkey|
|Europe||Albania · Balkans · Belgium · Bulgaria · Croatia · Czech Republic · Denmark · Finland · France (Loft) · Germany · Greece · Hungary · Italy · Lithuania · Netherlands · Norway · Poland · Portugal (Secret) · Romania · Scandinavia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · United Kingdom · Ukraine|