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People listed are almost always native to the province. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a province for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the province in their personal endeavors.

A
  • Lee Aaron singer
  • Bryan Adams singer, songwriter
  • John Alcorn singer
  • Dawud Wharnsby Ali singer, songwriter, educator
  • Gene Andrusco songwriter
  • Charles "Charlie" Angus writer, politician
  • Paul Anka singer, songwriter
  • William "Will" Arnett actor
  • Charlotte Arnold actress
  • John Arpin composer, entertainer
  • Harvey Atkin actor
  • Margaret Atwood poet, author
  • Dan Aykroyd actor, comedian
B
  • Steve Bacic actor (born in Croatia)
  • Sir Frederick Banting doctor, nobel laureate
  • Matthew Barber singer, songwriter
  • Barenaked Ladies music group
  • Jonathan "Jay" Baruchel actor
  • Edward Bear music group
  • Robert Beatty actor
  • Samantha Bee actress, comedian
  • Roz Bell singer, songwriter
  • Willie P. Bennett singer, songwriter
  • Mario Bernardi conductor, pianist
  • Laura Bertram actress
  • Dave Bidini musician, author
  • Justin Bieber singer
  • William "Billy" Bishop world war 1 flying ace
  • Jully Black singer, songwriter
  • Rachel Blanchard actress
  • Lloyd Bochner actor
  • Roberta Bondar astronaut, neurologist
  • Kristin Booth actress
  • Christopher "Chris" Britton actor
C
  • James Cameron director, producer, screenwriter
  • Neve Campbell actress
  • Nicholas "Nick" Campbell actor, filmmaker
  • John Candy actor
  • James "Jim" Carrey actor
  • Alex Carter actor
  • Thomas "Tom" Cavanagh actor
  • Michael Cera actor
  • Sarah Chalke actress
  • Susan Clark actress
  • Paul Coffey hockey player
  • Carla Collins actress, comedian
  • Andrea Joy "A.J." Cook actress
  • Christina Cox actress, stuntwoman
  • Matt Craven actor
  • Wendy Crewson actress
  • David Cronenberg film director
  • Hume Cronyn actor

D

  • Jennifer Dale actress
  • Richard "Rick" Danko musician, singer
  • Robertson Davies author, playwright, journalist
  • William Bruce Davis actor
  • Nicole deBoer actress
  • Hugh Dillon musician, actor
  • Nina Dobrev actress (born in Bulgaria)
  • Lexa Doig actress
  • Cindy Dolenc actress
  • Marie Dressler actress
  • Robin Duke actress, comedian
  • Kevin Durand actor
E - F
  • Maude Eburne actress
  • David James Elliott actor
  • Richard "Rik" Emmett musician
  • Ralph Endersby actor
  • Jacob "Jake" Epstein actor
  • Gary Farmer actor
  • Ivan Graeme Ferguson filmmaker, co-inventor imax
  • David "Dave" Foley actor
  • Megan Follows actress
  • Rainbow Sun Francks actor, songwriter
  • Matthew "Matt" Frewer actor (born in U.S.)
G
  • John Kenneth Galbraith economist, author
  • Victor Garber actor
  • Frank Gehry architect
  • Ryan Gosling actor, musician
  • Glenn Gould pianist
  • Aubrey Drake Graham singer, actor
  • Michael Thomas "Tom" Green actor, comedian
  • Rick Green comedian
  • Graham Greene actor
  • Lyon "Lorne" Greene actor
  • Wayne Gretzky hockey player, coach
  • Shenae Grimes actress
  • Peter Gzowski broadcaster, writer, reporter

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People listed are almost always native to the province. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a province for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the province in their personal endeavors.

H
  • Paul Haggis screenwriter, producer, director
  • Corey Ian Haim actor
  • Shalom Harlow model, actress
  • Stephen Harper prime minister
  • Lawren Stewart Harris artist
  • Donald H. Harron comedian, actor
  • Evelyn Hart ballerina
  • Phil Hartman actor, comedian
  • Jeff Healey musician
  • Torri Higginson actress
  • Tamara Hope actress
  • Miles Gilbert "Tim" Horton hockey player, co-founder Tim Hortons restaurant
  • Kenneth "Kenny" Hotz director, producer, actor
  • Brett Hull hockey player
  • Robert "Bobby" Hull hockey player
  • Walter Huston actor
  • William Hutt actor
I - K
  • Michael Ironside actor, producer, screenwriter
  • Michael Jackson actor
  • Louis "Lou" Jacobi actor
  • Ferguson Jenkins baseball player
  • Peter Jennings journalist, news anchor
  • Norman Jewison director, producer, actor
  • Lynn Johnston cartoonist
  • Karen Kain ballerina
  • Alexander "Alex" Karzis actor
  • Mia Kirshner actress
  • Bruce Kuwabara architect
  • Nick Kypreos hockey player, television host
L
  • Maurice LaMarche actor, comedian
  • Michelle Latimer actress
  • Avril Lavigne singer, songwriter
  • Stephen Butler Leacock economist, author
  • Geddy Lee musician
  • Anthony Lemke actor
  • Eugene Levy actor, director, producer
  • Gordon Lightfoot singer, songwriter
  • Eric Lindros hockey player
  • Rich Little actor, impressionist
  • Gene Lockhart actor, playwright
  • Alberto "Guy" Lombardo bandleader, musician
  • John M. Lyle architect (born in Ireland)

M

  • Sit John A. Macdonald first prime minister of Canada(born in Scotland)
  • Howard "Howie" Mandell II comedian, actor
  • Elizabeth Ann Manley figure skater
  • Jan Manuel fashion photographer, make-up artist
  • Amanda Marshall singer
  • Raymond Massey actor
  • Paswuale "Pat" Mastroianni actor
  • Lois Maxwell actress
  • Rachel McAdams actress
  • Eric McCormack actor
  • John Alexander McCrae poet, physician, author
  • Dean McDermott actor
  • Melissa McIntyre actress
  • Patrick McKenna actor
  • Mark McKinney actor, comedian
  • Lorne Michaels producer, writer, comedian, creator Saturday Night Live
  • Joseph Kim Mitchell musician
  • Frederick "Rick" Moranis actor, comedian
  • Alanis Morissette singer, songwriter
  • Farley Mowat author, conservationist
  • Michael "Mike" Myers actor
  • Alannah Myles singer, songwriter
N - O
  • James A. Naismith coach, inventor of basketball
  • Kate Nelligan actress
  • Spencer "Spenny" Nolan writer, director, producer
  • Sandra Oh actress
  • Catherine O'Hara actress
  • Sidney Olcott producer, director, screenwriter
  • Brian Orser figure skater, Olympic medalist

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People listed are almost always native to the province. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a province for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the province in their personal endeavors.

P

  • Lester B. Pearson statesman, diplomat, nobel laureate
  • Neil Peart musician
  • Francis Pegahmagabow First Nations soldier, sniper, marksman, scout
  • Matthew Perry actor (born in U.S.)
  • Russell Peters comedian
  • Mary Pickford actress, co-founder united artist
  • Cara Pifko actress
  • Christopher Plummer actor
  • Sarah Polley actress, director, screenwriter
  • Paul Popowich actor
Q - R
  • Paul Quarrington playwright, screenwriter, author
  • Keanu Reeves actor (born in Lebanon)
  • Ivan Reitman film producer, director
  • Gloria Reuben actress
  • John D. Roberts television journalist
  • Stanley "Stan" Rogers musician, songwriter
  • Roots Canada Ltd. "Roots" apparel retailer
  • Tony Rosato actor (born in Italy)
  • Andrea Roth actress
  • Rush music group
  • Thomas F. Ryan creator five-pin bowling
S
  • Morley Safer reporter, correspondent
  • John Ralston Saul author, essayist
  • Kyle Schmid actor
  • Kim Schraner actress
  • Barbara Ann Scott figure skater, Olympic medalist
  • Corey Sevier actor
  • Paul Shaffer actor, comedian, musician
  • Brendan Shanahan hockey player
  • Helen Shaver actress
  • Donald Shebib director, producer
  • Martin Short actor, comedian
  • Frank Shuster comedian
  • Joseph "Joe" Shuster cartoonist, co-creator superman
  • Jay Silverheels actor
  • Steve Smith comedy writer, actor
  • Jessica Steen actress
  • Steppenwolf music group
  • Nicole Stoffman actress, singer
  • Elvis Stojko figure skater
  • Dr. Emily Stowe first female doctor in Canada, activist
  • Patricia "Trish" Stratus wrestler, television host
  • Tara Strong actress
T - V
  • Alan Thicke actor
  • David "Dave" Thomas comedian, actor
  • Scott Thompson actor
  • Paul Tracy race car driver
  • Alex Trebek television, game show host
  • Shania Twain singer, songwriter
  • Billy Van actor, comedian
W - Z
  • Zack Ward actor
  • Jack "J.L." Warner co-founder Warner bros. studio
  • Estella Warren actress
  • Albert "Al" Waxman actor, director
  • Johnny Wayne comedian, comedy writer
  • Harland Williams actor
  • Michael Wincott actor
  • Gordon Michael Woolvett actor
  • Michelle Wright singer
  • Richard Yearwood director, producer, voice-over artist
  • Neil Young singer, songwriter
  • Gema Zamprogna actress
  • Kevin Zegers actor

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