Canadian Who's Who

Canadian Who's Who 2019

December 2018
Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-68217-836-2
1,300 pages
Price: $314.00

"These lives, summed up in a few lines, recount history as it was and is being made."
-Roch Carrier, former National Librarian

Limited quantities of the commemorative 50th Anniversary Edition of Canadian Who's Who is still available here.

Published since 1910, this work captures the lives and achievements of thousands of Canadian professionals, including artists, politicians, public servants, academics, writers, doctors, philanthropists, business moguls, athletes, and more.

Canadian Who's Who is the only authoritative publication of its kind in Canada, offering access to thousands of Canadian icons from all walks of life, including 2,104 Professors, 1,915 executives, 858 writers, 770 lawyers, 374 politicians, 364 artists, 344 scientists and researchers, 306 musicians, 157 athletes, 154 actors and more! This familiar bright-red volume is recognized as the standard reference source of contemporary Canadian biographies, profiling individuals in such fields as law, education, politics, entertainment, business, and more.

Documenting the achievement of Canadians from a wide variety of occupations and professions, Canadian Who's Who records the diversity of culture in Canada. These biographies are organized alphabetically and provide detailed information on the accomplishments of notable Canadians, from coast to coast. All who are interested in the achievements of Canada’s most influential citizens and their significant contributions to the country and the world beyond should acquire this reference title. 

Detailed entries give:

  • date and place of birth
  • education
  • family details
  • career information
  • memberships
  • creative works
  • honours
  • languages
  • awards
  • full addresses
Every year the publisher invites new individuals to complete questionnaires from which new biographies are compiled. The publisher also gives those already listed in earlier editions an opportunity to update their biographies. Those listed are selected because of the positions they hold in Canadian society, or because of the contributions they have made to Canada. 

In addition to the print edition, Canadian Who's Who is available electronically on Grey House Canada's online platform, Canada's Information Resource Center (CIRC). Readers can access this time-honoured reference in the format that best meets their needs.


Canadian Who's Who Is Also Available As A Searchable Online Database. Monthly Updates Will Allow You To Access The Most Current Data And Focus Your Research By Choosing Broad Or Specific Search Queries. Search Tens Of Thousands Of Entries And Instantly Download Lists For Mailing Or Further Research. This Is An Indispensable Tool For All Your Marketing Or Research Needs!