Canada’s Smartest Person

About the Show

CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON inspires and entertains Canadians with a new spin on the way to look at smarts. Each week, competitors from all walks of life go head-to-head in fun and revealing challenges that test six categories of intelligence: musical, linguistic, social, physical, logical and visual. Audiences can join in on the action from home in an all-new interactive play-along experience. Canadians will never look at smarts the same way again.

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CBC MARKS RECORD-BREAKING NUMBER OF CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD NOMINATIONS

CBC MARKS RECORD-BREAKING NUMBER OF CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD NOMINATIONS

CBC has received 193 nominations from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards, marking the highest number ever for Canada’s national public broadcaster and attesting to the exceptional quality of CBC’s programming, production partners and creative talent across multiple platforms. Read More »

PROFESSIONAL GAMER STEPHANIE HARVEY OF QUEBEC CITY CLAIMS THE TITLE OF CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

PROFESSIONAL GAMER STEPHANIE HARVEY OF QUEBEC CITY CLAIMS THE TITLE OF CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

A season full of mind-bending challenges and intense competition on CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON came down to five worthy finalists vying for the title in Sunday’s holiday-themed season finale on CBC Read More »

FIVE FINALISTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE READY TO FACE OFF IN CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON’S FIRST EVE

FIVE FINALISTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE READY TO FACE OFF IN CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON’S FIRST EVE

After an incredible season of mind-bending challenges and intense competition, Canada’s Smartest Person has crowned five final competitors who will go head to head in the series’ first ever spectacular holiday special finale Read More »

BRITTAIN BANCROFT OF MINTO, NB, IS THE FOURTH COMPETITOR TO ADVANCE TO THE FINALE OF CBC’S CANADA’S

BRITTAIN BANCROFT OF MINTO, NB, IS THE FOURTH COMPETITOR TO ADVANCE TO THE FINALE OF CBC’S CANADA’S

Following another round of revealing intelligence challenges, Brittain Bancroft, a mechanic from Minto, NB, became the fourth competitor to advance on CBC’s hit series CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON Read More »

CALGARY’S MARIA SAMSON ADVANCES TO THE FINALE OF CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON SEASON 3

CALGARY’S MARIA SAMSON ADVANCES TO THE FINALE OF CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON SEASON 3

After another exciting evening of challenges, former women’s national rugby team player Maria Samson of Calgary became the third competitor to advance on CBC’s hit series CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON Read More »

EDMONTON’S JOSHUA WILLIAMS ADVANCES TO THE FINALE OF CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON SEASON 3

EDMONTON’S JOSHUA WILLIAMS ADVANCES TO THE FINALE OF CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON SEASON 3

Following an evening of mind-bending challenges, Edmonton youth program director Joshua Williams became the second competitor to advance on CBC’s hit series CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON Read More »

QUÉBEC CITY’S STEPHANIE HARVEY ADVANCES TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE OF CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

QUÉBEC CITY’S STEPHANIE HARVEY ADVANCES TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE OF CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

Following an intense night of competition and a race to the finish, Québec City pro video gamer Stephanie Harvey came out on top in the Season 3 premiere of CBC’s hit series CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON. Read More »

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON REVEALS 30 NEW COMPETITORS FOR SEASON 3, PREMIERING NOVEMBER 13 ON CBC

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON REVEALS 30 NEW COMPETITORS FOR SEASON 3, PREMIERING NOVEMBER 13 ON CBC

CBC’s hit competition series CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON has narrowed down the field to 30 remarkable Canadians from coast to coast to coast who will put themselves to the test, squaring off each week for their latest chance to take home the title of “Canada’s Smartest Person.” Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL BROADCAST PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING TELEVISION SERIES

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL BROADCAST PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW AND RETURNING TELEVISION SERIES

CBC today announced premiere dates for its fall 2016 television season, featuring a diverse and uniquely Canadian slate of six new and 18 returning series including premium drama and comedy, cutting-edge news and investigative content, original documentaries and engaging factual, arts, kids, daytime and sports programming. Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SEASON ANCHORED BY DISTINCTLY CANADIAN CONTENT

CBC ANNOUNCES 2016-17 SEASON ANCHORED BY DISTINCTLY CANADIAN CONTENT

CBC, the number-one media brand in Canada*, today announced its 2016-17 fall and winter season, featuring a uniquely Canadian slate of new and returning original drama, comedy, factual, news, documentary, sports, arts and digital content from diverse voices and perspectives. Read More »

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON NATIONWIDE CASTING NOW OPEN

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON NATIONWIDE CASTING NOW OPEN

A new hunt is on for CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON as CBC's hit competition series returns for its third season. Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES AND RENEWED TITLES FOR 2016-2017

CBC ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES AND RENEWED TITLES FOR 2016-2017

CBC today announced five new original programs to its 2016-17 lineup of Canadian hits, along with the renewal of another 10 returning titles. Read More »

CBC DECLARES KATY WARREN OF ST. JOHN’S, NL WINNER  OF CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC DECLARES KATY WARREN OF ST. JOHN’S, NL WINNER OF CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC's CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON has crowned Katy Warren of St. John's, NL with the coveted title of Canada's Smartest Person. Katy emerged victorious after beating out the seven remaining finalists in a series of new and exciting challenges that tested six areas of intelligence in the epic two-hour finale on Sunday night. The 21-year-old is an engineering student at Memorial University in St. John's, NL. Read More »

CBC CROWNS THE WINNER OF CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON IN THE  TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER

CBC CROWNS THE WINNER OF CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON IN THE TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER

CBC's competition series, CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON wraps its second season with an exciting two-hour finale on Sunday, November 22 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT). In the penultimate episode, Jason Vander-Hoek of Langley, BC secured the final spot in the finale. Read More »

CBC REVEALS SEVENTH ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS COMPETING ON  CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC REVEALS SEVENTH ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS COMPETING ON CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC's competition series, CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON unveils its seventh and last round of participants before the exciting two-hour season finale, including a high school teacher, a matchmaker, a tax collector and an insurance broker who will go head-to-head on Sunday, November 15 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) for the chance to take home the ultimate intelligence title. Read More »

CBC REVEALS SIXTH ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS COMPETING ON  CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC REVEALS SIXTH ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS COMPETING ON CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC's competition series, CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON unveils its sixth round of participants, including a CFL player, a medical student, a project manager and a bassoonist who will go head-to-head on Sunday, November 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) for the chance to take home the ultimate intelligence title. Read More »

CBC REVEALS FIFTH ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS COMPETING ON  CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC REVEALS FIFTH ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS COMPETING ON CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC's competition series, CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON unveils its fifth round of participants, including a beer hawker, IT security executive, music therapist and a semi-retired luxury car salesman who will go head-to-head on Sunday, November 1 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) for the chance to take home the ultimate intelligence title. Read More »

CBC REVEALS THIRD ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS COMPETING ON  CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC REVEALS THIRD ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS COMPETING ON CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC's competition series, CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON, unveils its third round of competitors, including a winemaker, a police officer, a biomedical researcher and sales representative who will compete on Sunday, October 18 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) for the chance to take home the ultimate intelligence title. Read More »

CBC REVEALS SECOND ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS COMPETING ON  CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC REVEALS SECOND ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS COMPETING ON CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

Last week, rapper Anthony Craparotta secured his spot for the season finale This week's celebrity judges include CBC Sports host Scott Russell and comedian Mary Walsh CBC's competition series, CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON unveils its second round of competitors, including a... Read More »

CBC UNVEILS FIRST ROUND OF COMPETITORS FOR THE ALL-NEW SECOND SEASON OF CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ON

CBC UNVEILS FIRST ROUND OF COMPETITORS FOR THE ALL-NEW SECOND SEASON OF CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ON

CBC's ultimate competition series, CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON returns for its second season on Sunday, October 4 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), hosted by Jessi Cruickshank and featuring an all-new roster of competitors and exciting celebrity guest judges. Read More »

CBC-TV’S FALL SEASON LAUNCHES WITH EXCITING NEW PROGRAMS AND RETURNING FAVOURITES

CBC-TV’S FALL SEASON LAUNCHES WITH EXCITING NEW PROGRAMS AND RETURNING FAVOURITES

CBC-TV's Fall schedule will launch over the coming weeks, highlighted by new series, returning hits, thought-provoking news and investigative content, documentaries, and engaging arts programming Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES 2015-16 SCHEDULE

CBC ANNOUNCES 2015-16 SCHEDULE

CBC today announced the details of its 2015-16 schedule, highlighting a slate of new series, returning favourites, thought-provoking news and investigative content and marquee cultural events. Read More »

CBC IS ON THE HUNT FOR CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON BEGINNING TODAY

CBC IS ON THE HUNT FOR CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON BEGINNING TODAY

Canadians can apply or nominate someone online beginning April 8th at cbc.ca/smartestperson CBC's popular competition series CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON is back for a second season, and inviting Canadians to compete for the ultimate title. The national search for competitors... Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES NEW DRAMA, COMEDY, AND FACTUAL LINE UP, PLUS RENEWALS FOR 2015-16

CBC ANNOUNCES NEW DRAMA, COMEDY, AND FACTUAL LINE UP, PLUS RENEWALS FOR 2015-16

CBC today announced the addition of 10 bold new original productions along with the renewal of 14 series. Read More »

CBC CROWNS BRADEN LAUER OF VANCOUVER, BC AS CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC CROWNS BRADEN LAUER OF VANCOUVER, BC AS CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC's CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON, the number one new Canadian series this fall, has crowned Braden Lauer of Vancouver, BC with the coveted title of 'Canada's Smartest Person.' Read More »

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON, THE NUMBER ONE NEW CANADIAN SERIES THIS FALL, WRAPS WITH HIGHLY ANTI

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON, THE NUMBER ONE NEW CANADIAN SERIES THIS FALL, WRAPS WITH HIGHLY ANTI

CBC’s CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON takes the title of Canada’s number one new Canadian series this fall, with almost one in four Canadians tuning into the exciting competition series. Read More »

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES BRADEN LAUER OF VANCOUVER, BC AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES BRADEN LAUER OF VANCOUVER, BC AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

This week's winner on CBC's competition series CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON is 22-year-old law student Braden Lauer of Vancouver, BC. He is the final participant who will go onto compete in the epic two-hour season finale on Sunday, November 23 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), where one competitor will be crowned CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON. Read More »

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES JOHNNY MACRAE OF  NORTH VANCOUVER, BC AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES JOHNNY MACRAE OF NORTH VANCOUVER, BC AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

This week's winner on CBC's competition series CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON is 27-year-old poet Johnny MacRae, of North Vancouver, BC. Read More »

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES DARYL DILLMAN OF COLE HARBOUR, NS AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES DARYL DILLMAN OF COLE HARBOUR, NS AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

This week's winner on CBC's competition series CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON is 24-year-old orthopedic surgery resident Daryl Dillman of Cole Harbour, NS. Read More »

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES MAX CAMERON OF CALGARY, AB AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES MAX CAMERON OF CALGARY, AB AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

This week's winner on CBC's competition series CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON is 31-year-old fighter pilot Max Cameron, of Calgary, AB. Read More »

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES VICTORIA LEENDERS-CHENG OF MONTREAL, QC AS THIS WEEK’S WINN

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES VICTORIA LEENDERS-CHENG OF MONTREAL, QC AS THIS WEEK’S WINN

This week's winner on CBC's competition series CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON is 33-year-old magazine editor Victoria Leenders-Cheng, of Montreal, QC. Read More »

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES COPYWRITER MITH DAS OF TORONTO, ON AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES COPYWRITER MITH DAS OF TORONTO, ON AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

This week's winner on CBC's ground-breaking competition series CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON is 29-year-old copywriter Mith Das (@TheManTheMith), of Toronto, ON. Read More »

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES FIREFIGHTER CHRIS TESSARO OF MISSISSAUGA, ON AS THIS WEEK’S

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES FIREFIGHTER CHRIS TESSARO OF MISSISSAUGA, ON AS THIS WEEK’S

CBC's new ground-breaking competition series CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON has crowned its second finalist of the season tonight- 51-year-old firefighter Chris Tessaro (@ChrisTessaro) from Mississauga, ON. Read More »

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES ALBERT TAM OF WOODBRIDGE, ON AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON ANNOUNCES ALBERT TAM OF WOODBRIDGE, ON AS THIS WEEK’S WINNER

CBC's new ground-breaking competition series CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON has crowned its first finalist of the season - Albert Tam from Woodbridge, ON (@albeequirky). Tam is a 25-year-old strategic initiatives coordinator at Canada's National Ballet School and current MBA candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University. Tam is the first CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON competitor to move into the final round. Read More »

TEST YOUR INTELLIGENCE WITH CBC’S NEW SERIES CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON AND ITS GROUND-BREAKING DIGITA

TEST YOUR INTELLIGENCE WITH CBC’S NEW SERIES CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON AND ITS GROUND-BREAKING DIGITA

CBC’s new competition series CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON launched its ground breaking interactive app, brought to you in part by SUBWAY® Restaurants, available for iOS and Android devices or online at cbc.ca/smartestperson. Read More »

CBC REVEALS THE 32 PARTICIPANTS WHO WILL BATTLE IT OUT TO BE NAMED CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC REVEALS THE 32 PARTICIPANTS WHO WILL BATTLE IT OUT TO BE NAMED CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

CBC's new competition series CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON has narrowed down the field to 32 remarkable Canadians who will put themselves to the test, squaring off every episode for their chance to take home the title of "Canada's Smartest Person." Read More »

#FALLforCBC: THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO CBC CANADA HOUSE, AN INTERACTIVE POP-UP EXPERIENCE AT

#FALLforCBC: THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO CBC CANADA HOUSE, AN INTERACTIVE POP-UP EXPERIENCE AT

The stars are out in Toronto and CBC Canada House is in the centre of it all. From September 4-7, fans can experience this pop-up activation through samples of CBC’s exciting fall line-up, ‘Meet & Tweets’ with CBC stars and a variety of other free, family-friendly activities. Read More »

CBC REVEALS LINEUP FOR 2014-15 TELEVISION SEASON, FEATURING RETURNING HITS AND 12 NEW PRIMETIME

CBC REVEALS LINEUP FOR 2014-15 TELEVISION SEASON, FEATURING RETURNING HITS AND 12 NEW PRIMETIME

CBC today announced its 2014-15 television broadcast schedule, featuring a season full of quality Canadian programming, including new series, returning hits, premiere cultural live events, sports, and award-winning news and investigative programs. Read More »

CBC Primetime Programming Returning - Season Launch 2014-2015

CBC Primetime Programming Returning - Season Launch 2014-2015

CBC Primetime Programming Returning - Season Launch 2014-2015 Read More »

MEDIA ALERT: CBC 2014-15 TELEVISION SEASON PICKUPS AND RENEWALS

MEDIA ALERT: CBC 2014-15 TELEVISION SEASON PICKUPS AND RENEWALS

CBC today confirmed a number of new and returning shows for the 2014-15 Television season. Read More »

HOW SMART ARE YOU, CANADA? PLAY ALONG WITH CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON SUNDAY, MARCH 18 AT 8 P.M. ON CB

HOW SMART ARE YOU, CANADA? PLAY ALONG WITH CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON SUNDAY, MARCH 18 AT 8 P.M. ON CB

Show your smarts as you play along in real time with the CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON App, available now on the App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users. Read More »

Program Name

Canada’s Smartest Person

Program Type

Television Show

Genre

Unscripted

Schedule

Sundays @ 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)

Bios

Jessi Cruickshank

Host | The Goods
Host | Canada's Smartest Person