One fascinating dimension in Canadian culture is the pride they express for Canadians who gain international recognition. Some of the most famous personalities from Canada include:

Music: Celine Dion, Alanis Morissette, Shania Twain, Avril Lavigne, Nelly Furtado, Anne Murray, Neil Young, David Foster, Bryan Adams, BTO, Guess Who, Rush, Leonard Cohen, Glen Gould, Gordon Lightfoot, Justin Bieber, Drake.

Film, stage, TV: Dan Ackroyd, Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, Rick Moranis, Martin Short, John Candy,  Pamela Anderson, Keanu Reeves, Michael J. Fox, William Shatner, Jason Priestley, Matthew Perry, Lorne Greene, Lorne Michaels, Phil Hartman, Alex Trebek, Monty Hall, Mary Pickford, Margot Kidder.

Journalism: Peter Jennings, John Roberts, Morley Safer, Robert MacNeil.

Sports: Terry Fox, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Steve Nash, Mike Weir, Jamie Sale, David Pelltier, Jaques Villeneuve, Owen Hargreaves, Christine Sinclair, Jason Bay, Eric Gagne, Eric Bedard, Larry Walker, Ferguson Jenkins,