Famous Engineers from Canada

List of notable or famous engineers from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top engineers born in Canada and even some popular engineers who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known engineer from Canada is included when available.

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This historic engineers from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian engineers of note?" and "Who are the most famous engineers from Canada?" These prominent engineers of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian engineers.

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  • Alexander Graham Bell
    Dec. at 75 (1847-1922)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Alexander Graham Bell ('Graham' pronounced ) (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first ...more
  • Elijah McCoy

    Elijah McCoy

    Elijah J. McCoy (May 2, 1844  – October 10, 1929) was a Canadian-born African-American inventor and engineer who was notable for his 57 U.S. patents, most having to do with the lubrication of steam ...more
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    Gregory Errol Chamitoff (born 6 August 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is an engineer and former NASA astronaut. He has been to space twice, spending 6 months aboard the ISS across Expedition 17 ...more
    • Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada
    Robert Brent "Bob" Thirsk, (born August 17, 1953) is a Canadian engineer and physician, and a former Canadian Space Agency astronaut. He holds the Canadian records for the most time spent in space ...more
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    Julie Payette (born October 20, 1963) is the Governor General of Canada, the 29th officeholder since Canadian Confederation. On July 13, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Queen ...more
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    Jeffrey Stuart Skoll, OC (born January 16, 1965) is a Canadian engineer, internet entrepreneur and film producer. He was the first employee and subsequently first president of eBay, eventually using ...more