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Canada is home to some major talent. From modeling to YouTube, influencers like Shay Mitchell and Gigi Gorgeous are proud Canadian creators! We have compiled a list of ten popular Canadians that are making their talents known in the Instagram community. Enjoy all things fashion, lifestyle, comedy, and get inspired by Canada’s best.
1. Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell is a Canadian actress, model entrepreneur, and author. She rose to fame through starring as Emily on Pretty Little Liars years back, and has been unstoppable ever since! Shay currently has 24.3 million followers on Instagram and counting. On her Instagram, she posts brand deals, travel pictures, modeling photos, and even a few funny memes!
2. Farah Dhukai
Born and raised in Toronto, Farah Dhukai is a true Canadian. She is best known for being a YouTuber, fashion blogger, makeup artist, and hairdresser. With over 6.6 million followers, 6.6 percent engagement, an average 430k likes per post, she is among the most successful Canadian influencers!
3. Lauren Riihimaki
Lauren is a Canadian crafty YouTuber best known for her popular channel, “LaurDIY.” With 5 million followers, 4.5 percent engagement, and an average of 220k likes per post, she has grown in the Instagram community as well. Posting everything from fashion, to travels, to crafts, Lauren embodies the ultimate Instagram influencer!
4. Antoni Porowski
Antoni Porowski is the food and wine expert on the hit series Queer Eye. He was born and raised in Montreal and Quebec but currently resides in New York City. He is best known for his role on Queer Eye, however, he has also been a Canadian reality TV personality and actor throughout his years. With over 3.4 million followers, Antoni has become a hit on Instagram!
5. Giselle “Gigi” Loren Lazzarato
Gigi is a proud Canadian and trans women. She is known for being a YouTuber, socialite, stress, and model. She began her YouTube channel in 2008, and now posts videos ranging from her experience of being transgender to beauty blogs! With over 2.2 million followers, Gigi has grown into an Instagram Influencer over the years!
The Nelk Boys are a group on Canadians best known for their epic pranks on YouTube. They have over 3 million subscribers on YouTube, however, they have become increasingly popular on Instagram, having over 1.9 million followers, 10.2 percent engagement, and an average of 190k likes per post. If you’re looking for a good laugh or shocking pranks, look no further!
7. Sham Idrees
Although YouTuber Sham Idrees is originally from England, he studied and the University of Ontario and currently resides in Canada. With over 1.2 million followers and an average of 220k likes per post, Sham Idress is becoming increasingly popular on Instagram. He is best known for his humorous pranks and dare-related videos on YouTube.
8. Matthew Santoro
Matthew Santoro is a Canadian YouTuber best known for his informative videos. Matthew’s videos range from “10 Freakiest Coincidences in History” to “5 Lies School Taught You.” His channel offers a variety, and his Instagram is no exception. From pictures of his recent tattoos to everything Coachella, Matthew Santoro is an Instagram you should follow. With almost 300k followers, he has rightfully earned a spot on our top Canadian Instagram influencer list.
9. Allegra Shaw
This Canadian-born city girl is a fashion icon. On her highly followed Instagram, she shares fashion and beauty inspiration. She owns the brand Uncle Studios and designs simple garments that are all made in Canada. In addition, she has become increasingly popular on YouTube, where she shares fashion and beauty advice to the masses. She’s a must-follow on Instagram!
10. Allana Davidson
Allana is a blogger and vlogger, or as she likes to say, an “Anything –ogger.” She creates videos on YouTube ranging from workouts to travel guides. She shares creative beauty and fashion content on Instagram with her 249k and counting followers. Her quirky personality and honesty are what make her so unique and highly followed!
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This article was written by Kyleigh Eaton.