With the premiere literally right around the corner, now is the perfect time to take a look at and get to know the Big Brother Canada Season 8 cast. In a press release sent to Narcity, Global confirmed that this upcoming season is going to be bigger and better than ever before.

According to the press release, season 8 of the hit reality series has been extended to last an extra two weeks, giving the 16 contestants plenty of time to battle it out through extra challenges, twists, and of course, drama.

The houseguests cast on this season include men and women from all across Canada, who are bringing plenty of first's to the Big Brother house. Not only will we meet the first BBCAN competitor from Prince Edward Island, but we'll also meet the show's first Canadian Sikh contestant.

After meeting the houseguests today, Canadians will have the opportunity to save their favourites from the first eviction by voting on bigbrothercanada.ca until February 29. The Global press release states that you can vote as many times as you want before watching the results play out during the series premiere next week.

The first episode of Big Brother Canada will air on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. ET/PT, with new episodes coming three times a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

Be sure to take some time to get to know the houseguests before the highly anticipated eighth season of BBCAN kicks off.

Angie Tackie

Age: 33

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Occupation: Communications Officer

About: Coming from a family of over 70 people, this outgoing communications officer plans to soak up every moment of the BBCAN experience.

Brooke Warnock

Age: 26

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Occupation: Social Support Worker

About: This intelligent and adventurous social support worker knows how to thrive under chaos and believes her fellow houseguests will underestimate her social game.

Carol Rosher

Age: 44

Hometown: Nanaimo, BC

Occupation: Disability Caregiver

About: This loyal, fun, and unpredictable disability caregiver is one tough cookie who will have no problem backstabbing an alliance but will remain true to her ride-or-die.

Christoper "Chris" Wyllie

Age: 28

Hometown: Markham, ON

Occupation: Brain Transformation Specialist

About: Both brains and brawn, Chris believes he has the right balance of intellect and strength to influence the house and win the game.

Hira Deol

Age: 30

Hometown: Brampton, ON

Occupation: Accountant

About: As the first Canadian Sikh on #BBCAN, this caring husband and father wants to play an honest and integral game, but watch out for his competitive side.

Jamar Lee

Age: 23

Hometown: Ajax, ON

Occupation: Warehouse Worker

About: Confident and competitive, Jamar plans on winning as many comps as he can to become a #BBCAN legend.

John Luke Kieper

Age: 22

Hometown: Kamloops, BC

Occupation: Journalist

About: John Luke may seem like a laidback, carefree guy, but don’t peg him for a floater. This extremely athletic scholar plans to downplay his intelligence by outsmarting the houseguests.

Kyle Rozendal

Age: 31

Hometown: Okotoks, AB

Occupation: Electrician

About: This 10-time National Powerlifting Champion may look like an alpha male at first glance, however this husband and father of two has a sensitive side that may affect his game.

Madeline Di Nunzio

Age: 30

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Occupation: Substitute Teacher

About: This bubbly animal lover plans to persevere through each competition, using her competitive mentality and never giving up.

Micheal Stubley

Age: 25

Hometown: Prince George, BC

Occupation: Military Infantryman

About: With Special Forces Selection training, this proud military infantryman plans to use his athleticism, intellect, and charm to take down the house and be the last houseguest standing.

Minh-Ly Nguyen-Cao

Age: 28

Hometown: Montreal, QC

Occupation: Flight Attendant

About: This feisty world-traveller isn’t afraid of taking any risks but plans on using her social skills to build a reliable and trustworthy alliance.

Nico Vera

Age: 31

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Occupation: Sales Manager

About: A long-time lover of BBCAN, Nico is here to put the super in superfan! This charismatic sales manager plans to balance staying out of the spotlight while using his charm to become a superstar houseguest.

Rianne Swanson

Age: 29

Hometown: Chetwynd, BC

Occupation: OR Nurse

About: This OR nurse is a social butterfly and will have no problem maintaining a persuasive game.

Sheldon Jean

Age: 24

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

Occupation: Professional Wrestler

About: This professional wrestler believes he has the full package to win Big Brother Canada with his killer combo of physical, social, and mental strength.

Susanne Fuda

Age: 24

Hometown: Vaughn, ON

Occupation: Corporate Recruiter

About: This petite firecracker plans to rely on her social skills at the start, and then pull out the comp wins as she gets further in the game.

Vanessa Clements

Age: 26

Hometown: Mill River, P.E.I.

Occupation: Lobster Fisherman

About: This proud lobster fisherman is excited to represent P.E.I. and plans to trap the houseguests into underestimating her mastermind abilities.

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