Canada’s Handyman Challenge

HGTV Canada’s biggest stars – Mike Holmes (Holmes on Homes, Holmes Inspection), Bryan Baeumler (Disaster DIY, Leave It To Bryan) and Scott McGillivray (Income Property) – are teaming up for the first time to find and crown Canada’s Best Handyman.

Jillian Harris (The Bachelorette, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) joins the dream-team judging panel as host in HGTV’s biggest competition yet. Canada’s Handyman Challenge premieres Tuesday January 10 at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV Canada.

“Canada’s Handyman Challenge is HGTV’s most exciting competition series, offering everyday handy Canadians the opportunity to work with and be judged by the biggest names in the business,” says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “The combination of star power and sheer talent makes for intense entertainment as competitors thrive and fail in the rigorous and well-designed challenges the judges set out for them.”

In the search for the ultimate handyman or woman, the judges travelled to Vancouver, Halifax and Toronto to size-up the competitors based on what they could build with a sheet of plywood, then put to the test their ability to work under a deadline on all manner of handyman jobs. The four top competitors in each city will move on to the final rounds of competition.

“The talent that we saw during the auditions across Canada simply amazed me” said Mike Holmes, judge on Canada’s Handyman Challenge. “We didn’t expect the selection process to be so hard, but Canada is full of creative and talented handymen and women – it made our job as judges very difficult.”

The top 12 competitors from across Canada will battle it out over everything from wiring and installing light fixtures to building a functional staircase. Throughout the series the stress and pressure will accumulate for each competitor as nerves, will, and logic are tested time and again. But in the end, only one person will be crowned the winner of Canada’s Handyman Challenge.

For full episodes after they air, exclusive on-set interviews with Canada’s Handyman Challenge all-stars and interior design tips from Jillian Harris, visit