From a media release:
After an action-packed fourth season which saw an of average of nearly 1.2 million viewers per episode*,Â Globalâ€™s smash hit original seriesÂ Big Brother CanadaÂ returns with casting for its fifth season now underway. Canadians who think they have what it takes can apply online atÂ BigBrotherCanada.caÂ beginning today. The online submission deadline is October 24, 2016.
The next crop of dynamic and outrageous Canadians interested in appearing on the must-see series can apply online with a short video about why they are the ideal houseguest, along with a photo. Applicants must be 19 years of age by February 1, 2017. Additional information, including a complete list of rules and eligibility, can be found atÂ BigBrotherCanada.ca.
Airing exclusively on GlobalÂ in spring 2017,Â Big Brother CanadaÂ plucks a group of hand-picked strangers from their homes, sequesters them from the outside world, and places them inside a house outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones that capture their every move. Competing for a grand cash prize, each week the houseguests battle in a series of challenges that give them power or punishment, voting each other out until the fate of the final two is decided by a jury of fellow houseguests.