Definition of all-Canadian in English:



  • 1(especially in sports) chosen as one of the best in, or representing the whole of, Canada.

    ‘she was named to the all-Canadian team’
    • ‘the outstanding play of their all-Canadian guard’
    • ‘The UW football team's busy practice schedule makes Bradley's three-time All-Canadian title impressive.’
    • ‘She was also named to the first All-Canadian team with pole vaulting gold medalist Dana Ellis.’
    • ‘Credit is also due to OUA all-star and all-Canadian runner Alastair Lawrence, who capped off his university career in fine form.’
    • ‘As for his all-Canadian veteran, Hammond could not say enough about Jennings' role on the team.’
    • ‘Mason is also eligible for the All-Canadian honours.’
    • ‘"She's having an all-Canadian year," Mackie said of Grinstead.’
    • ‘The former captured All-Canadian status and the latter decisively ran away with Rookie of the Year honours.’
    • ‘She was named the CIS rookie of the year in women's basketball at last week's All-Canadian awards.’
    • ‘In her last year at UW, she has rewritten the record books, landed a spot on the CIS All-Canadian first team and won UW provincial and national gold medals.’
    • ‘All-Canadian receiver Andy Fantuz added to the Mustang barrage, catching eight balls for a total of 155 yards.’
  • 2Having members or contents drawn only from Canada.

    ‘an all-Canadian cast’
    • ‘an all-Canadian radio station’
    • ‘Consort, Alberta's black sheep, takes on all-Canadian classics.’
    • ‘All-Canadian technology was used to construct the instruments on the satellite.’
    • ‘The comic book featured realistic situations, had a complex plot, and all-Canadian content.’
    • ‘It is hard not to notice that the cast who produced this extraordinary work is virtually all-Canadian.’
    • ‘I am sure that large and medium-size cities could support an all-Canadian league.’
    • ‘It won't be long before the all-Canadian NHL lineup is kicked off by a game between the Winnipeg Panthers and the Hamilton Hurricanes.’
    • ‘Patriotic choices from the all-Canadian roster include Molson, Budweiser, and Kokanee beer.’
    • ‘Whereas the best in world cinema is often a festival's biggest draw, Local Heroes Winnipeg unabashedly promotes its unique stance as an all-Canadian film festival.’
    • ‘This all-Canadian cast grabbed ahold of the audience, twisting and turning them with musical revelry through an equally twisted yet fantastic plot.’
    • ‘Now the Mirvishes have brought it to Toronto in an all-Canadian production with a cast that couldn't be better.’


  • An athlete honored as one of the best amateur competitors in Canada.

    ‘she was selected as an all-Canadian by the CIS’
    • ‘For his efforts, he was named a second team all-Canadian.’
    • ‘Alastair was rewarded for his efforts and named a second team all-Canadian.’
    • ‘Steven Flatt, a second-year math major and Kitchener native, was named the only CIS All-Canadian from UW.’
    • ‘During her varsity career at UW, Ellis was a four-time academic all-Canadian, an OUA all-star and a CIS all-Canadian.’
    • ‘Jessica Kaczowka, who led SFU in scoring at 19.5 ppg and rebounding at 8.9 rpg, was honoured as the player of the year in the CIS as well as a first team All-Canadian.’
    • ‘He was a three-time Academic All-Canadian.’
    • ‘She is a four-time Academic All-Canadian and she won a gold medal at the Canadian Summer Olympics last summer in London.’
    • ‘In celebration of excellence in athletics and academia, 52 Trent University students were recognized as Academic All-Canadians at a special ceremony last night.’
    • ‘As a result of their great performances thoughout the year, Kristie Henry and Mike Logue were named All-Canadians.’
    • ‘Congratulations to all of our Academic All-Canadians, as well as to the people who support and sustain them.’