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Paydesk has 116 journalists in Canada. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Canada are Hussein Haji and Gaël Mpoyo.

Use our journalist directory to find a member to work for you.

We have journalists in Calgary, Castlegar, Edmonton, Halifax, Kelowna, Milton, Mississauga, Montreal, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Ottawa, Rawdon, Richmond Hill, Saskatoon, Sault Ste. Marie, St. John's, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg.

Journalists in Canada



Hussein Haji

Toronto, Canada
Hussein Haji is a Somali-Canadian journalist based in Toronto, Canada.
Languages
Arabic English Somali
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Fact Checking

Gaël Mpoyo

Winnipeg, Canada
Gaël Mpoyo est un journaliste basé à Bukavu, République Démocratique  Congo. 16 ans d'expérience dans le journalisme de terrain, Vice-président de l'Union nationale de la presse du Congo section  du Sud-Kivu, fondateur du média en ligne ****, correspondant Est RDC de la chaîne panafricaine Read moreAfricanews, Journaliste d'investigation de  The Museba project, Spécialiste des questions   de la région des Grands Lacs Africains.
Avant avec RTGA, Vision SHALA TV et FM,
Languages
English French Kongo
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+19
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+21

Majid Zabeti

Vancouver, Canada
Majid Zabeti is a journalist based in Vancouver, Canada.

Experienced Multimedia News Reporter & Journalist skilled in Television, Radio and Social Media, Strategic Media Relations, and Podcasting. 
Strong media and communication professional with a Master's degree focused in Geology.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+3
Skills
Fact Checking

Craig Mcculloch

Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver based Reporter, Photographer and Producer.


Craig can be heard on-air around the world via KNKX (formerly KPLU) Radio in Seattle-Tacoma, National Public Radio (NPR), Northwest News Network, The Voice of America, in addition to Global Radio News and others.

Craig also expreienced Read morebeing the Producer for "The Search with Rafe Mair" (Joytv10-CHNU Television/Bay of Island Holdings) that is repeating eternally on Joytv in Vancouver.  It also airs weekly across Canada on Vision Television.  He also helped Rafe publish "The Home Stretch", taken from ruminations garnered during the show, on Amazon's Kindle and Kobo.

He is also involved with the Alumni for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in Canada, BC & Yukon Division.  On January 23rd, 2013 he received The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, in recognition of his near quarter century involvement with this Award (www.dukeofed.org).  HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, previously presented Craig with his Gold level of the Award. He also achieved the Silver level, presented by then British Columbia Lieutenant Governor David Lam (this would be the Vice-Regal Canadian position, not an "American" Lt-Governor).

He also use to broadcast a syndicated radio show, called "Overview Canada" that gave a perspective of Canada to an international audience.

Craig was also part of the producing team of "The Standard" with host Peter Klein, which was seen on both Joytv and Vision Television.  He is also a Producer on P3: People, Places, Perspectives that still airs on One: Body, Mind, Spirit Channel and Joytv.

He was also the Guest Consultant and part of the Producing team for "Randall Mark: Perspectives" on Joytv10-CHNU Television.  Prior to the sale of CHNU Television from Rogers Communications to S-Vox/Vision TV/The Christian Channel, Craig was the Guest Consultant and Contributing Producer to OMNI TV & NOWTV.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+11
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+19

Cynthia Mao

Vancouver, Canada
Cynthia Mao is a bilingual journalist and OSINT researcher based in Vancouver, Canada. 

Fluent in English and Mandarin, she has published two travel guidebooks with Lonely Planet. She is also the publisher of Found in Translation (foundintran.substack.com), an online publication exposing the Read moreChinese Communist Party (CCP)'s influence operations and disinformation campaigns in Canada.
Languages
English Chinese (Mandarin)
Services
Feature Stories Research Investigative Journalism
+1
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Investigative Reporting
+3

Behrang Rahbari Moradian

Toronto, Canada
I am a Journalist who has a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts. I have more than twenty years of experience in Acting, and eight years of experience in Journalism. During these eight years, I made many TV producers, video reports, and live reports. I have also cultivated a broad and deep contact Read morenetwork of political and human rights activists, academics, artists and experts, which I can draw upon for future productions. In addition, I have my own videos, and images archive of events from the past eight years in Toronto, which can be used in various reports.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Zhenyu Zhang

Toronto, Canada
Zhenyu Zhang is a journalist based in Toronto, Canada. Good at news commentary and interviews, with ten years of relevant work experience in mainland media. I hope share my experience with my coworkers.
Languages
Chinese (Mandarin)
Services
Content Writing
Skills
Politics

Wilfrid Estimé

Montreal, Canada
Wilfrid Estimé is a journalist based in Montreal, Canada.j’ai 23 ans de carrière radio-télé,en 2007 j’étais le meilleur présentateur de télévision en Haïti.Je parle Français,Anglais et Créole.Je suis polyvalent
Languages
English French Creole
Services
Journalism
Skills
Current Affairs

Joti Heir

Toronto, Canada
Joti Heir is a Canadian journalist experienced in writing for newspaper and reporting for live radio and television. She has produced and reported for CTV, CBC and Black Press among others.
Languages
English Punjabi Turkish
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+6
Skills
Fact Checking

Christopher Guly

Ottawa, Canada
Christopher Guly is an accomplished journalist and a member of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery in Ottawa, with an extensive career that has seen his byline in prestigious media outlets such as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, BBC, The Daily Telegraph, and The Guardian. His Read morereporting spans a multitude of subjects, from the intricacies of Canadian politics and international relations to the realms of entertainment and literature. Guly's insightful coverage of Canada's political scene, especially during the tenure of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has shed light on pivotal policy changes, including Canada's renewed commitment to combating global climate change, the implementation of rigorous environmental assessments for oil pipeline projects, and the nation's humanitarian efforts to resettle Syrian refugees.

Guly's journalistic expertise extends to legal and social issues, such as the Canadian Supreme Court's rulings on indigenous rights and the effects of official bilingualism on the social media practices of Canadian politicians. His cultural commentary is exemplified by his analysis of the international impact of British talent shows and his personal interactions with the esteemed author Harper Lee, which have informed his literary endeavors. Furthermore, his articles on defense policy and international relations, including profiles of Canada's Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan and analyses of Canada's position on the Islamic State conflict, demonstrate his ability to navigate complex geopolitical landscapes.

Throughout his career, Christopher Guly has consistently provided nuanced and comprehensive reporting, capturing the subtleties of each story with a clear and engaging voice. His work not only reflects the pulse of Canadian society but also offers a window into the broader implications of Canada's actions on the world stage, including the Canadian perspective on the U.S. political climate, notably during Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Guly's diverse portfolio and commitment to journalistic excellence have solidified his reputation as a versatile and respected voice in the field of journalism and media.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+9
Skills
Fact Checking

Galileo Cheng

Vancouver, Canada
I am an award-winning freelance journalist and photojournalist currently living in Vancouver. Over the past decade, I have covered major events and breaking news in Hong Kong. My passion for storytelling led me to Vancouver where I am pursuing a Master of Journalism at the University of British Read moreColumbia.
Languages
English Japanese Chinese (Mandarin)
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+7
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+6

Cate Cameron

Vancouver, Canada
I am a professional freelance photographer working locally and internationally.  Extensive work in Mexico (Mexico City CDMX and throughout all Mexico areas) as well as familiar with working in field in East Africa, South East India (Tamil Nadu) and Haiti.  I have connections in all of these areas.
Read more
I work in the film industry as a still photographer for a variety of productions in Film and Television (publicity) and have worked many red carpets, events and gallery shoots

http://www.catecameron.com

I am equally at home working on a film set or red carpet event as I am working in challenging physical locations in field.  Working quickly with a diverse group of people to gather iconic images that tell a story is what I am best at.
Languages
English Spanish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+6
Skills
Current Affairs Arts & Books Natural Disasters
+8

Heba Hashem

Niagara Falls, Canada
Heba Hashem is a seasoned freelance journalist with over 15 years of experience in the media industry, fluent in both Arabic and English. Based between Dubai, UAE, and Niagara Falls, Canada, she has honed her skills in a variety of sectors, including lifestyle, retail, Islamic finance, and Read morerenewable energy. Hashem's work has been featured in prominent publications such as Gulf News, Aston Martin Magazine, Global Citizen, and inflight magazines for Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways. She has also contributed to Twitter Business, Energy Tracker Asia, and Shawati'.

Hashem's journalistic prowess is evident in her exclusive interviews and analysis pieces, where she has engaged with notable figures like Richard Branson, Suhail Al Mazroui, UAE Minister of Energy; Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, former Minister of Tourism & Culture in Malaysia; and Sheikha Alyazia bint Nahyan Al Nahyan, ambassador for culture for the Arab League's Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALESCO). Her articles often explore the intersection of tradition and modernity, particularly in the context of Ramadan in the UAE, and she has a keen interest in the plant-based food industry and cultural heritage preservation.

Educated with a BA in Communications & Media Studies from Middlesex University and a BA in English-Arabic Translation from Cairo University, Hashem began her career working for a Cairo-based monthly city guide before moving into public relations, where she worked with prestigious clients like the Meydan hospitality group. Her expertise in culture, travel, and the arts, combined with her knowledge of editorial standards and the importance of clear communication and accurate translation, have made her a respected voice in journalism and media. To explore her extensive portfolio, visit www.hebahashem.com.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Feature Stories Corporate Content Research
+3
Skills
Business Current Affairs Technology
+8

Brian Capitao

Toronto, Canada
Brian Capitao is a journalist based in Toronto, Canada.

Brian just finished studying Cultural Studies at Ryerson University with a minor in Journalism.  As a journalist, Brian has covered Toronto events like the Toronto Sex Convention, the Toronto Fringe Festival and has written feature pieces Read morefor online alternative publication The Plaid Zebra. Brian has also worked as a social media coordinator and continues to pursue new skills for the digital age.
Languages
English Portuguese
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+5
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+6

Hamid Jafari

Vancouver, Canada
A Vancouver-based freelance journalist, covering the Iranian community in Canada, as well as topics related to art, culture, and the latest social media trends.
Languages
English Persian (Farsi)
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+5
Skills
Technology Arts & Books Investigative Reporting
+4

Jennifer Malloy

Calgary, Canada
Jennifer Malloy is a Calgary, Alberta-based freelance journalist with a love for travel and the outdoors. She's travelled to over 35 countries, but never tires of exploring her own backyard and can usually be found gallivanting around the mountains with her young son. Jennifer is passionate about Read morerepresenting solo female adventure travel in her writing, but also hopes to encourage families to explore the world (preferably by foot) in a sustainable way.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Journalism
Skills
Food & Drink Cultural Travel

Catherine Skrzypinski

Vancouver, Canada
Catherine Skrzypinski is an accomplished international journalist with more than two decades of experience. She is currently based in Vancouver, Canada.

Catherine has worked as a reporter and editor in North America, including New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. Earlier in Read moreher career, she reported on business news from Europe in Zurich, Switzerland, Copenhagen, Denmark and Oslo, Norway.

Her expertise is in European affairs, China's economy and its diplomatic ties to North America, and global HR issues. 

Her byline has appeared in the South China Morning Post, China Daily USA, National Geographic Traveler China, The Business Times of Singapore, Orlando Sentinel, Salish Current, Syracuse New Times, AOL Travel and Yahoo! Travel. She have written and blogged for various online publications, including business, non-profits and travel.
Languages
English
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+5
Skills
Business Current Affairs Research
+4

Jigar Patel

Toronto, Canada
I'm a software developer with a background in journalism, passionate about using technology to create engaging applications and tell informative stories. Currently, I'm a computer programming student at Seneca College, I have a strong foundation in programming languages such as C++, JavaScript and Read morePython.

In addition to my technical skills, I also have extensive producing experience in the field and in newsrooms. I have worked on award winning investigative stories as well as help manage network resources. I'm open for all freelance opportunities
Languages
English Gujarati Hindi
Services
Journalism
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+11

Yanni Leung

Montreal, Canada
Yanni Leung is a journalist based in Montreal, Canada.
Journalist/Translator
Languages
English Chinese (Mandarin)
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+7
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Arts & Books
+7

Jaimin Shah

Vancouver, Canada
Jaimin Shah is a journalist based in Vancouver, Canada.

I’m Jaimin Shah, an aerospace engineer by day and a passionate blogger by night. I run the blog Serene Jaimin Kenya 97, where I cover vibrant local events, conferences, and cultural happenings around Vancouver. With my background in Read moreengineering and a love for the arts, I bring a unique perspective to my writing, blending technical insight with a deep appreciation for culture and community.

Originally from Kenya, I have a rich history in creative writing, literature, breakdancing and a lifelong passion for storytelling. My blog and work features a variety of multimedia elements, including images and Instagram reels, providing an immersive experience for my readers. My writing is enthusiastic and informative, often focusing on the arts, culture, and local events, with a style that is both engaging and accessible.

In addition to my blog, I’m actively involved in collaborating with other bloggers and organizations, , to amplify important stories and bring new perspectives to my audience. My work is a testament to my belief in the power of storytelling and its ability to connect and inspire people from all walks of life.

When I'm not writing or working on engineering projects, I enjoy exploring Vancouver's vibrant cultural scene and spending time with my family and friends
Languages
English Gujarati Hindi
+1
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+9
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+12

Barbara Balfour

Ottawa, Canada
I’m a television host and producer, award-winning public speaker, TEDx host, and international print journalist.
In addition to hosting and producing a live talk show in Ottawa, I write regularly for BBC World News, The Globe and Mail, ELLE, every major daily newspaper in Canada, and corporate Read moreclients in a range of industries.
I’ve published two children’s books, contributed to tourism guidebooks on Iceland and Chile, and co-edited an anthology of essays on Canada-European Union relations.
My work has taken me to over 40 countries and provided opportunities such as hosting TEDx in Denmark, interpreting for Mikhail Gorbachev’s entourage, and interviewing Noam Chomsky.
I speak fluent French and Russian, and hold degrees in international business, Russian studies, and journalism. I’ve lived and worked in Belgium, Japan, and across Canada.
Languages
English Persian (Farsi) French
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+17

Haider Husseini

Toronto, Canada
I am a freelance journalist, videographer, photographer and producer in Iraq, where I have been based most of my life. I have worked with different local, regional and international media outlets to cover conflict and political issues, but also document social trends and Iraq's underground as part Read moreof personal projects.

I am a native Arabic speaker and fluent English speaker. For commissions and inquiries, please contact me at:

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Languages
Arabic English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+11
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+14

Ahmad Farshad Saleh

Toronto, Canada
Ahmad Farshad Saleh is a journalist based in Toronto, Canada.
I am a seasoned journalist and media specialist with over a decade of experience. Starting my career as a senior journalist at Ariana News in Afghanistan, I later took on the role of News Manager until November 2021. Over the years, I Read morehave produced numerous documentaries in Afghanistan and conducted investigative reports. Currently, I freelance for Voice of America while also serving as a Media Specialist at Humber College since November 2022.
Languages
Persian (Farsi)
Services
Journalism
Skills
Social

Elizabeth Mcsheffrey

Vancouver, Canada
Elizabeth McSheffrey is a journalist from Ottawa and an online reporter for Global BC in Vancouver. She specializes in long reads, investigations and the intersection between politics, business and human rights.

Over the past decade, Elizabeth has worked across the country and around the world, Read morefiling from eight countries in Central America and Africa on everything from grassroots mining resistance to Uganda’s burgeoning film industry. She recently travelled to the Vatican for Global News to cover a historic Indigenous delegation pushing Pope Francis for reconciliation and worked as an instructor for Journalists for Human Rights in Tunisia. 

Elizabeth joined the Global News network on television in Halifax in 2018 before returning to her roots as a writer. She has previously worked as an investigative journalist for the National Observer and a media trainer for Journalists for Human Rights' Indigenous Reporters Program and Misinformation Project.

She is the recipient of three RTDNA awards and a Canadian Online Publishing Award, and has been a finalist or co-finalist for awards from the Michener Foundation, the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Canadian Journalism Foundation, and the Canadian Hillman Prize.

Elizabeth is on the board of directors at World Press Freedom Canada. Find her on Twitter at @emcsheff
Languages
English French
Services
Journalism
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+5

Benedict Moran

Montreal, Canada
I’m an independent journalist and filmmaker. I’ve traveled and worked in more than 75 countries as a journalist, aid worker, and traveler. I usually travel with a full radio and video kit (shooting on a Sony FS-5 and/or A7Sii, 360 camera, Mavic Ronin-S stabilizer, Mavic Pro drone). I can file for Read moreprint, radio, and/or video.
Languages
English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Fact Checking
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