I was keynote speaker for a canadian franchise conference; where the meeting planner suggested she had a hard time figuring out how to hire Canadian Motivational speakers. She wanted a speaker from Canada because of potential work visa issues she had to deal with in the past.
Many motivational speakers don't have a clear Contact Us Page that states where on the globe they actually reside. This means a meeting planner must scour through a multitude of motivational speaker websites to discover what country they live in. I had never considered this before and I must confess my Contact Us page obscures my address too (Mostly to fool my stalkers).
Read our blog post to find the steps to hire a Motivational Speaker.
To search for only canadian motivational speakers; check out the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers website. CAPS members are experts who speak and live in canada. You can also search your province to find guest speakers in your local area.
Of course the best source of motivational speakers is by referral so ask around for speakers in your local area that others have heard before.
If you have a bigger budget, you may decide to hand the whole thing over to a speakers bureau. They will charge a 25% commission( to the speaker) but will be able to search their location specific database for canadian motivational speakers from Alberta, BC, Ontario, Manitoba and more.