The job of a disc jockey (DJ) may seem a simple matter of selecting a few music tracks and making sure that they play correctly. The truth is that in addition to having an extensive knowledge of music in a wide variety of genres including music from past decades, a DJ ‘worth his or her weight in gold’ knows how to draw a crowd in and keep them entertained. Equipment must be maintained to avoid problems arising during play, and new music tracks must be assessed and added to their collection so that when requested a track can be easily located and played within seconds. Top DJs are in high demand and often find themselves spending most of their time traveling from one gig to another.

The following are DJs recognized as being some of the best in Canada (in no particular order):