Sponsor Changes: OxiClean dropped from the sponsor list and was replaced by Toyota. Kraft also joined the others with a line of peanut butter crackers along with Oreo and ParticpACTION challenges.
Prize: The winner of the season will win the usual $100,000. The Brick is now giving away $30,000 and Toyota is adding a '86 sportscar valued at $26,000.
New Entrance Mechanism: Two groups of new players will enter the house followed by returning players entering one by one.
New Stage: For the first time in history, the stage has changed it's appearance. It now includes stairs and symbolising a space launch. The previous changes were just to the exterior, but it still resembled a house.
Returning Players: For the first time in Big Brother Canada history, eight houseguests from past seasons will be returning for a second shot at the game.
Returning Players vs. New Players: There will be eight new houseguests competing against eight houseguests from the past.
HOH/Immunity Competition: The winners of the first Head of Household competition are immune, but they must select whoever they want to be the HOH.
Time Warp Immunity: Canada voted for one houseguest to be immune until the jury stage of the game. The majority of Canada voted for Neda Kalantar and she is immune until the jury stage of the game.