Soon after Big Brother Canada 5 concluded, Global announced that Big Brother Canada would be put on hiatus. Programming chief Barbara Williams stated, "“We did five seasons, which was a blast, and it delivered a big young audience. But we have to keep changing it up, we have to reinvent and try new things. Still, we never say never for the future. We are super proud of those seasons we did. But the best example is something like American Idol being cancelled and coming back. You never know what can happen."
As a result, reality tv podcaster Rob Cesternino, host of Rob Has A Poscast started a petition on Change.Org. However the petition never did reach the goal of 15,000 signs, it received 12,500 in which started the ball rolling.
Throughout the next month and a half, the fan base stormed social media with the hashtags "#SaveBBCAN" and "#SaveBBCANParty" Also in response, past Big Brother 8 winner Dick Donato, held a special episode of his recap show, Dick at Night], in order to gather past houseguests together from both the American and Canadian versions to offer words of encouragement to propel the show forwards.
However on July 20th, 2017, Global announced during a Big Brother 19 episode to visit the Facebook link shown on the screen with the hashtag "YouCanAndYouWill", made famous during the first double eviction in season 5 in which host Arisa Cox told Sindy Nguyen to name a replacement nominee in which backdoored Neda Kalantar. At the web page, a countdown was shown on the screen will occasional snippets of past seasons of the past seasons The countdown ended during the next episode during the Big Brother 19 eviction in where Arisa popped up on the screen stating that the show had been renewed for a sixth season