Following 12 Canadian drag artists as they compete for the title of “Canada’s Next Drag Superstar.” Each episode tests their talents and challenges them to master singing, dancing, acting, impersonation, costume making, and improvisation. Judging the series are a panel of entertainment industry experts, including Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, and Stacey McKenzie, along with a weekly celebrity guest. One competitor is eliminated at the end of each episode until one Queen is left standing with the crown, scepter, and title. Throughout this journey, the Queens share their personal struggles, successes, and show the importance of celebrating everyone’s charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent
It is the fourth international version of the Drag Race franchise to be announced, following Drag Race Thailand, The Switch Drag Race (Chile) and RuPaul's Drag Race UK; two months after the announcement of the Canadian version, RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under was also announced. Canada's Drag Race is the first English-language incarnation of Drag Race to not be hosted by RuPaul, although RuPaul did narrate and appear in the show's preview trailer.