Erik Canuel was born in Montreal in 1961 where he grew up within a family of actors.The first TV series that he directs is the science fiction series  "The Hunger", this was was co-produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott.

Érik Canuel began his career as a film and television director with Kino Films, a company he co-founded to produce music videos. From video, he moved into advertising where he distinguished himself before shifting into television. In 2000, his film Hemingway: A Portrait received the Genie award for best short documentary then began making feature films that include. La Loi du Cochon, Nez Rouge, Le Dernier Tunnel, Le Survenant and the 2006 bilingual box-office hit, Bon cop, Bad cop. The latter film won both the Jutra and Genie Billet d'or prizes for greatest box office ticket sales in Quebec and Canada respectively. Cadavres is Canuel’s sixth feature film.
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures (2 episodes, 2010)

Aaron Stone (2009) TV series (filming)

Cadavres (2009)

Flashpoint (3 episodes, 2009)

Backwards Day (2009) TV episode (as Érik Canuel)

The Dead Zone (2 episodes, 2007)

     Ambush (2007) TV episode

     Outcome (2007) TV episode

Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)

Charlie Jade (2005) TV series

Survenant, Le (2005)

Dernier tunnel, Le (2004)

Nez rouge (2003)

Seriously Weird (2002) TV series

Vampire High (4 episodes, 2002)

    Vampire's Patient (2002) TV episode

     Blood Trip (2002) TV episode

     The Awakening (2002) TV episode

     The Portrait (2002) TV episode

Big Wolf on Campus (11 episodes, 1999-2002)

The Boy Who Tried Wolf (2002) TV episode

Save the Last Trance (2001) TV episode

Anti-Claus Is Coming to Town (2001) TV episode

Stormy Weather (2001) TV episode

I Dream of Becky (2001) TV episode

Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher (2002) (TV)

Loi du cochon, La (2001)

Fortier (2001) TV series

Live Through This (2000) (TV)

The Hunger" (3 episodes, 1997-1999)

The Night Bloomer (1999) TV episode

Room 17 (1997) TV episode

Bridal Suite (1997) TV episode

Hemingway: A Portrait (1999)

Writer:

Hemingway: A Portrait (1999) (writer)

Camera and Electrical Department:

The Carpenter (1988) (assistant camera: second unit)