Nominate an immigrant for the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Canadian Immigrant magazine is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the ninth annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards.

The 2017 awards will be historic as this year’s winners will be announced in time to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, a momentous occasion in the history of a nation built by immigrants.

The program is presented by Canadian Immigrant magazine and is proudly supported by founding and title sponsor RBC Royal Bank. Since 2009, 200 outstanding immigrants have been chosen for this coveted award for their inspiring contributions to Canada. Their achievements have been celebrated and their stories shared with Canadians across the country.

A nominee can be anyone who has immigrated to Canada and has since contributed to the success and uplifting of this country and/or its people. Achievements can be either professional or personal. Nominees must hold landed immigrant (Permanent Resident) or citizen status in Canada, and must reside in Canada.

Some of the past winners include two former Governor Generals of Canada Adrienne Clarkson and Michaëlle Jean, national broadcaster Ian Hanomansing, celebrity entrepreneur Robert Herjavec and star chef Vikram Vij, and the late architect Bing Thom, to name a few.

This will also be the third year that sponsor RBC selects one of the winners for its special RBC Entrepreneur Award. This year, we are also introducing the new Youth Award, which will recognize the achievements of young immigrants (between 16 and 29) who are making a difference in their adopted country through achievement and/or service, and show great potential as long-term nation builders.

Similar to our RBC Entrepreneur Award, the Youth Award will be an additional honour given to one of the RBC Top 25 winners. No special application process required.

Nominations can be made online by visiting canadianimmigrant.ca/rbctop25 until February 25, 2016, 11:59 pm EST. Please fill out the form with as much detail about the nominee’s contributions and accomplishments as possible. A distinguished panel of judges will review all nominees and present a list of 75 finalists who will be profiled online in March. Once the finalists are online, there will be a voting process, during which all Canadians can vote for their favourite nominees.

After a second round of judging combining votes and judges’ scores, the 25 winners will then be announced in June 2017. They will be recognized in the July print edition of Canadian Immigrant magazine and online on canadianimmigrant.ca. Winners will also receive a commemorative plaque and $500 toward a charity of their choice provided by RBC.

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Source: Canadian Immigrant