RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2016 are announced

Presented by Canadian Immigrant magazine and sponsored by RBC, this annual awards program celebrates the achievements of inspiring Canadian immigrants. A true illustration of the diversity Canada represents, this year’s winners originally hail from Ireland to Sri Lanka to Nigeria, and now make their home in communities across Canada.

“This year’s group of 25 winners is an inspiring and eclectic mix that showcases the diverse talent that immigrants bring to Canada,” says Margaret Jetelina, editor of Canadian Immigrant magazine. “We at Canadian Immigrant magazine are very proud that, over the eight years of this awards program, we have now recognized 200 amazing immigrants as Top 25s. And we have honestly just scratched the surface of immigrant talent in Canada.”

The Top 25 will be honoured at ceremonies in Toronto today, and in Vancouver on June 23. The program is proudly supported by title sponsor RBC Royal Bank. One of the winners will be presented with an additional award by RBC for individual achievement in entrepreneurship. Christians Izquierdo, owner of DevFacto Technologies, is the second annual recipient of the RBC Entrepreneur Award for excellence in entrepreneurship.

The RBC Top 25 award winners will receive a commemorative plaque and a $500 donation will be made toward a registered Canadian charity of their choice. The full list of 25 winners is featured here at canadianimmigrant.ca/rbctop25 and in the July print edition of Canadian Immigrant magazine.

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