Cast your vote for 25 of our nation’s most inspiring immigrants!

April 14, 2022

It’s time to vote for the 14th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards!

Canadian Immigrant magazine has opened the national online voting portal and is inviting all Canadians to vote for your favourites among the shortlist of 75 finalists at: canadianimmigrant.ca/top25.

Presented by Western Union, this coveted award recognizes and celebrates the untold stories of Canadian immigrants who have made a significant contribution to Canada, in a variety of professions and from coast to coast. Returning in 2022 are special honours for a standout Youth and Entrepreneur, to be chosen among the Top 25.

Our past winners have been examples of true nation builders, from entrepreneurs to artists, academics, community volunteers, sports heroes, philanthropists, inventors and visionaries, from across Canada. Their motivations, circumstances and timing for coming to Canada are as varied as their backgrounds. Nonetheless, each of the winners’ stories shares a common theme: rising to a challenge and using that opportunity to make Canada a better place for all.

The hundreds of nominations we received this year from across the country were reviewed by a judging panel composed of past winners. The entries have been narrowed down to a shortlist of 75 finalists who represent diverse ethnic communities, cities and industries across Canada.

“Canada is a global leader in diversity and immigration, and this awards program honours that while celebrating the important contributions that newcomers to Canada make,” says Sanjay Agnihotri, publisher of Canadian Immigrant. “These 75 finalists are all amazing new Canadians, who represent diverse ethnic communities, cities and industries, and who have each made Canada better by adopting this country as their own.”

“Western Union is thrilled to celebrate immigrants across Canada and shine a light on their impact in building local communities,” says Mitchell Steiman, Digital Growth Leader. “Their resilience and generosity to send support to loved ones back home — is truly an inspiration. Western Union is committed to serving the needs of immigrants in Canada, from sending money online with our app or website, to sending money from a retail location. Together with immigrants, we send so much more than money.”

COSTI Immigrant Services is back to support the awards as the Program Sponsor. “The awards showcase the important role immigrants play in building our country. They spotlight the importance of diversity and inclusion in Canada. COSTI is proud to support this national awards program once again this year, as we work together to build a stronger Canada for everyone, says Mario J. Calla, Executive Director.

Go to canadianimmigrant.ca/Top25 to learn more about the inspirational finalists and cast your vote. Voting is open until Friday, June 10, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.

The award winners will be announced in July 2022 and will be recognized on canadianimmigrant.ca and in the July/August issue of the magazine.

This year’s media partners include Toronto Star, Citytv, Metroland Media Group, OMNI and Sing Tao.


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