Nominees sought for awards honouring Canada’s most inspiring immigrants

February 15, 2018

By Adam Martin-Robbins, York News |

Do you know an immigrant who is truly inspiring?

Then you ought to nominate them for an award celebrating their achievements.

Nominations are open for the 2018 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards until Feb. 27 at 11:59 p.m.

“These awards celebrate the significant contributions Canadian immigrants have made in communities across Canada,” Ivy Chiu, senior director, newcomer strategy, RBC, said in a news release. “As we reflect on the amazing achievements we’ve seen over the past 10 years, we can look ahead and be proud of all that we have accomplished together, and all that we will in years to come.”

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Program sponsor RBC will select one of the winners for the RBC Entrepreneur Award.

One of the winners will also be selected for the Youth Award, which recognizes the achievements of young immigrants, between 15 and 30 years old, who are making a difference in their adopted country.

Added for this year’s program, is the Settlement Agency Award, which recognizes exceptional work done by immigrant settlement agencies to help newcomers succeed. One agency will be selected for this new award from a list of nominees.

Once nominations close, a panel of judges will review all nominees.

A shortlist of 75 finalists for the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants awards and the finalists for the Settlement Agency Awards will be released in March.

That will be followed by an online voting phase that will help determine the winners, which will be announced in June.

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