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Nominations now open for the 14th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards

January 28, 2022

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine

For more than a decade, Canadian Immigrant magazine’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards program, the only national award celebrating immigrant success, has been the leader in sharing and celebrating inspiring stories of immigrants. The stories of their immigration journeys, the barriers they have overcome, their amazing achievements and the difference they have made in their adopted country are important to share.

So, for the 14th year, we are proud to continue doing so with the support of a new presenting sponsor, Western Union.

Mitchell Steiman, digital growth leader, Western Union, says Canadian society would not be as vibrant without the multiculturalism and diversity that comes with having immigrants, and it is with this in mind that Western Union is showing recognition and elevating the awards through sponsorship. “We made the decision to come on board at this time to support this beacon of hope, and to remind immigrants that it is important to let their voices be heard, to take up space, and to play their part in making their communities across Canada a better place.”

Immigrants who have been honoured with this prestigious national award in past years include Supreme Court Justice Mahmud Jamal, viral Bhagra sensation Gurdeep Pandher, broadcast journalist Ginella Massa, TV icon Monika Deol, celebrity restaurateur Vikram Vij, prima ballerina Chan Hon Goh, as well as many unsung heroes who have demonstrated incredible contributions in their communities and for the country.

Eligibility criteria and nomination process

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 be aged 15 or older, be a permanent resident or citizen and live in Canada. Nominations can be made online at until March 11, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.

A distinguished panel of judges made up of past winners will review all nominees and present a list of 75 finalists who will be announced in April, after which all Canadians can vote for their favourite nominees. The 25 winners will be announced in July 2022 in Canadian Immigrant magazine and online at One of the winners will be selected for the additional Entrepreneur Award and one for the Youth Award.

Media partners include Toronto Star, Citytv, Metroland Media Group, OMNI and Sing Tao.

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