"It’s exciting to embark on our third annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrants awards program,” said Margaret Jetelina, editor of Canadian Immigrant. “The winners from last year’s awards were nothing short of inspirational, and we know there are so many more immigrants in Canada who deserve recognition for giving back to their adopted country.”
“Voting for the top Canadian immigrants presents an opportunity to recognize role models who have encouraged and motivated others and applaud those who have made significant contributions to this country,” said Camon Mak, director of RBC Multicultural Markets. “We hope the winners’ stories inspire other immigrants to make their dreams a reality.”
A nominee can be someone who has moved to Canada and, since immigrating, has contributed to the diversity and success of this country. Achievements can be either professional or personal. Nominees must hold landed immigrant (Permanent Resident) or citizen status in Canada. This program is also proudly supported by the Toronto Star.
The winners will be announced in May 2011 and will be recognized in Canadian Immigrant magazine. They will also receive a commemorative plaque and a $500 donation from RBC toward a registered Canadian charity of their choice.