A call for nominations for the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants
2010 national award celebrates achievements of Canadian newcomers
TORONTO, November 5, 2009 — Canadian Immigrant
magazine and RBC announced today they are now accepting nominations
for the "Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2010." The
second annual awards program seeks to celebrate the stories
and achievements of outstanding Canadian Immigrants
from coast to coast to coast.
"With 20 per cent of the Canadian population foreign-born,
it's important that we acknowledge the achievements of such
a large group of people that make up our country— many of
whom have made great contributions to Canada and their communities,"
said Nick Noorani, founder and publisher of Canadian Immigrant.
"Immigrants need positive role models who motivate them
to succeed in a new country as they journey through their
new lives in Canada."
This national people's choice award is unique in that it
allows Canadians to vote directly for individuals from all
walks of life who have made a difference since their arrival
"RBC has a longstanding commitment to making it easier
for newcomers to get settled, established and succeed in Canada,"
said Camon Mak, director, Multicultural Markets, RBC. "New
immigrants strive to be part of the social and economic fabric
of this country and it is important to RBC to recognize their
accomplishments and contributions to Canada."
A nominee can be someone who has moved to Canada from another
country and, since immigrating, has contributed to the diversity
and success of this country. Achievements can be either professional
or personal, and nominees must hold landed immigrant or citizen
status in Canada.
More than 10,000 votes from across Canada were cast in the
inaugural awards program in 2009.
From now until Jan. 29, 2010, Canadians can submit nominations
A distinguished panel will review all nominees and present
a short list of finalists will be placed online where all
Canadians can vote for their favourites, starting in February
The top 25 winners will be announced in May 2010 and will
be recognized in Canadian Immigrant magazine. As well, they
will receive a commemorative plaque and a $500 donation from
RBC toward an authorized Canadian charity of their choice.
About Canadian Immigrant and canadianimmigrant.ca
Attracting over 275,000 readers each month, Canadian Immigrant
helps new Canadians build a successful life and home during
their first years in Canada. Its mandate to inform, educate
and motivate provides hands-on, easy-to-access content for
newcomers looking for information - from careers, education
and settling in to culture, money and business. The monthly
print publication is distributed in Toronto and Vancouver.
reaches immigrants nationwide, offering tools and resources
that help newcomers settle into their new communities - connecting
immigrants with each other as well as with immigrant experts
and prospective employers. Canadian Immigrant is a division
of Star Media Group, which is broadly based with interests
in print, digital and broadcast media, led by its flagship
property, the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, which
is read in print and online (thestar.com) by 2.9 million readers
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries
operate under the master brand name RBC. We are Canada's largest
bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, one
of North America's leading diversified financial services
companies and among the largest banks in the world, as measured
by market capitalization. We provide personal and commercial
banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate
and investment banking and transaction processing services
on a global basis. We employ approximately 80,000 full- and
part-time employees who serve more than 18 million personal,
business, public sector and institutional clients through
offices in Canada, the U.S. and 53 other countries. For more
information, please visit ww.rbc.com.
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