Nominations now open for Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2011
National award celebrates achievements of Canadian newcomers
TORONTO, November 9, 2010 Canadian Immigrant
magazine and RBC today announced the open call nominations
for the "Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2011." The
third annual awards program seeks to celebrate the stories
and achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants from coast
"It's exciting to embark on our third annual Top 25
Canadian Immigrants awards program. 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,"
said Margaret Jetelina, editor of Canadian Immigrant.
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
in Canada. More than 20,000 votes from across Canada were
cast in the second annual awards program in 2010.
"Voting for the top Canadian immigrant 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.
Nominations can be made by visiting canadianimmigrant.ca/top25
until January 28, 2011. A distinguished panel of judges will
review all nominees and present a list of finalists which
will be profiled online in February, when all Canadians can
vote for their favourite nominees. 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.
About Canadian Immigrant and www.canadianimmigrant.ca
Attracting over 275,000 readers each month, Canadian Immigrant
is distributed in Toronto and Vancouver and helps new Canadians
build a successful life and home during their first years
in Canada. Its mandate to inform, educate and motivate provides
easy-to-access content for newcomers looking for information,
from careers, education and settling in to culture, money
and business. Our website, www.canadianimmigrant.ca,
offers tools and resources to help newcomers across Canada.
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 by 2.9 million readers every week.
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