Canadian Immigrant and RBC Royal Bank Launch
Popular Vote to Uncover Canada's Most Inspiring Immigrants
Canadians can now cast their vote for the
Top 25 Canadian immigrants of 2012
TORONTO, February 14, 2012 Canadian Immigrant
magazine and RBC Royal Bank have kicked off the voting for
the fourth annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards. Canadians
are encouraged to visit www.canadianimmigrant.ca/top25 until
April 13, 2012 to cast their vote for the most inspiring finalists
who represent diverse ethnic communities and cultures across
The awards program serves to uncover and celebrate the inspiring
stories and remarkable achievements of Canadian immigrants
from all walks of life who strive to make this country a better
place. The call-for-nominations phase that launched the 2012
awards program last November garnered hundreds of submissions
over a two-month period.
"This year's Top 75 finalists are a dynamic mix of people
who have been nominated for their extraordinary contributions
to Canada - from improving the economy to sparking meaningful
conversations," Margaret Jetelina, editor of Canadian
Immigrant Magazine. "It's going to be difficult to choose
just 25 who are the most inspiring."
More than 25,000 Canadians voted in last year's awards program.
Among the winners were internationally known entrepreneur
and television personality Robert Herjavec, social entrepreneur
and author Nick Noorani and Canadian Football League superstar
Michael "Pinball" Clemons.
"These awards are a great opportunity for communities
to come together to recognize new Canadians," said Paul
Sy, director, Multicultural Markets, RBC. "We encourage
you to read about the finalists and cast your vote for the
new Canadian who inspires you the most."
The Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2012 will be announced
in May. Each of the Top 25 will receive a commemorative plaque
and a $500 donation from RBC Royal Bank toward an authorized
Canadian charity of their choice.
The program is also supported by the Toronto Star, Metro
daily newspapers, the Chinese-language newspaper Sing Tao,
and Suhaag magazine.
About Canadian Immigrant magazine and canadianimmigrant.ca
Attracting more than 287,000 readers each month, Canadian
Immigrant magazine is distributed in Toronto and Vancouver
and helps new Canadians build a successful life and home during
their first years in Canada. Its mandate is to inform, educate
and motivate. The magazine provides easy-to-access content
for newcomers who are looking for information, from careers,
education and settling in to culture, money and business.
Our website, www.canadianimmigrant.ca, offers daily editorial,
forums, 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 and digital media,
led by its flagship property, the Toronto Star, Canada's largest
newspaper, which is read in print and online by 3.0 million
readers every week.
About RBC Royal Bank
Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) and its subsidiaries
operate under the master brand name RBC. We are one of Canada's
largest banks as measured by assets and market capitalization,
and are among the largest banks in the world, based on market
capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified
financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial
banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate
and investment banking and transaction processing services
on a global basis. We employ approximately 74,000 full- and
part-time employees who serve close to 15 million personal,
business, public sector and institutional clients through
offices in Canada, the U.S. and 56 other countries. For more
information, please visit rbc.com.
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Canadian Immigrant Magazine
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