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2017 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

The City of Ottawa will be hosting the 5th Annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards this fall. The event acknowledges the business success of select individuals who were born outside of Canada and who now make Ottawa their home for their considerable contribution to the Ottawa economy. 

A call for nominations for the 2017 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards has been issued. As the name of the award suggests, we are looking for nominees who embody the entrepreneurial spirit! Do you know an immigrant to Canada who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the Ottawa economy? 

Specifically, we are looking for individuals who have done one or more of the following: 

  • Have they hired, sourced or purchased locally?
  • Do they export goods or services from Ottawa?
  • Have they been able to attract tourists and investment to the city?
  • Do they mentor other entrepreneurs?
  • Do they try and help other businesses succeed by providing their time and resources?
  • Are they involved in the Ottawa community?

Using the form provided below, please take the time to nominate a friend, colleague, client, employee or employer who you think fits this description.

The deadline for nominations is September 29, 2017.

Winners of the 2017 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards will be announced at a special event this fall. Check back for updates!