Cast your vote in this year’s ‘Oscars’ of Immigrant Success

Nominees announced for the 11th annual RBC TOP 25 CANADIAN IMMIGRANT AWARDS 2019

Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA


TORONTO, March 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It’s time to vote for the 11th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners. Canadian Immigrant magazine announced the top 75 nominees and has opened online national voting for the awards at canadianimmigrant.ca/rbctop25

For the last decade, the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards program has been highlighting inspiring stories of immigrants who have made incredible contributions to Canada and honoured them with the most esteemed national award celebrating immigrant success. The award program is proudly supported by title sponsor, RBC Royal Bank.

Past winners over the last decade have been examples of inspiring immigrants, from entrepreneurs to artists, academics, community volunteers, sports heroes, philanthropists, inventors, and visionaries, from all across Canada with origins from every corner of the globe. Some fled strife in their home countries, while others chose to gain higher education; some arrived as young children, while others arrived as adults looking for a better life or a new beginning.

“Canada is a global leader in immigration, and these awards reflect how important immigrant integration is to Canada’s past, present and future,” says Sanjay Agnihotri, publisher of Canadian Immigrant. “These 75 finalists are all amazing new Canadians, who have made Canada better by adopting this country as their own.”

The shortlist of 75, who represent diverse ethnic communities, cities and industries across Canada, were chosen from among hundreds of nominations by a judging panel composed of past winners.

“Over the past 10 years, the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards have provided an important platform for some of Canada’s most inspiring newcomers to be recognized for their extraordinary journeys and successes,” says Ivy Chiu, Senior Director, Newcomer Client Strategy at RBC. “We invite you to cast your vote online, help us choose this year’s winners and join us in celebrating their achievements.”

Returning in 2019 is the second annual RBC Settlement Agency Award, which aims to recognize the impact these agencies have in helping newcomers succeed. The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards will also crown one settlement agency winner based on Canada’s votes! 

Canadians can now vote for up to three of their favourite settlement agency finalists online at www.canadianimmigrant.ca/rbctop25 until May 16, 2019.

For the fifth year, RBC the RBC Entrepreneur Award. will  recognize one of the 25 winners who demonstrate excellence in business with And, for the third year, the RBC Youth Award will recognize the achievements of immigrant youth (between ages 15 and 30) who are making a difference in their adopted country and show great potential in further building this nation. These will be an additional honour given to two qualifying RBC Top 25 winners, no separate votes are required.

The award winners will be announced on June 25, 2019 in Toronto and July 4, 2019 in Vancouver. They will be recognized on www.canadianimmigrant.ca and in Canadian Immigrant magazine. Each winner will also receive a commemorative plaque and $500 toward a charity of their choice provided by RBC. This year’s media partners are CityTV, Toronto Star, Metro Newspaper, Metroland Community papers, Sing Tao and OMNI Television.

About Canadian Immigrant

Canadian Immigrant is a national multimedia platform to help immigrants succeed in Canada by providing the information, inspiration and connections they need through digital, print, events and awards. We provide inspiring and informative content for newcomers looking for information on careers, education and settling in through our website, canadianimmigrant.ca, and our print magazine, strategically published four times a year. Canadian Immigrant is a division of Metroland Media Group Limited, a dynamic media company with more than 100 community and daily newspapers in print and online, as well as innovative websites including wheels.ca, goldbook.ca, flyerland.ca, Travelalerts.ca and localwork.ca.

About RBC

Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 81,000+ employees who bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 16 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries. Learn more at rbc.com.‎

We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.

For more information, contact:

Canadian Immigrant
Laura Jackman, 905-273-8160, ljackman@metroland.com

RBC
Cory Fisher, 647-339-9521, cory.fisher@rbc.com

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