At a time when celebrating diversity and inclusion is more important than ever, Canadian Immigrant magazine has launched the voting phase for the 13th annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards. All Canadians are invited to visit canadianimmigrant.ca/top25, get inspired by this year’s Top 75 finalists — and cast their vote for their favourites.
The Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards program, with program partner COSTI Immigrant Services, has been the leader in highlighting inspiring stories of immigrants from across Canada, and honouring them with the only national award celebrating immigrant success.
Past finalists and winners over the last dozen years have come from different backgrounds, professions and countries of origin, but these role models all share something in common — they make Canada a better place through their work, volunteerism and community spirit.
This year’s shortlist is no different. The 2021 shortlist of 75 were chosen from among hundreds of nominations by a judging panel composed of past winners.
“Every year, we’re truly amazed by the stories of the inspiring immigrants shortlisted. From entrepreneurs who have started up successful businesses, to exciting artists, to community champions, to academics and researchers who have moved Canadian innovation forward, it’s clear that Canada is better because of immigration,” says Sanjay Agnihotri, publisher of Canadian Immigrant.
“Past winners often tell us how meaningful this award is to them. It recognizes their achievements in Canada, while understanding the many challenges they have had to overcome in their immigration journey.”