Last chance to nominate for the Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

If you know an immigrant to Canada who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit, consider nominate them for the 2017 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. The last day to nominate a friend, colleague, client, employee or employer who deserves to be honoured for their contributions to Ottawa’s economy is Friday, September 29.

Each year the City of Ottawa celebrates and recognizes the success and contributions of individuals who were born outside of Canada and now make Ottawa their home. The awards have been presented annually since 2012.

The awards are presented to select individuals who make a considerable contribution to Ottawa’s economy, with a particular focus on:

  • Hiring, sourcing and purchasing locally
  • Exporting goods or services from Ottawa
  • Attracting tourists or investment to the city
  • Launching new and innovative businesses in Ottawa
  • Mentoring other entrepreneurs
  • Helping other businesses succeed by providing time, expertise or knowledge
  • Getting involved in, or giving back to, their community

If you know someone who fits this description, nominate them today!

The winners for the 2017 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards will be announced at TiE Ottawa’s annual entrepreneurship conference, TiECon Canada on November 3, 2017.

I highly encourage all residents to consider nominating someone deserving today! For more information, please visit