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Nominations are Open for the 2021 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards

If you know an immigrant to Canada who embodies the entrepreneurial spirit and deserves recognition for their contributions to the Ottawa economy, nominate them for the 2021 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. The City is now accepting nominations online until November 4. Nominate a friend, colleague, client, employee or employer who deserves to be celebrated for their contributions.

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards return to recognize 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 the Ottawa economy, with a focus on:

  • Hiring, sourcing and purchasing locally

  • Exporting goods or services from Ottawa

  • Attracting visitors 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

  • Adapting to the business climate throughout the pandemic

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

The winners for the 2021 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards will be announced during TiE Ottawa’s virtual entrepreneurship conference, TiECon Canada on Tuesday, November 23. TiE is the largest network of entrepreneurs and professionals in the world, dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. TiE Ottawa has been fostering entrepreneurship in the National Capital Region for 17 years by supporting budding entrepreneurs with mentorship, networking, education and global connectivity.

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