Something new this year to honour Ottawa’s immigrant entrepreneurs

Each year the City of Ottawa proudly celebrates and recognizes the success and economic contributions of local immigrant entrepreneurs through its annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards.

New this year, the awards will feature a category to honour the drive and enthusiasm of young immigrant entrepreneurs.

If you know an immigrant to Canada who embodies extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit and deserves recognition for their contributions to the Ottawa economy, the City is now accepting nominations online until Friday, October 20.

Nominate a friend, colleague, client, employee or employer who deserves to be celebrated for their contributions.

This year, there are two categories of awards:

The Immigrant Entrepreneur Award pays tribute to those who have successfully established and grown their businesses through hard work, perseverance and innovation. It recognizes the remarkable contributions of immigrants who have embraced the spirit of entrepreneurship and have made a significant impact in their respective industries.

The Youth Immigrant Entrepreneur Award shines a spotlight on promising young newcomers, between the ages of 15 and 24, who have recently embarked on their entrepreneurial journey. It celebrates their passion, creativity, and potential to become future entrepreneurial leaders.

Visit to learn more about eligibility criteria or to nominate someone today for an Immigrant Entrepreneur Award.

The winners for the 2023 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards will be announced during TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur) Ottawa’s TiE Entrepreneurship Summit, on Friday, November 10. 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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