Submit a nomination
The Alberta Newcomer Recognition Awards will celebrate outstanding accomplishments of immigrants including youth, women, seniors, entrepreneurs, workers and community builders.
Nominations are being accepted for individuals born outside of Canada who are now Canadian citizens or permanent residents who reside and contribute to a community in Alberta. Individuals do not have to be recent arrivals, but can have lived in Canada for many years.
Review the Newcomer Awards Guidelines for details on eligibility. Nominations for the 2022 awards will be accepted until July 24, 2022.
Nominations will be accepted in 9 categories:
Small Community Enhancement
Contributions to a rural community
Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace
Small or medium business owner innovation
People ages 18 to 30 who have made a difference
An Albertan (65 years or older) who enriches their community
Supporting newcomers to succeed
Career & Academics Contribution
Professional or academic excellence
A young leader in Grade 12 or younger
Women's Newcomer Impact
A female leader in her community
Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:
Need: how the nominee played a role in contributing their expertise and resources to fulfill a need including economic growth, community need and advancement in a profession or field of study.
Impact: how the nominee’s actions and activities have made a significant impact.
Contribution: how the nominee contributed a significant amount of time and energy to their category while demonstrating community service, volunteerism or engagement.
Leadership: how the nominee demonstrated exemplary initiative, served as a role model for others and inspired others to engage.
Originality: how the nominee demonstrated creativity or innovative solutions when problem solving where a unique solution was required.
How to nominate
After you nominate
Nominations will be reviewed by the Alberta Newcomer Awards review committee. Recipients of Alberta Newcomer Recognition Awards will be formally recognized at a ceremony to highlight and celebrate their achievements.
Awards recipients may also be asked to participate in interviews, photographs and videos to share experiences and lessons learned from their work. To promote their outstanding achievements, brief biographies and photos of award recipients may be shared with the public and the media.
Awards decisions are at the discretion of the Associate Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism.
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