Alberta Newcomer Recognition Awards


Recognizing newcomers who have made a difference.

About the award

The Alberta Newcomer Recognition Awards will celebrate outstanding accomplishments of immigrants including youth, women, seniors, entrepreneurs, workers and community builders.

Nominations were 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.

The 2022 award nomination period was open June 10 to August 7, 2022.

Nomination categories

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    Small Community Enhancement

    Contributions to a rural community

  • inclusive workplaces icon
    Inclusive Workplaces

    Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace

  • entrepreneurial spirit icon
    Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Small or medium business owner innovation

  • young leader icon
    Young Leader

    People ages 18 to 30 who have made a difference

  • senior spirit icon
    Senior Spirit

    An Albertan (65 years or older) who enriches their community

  • newcomer champion icon
    Newcomer Champion

    Supporting newcomers to succeed

  • career academics icon
    Career & Academics Contribution

    Professional or academic excellence

  • student aspiration icon
    Student Inspiration

    A young leader in Grade 12 or younger

  • women's newcomer icon
    Women's Newcomer Impact

    A female leader in her community

Nomination criteria

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

The nomination period for the 2022 awards closed August 7, 2022.

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.

Help spread the word

Download materials to help promote the Newcomer Awards in your community. The nomination period for the 2022 awards is now closed.

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Use the #ABNewcomers hashtag


Connect with the Newcomer Recognition Awards

Email: [email protected]