The Alberta Newcomer Recognition Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of Albertans born abroad. They honour individuals — youth, women, seniors, entrepreneurs, community builders and others — who have enriched the province through volunteer activities, leadership, innovation, business, or academic and professional achievements. 

Nominees must have been born outside of Canada but now Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and currently living in Alberta. They can have resided in Canada for many years, or just a few.

Nominations are now closed.

Nomination categories

  • career academics icon
    Career & Academics Contribution

    Professional or academic excellence

  • entrepreneurial spirit icon
    Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Owner of a small or medium-sized business who demonstrates leadership and innovation

  • inclusive workplaces icon
    Inclusive Workplaces

    Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace

  • newcomer champion icon
    Newcomer Champion

    Supporting newcomers to succeed

  • senior spirit icon
    Senior Spirit

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

  • small community enhancement icon
    Small Community Enhancement

    Contributions to a rural community

  • student aspiration icon
    Student Inspiration

    A young leader in Grade 12 or under

  • Women's Newcomer Impact icon
    Women's Newcomer Impact

    A female leader in her community

  • young leader icon
    Young Leader

    People ages 18 to 30 who have made a difference

After you nominate

Nominations will be reviewed by the Alberta Newcomer Recognition Awards review committee. Recipients of the awards will be formally recognized at a ceremony to highlight and celebrate their achievements.

Award 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 Minister of Immigration and Multiculturalism.

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Connect with the Alberta Newcomer Recognition Awards

Email: [email protected]