Recipients are expected to have made a meaningful contribution to the local economy through job creation, mentorship, or other means.
"The (awards) are an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of immigrant business people in our city, and to inspire and encourage other immigrants in Ottawa to consider starting or operating businesses here," the city stated in a press release.
- Youth business entrepreneurs (under 35 years old)
- Women entrepreneurs
- Innovation-oriented enterprises
- Social enterprises (with a social, environmental or cultural mandate as the primary concern of the business)
- Fast-growth enterprises
Nominations are open until Sept. 14. Recipients will be announced at the Ottawa Immigration Forum Oct. 1.
More information is available on the city's website.