Canadian Immigrant Magazine

Canadian Immigrant Magazine

May 25, 2010 09:40 ET

Canada has Chosen: Top 25 Immigrants of 2010

Canadian Immigrant Magazine and RBC Honour Canada's Top 25

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) - An Olympic gold-medal sprinter, an award-winning reporter and the chief organizer of the 2010 Winter Olympics are among the winners of the second annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant awards presented by Canadian Immigrant Magazine and sponsored by RBC. This national people's choice program celebrates the untold stories and remarkable achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants.

More than 20,000 Canadians voted online for their top choices. The award recipients will be honoured at ceremonies held in Toronto on May 25 and in Vancouver on May 27. The awards program is also sponsored by Rogers.

"The 75 finalists are immigrants who have all contributed to this country in a big way," said Nick Noorani, founder/publisher, Canadian Immigrant Magazine. "Our winners come from six provinces, which shows how much immigrants love every corner of Canada and its people. I am particularly thrilled that we have winners this year from Saskatchewan, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, attesting to the true national stature of these awards."

The Top 25 winners will receive a commemorative certificate and a lapel pin, as well as a $500 donation towards an authorized Canadian charity of their choice. Winners will be featured on canadianimmigrant.ca and in the June 2010 edition of Canadian Immigrant Magazine.

"Everyone who was nominated truly had a noteworthy story and RBC is extremely pleased to recognize and celebrate of some of Canada's most outstanding individuals," said Camon Mak, director, Multicultural Markets, RBC. "We hope that each winner's story will inspire others to achieve their respective goals."

This year's awards program received hundreds of submissions over a two-month period, from which 75 finalists were shortlisted by a panel of Canadian Immigrant Magazine judges. The awards program was also supported by the Toronto Star, Metro, Sing Tao, Omni Television and radio station RJ1200 based in Burnaby, B.C.

To see the winners and their bios, please visit canadianimmigrant.ca/top25

About the Top 25 Canadian Immigrants Awards

Canadian Immigrant Magazine, a print and online magazine serving new immigrants to Canada, in association with RBC, is pleased to present the "Top 25 Canadian Immigrants of 2010" — a people's choice award that seeks to uncover and celebrate the untold stories and remarkable achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants from all walks of life. To view this year's winners, visit www.canadianimmigrant.ca/top25

About Canadian Immigrant Magazine and canadianimmigrant.ca

Attracting more than 275,000 readers each month, Canadian Immigrant Magazine helps new Canadians build a successful life and home during their first years in Canada. Its mandate is to inform, educate and motivate by providing hands-on, easy-to-access content for newcomers looking for information, from careers, education and settling in to culture, money and business. The monthly print publication is distributed in Toronto and Vancouver. Our website, canadianimmigrant.ca, offers tools and resources that help newcomers across Canada. Canadian Immigrant is a division of Star Media Group, which is broadly based with interests in print, digital and broadcast media, led by its flagship property, the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, which is read in print and online (thestar.com) by 2.8 million readers every week.

About RBC

Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY)(NYSE:RY) and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name RBC. We are Canada's largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization, and among the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial service companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, corporate and investment banking and transaction processing services on a global basis. We employ approximately 77,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 18 million personal, businesses, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 53 other countries. For more information, please visit www.rbc.com.

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