EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Frequently asked questions

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Quick facts

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® honours outstanding Canadians who have turned their unique business vision into successful reality.

In the last 20 years, the program has achieved several major milestones in Canada:

  • Over 8,800 nominations received
  • More than 3,100 award finalists named
  • Presented more than 935 awards — including 40 lifetime achievement awards
  • Over 65,000 guests welcomed to regional award banquets

Frequently asked questions

  • How can I nominate an entrepreneur?
  • What is the nomination deadline?
  • Who can be nominated?
  • Who can submit a nomination?
  • If my company has locations in different regions, where would I submit the nomination?
  • Is there a fee to nominate?
  • What if I don’t have time to complete all the required information?
  • Is the nomination form confidential? Who has access to the financials?
  • Is the financial information necessary?
  • The financial status of my company is confidential and I can’t release this information. Can I still compete?
  • Does my company have to be privately owned?
  • What if our company has multiple founders?
  • My company has been in business for over 20 years, and I was not the founder. Would I qualify as an entrepreneur?
  • What are the award categories?
  • How many award categories may I select?
  • Who selects the finalists and recipients?
  • What criteria do the judges consider?
  • Why would I want to participate?
  • How much does the overall economic climate affect the judging?