Entrepreneurs dare.

They dare to dream. To imagine the unimaginable. To challenge the status quo. To face ridicule and obstacles. They take enormous risks in the belief that they can bring their dreams to life. And those who succeed change the world.

That’s why we’re so proud to celebrate Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. We’re passionate supporters of the entrepreneurial spirit, and believe that the stories of these daring women and men must be told.

Everyone’s life is touched in some way by an entrepreneur. And so we challenge you to submit your nominations for this world-renowned awards program. The entrepreneur you nominate could be Canada’s next Entrepreneur Of The Year.

So go ahead. Recommend or nominate an entrepreneur today. We dare you.

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Program benefits and details

EOY - Why get involvedEOY - EligibilityEOY - Celebrate your team
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Increase your chance of success: understand what the judges look for

Independent panels of judges in each region comprise business and community leaders, educators and past award winners.

They evaluate nominations on a wide range of criteria, including:

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Regional programs

Entrepreneur Of The Year honours the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs here and around the world.

For regional dates and contacts please select a region below:

PacificPrairiesOntarioQuebecAtlantic
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Hall of fame

We're proud to celebrate Canada's top entrepreneurs. Those who dare to pursue the uphill climb and don't just keep the pace, but accelerate. They speed up innovation, growth and social improvement. And build lasting legacies that inspire the next generation. They're an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.

That's why for over 20 years, we've honoured their achievements with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards.


Click to see what the 2016 winners and finalists from the across the country had to say when interviewed on the “yellow carpet” at the galas:

EOY 2016 Awards HighlightsEOY 2016 Winners - PersevereEOY 2016 Winners - AdversityEOY 2016 Winners - Believe
  • EOY - Winner - Matias Marquez
  • EOY - Winner - Les Mandelbaum
  • EOY - Winner - Kristi Cawthorn
  • EOY - Winner - Alex MacLean
  • EOY - Winner - Gilbert Rozon

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors

National presenting sponsors

TEC CanadaLa PresseICI RDITMXThe Globe and Mail

National silver sponsors

Merril CorporationKira TalentAir Canada

National print sponsor

The Printing House

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