The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works. У вас есть вопрос? У нас есть ответ. Решая сложные задачи бизнеса, мы улучшаем мир. У вас є запитання? У нас є відповідь. Вирішуючи складні завдання бізнесу, ми змінюємо світ на краще. Meilleure la question, meilleure la réponse. Pour un monde meilleur. 問題越好。答案越好。商業世界越美好。 问题越好。答案越好。商业世界越美好。


Winners: Pacific | Prairies | Atlantic | Ontario | Québec

Geoff Chutter of WhiteWater named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 national winner

Seeking the unstoppable entrepreneurs transforming our world.

There are a lot of successful people in the world. But to build something truly remarkable, you can’t let anything stand in your way. And only a few leaders are part of this special group: the ones who never give up. Driven by their desire to better the world around them, they stop at nothing to achieve their greatest ambitions. They cut through the noise of this transformative age by breaking away from the pack — and then end up leading it. If you are an unstoppable entrepreneur or have been inspired by an innovative leader, we invite you to submit a nomination to the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 program.

Scroll down to learn more about the program in your market.

Applications for 2019 are closed. You can register an entrepreneur for 2020!

About the program

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® has recognized the endeavors of exceptional people who create the products and services that keep our local and global economies moving forward. Since its inception, Entrepreneur Of The Year has grown and now includes programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries worldwide. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards has recognized the achievements of Canada’s top entrepreneurs for the past 26 years.

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EY - François Tellier

François Tellier
EY Canada Growth Markets Leader

EY - Stasia Mitchell

Stasia Mitchell
EY Global Entrepreneurship Leader

Program benefits and details


The nominee must be an owner or CEO or equivalent who’s primarily responsible for the recent performance of the company
The company must be 2-5 years old for the Emerging category, and 3+ years for all other categories
The nominee must be nominated in the region in which the company is headquartered

What are the judges looking for?

Nominees are reviewed by an independent panel of judges who will select finalists and award recipients based on the following criteria.

Entrepreneurial spirit
Strategic direction and innovation
Vision, leadership and achievement
Financial performance
Social responsibility
Personal integrity and influence

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:


Meet our winners

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Canada

Germain Lamonde

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Canada regional winners

Pacific | Atlantic | Prairies | Ontario | Quebec

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Contact us

Regional Specialist

Krysten Fairbairn

416 943 4456

Ontario Co-Director

Elena Doucette

416 943 3193

Ontario Co-Director

Paula Smith

416 943 2981

Ottawa Leader

Matt Pearson

613 598 4354

London Leader

Warren Granger

519 646 5534

Southwestern Ontario Leader

Kevin J. Casey

519 571 3311