Canada's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Taking your bold vision on its next extraordinary journey.

About the program

From creating disruptive technologies and transforming consumer journeys, to building new communities and driving positive social change, there’s no limit to the creativity of Canadian entrepreneurs — and the stories we want to share.

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program shines a spotlight on entrepreneurs across the country that are transforming our world through unbounded innovation, growth and prosperity – and that’s only the beginning of the journey. By joining the program, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate success with your team, inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and gain access to an exclusive global network of program participants that help to build connections, fuel success and navigate long-term growth.

If you or someone you know is turning ground-breaking ideas into innovative businesses, we want to help celebrate that success today.

For more than 25 years, our Canadian program has:

Received more than



Celebrated nearly



Honoured over


award recipients

Benefits of participation

  • Peer-to-peer learning opportunities – The chance to keep a pulse on the latest hot topics with peer-to-peer learning experiences, workshops, roundtable discussions and more
  • Connect with EY advisors - Connections with EY advisors through the EY 7 Drivers of Growth and EY Velocity to help your business broaden its focus to embrace value creation
  • Lifetime entrepreneur community access - Lifetime access to a community of like-minded business leaders who are each on their own transformational journey, including fellow entrepreneurs, program judges and sponsors, business leaders and EY personnel
  • Expand your network - The opportunity to expand your network and build relationships through invitations to exclusive entrepreneurially focused and broader EY-run events
  • Exclusive Invitation -  An exclusive invitation to the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, one of North America’s largest gatherings of entrepreneurs, investors, executives and business leaders.

Program timeline

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    January 4 – Program launch

    April 16 – Nominations close

    April 19 - 30 – Judging phase one: semifinalists determined

    May 3 - June 4 – Semifinalist interviews with EY

    June 7 - 18 – Regional semifinalist event

    June 21 - 25 – Meet the judges: interviews

    July – Top regional entrepreneurs announced

    July - December – Company Award Plaques distributed to Top regional entrepreneurs

    September - October – Regional celebrations

    November – National awards celebration

    November – EY Strategic Growth Forum®

    June 2022 – EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Canada's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Regional finalists

Select a region below to see the finalists

  • Pacific

    AbCellera (ABCL)
    Carl Hansen

    Apply Digital
    Chris Coghlan, Gautam Lohia

    Catherine Dahl, Reza Sanaie

    Judi Hess

    Cymax Group Technologies Ltd.
    Rizwan Somji

    DeeBee's Organics
    Dionne Laslo-Baker

    Fresh Prep Foods Inc.
    Becky Brauer, Husein Rahemtulla, Dhruv Sood

    HME Mobility & Accessibility
    Robert Boscacci, Cameron Fleming

    Jane App
    Trevor Johnston, Alison Taylor

    Keystone Environmental
    Raminder Grewal

    Legends Haul
    Craig Sheridan

    Natu'oil Services Inc.
    Haresh Bhatt

    Nude Beverages
    Julius Makarewicz

    Power Wood Corp
    Jake Power

    Darrell Jones

    Somatic - Mechanical | Electrical | Plumbing
    Gilbert Ghezesan, Patrick Wu

    Mik Kersten

    The Pro-Claim Group
    Tony Scott

    Mikaella Go, Andy Wang, Tony Yu

    Ray Castelli

    Western Logistics Inc.
    Mary Waring

    WPIC Marketing + Technologies
    Jacob Cooke, Joseph Cooke

  • Prairies

    Absorb Software
    Michael Owens

    Aomega Group Inc.
    Margaret Adu

    Mike Bauer, Jay Gohill, Michael McGovern, Stuart O'Connor

    Basecamp Properties
    Sky McLean

    BHD Instrumentation
    Joel Elford, Adam Hesse, Garvin Stafford

    Bitcoin Well
    Adam O'Brien

    Charles Wong

    Coconut Software
    Katherine Regnier

    Eavor Technologies Inc.
    Paul Cairns, John Redfern

    ESTI Consulting Services
    Simon Gadd

    Fidelity Manufacturing Group
    Ryan Arseneau, Joseph Brunelle,
    Corey Homick, Jeff Litster, Ben Mayer

    Fluid Energy Group Ltd.
    Clay Purdy

    GHC Systems Inc dba Surface Hair Care
    Debra Grund, Wayne Grund

    Go Auto
    Jason Smith
    Sam Prochazka

    Dr. Ryan Todd

    High Tide Inc.  (HITI, HITIF, 2LY)
    Raj Grover

    Inline Group Inc.
    Adam Temple

    Leading Edge Physiotherapy
    Grant Fedoruk

    Jeremy Bryant, Andrew Hall

    Nanalysis Scientifc Corp.  (NSCI)
    Sean Krakiwsky

    Partake Brewing
    Ted Fleming

    Pegasus Imagery Ltd.
    Cole Rosentreter

    Ryan Murphy Construction Inc.
    Lara Murphy, Karen Ryan

    SM2 Capital Partners
    Naim Ali

    Smiles Dental Group
    Dr. Alexander Yeh

    Sonar Software Inc.
    Alexander Moore, Glenn Moore

    Spiritleaf  (ISH)
    Darren Bondar

    Steelhaus Technologies Inc.
    Mike George, Matthew McCarthy

    Matt Alston, Lance Miller

    Symend Inc.
    Hanif Joshaghani, Tiffany Kaminsky

    VEERUM Inc.
    David Lod

    Westgen Technologies Inc.
    Ben Klepacki, Connor O'Shea

  • Ontario

    7D Surgical Inc.
    Michael Leung, Adrian Mariampillai, Beau Standish, Victor Yang

    Ahava Digital Group
    Dr. Janét M. Aizenstros

    Martin Basiri, Massi Basiri, Meti Basiri

    Robin Kovitz

    Liran Belenzon

    CCL Industries Inc.  (CCL.B)
    Geoffrey T. Martin

    Da-Lee Group
    David Rogers

    Graham Rosenberg

    Josh Domingues

    Peter Kalen

    Go Logistics
    Anthony Whyte

    Somen Mondal, Shaun Ricci

    iLobby Corp.
    Ariel Mashiyev

    InkSmith Limited
    Jeremy Richard Hedges

    Nikita Kopotun, Joel Wegner, Ryan Wong

    Kidcrew Pediatrics
    Dr. Dina Michelle Kulik

    Michael Serbinis

    Lee Valley Tools
    Robin Lee, Jason Tasse
    Justin Thouin

    Lucky Iron Fish
    Gavin Armstrong

    Maple Corporation
    Brett Belchetz

    Marlin Spring
    Benjamin Bakst

    Molinaro's Fine Italian Foods Ltd.
    Vince Molinaro

    Mucci Farms
    Bert Mucci

    MyHealth Centre
    Suresh Madan

    South Essex Fabricating Inc.; Nature Fresh Farms Inc.; Nature Fresh Farms Sales Inc.
    Peter Quiring

    Shawn DeSantis, T. Marshall Sadd

    Nobul Corp.
    Regan McGee

    Prollenium Medical Technologies Inc.
    Ario Khoshbin

    PureFacts Financial Solutions Inc.
    Robert Madej

    Kim Davidson

    Simply Group
    Lawrence Krimker

    Sipology by Steeped Tea
    Tonia Jahshan

    Stromcore Energy Inc.
    Maxime Vidricaire

    Trindent Consulting
    Adrian Travis

    Virox Technologies Inc.
    Randy A Pilon

    Wish Group
    Frank Cianciulli

  • Québec

    Big Bang
    Gabriel Tupula

    BrainBox AI
    Sam Ramadori, Jean-Simon Venne

    Congebec Logistique Inc.
    Nicholas P. Pedneault

    Cook it
    Judith Fetzer

    Coveo Solutions
    Louis Têtu

    Marilyne Gagné

    Dialogue Health Technologies Inc.  (CARE)
    Anna Chif, Cherif Habib, Alexis Smirnov

    Marie-Pier St-Hilaire

    Dominic Dubé, Claudia Poulin

    HGrégoire International Inc.
    John Hairabedian

    Le Groupe Master
    Louis St-Laurent

    Logistec Corporation  (LGT.ALGT.B)
    Madeleine Paquin

    Julie Roy

    Savaria Corporation  (SIS)
    Marcel Bourassa

    Solutions Beyond Technologies
    Leonardo De Araujo, Luc Dubois, Sébastien Tessier

    Superteck Experts-Conseils Inc.
    Sylvain Lortie

    The Kersheh Group
    Sam Kersheh

    Trudel Corporation
    William Trudel

    Danny Angers, Jimmy Angers, Yan Gagnon

  • Atlantic

    Beauceron Security Inc.
    David Shipley

    Bouctouche Bay Industries Ltd.
    Steen Gunderson

    ClearRisk Inc.
    Craig Rowe

    Kognitiv Spark Inc.
    Ryan Groom, Duncan McSporran, Yan Simard

    Kraken Robotic Systems Inc.  (PNG)
    Karl Kenny

    Naveco Power Inc.
    Amit Virmani

    Nutra Holdings Inc.
    John Williams

    Outcast Foods
    Dr. Darren Burke

    Peace by Chocolate Inc.
    Tareq Hadhad

    SONA (SonaPay Inc.)
    Ryan O’Leary

    The 7 Virtues Beauty
    Barb Stegemann

    Thermtest Inc.
    Dale Hume

    VERB Interactive
    Andy MacLellan

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A unique year-round C-suite relationship development program:

  • Allows you to gain knowledge about an entrepreneur’s business 
  • Furthers relationships with your targets and clients
  • Extends relationships into the C-suite
  • Garners media and press coverage of the event
  • Promotes your brand and competitive positioning in high-growth entrepreneurial markets
  • Assists entrepreneurs with raising their profile and company profiles
  • Provides access to a robust, influential entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Brand exposure to a broadened audience through virtual EY Canada Awards show
  • Access and invites to other EY exclusive events
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