Canada's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021

Taking your bold vision on its next extraordinary journey.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 national celebration

Don’t miss the inspiring stories from this year's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 national celebration.
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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 27 years, our Canadian program has:

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Celebrated nearly



Honoured over


award recipients

Congratulations to the regional winners of Canada's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 program.

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™

Need more information? Visit our FAQs.

Program contacts

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National sponsors

Regional sponsors

Sponsor benefits

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
To become a sponsor, please contact Melissa Harder.


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