2013 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards Opens Call for

2013 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards Opens Call for Nominations 
We are looking for the most inspiring immigrants in Canada 
- Who inspires you? 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 -- Canadian Immigrant
magazine is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the RBC
Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards of 2013. Building on a five-year
partnership with Canadian Immigrant magazine, RBC is the title
sponsor of this annual awards program that recognizes and celebrates
the stories and achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants who
inspire newcomers and Canadians alike. The program is presented by
Canadian Immigrant magazine and is proudly supported by the title
sponsor RBC Royal Bank and associate sponsor Chevrolet. 
"What qualifies someone to be a Top 25 Canadian Immigrant? Any
immigrant who has made the decision to embrace Canada and make it a
better place," said Margaret Jetelina, editor of Canadian Immigrant
magazine. "More than that, they are sources of great inspiration to
others in this country, which is why we want you to nominate someone
who inspires you." 
This national people's choice award is unique in that it allows
Canadians to first nominate and then vote directly for individuals
from all walks of life who have made a difference since their arrival
in Canada. More than 28,000 votes from across Canada were cast in the
2012 awards program. Some of the winners from previous years include
politician Olivia Chow, Dragons' Den's Robert Herjavec, wrestler
Daniel Igali and many more, including entrepreneurs, artists and
community volunteers. 
"Nominating someone as a top Canadian immigrant presents an
opportunity to recognize role models who have encouraged and
motivated others and applaud those who have made significant
contributions to this country," said Paul Sy, director, Multicultural
Markets at RBC. "The winners from previous years were nothing short
of inspirational and we know there are many more immigrants who
deserve recognition for giving back to Canada." 
A nominee can be someone who has moved to Canada and, since
immigrating, has contributed to the diversity and success of this
country and/or its people. Achievements can be either professional or
personal. Nominees must hold landed immigrant (Permanent Resident) or
citizen status in Canada. 
"The people that are recognized by the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant
Awards have a true passion for our country and have made remarkable
achievements as they realize their Canadian dreams," said Marc
Comeau, vice president, sales, service and marketing, General Motors
of Canada. "We are pleased to have joined Canadian Immigrant Magazine
to acknowledge these achievements." 
Nominations can be made by visiting www.canadianimmigrant.ca/top25
until February 28, 2013. A distinguished panel of judges will review
all nominees and present a list of 75 finalists who will be profiled
online in March, after which all Canadians can vote for their
favourite nominees. 
The 25 winners will be announced in June, 2013, and will be
recognized in Canadian Immigrant magazine. They will also receive a
commemorative plaque and $500 towards a charity of their choice
provided by RBC. This year's media partners are the Toronto Star,
Metro, Sing Tao and South Asian Focus. 
About Canadian Immigrant and canadianimmigrant.ca 
Attracting more than 287,000 readers each month and over 60,000
unique visits a month online, Canadian Immigrant is distributed in
Toronto and Vancouver and helps new Canadians build a successful life
and home in Canada. Its mandate to inform, educate and motivate
provides easy-to-access content for newcomers looking for information
from careers, education and settling in to culture and business. Our
website, canadianimmigrant.ca, offers daily editorial, forums, tools
and resources to help newcomers across Canada. Canadian Immigrant is
a division of Metroland Media Group, a dynamic media company with
more than 100 community and daily newspapers in print and online, as
well as innovative websites including www.wheels.ca, www.goldbook.ca,
www.flyerland.ca and www.localwork.ca. 
About RBC 
Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY)(NYSE:RY) and its subsidiaries operate
under the master brand name RBC. We are Canada's largest bank as
measured by assets and market capitalization, and among the largest
banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of
North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and
provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services,
insurance, investor services and wholesale banking on a global basis.
We employ approximately 80,000 full- and part-time employees who
serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and
institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 49
other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
Canadian Immigrant
Sanjay Agnihotri
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