man writing laptop 300x200 - Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership’s Newcomer Recognition Awards2018 marks the 6th year of the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership’s Newcomer Recognition Awards ceremony.  It’s an evening of celebration where immigrants, residents and community partners come together to acknowledge and support the great work that is being done all over Simcoe County by and in support of immigrants. The award ceremony will be held on the evening of Thursday, October 25th, 2018.

This year, they have divided the business category into three separate awards.  

There will be an award for a Culturally Diverse Workforce. This award is for any business or organization that through strategic recruitment has developed a culturally diverse workforce. 

The second award is the Welcoming Work Environment. This award is for a business or organization that has taken steps to provide a welcoming work environment for Immigrants.

The third award category is the Marketing and Outreach award. This award is for a business or organization that demonstrates strategies and implements initiatives that successfully market to Immigrants. These awards can be found on the Business/Community Organization Nomination form.

Additionally, they also have an Immigrant Entrepreneur award. This award is for an immigrant who has achieved success in the development, or operation of a business or entrepreneurial venture in Simcoe County. The nomination form for this category can be found on the Individual Application form.

This year they have provided a Sample Nomination form to review should you require any clarification about completing specific sections of the nomination forms.

Organizations may nominate themselves and they encourage these nominations! Please feel free to post the nomination forms on your own websites. 

The application deadline is September 21st, 2018 but they are accepting nominations now! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the local immigration partnership through or any member of the Local Immigration Partnership team. Nomination forms are also available on their website at


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Rules & Regulations
2018 Criteria