Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 is a dynamic awards program that identifies outstanding young achievers in Canadian business, visionaries and innovators changing the way things are done. They are inspiring others and already giving back to their communities and to Canada. And every one of them is under the age of forty.
must be 39 years of age or under as of December 31, 2020
must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
must work in a leadership role in any size organization from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors
is ineligible if a professional or amateur athlete, musician, artist, or elected government official
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
If you are wanting institutional support for a nomination, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to email@example.com by this date.
An EOI will include:
A draft letter (1-2 pages) addressed to the VPR which outlines how you/your nominee meets the criteria
an up-to-date CV
If your nomination will be submitted by a nominator other than the VPR, please submit directly to the sponsor by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
Anyone can nominate an individual residing in Canada for consideration.
Nominees are required to complete an online submission.
All material is held in strict confidence and results will be reviewed by Caldwell, MNP and the Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Advisory Board.
Caldwell will ask shortlisted candidates to authorize a third party (Inline Reference Check) to complete criminal, credit, education, media, and citizenship/residency status checks.
CVs of shortlisted nominees will be shared with Inline Reference Check to facilitate background checks. Further materials may be requested by Inline Reference Check.