Canada's Top 40 Under 40 - Nominations 2021


Caldwell Partners International Inc. and Presenting Partner MNP LLP


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.


The nominee:

  • must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • must be 39 years of age or younger for the entire calendar year for which they are considered
  • 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

The Advisory Board will be looking for concrete and objective evidence, of the nominee’s achievements in each of four selection criteria:

  • Vision & Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Impact & Influence
  • Social Responsibility

The ideal candidate will be active and engaged in work and community, a creative problem-solver, disciplined in performance, and generous in spirit — a real contributor to the fabric of our nation. Anyone can nominate an individual residing in Canada for consideration.


Canada's Top 40 Under 40 is an annual recognition of the exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Please submit the nomination directly to Canada's Top 40 Under 40 by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination to

How to Apply

Nominees are required to complete an online submission.

Please submit a copy of the full nomination to by the external deadline.

For more information please contact or Michelle Jursa at

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