Supply Chain Canada to honour immigrants

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

TORONTO – Supply Chain Canada has launched a new award recognizing the contributions of immigrants in Canadian supply chain.

The new award, Canadian Immigrants Impacting Supply Chain, is now open for nominations.

It will celebrate Canadian immigrants who elevate the supply chain profession and industry, inspire their community and strengthen the country at large; they are important contributors and role models to others in supply chain. The award is looking for a Canadian immigrant employed in, or studying supply chain, who has demonstrated pioneering spirit and visionary leadership.

The award was launched on International Migrants Day, December 18th, 2019, and nominations close on March 18th, 2020.

Immigrants can be nominated by their employer, or by their Dean, Provost or President if they are a student. Those who own their own business must be nominated by the Board Chair, or in their absence, an appropriate industry peer.

To be eligible immigrants:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must currently reside in Canada.
  • Must be either a Permanent Resident or a naturalized Canadian Citizen and have immigrated to Canada no more than 10 years ago (i.e. not before 2010).

A Selection Committee, comprising prominent leaders in Canadian supply chain, will meet in April to decide who will be on the list.

The official list of Canadian Immigrants Impacting Supply Chain will be publicly announced in mid-May 2020.