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Northern Ontario Business Awards now accepting 2022 nominations

Submissions to regional business awards program will be accepted until Oct. 7
The Northern Ontario Business Awards were founded in 1986 as a way to celebrate the outstanding achievements of businesses and entrepreneurs from across the region.

Do you know of a Northern Ontario business or entrepreneur that deserves recognition for their achievements? Nominate them today for a Northern Ontario Business Award (NOBA).

Each year, the Northern Ontario Business Awards celebrate outstanding organizations and business leaders that are making lasting contributions to their communities and to the region.

Since the program launched in 1986, more than 300 recipients have been recognized.

As we mark the program's 36th year, we're now accepting nominations in the following categories:

  • Company of the Year (1-15 Employees)
  • Company of the Year (16-50 Employees)
  • Company of the Year (51+ Employees)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Innovation Award
  • Export Award
  • Indigenous Business Award of Excellence
  • Entrepreneurial Community of the Year
  • Judges' Choice Award

Eligibility criteria for each of the categories are available here.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. Candidates can be nominated using our online form, which is accessible here.

Submissions will then be judged by a panel of business leaders from across Northern Ontario, and award recipients will be announced in the fall. Profiles and videos celebrating the winners will be published on the Northern Ontario Business website.

More information about the Northern Ontario Business Awards, and a full list of winners, is available by visiting