Qualification of Award

All nominees’ business must be…

  • The nominee’s business must be properly registered with an operating office in any province of Canada.
  • A corporate nominee must have at least one person of Chinese origin who plays a major role in the management of the business operation
  • The nominee must not be the subject of any legal investigations

The annual nomination period typically runs from October to December, and the awards ceremony is usually held in late March or early April.

Nomination Guideline

  • Nominations must be made by a third party
  • Nomination forms must be received by the nomination deadline
  • Where appropriate, nomination forms may be supplemented by company literature, media coverage and other pertinent data
  • Nominations may be made in English or Chinese
  • Documents (including financial statements) submitted will not be returned
  • All nominees will receive a certificate of nomination
  • Finalists will be notified in advance and may be required to submit additional information and/or participate in a due diligence process
  • Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony
  • The decisions of the judging panel are final
  • Nominations that use false information will be automatically disqualified

The judging panel may consider other factors as appropriate, such as industry reputation, environmental concerns, safety record, employee dedication, corporate stability, etc.


  • Any financial or proprietary information submitted by the Nominee shall be kept in strict confidence by ACCE and the judging panel