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About the Awards

2018 Ontario Export Awards Video Highlights

Presented by, the Ontario Export Awards are a division of the Canada Export Awards, which have been hosting provincial ceremonies in B.C. and Alberta for over a decade.  Following on the success of B.C. and Alberta, 2014 was the inaugural year in Ontario and the response was overwhelming.  The Ontario Export Awards may be considered the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the innovative approaches and contributions of Ontario export companies and the individuals who create those success stories.

This year’s awards will be held November 20, 2018 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.

The Award’s objectives are to:

  • Increase awareness amongst Ontarians as to the important role that exporting plays in the provincial economy
  • Identify and reward Ontario’s most successful and innovative exporters
  • Promote Ontario’s top exporters as corporate role models, in order to stimulate greater involvement in exporting amongst the province’s business community
  • Work towards profiling Ontario’s leading exporters to a similar status and public recognition as sporting and entertainment heroes, but in the business arena
  • Further develop community awareness of the importance of exporting to the province’s economic future

The Ontario Export Awards are open to companies from any sector of the economy.  To see the complete list of award categories and criteria please click here.

Why Apply

The Ontario Export Awards brings together senior executives from Ontario’s most innovative and experienced export businesses. Along with national recognition as an Ontario export leader, finalists and winners receive numerous benefits including:

  • Bragging rights as an Ontario Export Leader
  • Editorial exposure on the Ontario Export Awards website in addition to a wide range of industry publications*
  • Company profile in the Ontario Export Awards Keepsake Programme
  • Winners receive a unique customized Winners crest for website and online promotional use
  • Finalists receive two complimentary tickets to the Gala Awards Luncheon
  • Finalists receive preferred seating at the Gala Awards Luncheon
  • Special discounted gala ticket rates
  • Networking opportunities with other export and business leaders at the Gala Awards Luncheon

* is one of Canada’s top sources of daily industrial, manufacturing and economic news. Its award-winning editorial team delivers breaking news and analysis to more than 70,000 industrial readers—every day.  Finalists and winners will be given an opportunity to review content in their profiles with an editor, to ensure confidential information collected on the Application is excluded.

Gala Awards Luncheon

The finalists in each category are honoured at the Gala Awards Luncheon. They will be recognized as one of Ontario’s top exporters before senior executives and leaders from Ontario’s export community.

Nominate or Self Apply now!