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Business Studies Student Award – Application Form

With one out of every three jobs in Canada linked directly to goods and service exports, few would dispute that trade is a vital component of Canada’s economic health. By the same token, we believe the development of international business leaders are equally important.

In a continued effort to foster an export culture in Canada, and create a workforce that is globally-minded, the Ontario Export Award Committee is pleased to offer the Ontario Export Award for International Business Studies.

This award recognizes excellence among post-secondary students and recent graduates from professional accreditation/ development programs focused on international business studies or global supply chain management. Candidates should be demonstrating leadership in international business studies or professional development (be it international business, supply chain management, finance or economics).

Application Form:

Get ready to submit your application form by preparing, in advance:

  1. A letter of reference from an employer, academic supervisor or professional development association
  2. A detailed resume
  3. A narrative (a few paragraphs describing yourself. Tips below.)
  4. An official university / college transcript or professional development / accreditation results / standings
  5. A photo of yourself (for promotional purposes if chosen)

During the application process, there will be space to input a few paragraphs about you. You may wish to include the following in your narrative to provide judges with more information about you:

• Relevant international research or business experience involving an export-oriented company or the development of an idea that supports the Ontario export community.

• Commitment to international business or trade as reflected in your academic program, extra-curricular activities, completion of professional development, foreign language training and/or participation in an international exchange program; and

Award Details

Value: $1000
Application Deadline: September 8, 2017
Award Date: November 21, 2017
Eligibility: Must be attending a post-secondary school in Ontario or recently completed (within the past 12 months) a professional accreditation or development program and be actively involved in international studies or global supply chain management.

Selection Criteria
The successful nominees should submit the following:

    • Letter of recommendation from a post-secondary educational institution describing the nominee’s initiative and potential to become a leading contributor to the International trade community, and reference to an academic standing in the top quartile of the faculty.


  • An official university / college transcript or results/ standing from a recent (past 12 months) professional development or accreditation program related to global supply chain management or international business.

Nominees should also attach the following (if applicable):

• Listing of recent (past 12 months) awards or recognitions focused on exporting or global supply chain management.
• Summary of results/ standing from any academic or business competitions/ projects related to global supply chain management or international business.
• A CV, including details of learning achievements through business and/or enterprise development projects.

Second Criteria:
• Good academic standing
• Demonstrated leadership/initiative
• Exemplary/outstanding contribution to Ontario’s export community

Application Details

Application Deadline: September 8, 2017
Finalist Notification: October 2017
Award Date: November 21, 2017 | Ontario Export Awards Gala Luncheon | The International Centre | Mississauga, Ontario


  • Complete the online application form below and provide as much information as possible. The online application form cannot be saved unless all documents are submitted. Ensure your documents are ready to upload prior to completing the forms.
  • An email confirmation will be sent to the email listed below upon successful submission of the forms.
  • You may be requested to provide further information upon receipt of your application.
  • Finalists and the award winner will be profiled in media coverage of the Ontario Export Awards.


For more information on the award process, click here.

For more information on award categories, click here.

For more information or assistance with the online application system contact:

Stephanie Chiang
Event Manager


*Please Note:
The information on this form and any supporting documents are subject to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. The Information requested on this form is collected and used for the purposes of administering the Ontario Export Awards. All information provided to us will be considered as supplied IN CONFIDENCE. Photos and videos taken at the event may be used for promotional purposes.