Frequently Asked Questions


What is the process of the Canadian HR Awards?

Visit the Process page, where you can find an outline of the process and a detailed description of each step.

How do I nominate?

All nominations must be submitted via the Nominate page. Each award category asks a unique set of questions that fulfil the criteria.

Click here to review the criteria for all categories.

When is the deadline to nominate for the Canadian HR Awards?

The nomination deadline for the 2021 Canadian HR Awards is on June 4, 2021 EOD.

How much does it cost to nominate?

If you nominate before May 7, you are entitled to the Early Bird rate.

Nomination fees vary according to the number of nominations you make. There is a discounted rate for 3 nominations and a fixed rate for unlimited nominations.

Nomination fees also vary for private companies and for public/not-for-profit companies. See the Pricing page for more information.

How many nominations can I submit?

There is no limit on the number of nominations you submit. Nomination fees vary according to the number of nominations you make. See the Pricing page for more information.

Can I nominate the same person or organization in multiple categories?

Yes, you can nominate the same person, team or organization for more than one award.

Can I nominate myself or my organization?

Yes, you can nominate yourself or your organization.

What is your cancellation policy for nominations?

Once your nomination is submitted, you may withdraw it until the nomination deadline. Your nomination fee will not be refunded.

What happens after I submit a nomination?

Once all nominations are considered and reviewed, finalists will be selected in each category and notified by the awards team. Submitting a nomination does not guarantee a position on the final shortlist.

All finalists will be announced on the awards website, HRD Canada and Canadian HR Reporter magazines and online channels. All finalists will be entitled to a Finalist Package.

What else is included in the Finalist Package?

If selected as a finalist, you will receive access to a Finalist Package, comprising the following:

  • Exclusive promo kit
    • Digital finalist badge
    • Digital finalist certificate
    • Inclusion in announcements on the Finalists page of the awards website, HRD Canada and Canadian HR Reporter magazines, online and social media
  • Opportunity to be interviewed for our media channels
  • Opportunity to submit a video to be played on media channels
  • Exclusive access to articles and interviews from our award sponsors


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