The CPAC Professional Achievement Award (PAA) was established in 2009 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of immigrant professionals who have achieved significant success and outstanding status in a certain profession.
Nominations are encouraged for all professions and regions of Canada. Nominees shall be individuals who:
- Are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of immigrant background
- Have made exceptional contributions in their profession in Canada, and/or
- Have made exceptional contributions in a field outside their occupation
Nominations are reviewed by a PAA Selection Committee composed of members from the CPAC Board of Directors and the CPAC Foundation Board of Trustees. The awards are presented at the CPAC Annual Gala each year.
CPAC Young Achiever’s Award (YAA)
Modeled after the established PAA, CPAC honours an outstanding young immigrant in Canada to celebrate his/her community or professional achievements and success locally or abroad. The award recognizes the individual’s work based on the positive impact on their peers, their profession/industry or on society.
To be eligible for the award, applicants must be:
- a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who immigrated to Canada
- aged 29 years or younger
Eligible activities for consideration include:
- Professional and business successes
- Scientific or technological innovation
- Social entrepreneurship or innovation
- Volunteerism, leadership or community involvement
- Applicant’s activities/accomplishments must have taken place within the last two years
- Academic grades are not an influencing factor
The award recipient will be presented the award alongside the Professional Achievement Awards at the CPAC Annual Gala.
Hall of Fame
2016 PAA Recipients
2016 YAA Recipient
2015 PAA Recipient
2014 PAA Recipients
2013 PAA Recipients
2011 PAA Recipients
Jean Zu Luke M.W. Chan Ling Zhang
2010 PAA Recipients
Jing Ming Chen Ren-Ke Li
2009 PAA Recipients
Jinyan Li Benjamin Deng Yi Yong Wang Partick Chan