Do you know an exceptional business, destination, event or person working in the Canadian tourism industry that should be recognized for their efforts? Are you proud of the work your team does within the industry? Nominations for the 2022 Canadian Tourism Awards, presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), are now open for the following categories:

  1. Air Canada Business of the Year Award
  2. ITAC Indigenous Tourism Award
  3. Canada Sustainable Tourism Award
  4. Tourism Employee of the Year Award
  5. Business Event Award
  6. Tourism Employer of the Year Award
  7. Small or Medium-sized Business of the Year Award
  8. The Innovator of the Year Award
  9. Travel Media Award

Full criteria for each of the awards can be viewed on the TIAC website.

This year's awards, sponsored by The Toronto Star, will be handed out November 23 at the Westin in Ottawa. TIAC notes that "any Canadian tourism-related product, business, association, initiative, or service that occurred from July 31, 2021 to July 31, 2022 is eligible" to be nominated. 

Nominations can be submitted online. The nomination fee is $100 plus taxes; however, this fee will be waived if the nominee is a TIAC member in good standing. Nominations must be submitted by July 31, 2022.

For more information, visit the TIAC website