There are over 20 award categories designed to recognize excellence and highlight the outstanding achievements of those in the mortgage business – including brokers, brokerages, lenders, and many more.


Online nominations will be open for 8 weeks. Upon close of nominations, the shortlisting team will select the finalists. Finalists will be notified and then announced on Canadian Mortgage Professional and Each finalist must complete the finalist submission, which asks for further information on their nomination. The finalist submission will be presented to the judging panel for winner selection, who will vote their winners according to the given criteria.


Winners will be revealed live at the annual Canadian Mortgage Awards gala, followed by a special winners coverage on Canadian Mortgage Professional magazine and a news publication on and selected media outlets.


A detailed step-by-step version of the process is as follows:


Step 1: Submitting a nomination


Nominations will be open from November 4, 2019 to January 15, 2020, midnight EST. Kindly submit your nomination via the Online Nomination Portal.


Each nomination entry requires the nominee’s contact details and a reason for nomination (under 300 words). To strengthen your nomination, the reason for nomination should encapsulate why the nominee deserves to be recognized in that award category according to the criteria. The reason for nomination is a major factor in the selection of finalists.


A nominator can enter a particular nominee in multiple categories. Several nominators can enter the same nominee in a category.


There is no cost to entering.


Step 2: Selecting the finalists


Upon close of nominations, the shortlisting team will evaluate and verify the nominations. The shortlisting team will also research to ensure that no one deserving is missed. Finalists will be selected from both pools of information.


The shortlisting process usually takes 2-3 weeks depending on the number of nominations received. With the uptrend of number of nominations received every year, your patience is highly appreciated.


Step 3: Notifying the finalists


Selected finalists will receive an email entitled ‘Finalist Notification’ from the events team. Kindly ensure that our email domain ‘’ is in your Safe Senders list to prevent emails from going to junk or spam.


The Finalist Notification email contains a unique link to the finalist submission. All finalists must complete the finalist submission, which asks for further information on their nomination and will be


presented to the judging panel for winner selection. Please see ‘Step 4: Completing the finalist submission’ for more details on the finalist submission.


Following this notification, finalists will be published on the event website, and Canadian Mortgage Professional magazine.


Finalists will also receive a promo pack containing promotional materials, which can be used to announce your finalist status far and wide – via website, advertising, newsletters, social media, email signature, and more.


Step 4: Completing the finalist submission


Each finalist must complete the finalist submission within 3-4 weeks to be presented to the judging panel for winner selection. The deadline for the finalist submission will be provided in the Finalist Notification email.


The finalist submission is a brief online questionnaire that asks for supporting information including further explanation and success metrics where applicable, based on the given criteria for the relevant award category.


All finalist submissions will be kept in strict confidence and are protected by the Non-Disclosure Agreement signed by all judges, and will only be shared with the judging panel except where stated otherwise.


Finalists who fail to complete the finalist submission may be removed from the list of finalists upon request.


Step 5: Judging


The judging panel is a group of independent experts and specialists from within the industry.


Each judge meticulously reads and evaluates the finalist submissions, then submit their votes based on the criteria. The finalist submissions as they are submitted by the finalists are the only documentation provided to the judging panel.


Each judge’s votes are fully independent and impartial and there is no deliberation in any category among judges.


STEP 6: Revealing the winners and celebrating industry excellence


Winners will be revealed live at the annual Canadian Mortgage Awards gala in Toronto, where each winner takes the stage to receive the trophy in front of 600 top professionals in the industry.


Those, including Finalists, who wish to attend the awards gala must reserve their table/seat/s via online registration or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Attendees take this once-a-year opportunity to join a stellar community of high-performance brokers, senior-level mortgage professionals, lenders, and other mortgage and finance professionals.


Expansive media coverage by CMP magazine and will make it a night for the books.


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