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Celebrating our future leaders

January 14, 2019  By Andrew Snook

Andrew Snook

From British Columbia and The Yukon to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Crane & Hoist Canada is searching Canada’s crane industry for the best and brightest young workers in the industry.

The Top 10 Under 40 program  will recognize 10 outstanding individuals from across Canada who had made significant contributions to the industry before their 40th birthdays. This can include anyone who was under the age of 40 as of December 31, 2018. Nominees can come from anyone who is involved in Canada’s crane industry, including business owners and management within all aspects of the industry, crane operators, technicians, trainers, industry association employees and researchers.

What are the qualifications to nominate someone, you ask?
Here are the guidelines to the Top 10 Under 40 contest:
• Nominees must be younger than 40 before Dec. 2018.
• Nominees must either be working in Canada or of Canadian nationality.
• Nominations are due by September 1, 2019.

Must the nominee be Canadian?
No. The nominee can be of any nationality, but must be employed in Canada. We also encourage the nominations of Canadians working outside of the country.


Who can nominate someone?
Nominators can include advisors, supervisors, coworkers, or colleagues familiar with the nominee’s work and character.

What type of information should be included about the nominee?
Potential information to submit about the nominee can include (but is not exclusive to): Projects or initiatives the individual is or has been involved in; results from past projects; day-to-day job responsibilities; workplace initiatives outside of regular job duties; and community involvement.

Is a secondary reference for the nominee required?
No. However, the nomination form includes fields for a secondary reference, which is suggested to include. All nominees that are selected for Crane & Hoist Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 program will receive a framed certificate recognizing their achievement, and will be featured in the November/December 2019 issue of the publication. Who knows, one lucky individual might even end up gracing the front page!

Still have more questions?
For more information on the Top 10 Under 40 program, how to nominate an individual, visit or contact editor Andrew Snook at

For Top 10 Under 40 program sponsorship opportunities, contact Amanda McCracken at

Good luck to all the nominees. We look forward to featuring the industry’s best and brightest in 2019!

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