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Crane & Hoist Canada’s popular Top 10 Under 40 is back

June 21, 2021  By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

Have a young up-and-comer on your team that you believe should be recognized for their hard work, dedication and innovation?

Then nominate them for Crane & Hoist Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 awards program. Go to for more information.

The deadline for submitting nominations of your best and brightest is Sept. 30, 2021 (extended from Sept. 15). This means you’ve got ample opportunity to submit those names via the Crane & Hoist Canada website and give your young stars the recognition they deserve. This 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, 2021. Nominees can come from anyone who is involved in Canada’s heavy lifting industry, including business owners and management, crane operators, engineers, software programmers, technicians, industry educators, and research and development staff.


What are the qualifications to nominate an individual, you ask? Here are the guidelines to the Top 10 Under 40 contest:

  • Nominees must be younger than 40 before Dec. 31, 2021.
  • Nominees must either be working in Canada or of Canadian nationality.
  • Nominations are due by Sept. 15, 2021. DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sept. 30, 2021

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 2021 issue of the publication.

Who knows, one lucky individual might even have their photo end up gracing the front page!

Still have more questions?

For more information on the Top 10 Under 40 program, or how to nominate an individual, contact editor Kristina Urquhart at

Good luck to all the nominees for this year’s program. We look forward to featuring the industry’s best and brightest up-and-comers in the November/December 2021 issue of Crane & Hoist Canada.

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