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Awards to Canada Entrepreneurs to Recognize Successful Business Achievements Using an Online Platform

eBay Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Awards


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eBay Canada
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Geographic Focus
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/02/22 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Award of $10,000 and awards of $15,000 to Canada individuals to recognize successful business achievements using an online sales and auction platform. The award is intended to honor a person who operates a successful online business. The award winners will also receive a professional photography session, business consultations, an eBay Store subscription upgrade, and travel and accommodations to participate in a panel at the CanadianSME Small Business Summit.


  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Open to eBay business owners in Canada who sell full- or part-time and meet the sales, listings, feedback, and registration criteria. 
  • Micro-Multinational of the Year: This award recognizes an eBay seller who has achieved great success in marketing and selling beyond Canada's borders. 
  • Emerging Ecommerce Entrepreneur of the Year: This award recognizes an eBay seller who has made the shift to ecommerce and demonstrated adaptability and innovation as they grow their business with eBay.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Open to legal residents of Canada who are at least (18) years of age.

This Competition is open only to legal residents of Canada, who, at the time of entry: (i) have reached the legal age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside; (ii) are registered members of or (collectively, the "eBay site"); (iii) meet all eligibility criteria in these Rules; (iv) sold on the eBay Site full- or part-time during the Eligibility Period (defined below); and (v) have an eBay account or accounts in good standing during the entire Entry Period and the entire Eligibility Period (each an "Eligible Entrant", and collectively, "Eligible Entrants"). Eligible Entrants MUST also meet the following criteria: Between January 27, 2022 and July 27, 2022 ("Eligibility Period") in order to be eligible for the Competition, the Eligible Entrant must have:
- Achieved a minimum of $1,000 CAD, excluding taxes, in sales per month on the eBay site;
- Posted a minimum of ten (10) listings per calendar month on the eBay site; and
- Had a positive feedback rating of no less than 98%.

Employees, officers, directors, agents and sales representatives of Sponsor, any independent judging organization, each of their respective advertising agencies, promotional agencies, fulfillment houses and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent, affiliated and related companies, suppliers of the materials and services related to this Competition (collectively, the "Competition Entities"), and members of the same households (whether or not related) of such employees, officers, directors, agents and sales representatives, and persons whose eBay accounts have been temporarily or indefinitely suspended or made inactive during the Entry Period and/or the Eligibility Period, are not eligible to enter or continue the Competition.

Pre-Application Information
The Competition begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (ET) on August 15, 2022, and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 2, 2022.

Limit: One (1) Entry per Eligible Entrant.

The Judges will contact between two (2) and three (3) top Eligible Entrants in each Category (each, a "Finalist") on the basis of Essay Scores for a phone interview (each a "Phone Interview"). During the Phone Interview, the Judges will ask Finalists questions related to their respective Essays. The Contest Judges will assign a Phone Interview score (each a "Phone Interview Score") to each Finalist according to Judging Criteria. If an Eligible Entrant cannot be reached for a Phone Interview within five (5) business days of being contacted, the Judges may, in their sole discretion, contact the Eligible Entrant with the next highest score. The Contest Judges will assign a final score (the "Final Score") to each Finalist on the basis of the Essay Score and Phone Interview Score, equally weighted.

The Finalist who receives the highest Final Score (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) in any given Category, from among all eligible Essays received and considered in each Category, will be the potential winner for that Category. The selected Eligible Entrant in each Category will be determined by September 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET.

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Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
- Entrepreneur of the Year Category: One (1) cash prize of $10,000 CAD;
- Micro-Multinational of the Year Category: One (1) cash prize of $5,000 CAD
- Emerging Ecommerce Entrepreneur of the Year Category: One (1) cash prize of $5,000 CAD

In addition to cash prizes, each winner will receive a 1-year eBay Store subscription upgrade, a professional photography session, and a trip to Toronto to be featured on stage at the fourth annual CanadianSME Small Business Summit on October 26, 2022.

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