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Editorial: Showcase your best and brightest!

Top 10 Under 40 deadline extended to September

June 3, 2019  By  Andrew Snook

Worried that you missed out on the chance to highlight your company’s best and brightest young people in the industry this year?

Well have no fear, the powers that be at Rock to Road have allowed for the program deadline to be extended until September 15!

This means you’ve got ample opportunity to submit those names via the Rock to Road website and give your young up-and-comers 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, 2018.


Nominees can come from anyone who is involved in Canada’s rock to road industry, including business owners and management, contractors, equipment 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, 2018.
  • Nominees must either be working in Canada or of Canadian nationality.
  • Nominations are due by Sept. 15, 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 Rock to Road’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 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 Andrew Snook at, or call 289.221.8946.

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 2019 issue of Rock to Road!

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