Compute Ontario’s President & CEO, Nizar Ladak, Recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants of 2019

Nizar Ladak, CEO & President, Compute Ontario was announced as one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants of the year by the Canadian Immigrant Magazine and RBC at their annual awards reception today. The award is conferred to 25 immigrants every year who have contributed to Canadian society in their professional and personal capacity. Nizar Ladak was recognized for his commitment to making Canada a global leader in research and innovation through his work in Ontario’s healthcare and technology sectors, mentoring young professionals, and actively volunteering for various not-for-profit causes.


The award is a testament to the leadership at Compute Ontario and its values in fostering collaboration and using ethical corporate frameworks to guide its work. Nizar Ladak, a seasoned leader with over 25 years of experience in federal and provincial government agencies and hospitals, has dedicated his career to finding innovative solutions to Canada’s operational and societal challenges using data and technology. This aligns with Compute Ontario’s aim to position Ontario as a leader in innovation in the global marketplace by way of supporting leading digital research and advanced research computing.


The RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award selects candidates based on a three-tier judging process.  Initially, thousands of individuals are nominated nationally and then shortlisted by a panel of judges to 75 candidates.  The judges assess nominations based on their professional and personal contributions to Canadian society.  From there, the public is encouraged to vote for the short-listed candidates whose biographies appear on Canadian Immigrant Magazine’s website.  This is followed by a second round of judging that gives weight to the number of public votes candidates receive and the merit of each candidate’s profile. This is the 11th edition of the award and Nizar Ladak is now among a distinguished alumni of 250 previous recipients including Canada research chairs, business leaders, elected officials artists and entertainment celebrities. You can read more about his story, the awards, and other winners here.