Malaysian Canadians

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Malaysian Canadians
Total population
16,920 (2016)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Ontario, British Columbia

Malaysian Canadians are Canadian citizens who are of Malaysian descent. The 2016 Canada Census recorded 16,920 people self-identifying as Malaysian Canadian or of at least some Malaysian descent, but only 1 820 of these self-identified as solely Malaysian Canadian.[1] Earlier Canada 2001 Census recorded 20,420 first-generation Malaysian Canadians, 8,660 of whom resided in Ontario.[2]


Evelyn Chew is a Malaysian-Canadian stage actor known for portraying Number 18 in Andrew Kooman's She Has a Name.[3] Joseph Hoh is a Malaysian-Canadian visual artist whose Malaysian heritage expresses itself in his art.[4] Steve Ng is a Malaysian-Canadian entrepreneur who worked in Canada for 25 years in the golf course and hospitality industry.[5] Chin Lee is a Malaysian-Canadian politician.[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity Highlight Tables". 
  2. ^ Peggy Chooi (December 2007). "The Malaysian Community" (PDF). FACL News. Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers. 1 (1): 5. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lacey Vornbrock (May 23, 2012). "Powerful play hits city stage". Lethbridge Herald. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ Robert James Belton (2001). Sights of Resistance: Approaches to Canadian Visual Culture. University of Calgary Press. p. 61. ISBN 1552380114. 
  5. ^ Yu Ji (June 13, 2011). "When going to work is a joy". The Star. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Thulasi Srikanthan (October 24, 2006). "Minorities applaud move to extend vote". Toronto Star. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
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