Malaysian Canadian

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Malaysian Canadians
Margaret Lim, a Malaysian Canadian children's writer
Total population
12,165 (2006)
Regions with significant populations
Ontario, British Columbia

A Malaysian Canadian is a Canadian citizen of Malaysian descent or a Malaysia-born person who resides in Canada. The Canada 2006 Census recorded 12 165 people self-identifying as Malaysian Canadian, but only 1 820 of these self-identified as exclusively Malaysian Canadian.[1] The Canada 2001 Census recorded 20 420 first-generation Malaysian Canadians, 8 660 of whom were 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]

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  1. ^ "Ethnic Origin (247), Single and Multiple Ethnic Origin Responses (3) and Sex (3) for the Population of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data". Canada 2006 Census. April 7, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Peggy Chooi (December 2007). "The Malaysian Community". 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.