Malaysians in Canada

Most Malaysians in Canada are recent immigrants and many are international students. Approximately 70% of Canadian Malaysians live in Ontario, and more than 50% live in Toronto. Immigrants from Malaysia who settle in Canada tend to be highly educated; an estimated 49% have post-secondary education (including university degrees). More than 25,000 Malaysian international students come to Canada every year.

Notable Malaysians in Canada

  • Reeta Roy, President and CEO of the Mastercard Foundation
  • Dr. Shoon Lee, named to the Order of Canada
  • Dr. Lew Lim, scientist and inventor   
  • Osric Chau, actor
  • Madeleine Thien, writer
  • Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health for the Regional Municipality of Peel
  • Renu Kulendran, Deputy Minister · Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
  • Yuen Pau Woo, member of the Senate of Canada
  • Sister Sabariah Hussein, Montreal’s Muslim Mother Teresa
  • Adam Frank Froese, Canadian field hockey player
  • Norman Choo, artist
  • Chin Lee, former Canadian city councillor in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dr. Debra Soh, sex neuroscientist, the author of “The End of Gender”

Malaysian Association of Canada

We offer a place for fellow Malaysians and friends in the Greater Toronto Area to meet and “cakap, cakap” (chat) about old times and get together to “makan” (eat) all the delicious Malaysian food that we miss so much! Our association organizes events such as Summer Picnic, Festival functions and informal gatherings so that our members can meet regularly. We also organize sporting events like the Annual Golf Tournament and weekly Badminton weekly sessions to keep our members active physically!

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Membership Application form 

MAC’s Constitution 
Formal description of
the Association’s objectives

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Malaysian High Commission in Ottawa

Honorary Consul
Henry Leong Bee Lee
200 Consumers Road, Suite 808
Toronto Ontario M2J 4R4

For appointments please call: (416) 618-0966

Contact Us

Phone: (416) 618-0966
Fax: (905) 629-0421

Malaysian Association of Canada
89 Donalda Crescent
Toronto, Ontario M1S 1P1

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