Malaysian Canadians

West Asian Canadians Singaporean Canadians Punjabi Canadians
Malaysian Canadians
Total population
16,920 (2016)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Ontario, British Columbia
Canadian English • Canadian French • Malay
Christianity • Islam
Related ethnic groups
Indonesian Canadians, Singaporean Canadians

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 lived in Ontario.[2]

Notable Malaysian Canadians

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.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "New Canada PM Justin Trudeau has a historic family link to Singapore". The Straits Times. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2019.