|Famous Canadian Immigrants
Maria Aragon, a Filipino-Canadian from Winnipeg became a YouTube Sensation star when her little video clip attracted the attention of Lady Gaga in 2011and went on to gain fame and fortune.
Mikey Bustos, is a Filipino-Canadian singer who appeared on the reality television show Canadian Idol. Bustos is from the Weston neighbourhood of Toronto. Before Canadian Idol, he worked as a temp at the Bank of Montreal.
Nazanin Afshin-Jam, famous international human rights activist, and former Miss World Canada 2003.
Raymond Chan, Member of Parliament
Ben Chin, former television news anchor (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto One) and now advisor to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty
Ben Chiu, founder of KillerApp.com
Denise Chong, writer and economist, The Concubine's Children: Portrait of a Family Divided
Kevin Chong, novelist
Ida Chong, British Columbia Cabinet Minister, CGA
Larry Kwong, first Chinese Canadian and first Canadian of Asian ancestry to play in the NHL National Hockey League.
Tommy Chong, actor (Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke)
Olivia Chow, Member of Parliament, and wife of New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton
Wayson Choy, novelist, The Jade Peony
Nathalie Chung, journalist and television news anchor of Korean and French-Canadian descent, (RDI / SRC)
Austin Clarke, novelist, and journalist, of Caribbean descent, born in Barbados.
Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada from 1999 to 2005, former journalist, novelist, publisher, winner of the Gemini Award Best Host in a Light Information
Monika Deol, television presenter of Sikh ancestry
Herb Dhaliwal, Liberal Member of Parliament and cabinet minister of Indian ancestry
Lexa Doig Actress of Filipino ancestry
Ujjal Dosanjh, former premier of British Columbia, of Indian ancestry, Liberal MP and federal Minister of Health
Hedy Fry, Liberal Member of Parliament
Yasmeen Ghauri, is a Canadian supermodel, of Pakistani descent
Gurmant Grewal and Nina Grewal, Conservative Members of Parliament, the first married couple to serve as MPs in the same session of Parliament
Emm Gryner, singer-songwriter of mixed Filipino ancestry
Ian Hanomansing, CBC journalist of Indian ancestry
Tariq Hussain - is a Canadian singer-songwriter and radio personality of Pakistani descent. Currently a host for CBC Radio 3.
David Huynh, actor, mix of Chinese and Vietnamese ancestry
Mozhdah Jamalzadah, Afghan-Canadian, host of her own talk show in Kabul, also dubbed Oprah of Afghanistan.
Joy Kogawa, writer of Japanese ancestry
Kristin Kreuk, actress born to a Chinese mother, television star (Smallville) movie (Partition)
Jenny Kwan, British Columbia MLA
David Lam, former British Columbia Lieutenant-Governor, lawyer, real estate tycoon, Uvic David Lam Auditorium is named after him
Evelyn Lau, poet and novelist
Jeannie Lee, CBC journalist
Sook-Yin Lee, musician, television (MuchMusic) and radio (CBC Radio One) personality
Sophia Leung, Liberal Member of Parliament
Jane McLean: Filipino-Canadian actress born in Manila, and raised in Ontario. Film and Television actress recently starred in the movie The Time Traveller's Wife.
Shaun Majumder, comedian
Gurbax Malhi, Liberal Member of Parliament
Bharati Mukherjee, of Indian descent, author
Deepa Mehta, film director of Indian ancestry
Sharon Navarro, newscaster/reporter of Filipino descent
Zarqa Nawaz, a freelance writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker of Pakistani descent. creator and writer of a popular Canadian CBC sitcom called Little Mosque on the Prairie
Sandra Oh, actor of Korean ancestry, who starred in the film version of The Autobiography of Evelyn Lau She also stars on the hit TV show, "Grey's Anatomy" as Cristina Yang.
Natsuko Ohama, an actor of Japanese ancestry
Ruth Ozark, novelist
Rey Pagtakhan, former Liberal Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister
Alex Pagulayan, billiards world champion of Filipino origin
Jon Kimura Parker, Classical pianist and recording artist of Japanese ancestry
Russell Peters, comedian of Anglo-Indian ancestry
Vivienne Poy, Senator
Keanu Reeves, actor of partial Chinese and Hawaiian ancestry
Grahame Shannon, founder/developer of the Touchsquid Remote Control Tablet.
Ashwin Sood, drummer for (and husband of) Sarah McLachlan, of Indian descent
Steph Song, actress born in Malaysia, of Chinese ancestry. Starred in movie Everything's Gone Green and TV series JPOD.
Alfred Sung, fashion designer
David Suzuki, scientist and television personality of Japanese ancestry
Harinder Takhar, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament, currently Minister of Transportation
Eckart Tolle, of German descent, self-help spiritual guru and author of several self-help books.
Jennifer Tilly and Meg Tilly, actresses of mixed Chinese ancestry
David Usher, singer-songwriter of mixed Thai ancestry
M.G. Vassanji, novelist of Indian descent, although born in Kenya
Adnan Virk, anchorman of The Score, of Pakistani descent.
Jan Wong, Globe & Mail reporter