The Honourable Michael Chan Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade & MPP (Markham-Unionville) speaking to the Canadian Club of Toronto- “Setting the stage for international growth”
– Toronto, ON
Ontario has a uniquely diverse population that facilitates trade in emerging economies around the world. How do we strengthen current partnerships while broadening our global base? What are the key priorities for Ontario to further establish its place in the global market? Join Minister Chan as he shares insights into the challenges and opportunities ahead, as well as Ontario’s plan to build a strong and lasting economy.
Michael Chan was first elected to the Ontario legislature as the MPP for Markham in a byelection in 2007. He was then elected as the MPP for Markham-Unionville in 2007, and re-elected in 2011 and 2014.
He is currently serving as Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.
Since assuming this portfolio 18 months ago, Minister Chan has been on trade missions to China twice, India, the USA, Mexico, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France – and helped generate over $3 billion in agreements and contracts for Ontario companies.
During his tenure at Queen’s Park, Chan has also served as Minister of Revenue and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. In the latter role, he focused on enhancing Ontario’s ability to attract jobs and skilled employees and worked to expand the province’s bridge training programs that assist newcomers with economic integration.
Prior to embarking on his political career, Chan — who emigrated from Hong Kong more than 40 years ago and has lived in Markham since 1995 — owned and operated an insurance brokerage firm.
Chan and his wife, Elaine, live in Markham with their two sons, Alex and Brian.
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