Nelly Shin is a former Member of Parliament for Port Moody—Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra. Her election into the 43rd Canadian Parliament on October 21, 2019 made her the first Korean-born Canadian MP in the House of Commons.


Ms. Shin diligently served her constituents and hard-hit industries throughout the pandemic advocating for small businesses, housing, procurement of PPE, rapid testing, vaccines, and providing support on immigration, CRA and COVID emergency benefit issues. 


Her work in Parliament has garnered national attention on  different fronts including her deliberations on the Standing Committee for the Status of Women on Sexual Misconduct Within the Canadian Armed Forces and calling on the federal government for more information on the transfer of deadly viruses from Canada's Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. 


Her work on local and regional issues in British Columbia include protecting aqua ecosystems,  improving infrastructure, and public safety. She has also raised a strong voice against gender-based violence and anti-Asian hate. 


Before entering politics, Nelly Shin was a high school teacher, outreach missionary, and recording artist. Her frontline experiences helping marginalized communities and individuals struggling with personal crisis have cultivated her people-centred approach to politics with aspirations to restore families and bring long-term solutions to societal challenges.


Her family immigrated to Canada from South Korea when she was five years old and ran a successful small business for over 25 years. Ms. Shin holds a B. Mus and B. Ed from the University of Toronto.


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About Nelly Shin