ABOUT NELLY SHIN
Nelly Shin is a Member of Parliament for the Electoral District of Port Moody—Coquitlam. Her election into the 43rd Canadian Parliament on October 21, 2019 made her the first Korean-born Canadian to sit in the House of Commons. Ms. Shin currently sits on the Standing Committee for Canadian Heritage and serves as the Deputy Shadow Minister of this portfolio for Her Majesty's Official Opposition.
Her interventions in the Chamber include a response to the Throne Speech on the opening day of the 43rd Parliament, and debates on home ownership and affordability, the opioid crisis, free speech, and amendments to the criminal code. Through her parliamentary work, she has also raised issues on multiculturalism, racial discrimination, First Nations youth suicide, domestic violence, mental health and the environment.
Before entering politics, Nelly Shin was a high school teacher, missionary, and professional musician. Her experience teaching in inner-city schools and caring for the marginalized and hurting as an outreach missionary have cultivated her people centred approach to politics with aspirations to restore families and bring longterm 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.
She participates in National Defence Caucus Advisory Committee meetings and belongs to the Parliamentary Associations for Canada relations with the US, the UK, Europe, and Israel.