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Expand and Strengthen your Business Network

The Malaysia Canada Business Council (MCBC) is a private, non-profit organization, established in Kuala Lumpur in 1989 to foster and enhance relationships between Canada and Malaysia.

MCBC provides a forum for networking, promotion, and information-sharing. It represents the interests of its members, serving as a catalyst for further trade and investment between Canada and Malaysia.



Navigating the Changing Investment Landscape in Southeast Asia

4th August, 2020



Franca Ciambella (Consilium Law Corporation) Recently Appointed to United Nations WIPO Panel of International Mediators

Congratulations to the MCBC Vice President, Ms Franca Ciambella has been appointed to United Nations WIPO Panel of international Mediators. Franca is the Managing Director of Consilium Law that represents clients doing business in ASEAN and in Canada, in diverse sectors.


Scholarships in Canada for Southeast Asian mid-career professionals

The Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) offers opportunities for students from ASEAN member states to participate in short-term studies or research at Canadian post-secondary institutions, as part of their degree from their home university.

For the first time, this year these Canada-ASEAN fellowships are being offered to provide short-term professional development opportunities to mid-career professionals in Canada ranging from 1 to 4 weeks. Through this scholarship, Malaysians can complete professional development courses, executive programs, and certification programs at Canadian post-secondary institutions, not-for-profit organisations and private specialized institutes. The field of study should be aligned with the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, which cover issues such as promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development and the establishment of effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Mid-career professionals in fields such as the public sector, legislative or judicial bodies, the private sector, academia, think tanks or civil society are eligible to apply. The application deadline for 2020-2021 is 6 February 2020.  For the purposes of this scholarship, mid-career is defined not by age but by years of work experience (5-20 years), number of staff supervised (not more than 30) and size of budget managed (not more than C$30 million per year, approximately RM 180 million).

More details can be found at this link: and then by selecting international scholarship opportunities for non-Canadians. Enquiries regarding the SEED program can be directed to the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) at or +1-613-237-4820.

Information on Canadian institutions and the short-term programs they offer is available through EduCanada ( and other associations. EduCanada offers information on study and research institutions in Canada including a three-step search tool for postsecondary programs (

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials maintains a directory of educational institutions in Canada that may also be consulted at


MCBC Take Part in Roundtable Discussion with The Prime Minister of Malaysia and the International Chambers of Commerce

MCBC represented by Ms Darcee Munroe from High Commission of Canada and Mr Ong Boon Keat from CAE Flight & Simulator Services has take part  in Roundtable Discussion with the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the International Chambers of Commerce. Themed “Empowering Malaysia’s Workforce, Nurturing Talent for the Future” organized by Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) on 1st August 2019 at Putrajaya Convention Centre (PICC), Putrajaya.

The event was the first of a planned series of engagements between the Government and the foreign business community and aims to be a dedicated platform for both parties to contribute feedback and ideas for strengthening Malaysia’s standing as a preferred destination for foreign investment.


YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia (center, front row), YB Tuan M Kula Segaran, Minister of Human Resources (fourth from the left), YB Datuk Mohd Azis bin Haji Jamman, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs (fourth from the right), YBhg. Dato’ Dr Mohd Gazali bin Abas, Secretary General, Ministry of Education (third from the left), YBhg.Dato’ Amir bin Omar, Secretary General, Ministry of Human Resources (third from the right), YBhg. Dato’ Wan Ahmad Dahlan Bin Haji Ab. Aziz, Deputy Secretary-General (Policy & Control), Ministry of Home Affairs (second from the right), YBhg. Dato’ Abdul Halim Bin Abdul Rahman, Deputy Director General (Control) Immigration Department of Malaysia (first from the left), YBrs. Dr Muhammed Abdul Khalid, Economic Adviser to The Prime Minister (second from the left) Mr. Sivakumeren A Narayanan (first from the left), and Puan Hajah Mahuran Saro Dato’ Haji Sariki (first from the right second row), Deputy Chief Executive Officers, Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad with International Business Chambers representatives.
YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister delivering his opening remarks before the closed-door Roundtable Discussion with the International Business Chambers.






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