“Jean Yip is a devoted community leader who is committed to working with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team to grow and strengthen our middle class. She understands what it takes to create new well-paying jobs for families in Scarborough—Agincourt.
Jean was born in Scarborough, and raised in Agincourt, and has deep roots in the community. Jean’s mother and father immigrated to Canada, and she grew up in Agincourt surrounded by their values of hard work, family, and compassion – values which she now instills in the three sons she raised with her late husband, Arnold Chan.
After completing her degree at the University of Toronto, Jean pursued a career in insurance and underwriting, becoming a team leader in her field. Jean holds the Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional Designation.
Prior to becoming an MP, Jean has focused on her community and her family, stepping up to serve Scarborough—Agincourt. She has taught Sunday school at her church for over 13 years, and has been involved with the STEM Fellowship Board of Directors which promotes computer literacy and programming capacity among youth.
In Parliament, Jean sits on the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and Special Committee on Canada-China Relations. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Liberal Seniors Caucus. Jean is also a member of the Liberal Party’s Caucuses on Immigration, and Mental Health as well as Women’s and Scarborough Caucuses where she brings attention to the issues facing the people of Scarborough—Agincourt. Jean is a member of the Canada-China Legislative Association, as well as the Canada-Armenia, Canada-Philippines Parliamentary Friendship Group, and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Since being elected, Jean has spoken in the House of Commons on many issues including student employment, pension security, National Daffodil Day, the Anniversary of Armenian Independence, and removing barriers to STEM.”