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Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards of 2024

  Paul Ong

Paul Ong has been officially nominated for Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards of 2024.

Ong, an educator, musician, and philanthropist is the only Filipino from Winnipeg among the top 75 shortlisted candidates. “I am so proud to represent our community as the only Filipino/Chinese from Winnipeg who is nominated. Thank you in advance and please help us by asking your family and friends to vote.”

Meet Paul Ong

Paul Ong is Chinese by heritage, born and raised in the Philippines. He immigrated to Canada in 2010. Since migrating to Canada, he has been using his gifts to make a positive impact in the community.

Ong is an educator and a musician (tenor). By profession, Ong is a vice-principal who empowers youth to excel. He started his teaching career in a northern community and was an inclusive education resource teacher in an inner-city junior high before his appointment into school administration. He is currently the vice-principal at Meadows West School, with the Winnipeg School Division, where they are currently piloting a Filipino-bilingual program.

As a musician, Ong uses his voice to build community and spark social change. He performs with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and is the first local Chinese Filipino accompanied by the WSO for a full concert. His annual Concerts for a Cause have raised close to $150,000 for local Manitoba charities since its inception in 2015.

Ong will host his 10th Concert for a Cause this November 2024, and is truly grateful for the collective community support that has allowed him the privilege and opportunity to use his voice as a platform for community causes.

As a singer, Ong has been recognized nationally (Canada’s Got TalentTim Hortons Hometown Hero) and internationally (World Championship of Performing Arts); and is one of 10 CBC Manitoba Future 40 awardees, recognizing individuals who make a positive impact in the community, and make this province better for future generations.

In 2023, Ong established Yap-Ong Family Fund through the Winnipeg Foundation to solidify the family’s commitment to sustainable charitable giving. He also made it to Ace Burpee’s Top 100 Most Fascinating Manitobans of 2023, and his April 2023 Concert for a Cause is among one of 12 top headline stories in the Winnipeg Free Press for 2023.

This 2024, Ong has been requested to be a board of director for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and is also a member of Manitoba Opera’s Community Engagement committee. He also made his debut performance for the NHL singing the national anthem for the Winnipeg Jets in February 2024.

How to vote for Paul Ong to the Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards of 2024

Cast your vote for Paul Ong at

  • go to the link 
  • scroll down and look for Paul Ong – this is in alphabetical order based on the surname, so scroll down and look for “Paul Ong”
  • click on “vote”
  • scroll down and put in your email 
  • click “vote now”

The voting stage ends on June 7th, 2024, and the Top 25 winners will then be announced online in August 2024.