About Jay Shin

About Jay Shin

Jay Shin - Biography

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Jay Shin is running for Member of Parliament to advocate policies that will promote prosperity and make Burnaby safer.

Jay’s family moved to Canada at an early age where Jay worked for his family’s grocery store, similar to the story of a lot of immigrant families that have worked hard to build better lives for themselves in Canada.  Jay grew up in his teen years in Burnaby, where his parents still live today.  Jay graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, UBC with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, and York University with a Master of Business Administration; and after working briefly in industry, continued his education at UBC to graduate with an LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws).  Jay was called to the Bar in 1997 and has been practicing business law ever since.

Jay’s extensive legal experience gives him great insight on policies that will improve the economy and promote international trade.  Jay specializes in providing strategic legal advice to domestic and international entities involved in commercial transactions across a number of sectors, including real estate, banking, mining, energy, oil & gas, and technology.

In addition to maintaining his practice, Jay has served as an Adjunct Professor with the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources at the Faculty of Engineering at Hanyang University, and an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of International Area Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Jay also has served as an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia.

Jay has also been active on the boards of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and the Canada-Korea Business Association, as a member of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association, Treasurer for the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association Banking Law Section.

Jay and his wife, Esther, have three teenage daughters.  When he is not active in his law practice or with his family, he is an avid runner.  Over the past decade, he has run multiple marathons and half-marathons in multiple cities, including in Vancouver.  Finally, Jay is continually working on improving his guitar playing, just as he continues to work on improving the lives around him, as he will do if elected as a Member of Parliament.