Soraya Martinez Ferrada was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Hochelaga in 2019.
Ms. Martinez Ferrada previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
A resident of the east end of Montréal since she came to Canada in 1980, Ms. Martinez Ferrada has deep roots in the community.
For over 20 years, Ms. Martinez Ferrada has gained experience in communications and project development through her involvement in community, cultural, and political action. She created the very first cultural and socio-professional integration program at TOHU, a unique example of sustainable development in Montréal.
Ms. Martinez Ferrada was involved in municipal politics for more than 10 years. In 2005, she was elected as a city councillor for Saint-Michel and was appointed to the City of Montreal’s Executive Committee as the Associate Advisor for Culture. From 2015 to 2018, she served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Minister of Canadian Heritage.