Mr. Arora was appointed Chief Statistician of Canada in September 2016. Mr. Arora attended the University of Alberta, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree, followed by further education in computing science and management, including a graduate Certificate in Advanced Public Sector Management at the University of Ottawa and the Advanced Leadership Program at the Canada School of Public Service.
In 1988, Mr. Arora joined Statistics Canada where he served in several positions, including regional operations, corporate services and the redesign of the dissemination function. In 2000, he became Director of the Census Management Office and subsequently the Director General responsible for all aspects of the 2006 Census. Following the successful delivery of the 2006 Census he became the Assistant Chief Statistician of Social, Health and Labour Statistics from 2008 to 2010.
In 2010, Mr. Arora joined Natural Resources Canada as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Minerals and Metals Sector and, in 2013, was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of Science and Policy Integration. He moved to Health Canada in 2014, becoming Assistant Deputy Minister of the Health Products and Food Branch. He also served as Chair of the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities. As the Assistant Chief Statistician of Social, Health and Labour Statistics from 2008 to 2010, Mr. Arora was responsible for the United Nations program.Back