Anil Arora was appointed Chief Statistician of Canada in September 2016.
Mr. Arora has led significant transformational initiatives throughout his career and built strong partnerships spanning all levels of government, the private sector and international organizations, including the UN and the OECD.
In 1988, Mr. Arora joined Statistics Canada. In 2000, he became Director of Census Management Office and subsequently the Director General responsible for the 2006 Census. Following this, he became the Assistant Chief Statistician of Social, Health and Labour Statistics.
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 Health Products and Food Branch.
Mr. Arora attended the University of Alberta, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, followed by further education in computing science and management, including a graduate certificate in Advanced Public Sector Management at the University of Ottawa.