Rob Nijjar was first elected to the BC Legislature in the 2001 Provincial general election in the riding of Vancouver-Kingsway. Rob currently serves on the Government Caucus Committee on the Economy. Rob also sits on the Legislative Standing Committee for Education and Chairs the Sub-Committee on Youth Employment.
Before becoming an MLA, Rob owned and operated a public relations business which he founded in 1998. As a consultant, Rob assisted businesses, societies and organizations throughout the lower mainland establish and maintain strong community relations. He attended school in southeast Vancouver and Langara Community College before earning a Bachelors Degree in General Studies from Simon Fraser University in 1992. Following graduation, Rob spent several years as a business manager for companies such as Jenny Craig Inc., family-run restaurants and other service industry businesses before becoming active in politics. Rob has worked at the Municipal, Provincial, and Federal levels of politics, including as a Community Organizer for Leader of the Official Opposition Gordon Campbell and as an Executive Assistant to a Member of Parliament.
Rob's community involvement includes: Member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver East; and former member of BC Transplant Society Outreach Team; Collingwood Neighbourhood House Outreach Team; and the Vancouver City Planning Commission. Rob has also coached the West Vancouver Women's Field Hockey Club and was a Disciplinary Chair of the Vancouver Men's Field Hockey League.
Born in 1967, Rob is a life-long resident of the east side of Vancouver. Rob enjoys reading, hiking and a daily exercise routine.