Father, we thank You for MLA: Hon. Amrik Virk and his commitment to the citizens of British Columbia. We ask that You would bless him as he spends untold hours working towards a better tomorrow. We ask also that You would give him new ideas and strategies that would make our province a better place to raise our families. We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Amrik Virk was elected as MLA in the riding of Surrey-Tynehead and appointed Minister of Advanced Education in June 2013. He is also a member of the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow.
Virk’s extensive career with the RCMP included a variety of policing duties, including substantial experience with various First Nations communities. In 2001, Virk was commissioned to the rank of Inspector and posted to Surrey. There he was active in the issue of youth and gang violence in communities throughout the Lower Mainland and worked extensively with community leaders to help create the British Columbia Integrated Gang Task force.
He left the Surrey RCMP in 2006 while serving as the acting Officer in Charge of Operations and transferred to Langley as the Officer in Charge of Operations.
Virk is an active community volunteer. In the six years he spent on the board of directors of the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation he helped raise millions of dollars for enhancing health care for Surrey residents. He has also served on the board of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.