Jinny Sims was elected as the MLA for Surrey-Panorama in 2017. She is the Minister of Citizens’ Services.
Born in Punjab India, Jinny immigrated to England at nine years old. She earned her education degree at the University of Manchester and became a high school teacher when she moved to Canada before becoming the president of the BC Teachers’ Federation in 2004.
In 2011 Jinny was elected as an NDP MP for Newton-North Delta, where she was the critic for International Cooperation, Critic for Immigration and Critic for Employment.
Jinny is a mother and grandmother, and is proud to call Surrey home.