Born in India, Jagrup moved to Canada for his studies at the University of Manitoba where he received a Master's degree in Public Administration. In 1994 he moved to Surrey.
Time in Surrey
For over a decade, Jagrup worked in both the public and non-profit sectors, helping professionals develop their careers, and working with employers to develop strategies meant for recruiting a highly-skilled as well as multicultural workforce.
As the former Executive Director of the Surrey Self Employment and Entrepreneur Development Society (SEEDS), Jagrup Brar helped trained new entrepreneurs in developing and launching successful small business ventures.
He was first elected in October 2004 during a by-election with 6,740 votes (53.59%) He then became a member of British Columbia's 37th Legislative Assembly.
He is married to his wife Rajwant and they have one daughter and one son.