We are pleased to announce that Tariq Ismati has been appointed Wesley’s Senior Director, Newcomer and Employment Services.
Tariq Ismati is a highly accomplished executive in the public and non-profit sectors, boasting over 20 years of experience leading medium to large organizations in Canada and Afghanistan. His expertise spans organizational development, large-scale transformations, and program and policy initiatives.
He earned his Master of International Development Administration from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, USA. Tariq’s career began in the government of Afghanistan, the United Nations, and international organizations. Since immigrating to Canada in 2017, he has held significant roles in the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Initially serving as the Director for the Refugee Resettlement Secretariat under the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Tariq later expanded his leadership journey as Director at Ontario Public Service and oversaw Employment Ontario operations for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Eastern Ontario within the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development.