Rafik graduated from Bombay University and then went on to do additional courses at York University in Toronto to complete his requirements for the CPA CA program. Rafik achieved an A+ average and was awarded multiple scholarships while he was at York University. He completed his education for the CA program in 2000 and his articleship at Arthur Andersen Canada. Rafik joined IBM Canada where he worked for 10 years in various roles.
Since 2012, he has been working independently with different clients specializing in the non-profit and small business sectors providing accounting, tax, organizational and business advisory services.
He volunteered as a Treasurer of the Surrey Food Bank and the PAC at Fraser Heights Secondary School from 2011 to 2014.
He was most recently Financial Controller at Indian Residential School Survivor’s Society, and has previously worked at Aboriginal Mother Centre and BC Aboriginal Child Care Society. He is a colleague of Azim Dahya, a Vantage Point board member, at Advanced Tax.