About Tahir Merali

Rocket Scientist. Project Manager. Public Servant. Small Business Owner. Husband. Father.

Perspective. It Shapes Us, Our Families, Our Communities.

The space perspective has shaped Tahir’s understanding of how as society we can build better communities for our families. A professional engineer, Tahir Merali‘s work spans Canada and the World with Fortune500 companies to startups across the Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Automotive and Business Consulting sectors.  He is a global Top 35 Under 35, an advocate for early-career mentorship, and knows what public service leadership requires.


Tahir Merali has community service in his blood, a 2nd Generation Canadian who has volunteered with several Calgary non-profit organizations and community condominium boards since 1995. He has lived in countries including Spain, France, Germany, and The Netherlands and has seen how strong communities create great cities. Ward 5 deserves representation and leadership. Tahir Merali is your choice.


Tahir Merali’s parents immigrated to Canada in 1972 fleeing ethnic oppression in Uganda. They instilled in him their work ethic and importance of giving back to community. Helping others was not just kindness, it was a way of life, so that their children would have the chance to grow and access opportunities in Canada – the same opportunities that make our cities thrive.

A proud Calgarian, Tahir Merali has been an ambassador for Calgary on the international stage, and has seen Calgary grow from dial-up internet to its beautiful downtown skyline.

Ward 5 is home, and it needs a committed voice to ensure it is heard. Calgary is where Tahir chooses to raise his young family. There is no other city with so much to offer for work, play and life.