Afraj Gill was born in Chandigarh, India and immigrated to Vancouver when he was eight. His accomplishments during his four years of high school are remarkable and Gill's final grade average was 99 percent to 100 per cent. In recognition of his scholastic achievements Gill secured 16 scholarships totaling in at $100,000. This included a prestigious Simon Fraser University Award, which alone was $34,000. In addition, he was class valedictorian and as the president of the school’s student council and president of the graduation committee, he contributed a lot. Gill has also devoted several hours to social programs in his community, including the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society, which provides recent immigrants with resources to help with their transition process.