Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages

Cabinet of Canada Prime Minister of Canada Mélanie Joly
Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages of Canada
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Mélanie Joly

since 20 November 2019
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
NominatorPrime Minister
AppointerGovernor General
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Salary$264,400 (2019)[1]

The Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (French: Ministre du Développement économique et des Langues officielles) is a Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet. The minister is responsible for Canada's six regional development agencies: the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Western Economic Diversification Canada.[2] Since 20 November 2019, the position has been held by Mélanie Joly of the Liberal Party.


  1. ^ "Indemnities, Salaries and Allowances". Parliament of Canada.
  2. ^ "Departments and Roles: 1867 - Today". Parliament of Canada. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 26 November 2019.