Structure of the Canadian federal government

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The following list outlines the structure of the Government of Canada (the collective set of federal institutions such as the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, including both military and civil service organizations).

The civil service includes roughly 75 different departments and other organizations with over 200 000 employees. Special Operating Agencies (which are departmental organizations), and non-departmental organizations such as Crown Corporations, administrative tribunals, and oversight organizations are all also part of the civil service, however, are structured to operate in areas seen as requiring a higher level of independence from the broader civil service and the direct political control of ministers. As civil servants, they are all agents of the Crown and are held responsible to Parliament through their relevant minister.[1]

This list is organized according to functional grouping and is further subdivided by category such as offices, departments, agencies, and crown corporations.

The Canadian Crown

Regal and vice-regal offices

The Queen's Privy Council

Parliament

Parliamentary Standing Committees

Senate

House of Commons

Joint

Parliamentary Offices

Senate

House of Commons

Information Repository and Research Resource

Agencies

Review Bodies

Courts

Armed Forces

Civil Service

Agriculture and Agri-Food

Agencies

Special Operating Agency

Crown Corporations

Review Body

Canadian Heritage

Agencies

Special Operating Agencies

Crown Corporations

Regulator

Review Body

Employment and Social Development

Agencies

Programs

Joint Program

Crown Corporation

Review Bodies

Environment and Climate Change

Agencies

Review Body

Finance

Central Bank

Intelligence Agency

Crown Corporations

Non-Profit Organization

Regulator

Review Body

Fisheries and Oceans

Special Operating Agency

Crown Corporation

Foreign Affairs

Agencies

Crown Corporations

Health

[2]

Agencies

Funding Agency

Regulator

Review Body

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Agencies

Joint Program

Review Body

Indigenous Relations

Agency

Indigenous Services

Special Operating Agency

Review Body

Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Agencies

Funding Agencies

Regional Economic Development Agencies

Enforcement Agency

Special Operating Agencies

Crown Corporations

Not-For-Profit Organizations

Regulator

Review Body

Infrastructure

Crown Corporations

Justice

Agencies

Agency of Attorney General

Review Body

Defence

Agency

Intelligence Agency

Special Operating Agencies

Program

Review Bodies

Natural Resources

[3]

Agencies

Crown Corporation

Petroleum Boards

Regulators

Public Safety

[4]

Agency

Enforcement Agencies

Intelligence Agency

Review Bodies

Public Services and Procurement

Agency

Special Operating Agency

Crown Corporations

Review Body

Transportation

[5]

Crown Corporations

Review Bodies

Veterans Affairs

[6]

Review Bodies

Women and Gender Equality

Independent Agencies and Offices

Independent Review Bodies

See also

Canadian Provincial equivalents

Notes

  1. ^ The Canadian Armed Forces is a separate and distinct entity from that of the Department of National Defence. The Department is a civilian organisation, and is part of the Public Service of Canada, while the Canadian Forces are a military organisation and are not part of the Public Service. However, the Minister of National Defence is responsible for its direction as part of the Minister's portfolio.

References

  1. ^ "Public Service". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  2. ^ https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/health-portfolio.html
  3. ^ https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/nrcan/about-us/natural-resources-portfolio/10864
  4. ^ https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/bt/index-en.aspx#prtfl
  5. ^ https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/aboutus-abouttc.html
  6. ^ https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-vac/who-we-are/organization
  7. ^ https://www.fpslreb-crtespf.gc.ca/about/mandate_e.asp