Governor in Council and Ministerial Appointments

Through Governor in Council and Ministerial appointments, more than 1500 Canadians play a fundamental role in our democracy by serving on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies, and tribunals across the country.

We know that our country is stronger — and our government more effective — when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government as diverse as Canada.

Apply for a Governor in Council Appointment

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for recommending Governor in Council appointments to the following entities:

Global Affairs — Minister of Foreign Affairs Governor in Council Appointments

The Minister of International Trade is responsible for recommending Governor in Council appointments to the following entities:

Global Affairs — Minister of International Trade Governor in Council Appointments

The Minister of International Development and La Francophonie is responsible for recommending Governor in Council appointments to the following entity:

Global Affairs — Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Governor in Council Appointments

Apply for a Ministerial Appointment

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the Appointment of Board and Committee members for these entities:

Global Affairs - Minister of Foreign Affairs Ministerial Appointments

The Minister of International Trade is responsible for the Appointment of Board and Committee members for this entity:

Global Affairs - Minister of International Trade Ministerial Appointments

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