Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (DMA) – Transition Book

Table of contents

Canada Coat of Arms

CONSOLIDATION

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act

S.C. 2013, c. 33, s. 174

NOTE

[Enacted by section 174 of chapter 33 of the Statutes of Canada, 2013, in force on assent June 26, 2013.]

Current to March 27, 2019

Last amended on December 12, 2013

Published by the Minister of Justice at the following address: laws-lois.justice.gc.ca

OFFICIAL STATUS OF CONSOLIDATIONS

Subsections 31(1) and (2) of the Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act, in force on June 1, 2009, provide as follows:

Published consolidation is evidence

31 (1) Every copy of a consolidated statute or consolidated regulation published by the Minister under this Act in either print or electronic form is evidence of that statute or regulation and of its contents and every copy purporting to be published by the Minister is deemed to be so published, unless the contrary is shown.

Inconsistencies in Acts

(2) In the event of an inconsistency between a consolidated statute published by the Minister under this Act and the original statute or a subsequent amendment as certified by the Clerk of the Parliaments under the Publication of Statutes Act, the original statute or amendment prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

LAYOUT

The notes that appeared in the left or right margins are now in boldface text directly above the provisions to which they relate. They form no part of the enactment, but are inserted for convenience of reference only.

NOTE

This consolidation is current to March 27, 2019. The last amendments came into force on December 12, 2013. Any amendments that were not in force as of March 27, 2019 are set out at the end of this document under the heading "Amendments Not in Force".

Powers, duties and functions of Minister

An Act respecting the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Short Title

  1. Short title

Continuation of the Department

  1. Department continued 

Additional Ministers

  1. Minister for International Trade
  2. Minister for International Development
  3. Use of departmental services and facilities

Committees

  1. Committees to advise and assist

Officers of the Department

  1. Deputy head
  2. Additional deputy heads
  3. Coordinator, International Economic Relations

Powers, Duties and Functions of the Minister

  1. Powers, duties and functions of Minister

Fees

  1. Regulations

Agreements with Provinces

  1. Agreements

Duties of Additional Ministers

  1. Minister for International Trade
  2. Minister for International Development

Heads of Missions

  1. Definition of head of mission

Transitional Provisions

  1. Minister for International Cooperation and President of CIDA
  2. Positions
  3. Transfer of appropriations
  4. Transfer of powers, duties and functions

Canada Coat of Arms

S.C. 2013, c. 33, s. 174

An Act respecting the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

[Assented to 26th June 2013]

Short Title

Short title

1 This Act may be cited as the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act

Continuation of the Department

Department continued

2 (1) The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is continued under the name of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development over which the Minister of Foreign Affairs, appointed by commission under the Great Seal, is to preside.

Minister

(2) The Minister of Foreign Affairs, in this Act referred to as the "Minister", holds office during pleasure and has the management and direction of the Department in Canada and abroad.

Additional Ministers

Minister for International Trade

3 A Minister for International Trade is to be appointed by commission under the Great Seal to hold office during pleasure and to assist the Minister in carrying out his or her responsibilities relating to international trade.

Minister for International Development

4 A Minister for International Development is to be appointed by commission under the Great Seal to hold office during pleasure and to assist the Minister in carrying out his or her responsibilities relating to international development, poverty reduction and humanitarian assistance.

Use of departmental services and facilities

5 A minister appointed under section 3 or 4 is to act with the concurrence of the Minister in carrying out his or her responsibilities and is to make use of the services and facilities of the Department.

Committees

Committees to advise and assist

6 The Governor in Council may establish advisory and other committees to advise or assist the Minister or to exercise and perform any powers, duties and functions that the Governor in Council specifies and may fix the remuneration and expenses to be paid to the members of the committees so established.

Officers of the Department

Deputy head

7 The Governor in Council may appoint an officer called the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to hold office during pleasure and to be the deputy head of the Department.

Additional deputy heads

8 (1) The Governor in Council may appoint three Associate Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs, each of whom is to have the rank and status of a deputy head of a department and is, under the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, to exercise and perform any powers, duties and functions, as a deputy of the Minister and otherwise, that the Minister specifies.

Deputy Ministers for International Trade and for International Development 

(2) The Governor in Council may designate one of the Associate Deputy Ministers appointed under subsection (1) to be Deputy Minister for International Trade and one to be Deputy Minister for International Development.

Coordinator, International Economic Relations

9 The Governor in Council may designate or appoint a person in the federal public administration as the Coordinator, International Economic Relations who is to have the rank and status of a deputy head of a department and is, subject to the direction of the Governor in Council, to exercise and perform any powers, duties and functions, as a deputy of the Minister and otherwise, that the Minister specifies.

Powers, Duties and Functions of the Minister

Powers, duties and functions of Minister

10 (1) The powers, duties and functions of the Minister extend to and include all matters over which Parliament has jurisdiction, not by law assigned to any other department, board or agency of the Government of Canada, relating to the conduct of the external affairs of Canada, including international trade and commerce and international development.

Powers, duties and functions of Minister

Programs

Fees

Regulations

Cost recovery

(2) The fees are to be prescribed with a view to the recovery of the costs incurred by Her Majesty in right of Canada in providing consular services.

Additional to other fees

(3) The fees are to be paid in addition to any other fees payable under section 19 of the Financial Administration Act in respect of the same documents. 2013, c. 33, s. 174 "11", c. 40, s. 175.

Agreements with Provinces

Agreements

12 The Minister may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, enter into agreements with the government of any province or any agency of a province respecting the carrying out of programs related to the Minister's powers, duties and functions.

Duties of Additional Ministers

Minister for International Trade

Minister for International Development

Heads of Missions

Defifinition of head of mission

Duties of head of mission

(2) Except as otherwise instructed by the Governor in Council, a head of mission is to have the management and direction of their mission and its activities and the supervision of the official activities of the various departments and agencies of the Government of Canada in the country or portion of the country or at the international organization to which they are appointed.

Transitional Provisions

Minister for International Cooperation and President of CIDA

16 Any person who holds the office of Minister for International Cooperation or of President of the Canadian International Development Agency on the day on which this section comes into force is deemed to hold the office of Minister for International Development or Deputy Minister for International Development, respectively, on and after that day.

Positions

17 Nothing in this Act is to be construed as affecting the status of an employee who, immediately before the coming into force of this Act, occupied a position in the Canadian International Development Agency except that the employee, on the coming into force of this section, occupies their position in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development under the authority of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Transfer of appropriations

Transfer of appropriations 18 Any amount appropriated by an Act of Parliament for the fiscal year in which this section comes into force to defray the charges and expenses of the Canadian International Development Agency that is unexpended is deemed to have been appropriated to defray the charges and expenses of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

Ministerial Mandate Letter Commitments for Global Affairs Canada

Transfer of powers, duties and functions

19 If, under any Act of Parliament, any instrument made under an Act of Parliament or any order, contract, lease, licence or other document, any power, duty or function is vested in or may be exercised or performed by the Minister for International Cooperation or Minister of International Cooperation, the President of the Canadian International Development Agency or any other employee of that Agency, that power, duty or function is vested in or may be exercised or performed by the Minister for International Development, the Deputy Minister for International Development or the appropriate officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, as the case may be.

Mandate letters

Office of the Prime Minister letterhead

Dear Ms. Freeland:

I am honoured that you have agreed to serve Canadians as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

We promised Canadians real change – in both what we do and how we do it. Canadians sent a clear message in the last election, and our platform offered a new, ambitious plan for a strong and growing middle class. Canadians expect us to fulfill our commitments, and it is my expectation that you will do your part in delivering on those promises to Canadians.

We made a commitment to grow our economy, strengthen the middle class, and help those working hard to join it. We committed to provide more direct help to those who need it by giving less to those who do not. We committed to public investment to spur economic growth, job creation, and broad-based prosperity. We committed to a responsible, transparent fiscal plan for challenging economic times.

I expect Canadians to hold us accountable for delivering these commitments, and I expect all ministers to do their part – individually and collectively – to improve economic opportunity and security for Canadians.

It is my expectation that we will deliver real results and professional government to Canadians. To ensure that we have a strong focus on results, I will expect Cabinet committees and individual ministers to: track and report on the progress of our commitments; assess the effectiveness of our work; and align our resources with priorities, in order to get the results we want and Canadians deserve.

If we are to tackle the real challenges we face as a country – from a struggling middle class to the threat of climate change – Canadians need to have faith in their government's honesty and willingness to listen. I expect that our work will be informed by performance measurement, evidence, and feedback from Canadians. We will direct resources to initiatives that have the greatest, positive impact on the lives of Canadians, and that allow us to meet our commitments to them. I expect you to report regularly on your progress toward fulfilling our commitments and to help develop effective measures that assess the impact of the organizations for which you are answerable.

I made a personal commitment to bring new leadership and a new tone to Ottawa. We made a commitment to Canadians to pursue our goals with a renewed sense of collaboration. Improved partnerships with provincial, territorial, and municipal governments are essential to deliver the real, positive change that we promised Canadians. No relationship is more important to me and to Canada than the one with Indigenous Peoples. It is time for a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.

We have also committed to set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government. It is time to shine more light on government to ensure it remains focused on the people it serves. Government and its information should be open by default. If we want Canadians to trust their government, we need a government that trusts Canadians. It is important that we acknowledge mistakes when we make them. Canadians do not expect us to be perfect – they expect us to be honest, open, and sincere in our efforts to serve the public interest.

Our platform guides our government. Over the course of our four-year mandate, I expect us to deliver on our commitments. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we fulfill our promises, while living within our fiscal plan. Other issues will arise or will be brought to our attention by Canadians, stakeholders, and the public service. It is my expectation that you will engage constructively and thoughtfully and add priorities to your agenda when appropriate.

As Minister, you will be held accountable for our commitment to bring a different style of leadership to government. This will include: close collaboration with your colleagues; meaningful engagement with Opposition Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Committees and the public service; constructive dialogue with Canadians, civil society, and stakeholders, including business, organized labour, the broader public sector, and the not-for-profit and charitable sectors; and identifying ways to find solutions and avoid escalating conflicts unnecessarily. As well, members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, indeed all journalists in Canada and abroad, are professionals who, by asking necessary questions, contribute in an important way to the democratic process. Your professionalism and engagement with them is essential.

Canadians expect us, in our work, to reflect the values we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, hard work, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. We will be a government that governs for all Canadians, and I expect you, in your work, to bring Canadians together.

You are expected to do your part to fulfill our government's commitment to transparent, meritbased appointments, to help ensure gender parity and that Indigenous Peoples and minority groups are better reflected in positions of leadership.

As Minister of Foreign Affairs, your overarching goal will be to restore constructive Canadian leadership in the world and to promote Canada's interests and values. This renewed leadership will serve our security and economic interests, but it will also support the deeply held Canadian desire to make a real and valuable contribution to a more peaceful and prosperous world.

You lead a strong team of Ministers, supported by the Minister of International Trade and the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie.

In particular, I will expect you to work with your colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory, and Cabinet processes to deliver on your top priorities:

Maintain constructive relations with the United States, Canada's closest ally and most important economic and security partner, and lead efforts to deepen trade and commerce between our two countries. You will lead a whole-of-government approach and strategy to the relationship, working with the relevant ministers to advance the common goal of growing the middle class by:

Strengthen trilateral North American cooperation with the United States and Mexico. This will involve working with the relevant Ministers to enhance North America's global competitiveness and facilitate trade and commerce within the continent, including with respect to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Expand Canadian diplomacy and leadership on global issues and in international institutions. This includes:

Ensure a close link between foreign, defence, development and trade policy.

Work with the Minister of National Defence to ensure that any deployment of the Canadian Armed Forces aligns with Canada's national interest, our multilateral commitments and the government's policy objectives.

Continue the revitalization of Canada's public diplomacy, stakeholder engagement, and cooperation with partners in Canada and abroad.

Increase Canada's educational and cultural interaction with the world. This includes:

supporting the Minister of Canadian Heritage in restoring the Promart and Trade Routes International cultural promotion programs, updating their design, and increasing related funding.

These priorities draw heavily from our election platform commitments.

I expect you to work closely with your Deputy Minister and his or her senior officials to ensure that the ongoing work of your department is undertaken in a professional manner and that decisions are made in the public interest. Your Deputy Minister will brief you on issues your department may be facing that may require decisions to be made quickly. It is my expectation that you will apply our values and principles to these decisions, so that issues facing your department are dealt with in a timely and responsible manner, and in a way that is consistent with the overall direction of our government.

Our ability, as a government, to successfully implement our platform depends on our ability to thoughtfully consider the professional, non-partisan advice of public servants. Each and every time a government employee comes to work, they do so in service to Canada, with a goal of improving our country and the lives of all Canadians. I expect you to establish a collaborative working relationship with your Deputy Minister, whose role, and the role of public servants under his or her direction, is to support you in the performance of your responsibilities.

We have committed to an open, honest government that is accountable to Canadians, lives up to the highest ethical standards, and applies the utmost care and prudence in the handling of public funds. I expect you to embody these values in your work and observe the highest ethical standards in everything you do. When dealing with our Cabinet colleagues, Parliament, stakeholders, or the public, it is important that your behaviour and decisions meet Canadians' well-founded expectations of our government. I want Canadians to look on their own government with pride and trust.

As Minister, you must ensure that you are aware of and fully compliant with the Conflict of Interest Act and Treasury Board policies and guidelines. You will be provided with a copy of Open and Accountable Government to assist you as you undertake your responsibilities. I ask that you carefully read it and ensure that your staff does so as well. I draw your attention in particular to the Ethical Guidelines set out in Annex A of that document, which apply to you and your staff. As noted in the Guidelines, you must uphold the highest standards of honesty and impartiality, and both the performance of your official duties and the arrangement of your private affairs should bear the closest public scrutiny. This is an obligation that is not fully discharged by simply acting within the law. Please also review the areas of Open and Accountable Government that we have expanded or strengthened, including the guidance on non-partisan use of departmental communications resources and the new code of conduct for exempt staff.

I know I can count on you to fulfill the important responsibilities entrusted in you. In turn, please know that you can count on me to support you every day in your role as Minister.

I am deeply grateful to have this opportunity to serve with you as we build an even greater country. Together, we will work tirelessly to honour the trust Canadians have given us.

Sincerely,

Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada

Office of the Prime Minister letterhead

Dear Mr. Carr:

I am honoured that you have agreed to serve Canadians as Minister of International Trade Diversification.

We are now in the third year of implementing our plan to grow our economy, strengthen the middle class, and help those people working hard to join it. We are providing more direct help to those people who need it by giving less to those who do not. We are making strong public investments to spur economic growth, job creation, and broad-based prosperity. We implemented a responsible, transparent fiscal plan for challenging economic times.

Canadians will hold us accountable for delivering these commitments, and I expect all ministers to do their part – individually and collectively – to improve economic opportunity and security for Canadians.

It is my expectation that we will deliver real results and professional government to Canadians. To ensure that we have a strong focus on results, I will expect Cabinet committees and individual ministers to: track and report on the progress of our commitments; assess the effectiveness of our work; and align our resources with priorities, in order to get the results we want and Canadians deserve.

If we are to tackle the real challenges we face as a country – from a struggling middle class to the threat of climate change – Canadians need to have faith in their government's honesty and willingness to listen. I expect that our work will be informed by performance measurement, evidence, and feedback from Canadians. We will direct our resources to those initiatives that are having the greatest, positive impact on the lives of Canadians, and that will allow us to meet our commitments to them. I expect you to report regularly on your progress toward fulfilling our commitments and to help develop effective measures that assess the impact of the organizations for which you are answerable.

I made a personal commitment to bring new leadership and a new tone to Ottawa. We made a commitment to Canadians to pursue our goals with a renewed sense of collaboration. Improved partnerships with provincial, territorial, and municipal governments are essential to deliver the real, positive change that we promised Canadians. No relationship is more important to me and to Canada than the one with Indigenous Peoples. It is time for a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.

We have also committed to set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government. It is time to shine more light on government to ensure it remains focused on the people it serves. Government and its information should be open by default. If we want Canadians to trust their government, we need a government that trusts Canadians. It is important that we acknowledge mistakes when we make them. Canadians do not expect us to be perfect – they expect us to be honest, open, and sincere in our efforts to serve the public interest.

Our platform guides our government. I expect us to deliver on all of our commitments. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we fulfill our promises, while living within our fiscal plan. Other issues will arise or will be brought to our attention by Canadians, stakeholders, and the public service. It is my expectation that you will engage constructively and thoughtfully and add priorities to your agenda when appropriate.

As Minister, you will be held accountable for our commitment to bring a different style of leadership to government. This will include: close collaboration with your colleagues; meaningful engagement with Opposition Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Committees and the public service; constructive dialogue with Canadians, civil society, and stakeholders, including business, organized labour, the broader public sector, and the not-for-profit and charitable sectors; and identifying ways to find solutions and avoid escalating conflicts unnecessarily. As well, members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, indeed all journalists in Canada and abroad, are professionals who, by asking necessary questions, contribute in an important way to the democratic process. Your professionalism and engagement with them is essential.

Canadians expect us, in our work, to reflect the values we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, hard work, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. We will be a government that governs for all Canadians, and I expect you, in your work, to bring Canadians together.

You are expected to do your part to fulfill our government's commitment to transparent, meritbased appointments, to help ensure gender parity and that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are better reflected in positions of leadership.

As Minister of International Trade Diversification, your goals are to increase and diversify trade and attract job-creating investment to Canada. The benefits of trade must be widely shared. This objective must be central to your work, while simultaneously making the case for trade through clear communications with Canadians as we move forward with our trade agenda.

In particular, I will expect you to work with your colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory, and Cabinet processes to deliver on your top priorities:

Lead work with relevant Ministers to develop and implement our Trade Diversification Strategy. You will draw from expertise in Canada's Trade Commissioner Service, Export Development Canada and Invest in Canada. This strategy should include:

Lead the implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the swift ratification and implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Implement, expand and diversify Canada's Free Trade Agreements globally. This includes:

Support the Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion in the export mobilization of our small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This should include an examination of current programming and ensuring that Canada is maximizing the comparative advantage it holds with its vibrant diversity and diaspora communities.

Support efforts led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to deepen trade and commerce between Canada and the United States and strengthen North America's global competitiveness.

Work with me, your fellow Ministers, and our respective departments to ensure that our global engagements are maximizing relationship and partnership opportunities for Canadian businesses and workers.

Promote and protect Canadian agricultural interests during trade negotiations.

Work with the Ministers of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Small Business and Export Promotion to improve Canadian competitiveness, create jobs and generate economic growth. This includes:

These priorities draw heavily from our election platform commitments.

I expect you to work closely with your Deputy Minister and his or her senior officials to ensure that the ongoing work of your department is undertaken in a professional manner and that decisions are made in the public interest. Your Deputy Minister will brief you on issues your department may be facing that may require decisions to be made quickly. It is my expectation that you will apply our values and principles to these decisions, so that issues facing your department are dealt with in a timely and responsible manner, and in a way that is consistent with the overall direction of our government.

Our ability, as a government, to successfully implement our platform depends on our ability to thoughtfully consider the professional, non-partisan advice of public servants. Each and every time a government employee comes to work, they do so in service to Canada, with a goal of improving our country and the lives of all Canadians. I expect you to establish a collaborative working relationship with your Deputy Minister, whose role, and the role of public servants under his or her direction, is to support you in the performance of your responsibilities.

We have committed to an open, honest government that is accountable to Canadians, lives up to the highest ethical standards, and applies the utmost care and prudence in the handling of public funds. I expect you to embody these values in your work and observe the highest ethical standards in everything you do. When dealing with our Cabinet colleagues, Parliament, stakeholders, or the public, it is important that your behaviour and decisions meet Canadians' well-founded expectations of our government. I want Canadians to look on their own government with pride and trust.

As Minister, you must ensure that you are aware of and fully compliant with the Conflict of Interest Act and Treasury Board policies and guidelines. You will be provided with a copy of Open and Accountable Government to assist you as you undertake your responsibilities. I ask that you carefully read it and ensure that your staff does so as well. I draw your attention in particular to the Ethical Guidelines set out in Annex A of that document, which apply to you and your staff. As noted in the Guidelines, you must uphold the highest standards of honesty and impartiality, and both the performance of your official duties and the arrangement of your private affairs should bear the closest public scrutiny. This is an obligation that is not fully discharged by simply acting within the law. Please also review the areas of Open and Accountable Government that we have expanded or strengthened, including the guidance on non-partisan use of departmental communications resources and the new code of conduct for exempt staff.

I know I can count on you to fulfill the important responsibilities entrusted in you. In turn, please know that you can count on me to support you every day in your role as Minister.

I am deeply grateful to have this opportunity to serve with you as we build an even greater country. Together, we will work tirelessly to honour the trust Canadians have given us.

Yours sincerely,

Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada

Office of the Prime Minister letterhead

Dear Minister:

I am honoured that you have agreed to serve Canadians as Minister of International Development and La Francophonie. You will be part of a strong team of ministers led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

We have promised Canadians a government that will bring real change – in both what we do and how we do it. Canadians sent a clear message in this election, and our platform offered a new, ambitious plan for a strong and growing middle class. Canadians expect us to fulfill our commitments, and it is my expectation that you will do your part in delivering on those promises to Canadians.   

We made a commitment to invest in growing our economy, strengthening the middle class, and helping those working hard to join it. We committed to provide more direct help to those who need it by giving less to those who do not. We committed to public investment as the best way to spur economic growth, job creation, and broad-based prosperity. We committed to a responsible, transparent fiscal plan for challenging economic times.

I expect Canadians to hold us accountable for delivering these commitments, and I expect all ministers to do their part – individually and collectively – to improve economic opportunity and security for Canadians.

It is my expectation that we will deliver real results and professional government to Canadians. To ensure that we have a strong focus on results, I will expect Cabinet committees and individual ministers to: track and report on the progress of our commitments; assess the effectiveness of our work; and align our resources with priorities, in order to get the results we want and Canadians deserve.

If we are to tackle the real challenges we face as a country – from a struggling middle class to the threat of climate change – Canadians need to have faith in their government's honesty and willingness to listen. I expect that our work will be informed by performance measurement, evidence, and feedback from Canadians. We will direct our resources to those initiatives that are having the greatest, positive impact on the lives of Canadians, and that will allow us to meet our commitments to them. I expect you to report regularly on your progress toward fulfilling our commitments and to help develop effective measures that assess the impact of the organizations for which you are answerable.

I made a personal commitment to bring new leadership and a new tone to Ottawa. We made a commitment to Canadians to pursue our goals with a renewed sense of collaboration. Improved partnerships with provincial, territorial, and municipal governments are essential to deliver the real, positive change that we promised Canadians. No relationship is more important to me and to Canada than the one with Indigenous Peoples. It is time for a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.

We have also committed to set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government. It is time to shine more light on government to ensure it remains focused on the people it serves. Government and its information should be open by default. If we want Canadians to trust their government, we need a government that trusts Canadians. It is important that we acknowledge mistakes when we make them. Canadians do not expect us to be perfect – they expect us to be honest, open, and sincere in our efforts to serve the public interest.

Our platform guides our government. Over the course of our four-year mandate, I expect us to deliver on all of our commitments. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we fulfill our promises, while living within our fiscal plan. Other issues will arise or will be brought to our attention by Canadians, stakeholders, and the public service. It is my expectation that you will engage constructively and thoughtfully and add priorities to your agenda when appropriate.

As Minister, you will be held accountable for our commitment to bring a different style of leadership to government. This will include: close collaboration with your colleagues; meaningful engagement with Opposition Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Committees and the public service; constructive dialogue with Canadians, civil society, and stakeholders, including business, organized labour, the broader public sector, and the not-for-profit and charitable sectors; and identifying ways to find solutions and avoid escalating conflicts unnecessarily. As well, members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, indeed all journalists in Canada and abroad, are professionals who, by asking necessary questions, contribute in an important way to the democratic process. Your professionalism and engagement with them is essential.

Canadians expect us, in our work, to reflect the values we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, hard work, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. We will be a government that governs for all Canadians, and I expect you, in your work, to bring Canadians together.

You are expected to do your part to fulfill our government's commitment to transparent, meritbased appointments, to help ensure gender parity and that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are better reflected in positions of leadership.

As Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, your overarching goal will be to lead Canada's efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to help reduce poverty and inequality in the world.

In particular, I will expect you to work with your colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory, and Cabinet processes to deliver on your top priorities:

Refocus Canada's development assistance on helping the poorest and most vulnerable, and supporting fragile states. This would include:

Work with the Minister of Finance on development financing issues. 

Work with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship on international migration issues, and on our commitment to resettle 25,000 refugees from Syria.

Work with me, and the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, to integrate international opportunities into the Youth Service Program.

Ensure Canada's strong and sustained engagement in the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.

These priorities draw heavily from our election platform commitments. The government's agenda will be further articulated through Cabinet discussions and in the Speech from the Throne when Parliament opens.

I expect you to work closely with your Deputy Minister and his or her senior officials to ensure that the ongoing work of your department is undertaken in a professional manner and that decisions are made in the public interest. Your Deputy Minister will brief you on issues your department may be facing that may require decisions to be made quickly. It is my expectation that you will apply our values and principles to these decisions, so that issues facing your department are dealt with in a timely and responsible manner, and in a way that is consistent with the overall direction of our government.

Our ability, as a government, to successfully implement our platform depends on our ability to thoughtfully consider the professional, non-partisan advice of public servants. Each and every time a government employee comes to work, they do so in service to Canada, with a goal of improving our country and the lives of all Canadians. I expect you to establish a collaborative working relationship with your Deputy Minister, whose role, and the role of public servants under his or her direction, is to support you in the performance of your responsibilities.

In the coming weeks, the Privy Council Office (PCO) will be contacting you to set up a meeting with PCO officials, your Deputy Minister and the Prime Minister's Office to further discuss your plans, commitments and priorities.

We have committed to an open, honest government that is accountable to Canadians, lives up to the highest ethical standards, and applies the utmost care and prudence in the handling of public funds. I expect you to embody these values in your work and observe the highest ethical standards in everything you do. When dealing with our Cabinet colleagues, Parliament, stakeholders, or the public, it is important that your behaviour and decisions meet Canadians' well-founded expectations of our government. I want Canadians to look on their own government with pride and trust.

As Minister, you must ensure that you are aware of and fully compliant with the Conflict of Interest Act and Treasury Board policies and guidelines. You will be provided with a copy of Open and Accountable Government to assist you as you undertake your responsibilities. I ask that you carefully read it and ensure that your staff does so as well. I draw your attention in particular to the Ethical Guidelines set out in Annex A of that document, which apply to you and your staff. As noted in the Guidelines, you must uphold the highest standards of honesty and impartiality, and both the performance of your official duties and the arrangement of your private affairs should bear the closest public scrutiny. This is an obligation that is not fully discharged by simply acting within the law. Please also review the areas of Open and Accountable Government that we have expanded or strengthened, including the guidance on non-partisan use of departmental communications resources and the new code of conduct for exempt staff.

I know I can count on you to fulfill the important responsibilities entrusted in you. In turn, please know that you can count on me to support you every day in your role as Minister.

I am deeply grateful to have this opportunity to serve with you as we build an even greater country. Together, we will work tirelessly to honour the trust Canadians have given us.

Yours sincerely,

Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada

*This Ministerial Mandate Letter was signed by the Prime Minister in the Minister's first official language.

Office of the Prime Minister letterhead

Dear Ms. Joly:

I am honoured that you have agreed to serve Canadians as Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie.

We are now in the third year of implementing our plan to grow our economy, strengthen the middle class, and help those people working hard to join it. We are providing more direct help to those people who need it by giving less to those who do not. We are making strong public investments to spur economic growth, job creation, and broad-based prosperity. We implemented a responsible, transparent fiscal plan for challenging economic times.

Canadians will hold us accountable for delivering these commitments, and I expect all ministers to do their part – individually and collectively – to improve economic opportunity and security for Canadians.

It is my expectation that we will deliver real results and professional government to Canadians. To ensure that we have a strong focus on results, I will expect Cabinet committees and individual ministers to: track and report on the progress of our commitments; assess the effectiveness of our work; and align our resources with priorities, in order to get the results we want and Canadians deserve.

If we are to tackle the real challenges we face as a country – from a struggling middle class to the threat of climate change – Canadians need to have faith in their government's honesty and willingness to listen. I expect that our work will be informed by performance measurement, evidence, and feedback from Canadians. We will direct our resources to those initiatives that are having the greatest, positive impact on the lives of Canadians, and that will allow us to meet our commitments to them. I expect you to report regularly on your progress toward fulfilling our commitments and to help develop effective measures that assess the impact of the organizations for which you are answerable.

I made a personal commitment to bring new leadership and a new tone to Ottawa. We made a commitment to Canadians to pursue our goals with a renewed sense of collaboration. Improved partnerships with provincial, territorial, and municipal governments are essential to deliver the real, positive change that we promised Canadians. No relationship is more important to me and to Canada than the one with Indigenous Peoples. It is time for a renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership.

We have also committed to set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government. It is time to shine more light on government to ensure it remains focused on the people it serves. Government and its information should be open by default. If we want Canadians to trust their government, we need a government that trusts Canadians. It is important that we acknowledge mistakes when we make them. Canadians do not expect us to be perfect – they expect us to be honest, open, and sincere in our efforts to serve the public interest.

Our platform guides our government. I expect us to deliver on all of our commitments. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that we fulfill our promises, while living within our fiscal plan. Other issues will arise or will be brought to our attention by Canadians, stakeholders, and the public service. It is my expectation that you will engage constructively and thoughtfully and add priorities to your agenda when appropriate.  

As Minister, you will be held accountable for our commitment to bring a different style of leadership to government. This will include: close collaboration with your colleagues; meaningful engagement with Opposition Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Committees and the public service; constructive dialogue with Canadians, civil society, and stakeholders, including business, organized labour, the broader public sector, and the not-for-profit and charitable sectors; and identifying ways to find solutions and avoid escalating conflicts unnecessarily. As well, members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, indeed all journalists in Canada and abroad, are professionals who, by asking necessary questions, contribute in an important way to the democratic process. Your professionalism and engagement with them is essential.

Canadians expect us, in our work, to reflect the values we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, hard work, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. We will be a government that governs for all Canadians, and I expect you, in your work, to bring Canadians together.

You are expected to do your part to fulfill our government's commitment to transparent, meritbased appointments, to help ensure gender parity and that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are better reflected in positions of leadership.

As Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, your goals are to promote and increase tourism in Canada which is a fast growing sector that employs nearly two million Canadians, and to harness the full economic potential of this key sector of our economy; safeguard and promote our two official languages as well as ensure Canada's strong and sustained engagement in the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.

In particular, I will expect you to work with your colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory, and Cabinet processes to deliver on your top priorities:

These priorities draw heavily from our election platform commitments.

I expect you to work closely with your Deputy Minister and his or her senior officials to ensure that the ongoing work of your department is undertaken in a professional manner and that decisions are made in the public interest. Your Deputy Minister will brief you on issues your department may be facing that may require decisions to be made quickly. It is my expectation that you will apply our values and principles to these decisions, so that issues facing your department are dealt with in a timely and responsible manner, and in a way that is consistent with the overall direction of our government.

Our ability, as a government, to successfully implement our platform depends on our ability to thoughtfully consider the professional, non-partisan advice of public servants. Each and every time a government employee comes to work, they do so in service to Canada, with a goal of improving our country and the lives of all Canadians. I expect you to establish a collaborative working relationship with your Deputy Minister, whose role, and the role of public servants under his or her direction, is to support you in the performance of your responsibilities.

We have committed to an open, honest government that is accountable to Canadians, lives up to the highest ethical standards, and applies the utmost care and prudence in the handling of public funds. I expect you to embody these values in your work and observe the highest ethical standards in everything you do. When dealing with our Cabinet colleagues, Parliament, stakeholders, or the public, it is important that your behaviour and decisions meet Canadians' well-founded expectations of our government. I want Canadians to look on their own government with pride and trust.

As Minister, you must ensure that you are aware of and fully compliant with the Conflict of Interest Act and Treasury Board policies and guidelines. You will be provided with a copy of Open and Accountable Government to assist you as you undertake your responsibilities. I ask that you carefully read it and ensure that your staff does so as well. I draw your attention in particular to the Ethical Guidelines set out in Annex A of that document, which apply to you and your staff. As noted in the Guidelines, you must uphold the highest standards of honesty and impartiality, and both the performance of your official duties and the arrangement of your private affairs should bear the closest public scrutiny. This is an obligation that is not fully discharged by simply acting within the law. Please also review the areas of Open and Accountable Government that we have expanded or strengthened, including the guidance on non-partisan use of departmental communications resources and the new code of conduct for exempt staff.

I know I can count on you to fulfill the important responsibilities entrusted in you. In turn, please know that you can count on me to support you every day in your role as Minister.

I am deeply grateful to have this opportunity to serve with you as we build an even greater country. Together, we will work tirelessly to honour the trust Canadians have given us.

Yours sincerely,

Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada

*This Ministerial Mandate Letter was signed by the Prime Minister in the Minister's first official language.

Ministerial Mandate Letter Commitments for Global Affairs Canada

Minister of Foreign Affairs

#5 – Develop a North American clean energy and environment agreement (MINA)

Result Statement: Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, alignment of energy efficiency regulations and enhanced development of the clean technology sector in North America, setting the foundation for a stronger, more sustainable economy.

Shared with: Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Minister of Natural Resources

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: June, 2016

Latest Progress update

The clean energy and environment agreement between Canada, U.S., and Mexico led to continued collaboration on energy security, clean energy innovation and the environment, including clean air and water.

The North American Leaders' Summit in June 2016 released an Action Plan for a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership. It announced ambitious targets to advance clean and secure energy, reduce short-lived climate pollutants, promote clean and efficient transportation, and show global leadership in addressing climate change. The February 13, 2017 Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the Prime Minister confirmed the importance of close collaboration on energy security, clean energy innovation and the environment, including clean air and water. Canada continues to advance these priorities, including work with Mexico and sub-national governments in the United States in the context of the North American Climate Leaders' process. On September 13, 2018, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and her Mexican and United States Climate Alliance counterparts announced a North American Climate Leadership Dialogue joint statement committing to continued environment and climate change cooperation.

#69 – Facilitate the temporary entry of low risk travellers and lift the visa requirement for Mexico (MINA)

Result Statement: Canada is a more open country that does not impose unnecessary barriers to business travellers, tourists and other visitors.

Shared with: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: May 2017

Latest Progress update

In December 2016, Canada lifted the requirement for Mexican travellers to have a visa. To facilitate the temporary entry of low-risk travellers, the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) was put in place in November 2016 for visa-exempt foreign nationals (other than U.S. citizens) boarding their flight to Canada. In May 2017, Canada expanded eTA to Brazil, Bulgaria and Romania. The visa requirement for Bulgaria and Romania was fully lifted in December 2017. Additionally, in June 2018, Canada lifted the visa requirement for the United Arab Emirates.

#160– Maintain constructive relations and deepen trade and commerce with the United States (MINA)

Result Statement: Strong economic growth and well-paying, middle-class jobs on both sides of the border.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Action Taken – Progress Made, Facing Challenges

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The government, in coordination with provinces and territories, continues to work with the United States to grow Canada's economy, create well-paying middle class jobs, and address global challenges. The Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders released its final report in October 2018 recommending actions to reduce barriers that limit women's participation in business. The government completed negotiations toward a Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), signed in November 2018. Canada continues to advocate against protectionist policies and for maintaining an open market. In cases where the US has imposed unfair duties (e.g., softwood lumber, paper products), Canada is forcefully challenging such duties under international disputes-settlement processes. On May 17, 2019, Canada and the United States reached an understanding on Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum to eliminate all tariffs the United States imposed under Section 232 on Canadian imports of steel and aluminum, and all tariffs Canada imposed in retaliation for the Section 232 action taken by the United States. The government also regularly engages with the US to respond to global security issues, for example by co-hosting the Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Security and Stability in the Korean Peninsula and participating alongside the US in a multinational operation to enforce UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea. Canada and the US are also responding to crises in Venezuela and Myanmar, including by coordinating sanctions against key officials in those countries responsible for human rights abuses, the deterioration of democracy, or acts of significant corruption.

#161– Ensure border security and facilitate the movement of people, goods and services (MINA)

Result Statement: The Canada-United States border is secure and facilitates the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Action Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

Canada's preclearance implementing legislation received Royal Assent in December 2017 and the Entry/Exit implementing legislation received Royal Assent in December 2018. These two pieces of legislation are crucial to ensure security and facilitate travel and trade by providing customs and immigration clearance before departure. Canada and the United States are working together to accelerate the coming into force of the new preclearance legislation to enable new opportunities to expand preclearance under the Land, Rail, Marine and Air Preclearance Agreement (LRMA).

Construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge is ongoing and it is expected to open by the end of 2024. This critical border connection will speed the flow of secure and legitimate trade between the two countries. Budget 2019 announced $332 million over five years to support effective border management and enforcement, and to modernize border operations. This funding will facilitate the safe and timely flow of people, goods and services at the border.

In May 2019, the government introduced Bill C-98, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Canada Border Services Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts which proposed to establish an independent review function of the CBSA.

Bill C-98 did not complete the legislative process before the adjournment of Parliament. The CBSA will continue to be reviewed by various independent boards, tribunals and the courts, as such, the public can continue to expect consistent, fair and equal treatment when receiving services at the border.

#162– Prepare for the North American Leaders Summit in Canada (MINA)

Result Statement: Canada hosted the North American Leaders' Summit on June 29, 2016.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: June 2016

Latest Progress update

The leaders of the three countries discussed creating jobs, strengthening communities and building a clean growth economy for North America. The leaders also took important steps to create a more integrated, sustainable and globally competitive North American economy.

#163– Ensure a close link between foreign, development, and trade policy (MINA)

Result Statement: Canadian interests and values are effectively pursued through an integrated and comprehensive international approach.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: April 2019

Latest Progress update

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, International Development, and National Defence work together on an integrated and comprehensive international approach. Canada's Feminist Foreign Policy, its Defence Policy, and its Feminist International Assistance Policy are aligned and support the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. The government has put in place a whole-of-government approach to address the crisis in Iraq and Syria, and is contributing to the multinational North-Atlantic Treaty Organization's battlegroup in Latvia. In addition, the government has established the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program as Canada's principal platform to provide policy leadership on peace and stabilization operations, and deliver conflict prevention, stabilization and peacebuilding initiatives in fragile and conflict-affected states.  

#164– Expand Canadian diplomacy and leadership on global issues and in international institutions (MINA)

Result Statement: Canadian diplomatic activities advance Canadian interests and values abroad.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The government is active in multilateral fora and international institutions to advance Canadian foreign policy interests and values. Canadian-led initiatives secured widespread support in UN fora—such as supporting humanitarian access and monitoring in Syria, addressing the violation of human rights in Iran, supporting women's political participation and leadership, combatting violence against women and girls, supporting compliance with international law, and promoting respect for diversity and inclusion.

Canada is actively participating in leading a hemispheric response to the crisis in Venezuela. Canada hosted two Lima Group ministerial meetings (October 2017 and February 2019) bringing together members of the Lima Group and the broader international community working towards a peaceful resolution of the Venezuela crisis. Canada imposed four rounds of sanctions on members of the Maduro regime, including three rounds under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) and one round under the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act. In September 2018, Canada also co-hosted a meeting on the Venezuelan Migration Crisis on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly to advance the construction of a regional and comprehensive approach to respond to the exodus of Venezuelan citizens who have moved to neighbouring countries.

Between February and August of 2018, Canada played a leading role at the Human Rights Council in an expert-led investigation to monitor human rights in Yemen and in March 2019 was part of two groups that advanced resolutions in Nicaragua and Sri Lanka.

Canada hosted the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in Vancouver in November 2017, which resulted in a significant number of new funding pledges and advanced the global peacekeeping reform agenda. The government also played a major role in the 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit by making Canada the leading country supporting NATO's enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia. In addition, Canada is currently leading NATO's training mission in Iraq.

Canada has used its G7 presidency to advance a common agenda based on respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy and the rule of law. In April 2018, Canada hosted the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting, where ministers agreed to coordinate actions to build a more peaceful and secure world and to realize shared commitments on the implementation of international humanitarian law and the advancement of the women, peace and security. G7 security and foreign ministers also committed to addressing international cyber threats, defending democracy against foreign threats and managing foreign terrorist fighters. The Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM), announced by G7 leaders at the Charlevoix Summit in 2018, is now fully operational. G7 Foreign Ministers renewed their commitment to the RRM during their meeting in April in Dinard. At their request, the RRM information sharing network has been expanded to include Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, and Lithuania – based on their interest and expertise.

Canada and the EU co-hosted a meeting of women foreign ministers in Montréal in September 2018, to discuss democracy, human rights and global peace and security. The meeting also advanced discussions on gender equality and women's empowerment.

Canada was the first member of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) to request a policy on transparency consolidation to increase the OIF's effectiveness in pursuing objectives and accountability for public funds, and actively contributed to its drafting. Canada is monitoring the OIF's implementation of this policy.

#166– Make Canada a leader of international efforts to combat climate change (MINA)

Result Statement: Canada meaningfully advances international solutions to climate change

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The government is leading efforts under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to advance the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement, the engagement of Indigenous Peoples, and gender-responsive policy development and women's participation. At COP24 in December 2018, Canada successfully worked with the international community to agree on a strong set of implementation guidance ("Paris rulebook") that will put the Paris Agreement into action and enhance clarity and transparency of action by all countries, including all major emitters. Canada also played a leadership role at COP24 in enhancing the participation of Indigenous peoples under the UNFCCC, including by supporting the advancement of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform and committing funding of $800,000 over four years to establish an Indigenous Peoples Focal Point at the UNFCCC.

The government is also delivering on its five-year, $2.65 billion commitment to help developing countries achieve sustained emissions reductions and build resilience against the adverse effects of climate change. Climate change was regularly addressed in the themes of Canada's G7 presidency. The G7 discussed the importance of the Paris Agreement and a low-carbon economy. At the G7 Summit in June 2018, leaders agreed to the Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities, which promotes sustainable oceans and fisheries, commits to increase the availability and sharing of science and data and supports resilient coasts and coastal communities. Canada invested $162 million to support these goals with $100 million for Climate Risk Insurance coverage in climatevulnerable countries; $60 million for Small Island Developing States for clean energy systems and infrastructure, energy access for women and girls, and training and employment for women in sustainable technology sectors; and, $2 million to support developing countries in adapting to the impacts of climate change.

In advocating for the Paris Climate Agreement, Canada participates in Mission Innovation, the World Bank's Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, the Carbon Market Platform, the Declaration on Carbon Pricing in the Americas, the Global Methane Initiative, and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. Canada is also actively engaged in preparations for the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit on 23 September. Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered a statement at a preparatory meeting for the Summit, hosted by the President of the General Assembly in March 2019. Canada and the United States have committed to collaborate on energy innovation. Canada co-hosted a Ministerial Meeting on Climate Action with China and the European Union and plays a leadership role in this new forum. In addition, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change called for greater attention to the issue of climate and security in her statement at a United Nations Security Council Open Debate in January 2019, and also indicated support for the establishment of a new Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral on Climate and Security.

In November 2017, Canada hosted the Montreal Protocol Conference, where parties agreed to adopt the Kigali Amendment to reduce hydrofluorocarbons. Canada and the United Kingdom jointly announced the creation of the Powering Past Coal Alliance, to accelerate the global phase-out of unabated coal-fired electricity. Canada attended the Bonn Climate Conference in November 2017 and the One Planet Summit in December 2017. In December 2017, Canada and China released a Joint Leaders' Statement on Climate Change and Clean Growth and held the first Ministerial Dialogue on the Environment in Beijing. Through its participation in the Arctic Council, Canada continues to highlight the serious impacts of climate change on the North.

The government is implementing the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, developed with the provinces and territories. This plan includes pricing carbon pollution and measures to reduce emissions across all sectors, as well as investments to drive innovation and ensure Canadian businesses are competitive in the global low-carbon economy.

At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting in November 2018, the Prime Minister reaffirmed Canada's commitment to fight climate change and help Pacific Island Forum leaders adapt. Canada also announced $10 million for the Pacific Initiative for Biodiversity, Climate Change and Resilience to assist the region to adapt to climate change, protect biodiversity, and improve ocean and fisheries health.

#167– Accede to the Arms Trade Treaty (MINA)

Result Statement: Canada implements the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Proposed Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: July 2019

Latest Progress update

Legislation to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) received Royal Assent in December 2018. The legislation strengthens Canada's export control regime and provides greater transparency and accountability in public reporting. Draft ATT regulations were pre-published in the Canada Gazette Part I on March 16, 2019 for a 30 day consultation period. In June 2019 the Governor in Council approved the ATT implementation package, bringing Bill C-47 and the ATT regulations into force (in September 2019) and approving that Canada deposit the Instrument of Accession to the Arms Trade Treaty with the United Nations. The Instrument of Accession was deposited with the UN the week of June 17, 2019, and Canada will formally accede to the ATT 90 days later.

#221– Advance human rights, gender equality, peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity internationally (MINA)

Result Statement: Increased international investment reduced poverty and improved economic development in developing countries.

Shared with: Minister of Women and Gender Equality/Minister of International Development

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The government's Feminist Foreign Policy includes the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security; the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations; the Feminist International Assistance Policy; and Canada's inclusive Trade Diversification Strategy. Through this policy suite, the government seeks to protect and enable inclusive governance, human rights, gender equality, democracy, and respect for diversity around the world. The government has shown leadership in this domain by:

Establishing gender equality as a priority and theme of Canada's G7 Presidency, where it created the Gender Equality Advisory Council. Gender equality and women's empowerment were integrated across all activities and initiatives of Canada's G7 Presidency. Canada hosted, with the EU, the first formal meeting of women foreign ministers to address the challenges in global relations today.

Adopting the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Officials Act (JVCFOA) and amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act to take direct action in responding to cases of human rights violations and acts of corruption globally. The government has imposed targeted sanctions on 70 individuals under the JVCFOA from Russia, Venezuela, South Sudan, Myanmar and individuals linked to the case of Sergei Magnitsky and individuals responsible for the extrajudicial killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Establishing the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) – with a mandate to address alleged human rights abuses arising from the operations of Canadian companies abroad.

Committing alongside 40 other states to advocate for equal respect, protection, and promotion of the human rights of LGBTI persons. In June 2019, Canada's term as co-chair (together with Chile) of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) ended. Under Canadian and Chilean leadership, the ERC responded publicly and through diplomacy, to cases of LGBTI communities at risk around the world and to positive steps taken by some governments to improve the rights of LGBTI persons. During this time, the ERC membership grew with the admission of seven new members, including the first from Africa. Canada hosted the ERC Global Conference in August 2018 in Vancouver. Canada works with ERC partners to coordinate efforts in countries where LGBTI persons face acute risks, and in February 2019, the government announced $30 million to focus on the rights of LGBTI persons.

Initiating joint statements and resolutions related to inclusion and respect for human rights. Canada advocates at the UN General Assembly, Human Rights Council, and Organization of American States, as well as in other multilateral fora. Recently, a Canadian-led resolution on the elimination of violence against women and girls was co-sponsored by 77 countries and adopted by the UN Human Rights Council. In February 2019, the OAS Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs held a Special Session on the Power of Inclusion and the Benefits of Diversity. In June 2019, Canada launched the updated guidelines to support human rights defenders around the world. Voices at Risk: Canada's Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders offers practical advice for Canadian diplomats working around the world, and in Canada, to support human rights defenders who seek help. The guidelines are informed by the work and advice of civil society organizations and reflect the experiences of Canadian representatives working across the globe to support human rights defenders.

Creating the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) at the Charlevoix Summit in June 2018 under the theme of Defending Democracies from Foreign Threats. Budget 2019 provided $2.1 million over three years, starting in 2019, to support Canada's commitment to the RRM.

In May 2018 the government committed up to $300 million towards establishing an innovative Partnership for Gender Equality to catalyze new investments from the philanthropic community, private sector and civil society. It will provide financing to support gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in developing countries. In June 2019, on the margins of Women Deliver, the government announced its intention to work with the Equality Fund consortium to establish this innovative platform.

Committing to the meaningful inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in Canada's international development efforts. At the July 2018 Global Disability Summit, the Minister of International Development committed to host the next Global Action on Disability Network meeting in Ottawa in 2019.

#233– Renew Canada's commitment to United Nations peace operations (MINA)

Result Statement: Canadian efforts enhance peace and security, protect human rights, promote stability, and help those most in need around the world.

Shared with: Minister of Defence

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:[REDACTED]

Completion Date: [REDACTED]

Latest Progress update

The government's new approach to peace support operations was announced by the Prime Minister at the UN Peacekeeping conference in November 2017. Canada is taking a leadership role in:

The Vancouver Principles, which are focused on preventing the recruitment and use of child soldiers in the context of UN peacekeeping operations. As of June 2019, 89 countries have endorsed the principles. Canada is helping to strengthen the capacity of the African Union, as well as military and police forces in Somalia and the DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo, to protect children in conflict situations. Canada has pledged $1.25 million through UNICEF to provide training, to help improve policies and procedures, and to deploy two Child Protection Advisors to the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Somalia.

The Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations, a pilot project that is developing and testing innovative approaches to increase the meaningful participation of uniformed women in UN peace operations. As of March 2019, Canada has provided $15 million to the UN to establish the Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations, which will deliver financial assistance and incentives primarily to troop- and police-contributing countries. $7.7 million has been provided to the UN's Department of Peace Operations and select UN missions to support the creation of receptive environments for women peacekeepers. Further, bilateral technical assistance and training partnerships have been established with Ghana and Zambia. Canada is providing financial contributions to a barrier assessment process to be undertaken by the Ghana Armed Forces and Zambia Police Service that will provide robust and actionable data as the foundation of Canada's partnerships.

A range of Smart Pledges and military capabilities aimed at leveraging Canadian expertise, contributing high-end capabilities to UN peace support operations, and supporting broader UN reform efforts. In keeping with this approach, the Canadian Armed Forces' Air Task Force to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was deployed in August 2018. Canada will begin its gradual departure at the end of July with operations limited to medical evacuation tasks until August 31, 2019. Negotiations with the UN to deliver on Canada's next pledge — the provision of tactical airlift support — are at an advanced stage.

#259– Continue joint efforts to address global security threats, combat terrorism and defend our continent (MINA)

Result Statement: Canada is protected from global threats and contributes to achieving a safer, more peaceful and prosperous world.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The government is committed to international peace and security, to addressing global security threats, and to defending our continent.

Canada's defence policy – Strong, Secure, Engaged – supports the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and provides them with the necessary equipment and capabilities to defend Canada, protect North America and contribute to international peace and security.

As G7 President, Canada led the development and implementation of the Toronto Commitments, which address risks associated with foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) and protect democracies from foreign actors seeking to undermine democratic institutions and processes. Canada also chaired the G7 Roma Lyon Group on Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism (RLG) which was tasked with implementing the "Toronto Commitments" on FTFs and the implementation of the G7 Security Ministers' commitments on trafficking in persons.

Canada also co-chaired an ad-hoc experts' meeting of the RLG on synthetic drugs, the outcome of which was channeled into a resolution adopted by the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. In March 2019, Canada was elected to lead the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) as well as the chair of the InterAmerican Committee on Counter-Terrorism (CICITE) for a one-year term.

Canada actively participates in meetings of the G7 Non-Proliferation Directors Group, the G7 Nuclear Safety and Security Group and the Global Partnership Working Group and the G7 Roma Lyon Group (RLG) to continuously strengthen the linkages between non-proliferation, counter-terrorism and anticrime policy. Canada is also coordinating closely with France (current holder of the G7 presidency) and the US (incoming 2020 presidency) to ensure follow-through on strategic priorities set under Canada's presidency.

Canada also chaired the 31-country Global Partnership (GP) Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (WMD). In this role, Canada spearheaded a comprehensive review of the GP's efforts to address threats posed by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons, with a view to ensuring that the GP remains well-placed to combat WMD-related terrorism and proliferation around the world. Canada also prioritized international collaboration and matchmaking amongst GP partner governments, international organizations and NGOs to promote greater coherence and impact.

Canada is a NATO Framework Nation for the enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Latvia. In July 2018, Canada's contribution to NATO's eFP was extended until March 2023.

Canadian maritime patrol aircraft and HMCS Calgary participated in a multinational initiative to counter North Korea's maritime sanctions evasion, with a particular focus on ship-to-ship transfers. The government has committed $8.6 million since April 2018 towards programs designed to counter North Korea's illicit networks and sanction evasion tactics.

Canada is also committed to confronting international security concerns using autonomous sanctions. To that end, Canada imposes targeted autonomous sanctions under the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (JVCFOA) and the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) including against countries such as Russia, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, and Myanmar.

In February 2019, the consensus report of the Canada-chaired High-level Fissile Material Cut-off treaty (FMCT) Expert Preparatory Group was transmitted by the Secretary-General of the UN to the Conference on Disarmament for consideration. Canada actively advocates for the start of FMCT negotiations as a critical element to bringing an end to nuclear proliferation and as a necessary precursor to nuclear disarmament.

In February 2019, Canada hosted a meeting of like-minded countries committed to working together to reinforce respect for the application of international law and norms of appropriate State behaviour in cyberspace. Canada also hosted a cybersecurity workshop for the UN missions of OAS countries in May 2019, and held another in Singapore for ASEAN Regional Forum participants in June 2019.

#260– Cooperate with the United States on energy security and energy infrastructure (MINA)

Result Statement: Canada and the United States benefit from a secure and effective cross-border energy infrastructure.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The February 2017 Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the Prime Minister highlighted the collaboration of the two countries on the environment and on energy security and infrastructure. The government supports several major cross-border energy infrastructure projects, including Keystone XL, Line 67, Northern Pass, New England Clean Power Link, and Great Northern Transmission Line. All projects are at different stages of review, investment, or approval. The US State Department has issued presidential permits for the construction of these projects. North American energy ministerial meetings held in November 2017 and March 2019 identified further areas for North American collaboration, including the security, resiliency and reliability of shared energy systems; promoting energy trade and economic development; and developing and diversifying energy resources in a responsible manner. At the March 2019 meeting, the three Ministers agreed to develop an action plan to increase collaboration and identified areas of focus, including facilitating cross-border energy infrastructure.

#261– Advance shared action with the United States on environmental issues and climate change (MINA)

Result Statement: Canada-U.S. collaboration leads to a cleaner shared environment and clean energy innovation.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:[REDACTED]

Completion Date: [REDACTED]

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The Prime Minister and the President of the United States issued a joint statement in February 2017 confirming close collaboration in clean energy innovation; in the environment, particularly along our border and at the Great Lakes; and on the quality of our air and water. Canada remains committed to implementing its commitments under the North American Climate, Clean Energy and Environment Partnership. Currently, Canada's focus has shifted from federal to state level in the US. In November 2017, Canada, Mexico and the state-driven U.S. Climate Alliance launched the North American Climate Leadership Dialogue to address clean technology, clean power and carbon pricing initiatives. Canada continues to advance these priorities and progress continues on the implementation of the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. A North American Energy Ministerial meeting took place in March 2019. The three Ministers agreed to develop an action plan to increase collaboration and identified areas of focus, including clean energy and renewables, and R&D and innovation.

#262– Strengthen trilateral cooperation with the United States and Mexico to enhance North America's global competitiveness (MINA)

Result Statement: North America is strong and competitive in global markets.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The government continues to actively engage Mexico and the United States on issues in the common interest. In November 2018, the government signed the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) which includes a chapter establishing a committee dedicated to undertaking trilateral cooperative activities to advance North American competitiveness. On May 17, 2019, Canada and the United States reached an understanding on Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum to eliminate all tariffs the United States imposed under Section 232 on Canadian imports of steel and aluminum, and all tariffs Canada imposed in retaliation for the Section 232 action taken by the United States. In addition to trade, North American cooperation continues in key areas such as energy, security, and defence. In February 2018, the North American foreign ministers meeting discussed a range of topics including North American regional competitiveness, energy cooperation, and women's entrepreneurship. On June 20, 2019, the Prime Minister and President Trump met and discussed ways to improve mineral security and ensure future competitiveness of their minerals industries, and work more closely to ensure secure and reliable supply chains. To that end, they announced that Canada and the U.S. will develop a joint action plan on critical minerals collaboration.

#263– Strengthen relationships with key bilateral, regional and multilateral partners (MINA)

Result Statement: Canadian interests and values are promoted through enhanced cooperation with key international partners.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Proposed Completion Date: July 2019

Latest Progress update

The government advances Canada's foreign policy priorities at the United Nations; the African Union; the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; the Commonwealth; the G7; the G20; the International Organization of La Francophonie; the Arctic Council; the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation; the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; the Pacific Alliance; the International Syria Support Group; the Lima Group on Venezuela; the Organization of American States; the Global Counterterrorism Forum (which Canada was elected to Co-Chair); the World Economic Forum, the Conférence de Montréal the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and its Development Assistance Committee, the World Trade Organization, and the World Health Organization. The government signed and provisionally applied the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the Strategic Partnership Agreement with the European Union (CETA), signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership (CPTPP) and the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), and is negotiating a free trade agreement with Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay), and the Pacific Alliance. The government has also strengthened relationships with key bilateral, regional and multilateral partners in the Asia Pacific, Europe, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa through high-level engagements, including 320 visits by members of the government and by the Governor General, who undertook a state visit to three West African countries, and to Rwanda for the 25th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi.

At the G7 Summit in 2018, leaders resolved to work together in creating a healthy, prosperous, sustainable and fair future for all. Leaders agreed to a joint communiqué which included the seven Charlevoix Commitments. Canada further endorsed the Oceans Plastics Charter. Canada welcomed several world leaders and heads of international organizations to the G7 Summit to take part in a special outreach session, which focused on healthy oceans and resilient coastal communities. At the joint foreign ministers' and security meeting in April 2018, G7 ministers agreed to strengthen cooperation and share information, including on defending democracy and on managing risks associated with foreign terrorist fighters and associated travellers. At the April 2019 meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers in Dinard (France), Canada and its G7 counterparts agreed to a communiqué and three G7 Dinard Declarations outlining joint actions to defend democracy; to combat cyber threats; to address trafficking in persons; to counter terrorism and violent radicalization, including racism, discrimination, and anti Muslim sentiment; and, to support women's role in peace processes. Canada has expanded its networks and relationships with international coalitions and forums such as the Freedom Online Coalition; the Internet Governance Forum; the Inter Parliamentary Union, Women Political Leaders Global Forum, and the Community of Democracies. Canada and the EU also co-chaired a meeting of women foreign ministers in September 2018, which provided an opportunity to harness their perspectives on the challenges facing global relations today, particularly with respect to advancing gender equality.

Canada is positioning itself as a responsible global leader on Artificial Intelligence (AI). In June 2018, Canada and France made a joint statement which called for the creation of the International Panel on Artificial Intelligence (IPAI) composed of experts from scientific community, industry, civil society and governments. The panel will be mandated to become the global reference for understanding and sharing research results on AI issues and best practices, as well as convening international AI initiatives. In December 2018, the Prime Minister announced the draft mandate of the IPAI, grounded in human rights, diversity, innovation and economic growth. Further components of the IPAI were announced at the G7 Digital Ministers Meeting in Paris in May 2019, with an aim to make a formal launch of the body at the Biarritz G7 Leaders' Summit in August.

In March 2019, the government hosted the Geopolitics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium to advance the understanding both in academic and policy communities, of the impact that AI is poised to have – and is already having - on international relations, with a focus on peace and security and human rights issues. The Symposium is being used to inform Canada's foreign policy approach on AI governance issues.

The government has taken a leadership role in the defence of Ukraine, notably within the OSCE and NATO, thus strengthening relationships with Ukraine, the Baltic States, and the EU. In November 2018, the Minister of Foreign Affairs hosted the Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) under the Canada-EU Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). Concrete deliverables were agreed in the areas of: Canadian participation in EU Election Observer Missions; follow-up to the Women Foreign Ministers Meeting cohosted by the two Ministers in September 2018 in Montreal; Inuit mobility between Canada and Greenland; efforts to reduce black carbon in the Arctic; and an Ocean Partnership.

The Prime Minister Ministers of Canada and the UK have worked to ensure the transitioning of CanadaUK relations post-Brexit.

In November 2018, the third Canada-China Annual Leaders Dialogue was held between the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of China.

#264– Seek leadership opportunities for Canada and Canadians in multilateral institutions (MINA)

Result Statement: Canada and Canadians play a leading role in international organizations

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete Completion Date: July 2019

Completion Date: July 2019

Latest Progress update

Canada has taken a leadership role in multilateral institutions by reaffirming its commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and leading NATO's multinational battlegroup in Latvia.

In 2018, Canada held the G7 presidency and hosted G7 partners for ministerial meetings throughout the year, in addition to the Leaders' Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, in June 2018.

In March 2018, Canada announced that it was deploying an Air Task Force to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali for a period of 12 months to help build durable peace, development and prosperity in that country. The Task Force became operational in August 2018.

Canada is seeking a non-permanent seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council for 2020-2021.

Several Canadians have recently been appointed to senior positons in the UN. For example, Canadian Kim Prost was elected to a nine-year term as a judge on the International Criminal Court in December 2017. An action plan for international staffing will ensure that more Canadians secure positions of influence in multilateral institutions.

Canada is taking a leadership role supporting:

The Vancouver Principles – focused on ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers in the context of UN peacekeeping operations.

The Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations – a pilot project to increase the meaningful participation of uniformed women in UN peace operations.

#265– Ensure that the deployment of the Armed Forces aligns with Canada's interests, our commitments and the government's policy (MINA)

Result Statement: Canada and Canadians play a leading role in international organizations

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:[REDACTED]

Completion Date: [REDACTED]

Latest Progress update

The Department of National Defence and Global Affairs Canada established a bi-weekly coordination mechanism to ensure greater policy coherence. The government also introduced new planning and policy development arrangements to ensure that analysis of military deployments include foreign policy considerations and reflect broader government objectives. Approximately 1,800 Canadian Armed Forces personnel are currently deployed on 18 missions supporting Canada's international priorities.

Canada currently leads NATO's multinational Latvia battlegroup, strengthening transatlantic security and reaffirming Canada's commitment to the Transatlantic Alliance. In August 2018, Canada deployed an Air Task Force to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali to help build durable peace, development and prosperity in the country. In November 2018, Canada assumed command of the NATO Mission in Iraq for one year and deployed 250 troops in support of that effort.

Since 2015, the Canadian Armed Forces, with the support of Global Affairs Canada, have been providing military training and capacity building to the Ukrainian Armed Forces through Operation UNIFIER, supporting Ukraine in its efforts to maintain its sovereignty and security. In Budget 2019, the government announced $105.6 million over three years, to renew the operation through military contributions and to support broader efforts on defence and security sector reforms in Ukraine.

#400– Defend Canadian workers potentially affected by trade disputes, including in the forestry, energy and mining sectors (MINA)

Result Statement: The interests of Canadian industries and its workers in Natural Resources sectors are defended bilaterally and multilaterally to ensure fair, consistent rule-based trade practices.

Shared with: Minister of Natural Resources

Status: Action Taken – Progress Made

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:[REDACTED]

Completion Date: [REDACTED]

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In working proactively to mitigate potential disputes and by supporting sectors impacted by trade actions of other countries, the government ensures that Canadian industries remain globally competitive and can prosper in a healthy, integrated economy.

In the forestry sector, the government has challenged trade actions on softwood lumber, uncoated groundwood paper, supercalendered paper and dissolving pulp under NAFTA Chapter 19 and at the World Trade Organization (WTO). As a result, duties were removed from uncoated groundwood paper, supercalendered paper and dissolving pulp and litigation continues on softwood lumber. The government also responded to US steel and aluminum tariffs, which have now been lifted, with reciprocal, proportionate countermeasures, litigation under NAFTA and the WTO and consulted broadly and transparently to implement retaliatory measures on targeted products. Canada continues to develop and implement mitigation policies, such as the Softwood Lumber Action Plan, to support industries, communities, and workers affected by trade disputes until those barriers can be removed. Canada is a stable and reliable supplier of uranium for American civilian nuclear power reactors. The Government of Canada will continue to work with the uranium industry to support the sector.

#413– Lead the government's plan on irregular migration and ensure close collaboration with provinces, territories and municipalities (MINA)

Result Statement: Ensure Canada's borders are managed in a way that protects the safety and security of all Canadians while upholding our international obligations regarding asylum seekers.

Shared with: Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction; Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness; Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The government is taking action to help secure the Canada-US border while ensuring asylum claims are processed in a timely manner.

An increase in irregular migration has placed extraordinary pressures on some provinces. The government continues to work with its provincial and municipal partners to ensure that these additional costs, particularly around housing, are properly addressed. To this end, the government has committed up to $474 million for sharing extraordinary interim housing costs incurred in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and has established the temporary Interim Housing Assistance Program to provide financial support to affected provinces and, if necessary to municipal governments. The government also maintains national and regional contingency plans to maintain border security and the safety of Canadians, and to ensure preparedness in the event of a sudden influx of asylum seekers.

In addition, through Budget 2019, the government will invest $1.18 billion over five years, beginning in 2019-20, and $55 million per year ongoing. These investments will build on the ongoing work to manage Canada's borders and to improve the efficiency of the asylum system to process 50,000 asylum claims per year (starting in 2020).

The government is implementing a Border Enforcement Strategy to better detect, discourage, and intercept individuals who cross Canadian borders irregularly. Additional resources will be dedicated to strengthen processes at the border, and accelerate the processing of claims and removals to ensure the asylum system remains available to those genuinely in need of protection. Recent legislative amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act support these investments.

#415– Lead conversations with the United States on the Safe Third Country Agreement (MINA)

Result Statement: Review the existing Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S. to ensure that it continues to serve the interests of both countries.

Shared with: Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction; Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:[REDACTED]

Completion Date: [REDACTED]

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To address the issue of irregular migration across the Canada-US border, the government has proposed to enter into negotiations with the US to improve the Safe Third Country Agreement. Canada continues to engage with the US on this issue, emphasizing the benefits of a modernized Agreement.

#418– Seek additional opportunities to expand pre-clearance operations for travelers to the United States (MINA)

Result Statement: Facilitate the adoption of preclearance in Canada and the U.S and explore options for expansion.

Shared with: Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction; Minister of Transport; Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:[REDACTED]

Completion Date: [REDACTED]

Latest Progress update

The government is expanding the preclearance program in all modes of transportation under the Land, Rail, Marine and Air Preclearance Agreement (LRMA). Canada's new Preclearance legislation will be in effect on the day the LRMA comes into force (target summer 2019), facilitating travel and trade by providing customs and immigration clearance before departure.

Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Minister of International Development

#53 – Create a new policy and funding framework to ensure that Canada's aid empowers people and supports broad-based, sustainable growth in the developing world (MINE)

Result Statement: A comprehensive, feminist international assistance policy is in place that will reduce global poverty by investing in gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and by focusing on the poorest and most vulnerable.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: February 2019

Latest Progress update

The government is focusing its development assistance on closing gaps and barriers faced by women and girls around the world and achieving the sustainable development goals. This commitment is reflected in the Women's Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local women's organizations in 30 countries and regions, and the Her Voice, Her Choice to address sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The Feminist International Assistance Policy announced in 2017 commits to directing 50 percent of Canada's annual bilateral international development assistance to sub-Saharan African countries by 2021-2022 and ensuring that 95 percent of bilateral international development assistance integrates or targets gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. In April 2019, the government published a new policy document, "A Feminist Approach: Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action," to guide Canada's actions to increase the gender-responsiveness of its humanitarian action.

In June 2018, G7 Development Ministers, G7 Finance Ministers and the G7 Leaders agreed to a variety of ambitious declarations on financing for development and on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. G7 leaders announced $3.8 billion to support the Charlevoix Declaration on Quality Education for Girls, Adolescent Girls and Women in Developing Countries, of which Canada will invest $400 million.

Budget 2018 included the announcement of an additional $2 billion to international assistance over five years, starting in fiscal year 2018-2019. Budget 2019 announced an additional $700 million for the International Assistance Envelope in 2023-24, in order to support the implementation of Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy.

#54 – Create a new policy and funding framework to ensure that Canada's aid empowers people and supports broad-based, sustainable growth in the developing world (MINE)

Result Statement: A comprehensive, feminist international assistance policy is in place that will reduce global poverty by investing in gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and by focusing on the poorest and most vulnerable.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: December 2018

Latest Progress update

After a year of consultations with over 15,000 people in 65 countries, the government released its Feminist International Assistance Policy in June 2017. To strengthen the impact of the policy, including through more innovative approaches to international assistance, Budget 2018 announced an investment of $3.5 billion, and Budget 2019 announced an additional $700 million to support its implementation.

#55 – Refocus Canada's development assistance on helping the most vulnerable and supporting fragile states (MINE)

Result Statement: Canada's international assistance helps countries make progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and helps to build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world.

Shared with: Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

Budget 2018 highlighted the government's commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, at home and abroad. The Government of Canada supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is committed to working with its national and international partners to build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world, that leaves no one behind. In April 2018, the government announced the development of a national strategy to further action on SDGs across the country, and launched the Voluntary National Review (VNR) Web portal to invite Canadians to share their stories of how they are advancing the SDGs. In July 2018, Canada delivered its first VNR to the United Nations, reporting highlights of Canada's efforts and success over the past three years, underlining challenges that remain, and outlining Canada's way forward on the implementation of the UN's 2030 Agenda and SDGs.

To support monitoring and reporting, Statistics Canada launched the Sustainable Development Goals Data Hub in May 2018, a one-stop online resource for information and statistics that allow Canadians to monitor progress on the 2030 goals and targets. An SDG Unit was established within Employment and Social Development Canada to act as a focal point for the government's implementation of the 2030 Agenda. A Call for Proposals for the SDG Funding Program was launched in May 2019 to leverage the work of stakeholders to deliver improved outcomes for Canadians with the aim of leaving no one behind. Through its international assistance, Canada is also established to support innovative projects and initiatives that are horizontal in nature, supporting its development partners to achieve the SDGs.

To further accelerate Canada's progress in achieving the 2030 Agenda, the government is leading the development of a whole-of-society National Strategy, which will create a common vision for Canada's path forward and set the foundation for future actions on the SDGs. From March to May 2019, the government launched a consultation process to engage Canadians on the development of a 2030 Agenda National Strategy. Canadians, including Indigenous peoples, civil society, academia, the private sector and other levels of government, were invited to contribute their ideas to help shape the development of Canada's 2030 Agenda National Strategy. An interim National Strategy was launched in June 2019 as a first step towards establishing the structures, mechanisms, processes and activities required to advance the 2030 Agenda. It includes a draft Canadian Indicator Framework (CIF) developed in collaboration with Statistics Canada and other government departments to track and report on Canada's progress on the SDGs.

Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy aligns with the 2030 Agenda and SDGs to ensure that investments are coordinated with the rest of the international community.

#56 – Support the full range of reproductive health services and close the gap in the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Initiative (MINE) 

Result Statement: More women and girls are able to make informed reproductive health choices and assert control over their own bodies, saving the lives of women and children.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: June 2019

Latest Progress update

Since 2017, the government has been focusing on closing key gaps in sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls. This includes facilitating access to contraceptives and safe, legal abortion, and a focus on preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) including child-, early- and forced-marriage and female genital mutilation and cutting.

In March 2017, the government announced $650 million over three years, to close gaps in sexual and reproductive health and rights, doubling Canada's existing investments.

Full, free and voluntary access to modern contraceptives as part of a comprehensive package of sexual and reproductive health services is essential to supporting women to gain control over their bodies and lives. Canada's funding of $42.6 million to family planning activities in 2017-2018 made it possible for:

  • 1.4 million women and couples to receive contraceptive services and supplies
  • 387,000 unintended pregnancies to be averted including 187,000 unplanned births
  • 147,000 induced abortions, averting 108,000 unsafe abortions
  • 1,100 maternal deaths to be averted.

Canada joined key global partnerships, such as Family Planning 2020, which will help enable up to 120 million more women and girls to access family planning by 2020, as well as the Ouagadougou Partnership, which will accelerate the use of these services in nine countries in West Africa. Canada continues to promote sexual and reproductive health rights through participation in movements such as SheDecides and was the host of the 2019 Women Deliver 5th Global Conference in Vancouver on June 3-6, 2019, where the government announced a funding commitment of $1.4 billion annually, starting in 2023, to support women and girls' health around the world. A ten-year commitment, this investment will support sexual and reproductive health and rights and maternal, newborn, and child health – with $700 million of the annual investment dedicated to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The commitment will advance progress in the neglected areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights within a comprehensive approach.

#57 – Support innovative, evidence-based approaches to development assistance (MINE)

Result Statement: More effective international assistance and more rigorous use of evidence-based practice and innovative solutions within decision-making processes.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete Completion Date: June 2019

Completion Date: June 2019

Latest Progress update

Guided by the Feminist International Assistance Policy, Canada is providing more integrated and responsive assistance, supporting innovation and research, providing better reporting on results, supporting diverse and effective partnerships, and concentrating on those regions of the world where Canada can make the greatest difference in reducing poverty and inequality, particularly for women and girls. The government and its partners are measuring and reporting progress and results, conducting gender-based and human rights-based analyses of programs, and implementing new programming to support innovative partnerships.

In 2017, the government collaborated with the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development and the International Development Research Centre to enhance innovative multi-stakeholder approaches to global development research. This initiative included the launch of an online searchable tool of more than 500 Canadian international development researchers from universities, colleges, institutes, think-tanks, and civil society organizations. The government also launched its International Policy Ideas Challenge (IPIC), an annual program in which early career and graduate researchers in Canada are selected to conduct and present innovative research on foreign policy, international trade and international development issues.

In 2017, the government launched the Small and Medium Organizations for Impact and Innovation initiative (SMO initiative), to attract new and diverse partners and encourage innovation in international development. In May 2019, the government approved 21 projects, spanning 18 countries, selected through the first call for proposals under the SMO Initiative, and also launched the second call for proposals.

In May 2018, the government committed up to $300 million towards establishing an innovative Partnership for Gender Equality. The partnership was conceived as a global funding platform to catalyze new investments from the philanthropic community, private sector and civil society. It will provide a sustainable and predictable funding to support women's organizations and movements in developing countries. In June 2019 the government announced its intention to work with the Equality Fund consortium to establish this innovative platform. This announcement follows a process of public consultations and a competitive process to design, develop and manage this new partnership.

Under Canada's 2018 G7 presidency, the G7 Development Ministers agreed on the Whistler Principles to Accelerate Innovation for Development Impact. G7 leaders also signed on to the Charlevoix Commitment on Innovative Financing for Development to promote economic growth in developing economies and foster greater equality of opportunity within and between countries.

The government is reporting to Canadians on each of the action areas of the Feminist International Assistance Policy. The government continues to engage with the International Development Innovation Alliance, the OECD Development Assistance Committee and Canadian society to learn about and share good practices on innovative evidence-based approaches in development assistance.

Budget 2018 announced up to $2 billion in new resources and up to $1.5 billion over five years to the International Assistance Innovation Program and the Sovereign Loans Program in support of Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy.

#58 – Provide assistance to countries that are vulnerable to the destabilizing effects of climate change (MINE)

Result Statement: Countries receiving Canadian international assistance are better equipped to deal with the destabilizing effects of climate change.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

In 2015, the government has committed $2.65 billion over five years to help developing countries, in particular the poorest and most vulnerable, transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient economies. Since 2016, the government has announced more than $1.5 billion in funding contributions. To date, multilateral and regional contributions include:

  • $300 million to the Green Climate Fund (GCF)
  • $250 million to establish the Blended Climate Finance Program at the International Finance Corporation
  • $200 million to the Asian Development Bank
  • $150 million in support of renewable energy in Africa
  • $40 million for the African Risk Capacity Agency
  • $39 million to help build the resilience of farming households in Senegal
  • $17.2 million to support sustainable energy and economic growth in Burkina Faso.

In February 2018, Canada committed up to $20 million to support women in Haiti and another $15 million to reinforce national systems to better manage and respond to natural disasters there. Canada also recently pledged $100 million to support reconstruction and climate resilience initiatives across the Caribbean over the next 5 years.

Canada is providing $16.2 million to support Climate Resilience and Green Infrastructure project in Peru, and $6 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization for forest management and increased sustainable economic growth in Honduras, two of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world. Canada's new Development Finance Institute, capitalized with $300 million over five years, will mobilize its resources to promote green economic growth.

At the G7 Summit in June 2018, Canada committed $162 million under the Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities. As part of its G7 presidency, Canada also announced $60 million in funding for Small-Island Developing States (SIDS).

At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Meeting in November 2018, the Prime Minister committed $10 million to the Pacific Initiative for Biodiversity, Climate Change and Resilience.

Canada is joining the InsuResilience Global Partnership for Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Solutions, launched at the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference.

#60 - Resettle 25,000 refugees from Syria (MINE)

Result Statement: The Government welcomed 26,172 Syrian refugees (government-assisted and privately sponsored) between November 4, 2015, and February 29, 2016.

Shared with: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: January, 2017

Latest Progress update

The government surpassed its target while ensuring national security, medical, and resettlement requirements were met. As of January 29, 2017, Canada had welcomed 40,081 refugees from Syria: 21,876 government-assisted refugees, 3,931 blended visa office-referred refugees, and 14,274 privately sponsored refugees.

#221 - Advance human rights, gender equality, peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity internationally (MINE)

Result Statement: Increased international investment reduced poverty and improved economic development in developing countries.

Shared with: Minister of Foreign Affairs

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The government's Feminist Foreign Policy includes the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security; the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations; the Feminist International Assistance Policy; and Canada's inclusive Trade Diversification Strategy. Through this policy suite, the government seeks to protect and enable inclusive governance, human rights, gender equality, democracy, and respect for diversity around the world. The government has shown leadership in this domain by:

Establishing gender equality as a priority and theme of Canada's G7 Presidency, where it created the Gender Equality Advisory Council. Gender equality and women's empowerment were integrated across all activities and initiatives of Canada's G7 Presidency. Canada hosted, with the EU, the first formal meeting of women foreign ministers to address the challenges in global relations today.

Adopting the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Officials Act (JVCFOA) and amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act to take direct action in responding to cases of human rights violations and acts of corruption globally. The government has imposed targeted sanctions on 70 individuals under the JVCFOA from Russia, Venezuela, South Sudan, Myanmar and individuals linked to the case of Sergei Magnitsky and individuals responsible for the extrajudicial killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Establishing the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) – with a mandate to address alleged human rights abuses arising from the operations of Canadian companies abroad.

Committing alongside 40 other states to advocate for equal respect, protection, and promotion of the human rights of LGBTI persons. In June 2019, Canada's term as co-chair (together with Chile) of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) ended. Under Canadian and Chilean leadership, the ERC responded publicly and through diplomacy, to cases of LGBTI communities at risk around the world and to positive steps taken by some governments to improve the rights of LGBTI persons. During this time, the ERC membership grew with the admission of seven new members, including the first from Africa. Canada hosted the ERC Global Conference in August 2018 in Vancouver. Canada works with ERC partners to coordinate efforts in countries where LGBTI persons face acute risks, and in February 2019, the government announced $30 million to focus on the rights of LGBTI persons.

Initiating joint statements and resolutions related to inclusion and respect for human rights. Canada advocates at the UN General Assembly, Human Rights Council, and Organization of American States, as well as in other multilateral fora. Recently, a Canadian-led resolution on the elimination of violence against women and girls was co-sponsored by 77 countries and adopted by the UN Human Rights Council. In February 2019, the OAS Committee on Juridical and Political Affairs held a Special Session on the Power of Inclusion and the Benefits of Diversity. In June 2019, Canada launched the updated guidelines to support human rights defenders around the world. Voices at Risk: Canada's Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders offers practical advice for Canadian diplomats working around the world, and in Canada, to support human rights defenders who seek help. The guidelines are informed by the work and advice of civil society organizations and reflect the experiences of Canadian representatives working across the globe to support human rights defenders.

Creating the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) at the Charlevoix Summit in June 2018 under the theme of Defending Democracies from Foreign Threats. Budget 2019 provided $2.1 million over three years, starting in 2019, to support Canada's commitment to the RRM.

In May 2018 the government committed up to $300 million towards establishing an innovative Partnership for Gender Equality to catalyze new investments from the philanthropic community, private sector and civil society. It will provide financing to support gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in developing countries. In June 2019, on the margins of Women Deliver, the government announced its intention to work with the Equality Fund consortium to establish this innovative platform.

Committing to the meaningful inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in Canada's international development efforts. At the July 2018 Global Disability Summit, the Minister of International Development committed to host the next Global Action on Disability Network meeting in Ottawa in 2019.

#222 - Work on development financing issues

Result Statement: Increased international investment reduced poverty and improved economic development in developing countries.

Shared with: Minister of Finance; Minister of International Trade Diversification

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: June, 2019

Latest Progress update

To support increased international investment with the goal of reducing poverty and improving economic development in developing countries, the government established the Development Finance Institute Canada which opened for business in early 2018 under the name "FinDev Canada." FinDev Canada works with developing countries to support women's economic empowerment and gender equality, poverty reduction, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

FinDev's first three transactions were a $10 million (USD) investment with M-KOPA, a Kenya-based solar energy provider; a $20 million (USD) commitment to Climate Investor One's (CIO) Construction Equity Fund to support the transition to renewable energy in emerging markets; and a $12.5 million (USD) investment in EcoEnterprises Partners III, a women-led fund that will invest in small and medium-sized enterprises in Latin America that protect fragile environments, create jobs and empower women in rural areas.

At the G7 meeting in June 2018, FinDev Canada joined with other G7 development finance institutions to support the 2X Challenge, a commitment to collectively mobilize $3 billion dollars by 2020 for investment in business activities that will benefit women in developing countries. To date, approximately $997 million has been mobilized.

Budget 2018 provided $1.5 billion to establish an International Assistance Innovation Program and a pilot Sovereign Loans Program, and in Budget 2019, an additional $700 million was announced for the implementation of Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy.

In May 2018, the government committed up to $300 million towards establishing an innovative Partnership for Gender Equality to catalyze new investments from the philanthropic community, private sector and civil society. It will provide financing to support the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in developing countries. In June 2019, at the Women Deliver conference, the government announced its intention to work with the Equality Fund consortium to establish this innovative platform.

The Ministers of International Development and Finance co-hosted the 2018 G7 meeting of development and finance Ministers to seek out innovative approaches to financing international development. This meeting laid the groundwork for the Charlevoix Commitment on Innovative Financing for Development, which promotes economic growth in developing economies and fosters greater equality of opportunity within and between countries.

In September 2018, the Prime Minister announced at the UN that Canada would contribute $20 million to the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) to establish Toronto as the centre of its North American operations. The GI Hub will use $5 million of the funding to establish the Global Centre for Infrastructure Excellence.

Canada's Permanent Representative to the UN in New York has been named one of the co-facilitators of the 7th High Level Dialogue on Financing for Development.

#223 – Develop and Implement a Youth Service Program (MINE)

Result Statement: More young Canadians engaged in high quality public and community service, giving them the experience they need to succeed and make a positive contribution in their community.

Shared with: Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: June, 2019

Latest Progress update

Service opportunities give young Canadians the chance to gain valuable work and life experience, build on what they have learned through their formal education, and give back to their communities in meaningful ways.

To encourage and support more service opportunities, in January 2018, the government launched the design phase of the Canada Service Corps, a youth service initiative. Since that time, the government has been meeting with and listening to young people—from across the country and from different backgrounds and circumstances—to better understand what service means to them. In May 2019, the Prime Minister and Minister of Youth launched the signature phase of the Canada Service Corps.

Based on the extensive consultations and feedback received to date, Budget 2019 proposes to invest up to an additional $314.8 million over five years, starting in 2019, with $83.8 million per year ongoing, to make the Canada Service Corps Canada's signature national youth service program. This investment will support:

  • Up to 15,000 annual volunteer service placements by 2023–24
  • 1,000 annual individual grants for self-directed service projects
  • New incentives and program supports to address barriers to participation in volunteer service programs
  • A new digital platform—seamlessly integrated with the government's new Youth Digital Gateway.

Minister of International Trade Diversification

#21 - Implement a new Trade and Investment Strategy (MINT)

Result Statement: Double the number of high-growth firms in Canada by 2025; increase Canada's goods and services exports—from natural resources, advanced manufacturing, agri-food and others—by 50 percent by 2025; increase global investment in Canada; more good-paying, middle class jobs for Canadians.

Shared with: Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development; Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: June, 2019

Latest Progress update

The government is encouraging global investment and promoting Canada's economic brand through the Invest in Canada Agency. On November 30, 2018, Canada, the United States, and Mexico signed the new Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Parties will now undertake their domestic process towards ratification and implementation of the CUSMA.

The government is encouraging global investment and promoting Canada's economic brand through the Invest in Canada Agency. On November 30, 2018, Canada, the United States, and Mexico signed the new Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). Parties will now undertake their domestic process towards ratification and implementation of the CUSMA.

Since January 2016, CanExport has provided financial support to 2,040 Small and Medium Enterprise-led projects aimed at diversifying export markets, in a variety of sectors, and reaching over 90 different markets around the world. To date, for every hundred supported projects, participating firms have reported on average some 92 export successes at the time of project completion, for a collective impact of almost over $376 million in exports to new markets.

Budget 2017 announced $950 million to superclusters in highly innovative industries, and, in February 2018, in cooperation with the private sector and academic partners, the government announced the creation of five superclusters (Digital Technology; Protein Industries; Advanced Manufacturing; Artificial Intelligence; and Ocean) that will create great new opportunities for Canadian companies to innovate, scale up and grow into globally successful firms. To support Canadian firms and increase exports to new markets, Budget 2018 provides up to $75 million to build a stronger diplomatic presence and Trade Commissioner Service salesforce in China and Asia, as well as other initiatives to open market opportunities in the region. In June 2018, the government announced it will invest $50 million over five years to help Canadian companies diversify their exports to take advantage of new trade agreements, such as CETA and CPTPP.

On November 21, 2018, the government, through the Fall Economic Statement, proposed to launch an Export Diversification Strategy with a target of increasing Canada's overseas exports by 50 percent by 2025. In total, the Strategy will invest $1.1 billion over the next six years, starting in 2018-19, to help Canadian businesses access new markets. The Strategy will focus on three key components: investing in infrastructure to support trade, providing Canadian businesses with resources to execute their export plans and enhancing trade services for Canadian exporters.

#85 - Restore PromArt and Trade Routes international cultural promotion programs (MINT)

Result Statement: Greater awareness of Canadian excellence in arts and culture, greater international demand for Canadian creators and more jobs in the creative industries.

Shared with: Minister of Canadian Heritage

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: June, 2018

Latest Progress update

Canada's Creative Export Strategy is helping to raise awareness of Canadian excellence in arts and culture, and is leading to greater international demand for Canadian creators and more jobs in the creative industries.

The government announced the Creative Export Strategy in June 2018, following the Fall 2017 announcement of the investment of $125 million over five years in its implementation. This initiative will help Canada's creative industries seize business opportunities abroad and increase Canada's interactions with the world through culture, supporting cultural diplomacy efforts. Building on the $35 million committed in Budget 2016, and based on former PromArt and Trade Routes, the strategy provides cultural programs to help artists and creative industries kick-start or promote their creative offerings abroad.

#129 - Promote Canadian agricultural interests during trade negotiations (MINT)

Result Statement: Achieve the target of $75 billion annually in agri-food exports, and create more middle class jobs and higher incomes for the many rural and urban Canadians employed in the agri-food sector.

Shared with: Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update 

The government has made agriculture and agri-food trade a priority in the trade expansion strategy. Trade missions to Mexico, China, Japan, India, South Korea, the European Union and the United States to promote agri-food have taken place. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) entered into force in December 2018 to improve market access opportunities for Canadian agriculture exports in key markets in the Asia-Pacific. The bill to modernize the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) received royal assent in May 2019, and the government tabled implementing legislation (Bill C-100) in the House of Commons for the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) on May 29, 2019. Budget 2019 proposes up to $3.9 billion in support for supplymanaged farmers to help address impacts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and CPTPP. Support will be offered to sustain the incomes of eligible dairy, poultry, and egg farmers, by making available up to $2.4 billion. Of this amount, $250 million has already been provided to support dairy farmers as a result of CETA. Assistance will also be offered to protect the value of investments made by farmers in supply-managed sectors, through a Quota Value Guarantee Program that will protect against reduction in quota value when the quota is sold.

The government is implementing CETA to expand opportunities for Canadian agri-food products with 94 percent of EU agricultural tariff lines now duty-free. China is also a priority market for the Canadian agricultural sector. The Government of Canada is working with China to address trade irritants while supporting the competitiveness of the Canadian agricultural sector. Canada will also continue to work to resolve regulatory, quota and tariff issues with India to secure long-term access to the Indian market for Canadian pulse exports.

The government continues to strongly defend the interests of its agricultural industries, including supply management, with all trading partners. Canadian exports of agriculture, agri-food, fish and seafood to all countries in 2018 rose to $66.2 billion, an almost $2-billion increase from 2017 exports.

The government proposes to invest an additional $25 million over the next five years to enhance federal capacity to address situations where Canadian agricultural producers may be restricted from selling goods in international markets.

#160 - Maintain constructive relations and deepen trade and commerce with the United States (MINA)

Result Statement: Strong economic growth and well-paying, middle-class jobs on both sides of the border.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The government, in coordination with provinces and territories, continues to work with the United States to grow Canada's economy, create well-paying middle class jobs, and address global challenges. The Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders released its final report in October 2018 recommending actions to reduce barriers that limit women's participation in business. The government completed negotiations toward a Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), signed in November 2018. Canada continues to advocate against protectionist policies and for maintaining an open market. In cases where the US has imposed unfair duties (e.g., softwood lumber, paper products), Canada is forcefully challenging such duties under international disputes-settlement processes. On May 17, 2019, Canada and the United States reached an understanding on Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum to eliminate all tariffs the United States imposed under Section 232 on Canadian imports of steel and aluminum, and all tariffs Canada imposed in retaliation for the Section 232 action taken by the United States. The government also regularly engages with the US to respond to global security issues, for example by co-hosting the Foreign Ministers' Meeting on Security and Stability in the Korean Peninsula and participating alongside the US in a multinational operation to enforce UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea. Canada and the US are also responding to crises in Venezuela and Myanmar, including by coordinating sanctions against key officials in those countries responsible for human rights abuses, the deterioration of democracy, or acts of significant corruption.

#182 - Sign and ratify the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (MINT)

Result Statement: The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has entered into force, creating jobs for Canadians across the country, giving consumers more choice, and increasing Canadian businesses' access to new customers.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: September 2017

Latest Progress update

All economically significant parts of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Trade Agreement (CETA) are now in force. These include tariff elimination on 98 percent of European Union (EU) tariff lines for Canadian goods, increased quotas, services commitments, temporary entry commitments, and government procurement obligations. The government has announced programs to help dairy farmers and processors adjust to increased EU cheese access under CETA, and Budget 2019 offers up to $3.9 billion in support of these programs. The government is also working with the Atlantic provinces to support Canada's seafood sector in capitalizing on new opportunities in the European market. Under CETA, Canadian exporters now enjoy improved access to more than 40 countries with nearly 1.2 billion of the world's wealthiest consumers. The Parliamentary Budget Officer has estimated that CETA implementation could raise Canada's potential real gross domestic product by 0.4 percentage points. For the Agreement to come fully into force, all 28 EU Member States must ratify CETA in their national parliaments. To date, 13 Member States have done so. Canadian companies are already benefitting from CETA. In the first year that CETA has been in force, Canadian merchandise exports to the EU increased 4.5 percent, compared to the same period a year earlier. If precious stones and metals are excluded, Canadian exports rose 12.9 percent over this period.

#183 - Negotiate and sign modernized agreements with Israel and Chile (MINT)

Result Statement: Canada has negotiated and signed modernized free trade agreements in force with Israel and Chile.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:[REDACTED]

Completion Date: [REDACTED]

Latest Progress update

In May 2018, Canada and Israel signed the modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA). The modernized CIFTA includes chapters on trade and gender, small and medium-sized enterprises and corporate social responsibility. It includes further tariff reductions and eliminations for agricultural and agri-food products. In Canada, CIFTA implementing legislation received Royal Assent in May 2019. Regulatory changes must now be completed before Canada can ratify the Agreement. Israel has completed its domestic ratification process.

In June 2017, Canada and Chile signed Amending Agreements to modernize the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) and by February 2019, the new agreement was in force in both countries. The modernized CCFTA includes a chapter dedicated to trade and gender—a first for Canada or any G20 nation. The updated agreement also provides better mechanisms to address technical barriers to trade and sanitary and phytosanitary measures, adds inclusive elements to the existing investment chapter, and amends the existing government procurement chapter.

#184 - Establish the Invest in Canada Agency (MINT)

Result Statement: Canada attracts more global investment, creating well-paying, middle-class jobs. It is simpler and faster for businesses investing in Canada to use government programs.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:[REDACTED]

Completion Date: [REDACTED]

Latest Progress update

The government launched the Invest in Canada Agency in March 2018. This agency helps bring together all levels of government to provide seamless service to global investors navigating Canada's investment landscape. The government is also increasing the number of investment-focused trade commissioners across key global markets.

#186 - Promote trade and investment with emerging markets including China and India (MINT)

Result Statement: Two-way trade and investment with China, India and other emerging economies is increased, creating good, middle class jobs, expanding opportunities for Canadian exports, and increasing access to goods for Canadian consumers.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The government continues to engage China on bilateral trade and investment. The government is engaged in exploratory discussions for a possible Free Trade Agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Canada will continue to work to resolve regulatory and tariff issues with India to ensure Canadian pulse exports (e.g., peas, chickpeas, beans and lentils) continue to enter India unimpeded. During his a February 2018 visit to India, the Prime Minister announced foreign direct investment commitments that will lead to the creation of more than 5,800 jobs in Canada. In addition, Canadian and Indian companies signed 66 new commercial contracts and agreements worth more than $1 billion. Since October 2015, six FIPAs Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPAs) with emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa have also come into force. In addition, the CanadaHong Kong FIPA came into force in September 2016, and the Canada-Mongolia FIPA came into force in February 2017. Preliminary discussions are in the works regarding additional possible measures to enhance Canada-Hong Kong commercial relationship. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) entered into force on December 30, 2018. Canada is also engaged in negotiations for a free trade agreement between Canada and the Pacific Alliance, and between Canada and Mercosur. To support Canadian firms and increase exports to new markets, the government is implementing provisions from Budget 2018 that provide up to $75 million to build a stronger diplomatic presence and Trade Commissioner Service salesforce in China and Asia, as well as other initiatives to open market opportunities in the region.

#187 - Improve support to companies looking to export and help communities looking to attract investments (MINT)

Result Statement: Double the number of high-growth firms in Canada by 2025; increase Canada's goods and services exports—from natural resources, advanced manufacturing, agri-food and others—by 50 percent by 2025; increase global investment in Canada; and create more well-paying, middle-class jobs for Canadians.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: July 2019

Latest Progress update

Through Global Affairs Canada and the Invest in Canada agency, the government is promoting Canada and encouraging global investment. The government has added 20 investment-focused trade commissioners to the Trade Commissioner Service and 8 more will be hired by the end of the year. The government has successfully completed the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. The government also signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership with 10 countries in the Pacific region and launched negotiations toward a comprehensive free trade agreement with the Mercosur member states. Canada is currently negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Pacific Alliance, made up of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Since January 2016, CanExport has provided financial support to over 1545 small and medium enterprise-led projects aimed at diversifying export markets, in a variety of sectors, and reaching over 110 different markets around the world. To date, for every hundred supported projects, participating firms have reported on average some 92 export successes at the time of project completion, for a collective impact of over $376 million in exports to new markets. The CanExport-Community Investments program (formerly Invest Canada-Community Initiatives - ICCI) provides support to communities to improve their capacity to attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment. Since 2016, the CanExport – Community Investments program has funded 148 organizations across Canada with over $16 million in support of foreign direct investment attraction, retention and expansion. Budget 2017 announced $950 million for superclusters in highly innovative industries, and in February 2018, in cooperation with the private sector and academic partners, the government announced the creation of five (Digital Technology, Protein Industries, Advanced Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, and Ocean), that will create great new opportunities for Canadian companies to innovate, scale-up and export. Budget 2018 provided up to $75 million to build a stronger diplomatic presence and Trade Commissioner Service salesforce in China and Asia.

#188 - Reduce administrative burden for investors and companies associated with international trade (MINT)

Result Statement: Canadian businesses export and trade with international partners more easily and with less of an administrative burden, and international investors benefit from faster, clearer and more efficient engagement with government programs.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: July 2019

Latest Progress update

The Invest in Canada Agency launched in March 2018 to increase cooperation among provinces, territories and municipalities to bolster trade promotion. The agency provides companies with a onestop-shop for investment in Canada, thereby reducing complexity and administrative burden for investors. The new Global Skills Strategy, launched in June 2017, makes it easier for large investors in Canada to bring in highly skilled global talent, while supporting well-paying, middle-class jobs for Canadians. Canadian companies have access to an expedited review process lasting no more than a combined 20 business days from end to end, including reviews conducted by Employment and Social Development Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Canada worked closely with the United States as part of the Canada-US Regulatory Cooperation Council to facilitate greater alignment of regulatory systems where appropriate. Furthermore, to help Canadian firms unlock growth opportunities through exports, the Trade Commissioner Service will undergo transformative enhancements in 2019 to simplify the client experience, modernize tools, and offer innovative services.

#206 - Make strategic investments in our clean technology sector (MINT)

Result Statement: The clean technology sector's contribution to Canada's Gross Domestic Product grows, creating more good-paying, middle class jobs and increasing the number of high-growth companies in Canada.

Shared with: Minister of Natural Resources; Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development; Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: June 2019

Latest Progress update

The government has made strategic investments in the clean technology sector helping to spur growth, creates more employment opportunities and increases the number of high-growth companies in Canada. Since 2016, the government has committed more than $2.3 billion to the Innovation and Skills Plan and the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

The government is supporting clean technology companies through the $155 million Clean Growth Program, the $75 million Impact Canada Clean Tech Challenges, and the $25 million Agricultural Clean Technology Program.

To date, five planned innovative clean tech challenges have been launched under the Impact Canada initiative:

  • the Women in Clean Tech Challenge aims to help level the playing field for Canadian women entrepreneurs in the area of clean technology
  • the Sky's the Limit Challenge is seeking a breakthrough on green aviation fuels
  • the Power Forward Challenge is a collaboration with the UK to design better power grids
  • the Generating New Opportunities: Indigenous Off-diesel Initiative which complements other diesel reduction efforts
  • the Crush It! Challenge is seeking efficiencies in mining technologies for rock crushing.

The government also enhanced financial support to the clean technology industry through the Business Development Bank of Canada and Sustainable Development Technology Canada. The 2018 Fall Economic Statement further increased the venture capital available to clean technology firms by $50 million under the Venture Capital Catalyst Initiative.

In addition, supports are being put in place to help companies access and grow in global markets. Export Development Canada has started the Cleantech Co-investment Program as well as facilitating over $2 billion in cleantech business across its product lines; The Canadian Trade Commissioner Services has implemented a new International Business Development Strategy for clean technology and resources are in place to fulfill commitments associated with this strategy.

The new Clean Growth Hub, a whole-of-government focal point supporting clean technology producers and users, has served over 1060 clients since January 2018, enabling connections to federal programs and services to support companies and projects at all phases of the innovation spectrum. The Clean Growth Hub is also improving coordination between programs as well as tracking and reporting on clean technology outcomes.

Budget 2019 proposes to provide $100 million over four years, starting in 2019, to develop groundbreaking clean tech and emission-lowering solutions.

#222 - Work on development financing issues (MINT)

Result Statement: Increased international investment reduced poverty and improved economic development in developing countries.

Shared with: Minister of Finance, Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Minister of International Development

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: June 2019

Latest Progress update

To support increased international investment with the goal of reducing poverty and improving economic development in developing countries, the government established the Development Finance Institute Canada which opened for business in early 2018 under the name "FinDev Canada." FinDev Canada works with developing countries to support women's economic empowerment and gender equality, poverty reduction, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

FinDev's first three transactions were a $10 million (USD) investment with M-KOPA, a Kenya-based solar energy provider; a $20 million (USD) commitment to Climate Investor One's (CIO) Construction Equity Fund to support the transition to renewable energy in emerging markets; and a $12.5 million (USD) investment in EcoEnterprises Partners III, a women-led fund that will invest in small and medium-sized enterprises in Latin America that protect fragile environments, create jobs and empower women in rural areas.

At the G7 meeting in June 2018, FinDev Canada joined with other G7 development finance institutions to support the 2X Challenge, a commitment to collectively mobilize $3 billion dollars by 2020 for investment in business activities that will benefit women in developing countries. To date, approximately $997 million has been mobilized.

Budget 2018 provided $1.5 billion to establish an International Assistance Innovation Program and a pilot Sovereign Loans Program, and in Budget 2019, an additional $700 million was announced for the implementation of Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy.

In May 2018, the government committed up to $300 million towards establishing an innovative Partnership for Gender Equality to catalyze new investments from the philanthropic community, private sector and civil society. It will provide financing to support the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in developing countries. In June 2019, at the Women Deliver conference, the government announced its intention to work with the Equality Fund consortium to establish this innovative platform.

The Ministers of International Development and Finance co-hosted the 2018 G7 meeting of development and finance Ministers to seek out innovative approaches to financing international development. This meeting laid the groundwork for the Charlevoix Commitment on Innovative Financing for Development, which promotes economic growth in developing economies and fosters greater equality of opportunity within and between countries.

In September 2018, the Prime Minister announced at the UN that Canada would contribute $20 million to the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) to establish Toronto as the centre of its North American operations. The GI Hub will use $5 million of the funding to establish the Global Centre for Infrastructure Excellence.

Canada's Permanent Representative to the UN in New York has been named one of the co-facilitators of the 7th High Level Dialogue on Financing for Development.

#278 - Advance Canada's progressive trade agenda (MINT)

Result Statement: Canadian workers are protected from unfair trade practices, trade agreements maintain or improve Canadian regulatory standards in key areas like employment and the environment, and Canada advances the rules-based international order and trading system.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

As part of Canada's inclusive approach to trade, the government continues to consult broadly and advocate for stronger provisions on: the environment and labour, gender equality and women's economic empowerment, trade and Indigenous peoples, small and medium-sized enterprises and the right to regulate in the public interest. Canada's inclusive approach to trade ensures that the benefits of trade and investment are more widely shared. This approach also ensures that levels of environmental and labour protection are upheld and that a country's environmental and labour laws and obligations are enforced in the context of trade and investment. The modernized Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) includes a Trade and Gender Chapter, a first for Canada and any G20 country, as does the recently modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA). The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) includes provisions on protecting the environment, health and safety, and employment standards. The Comprehensive and Progressive TransPacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) includes robust labour and environment chapters that are subject to the Agreement's enforceable dispute settlement. In parallel to the signing of the CPTPP, Canada, Chile and New Zealand issued a Joint Declaration confirming their commitment to ensure that international trade policy is more inclusive and that the benefits of international trade are more widely shared. In November 2018 these countries formed an Inclusive Trade Action Group (ITAG) to operationalize the commitments made under the Joint Declaration. The Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) includes robust chapters on labour and environment, which are both subject to dispute settlement. Canada was also able to secure a general exception related to the rights of Indigenous peoples. Regarding trade and gender, the CUSMA includes new labour provisions which require Parties to implement policies that protect against employment discrimination based on gender. Gender is also addressed in other chapters, including provisions related to corporate social responsibility, and small and medium-sized enterprises.

The government continues to advance inclusivity in trade through bilateral and multilateral engagement, and plays a leadership role in international fora. Canada's implementation of International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 98 affirming the fundamental right to bargain collectively is one example of this approach. Canada has now ratified all eight of the ILO Core Conventions. In December 2017, Canada played a leadership role in advancing the WTO Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade, endorsed by over 120 WTO members and observers. Declarations on Progressive and Inclusive Trade and Investment were also signed with Kosovo in March 2018 and Moldova in June 2018.

In October 2018, Canada convened a meeting of 12 WTO member countries at the Ottawa Ministerial on WTO Reform (now known as the "Ottawa Group"), to identify enhancements and improvements to the WTO over the short-, medium- and long-terms. Ministers of the Ottawa Group had two subsequent meetings, in January and May 2019. Some members of the Ottawa Group also met on the margins of the June 2019 G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting (TMM) to further advance rules-based trade under the WTO. One key outcome has been the launch of work to improve the day-to-day operations of the WTO (e.g. the way committees function).

#279 - Promote trade and investment with established markets such as Japan (MINT)

Result Statement: Increased two-way trade and investment with Japan, supporting well-paying, middleclass jobs.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: February 2019

Latest Progress update

The government promotes Canada-Japan trade through multilateral engagement with provinces, territories and municipalities. Visits by the Prime Minister, key ministers, and provincial premiers showcase trade and investment potential in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, agriculture, life sciences and clean tech. Between April 2016 and March 2017, the Trade Commissioner Service in Japan facilitated more than $850 million in Japanese investment stock in Canada, creating more than 450 jobs. Canada and Japan, along with four other countries, brought the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) into force in December 2018.

#280 - Position Canada as a top destination for global investment and promote our economic brand (MINT)

Result Statement: Canada ranks among the top developed economies in global rankings of investment competitiveness, attractiveness and brand.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: July 2019

Latest Progress update

The government encourages global investment in Canada and promotes Canada through the Invest in Canada Agency; the expansion of the Trade Commissioner Service, to increase Canadian presence in strategic markets abroad; and changes to the Investment Canada Act. Changes to the Act are leading to greater transparency in guidelines for national security reviews, and the threshold for review under the Act increased to transactions of $1 billion as of 2017. The government is also developing a comprehensive Progressive Trade Strategy to enhance opportunities for Canadian businesses consistent with innovation, investment and job growth goals. Recent global surveys continue to rank Canada as a top place to do business. For example, the Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Canada first in the G20 for doing business over 2017-2021; KPMG has ranked Canada as the most tax competitive country in the G7 with the lowest overall business costs; the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that Canada leads the G20 in research and development (R&D) spending in higher education as share of GDP with the best tax incentives in the G7 and the most educated talent pool among member nations.

Between April 2016 and March 2017, the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) facilitated 101 investment projects in Canada worth $2.25 billion and created 2,979 jobs. The TCS also facilitated 159 investor visits to Canada to pursue specific investment projects. Between April 2018 and March 2019, TCS facilitated 159 projects worth $41.9 billion, over 10,780 new jobs and 241 site selection visits. LNG Canada, announced in October 2018, accounts for approximately 96 per cent ($40 billion) of the dollar value, representing the largest ever single foreign direct investment in Canada.

#281 - Ensure alignment between Canada's export and innovation strategies (MINT)

Result Statement: More Canadian businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, export their products and services.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: June 2019

Latest Progress update

The government launched an Innovation and Skills Plan to: retrain Canadians for the jobs of today and tomorrow, drive investments in six high-growth sectors of the Canadian economy, and make it easier for businesses and innovators to access the support they need. The government is aligning the Export Diversification Strategy and the Innovation and Skills Plan to: focus on free-trade-agreement promotion; support exporters and grow global firms by Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs; strengthen investment attraction; and support a progressive trade policy agenda.

#282 - Implement and expand Canada's Free Trade Agreements globally (MINT)

Result Statement: Free Trade Agreements increase trade and investment, creating good middle-class jobs.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) entered into provisional application in September 2017 and has thus far been ratified at the national level by thirteen EU Member States. The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement entered into force in August 2017. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) entered into force on December 30, 2018. On September 30, 2018, the government completed negotiations toward a CanadaUS-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), which was signed on November 30, 2018. Canada is also negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru), with the latest round having taken place in October 2018. Canada continues to engage China and India on expanding bilateral trade and investment and is working with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on exploratory discussions for a possible Canada-ASEAN FTA. Canada and Israel signed the modernized CIFTA Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) agreement on May 28, 2018 the bill was introduced in Parliament in October 2018, and received Royal Assent on May 27, 2019. The modernized CanadaChile FTA (CCFTA), which includes a chapter on Trade and Gender, entered into force on February 5, 2019. Canada and Mercosur launched FTA negotiations on March 9, 2018. The sixth round was held June 17-26, 2019 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

#283 - Improve Canadian competiveness, create jobs and generate economic growth (MINT)

Result Statement: Trade and investment boosts Canadian economic growth.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made Towards and Ongoing Goal

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Completion Date: N/A – Ongoing Commitment

Latest Progress update

Canadian goods and services exports reached $177.1 billion in Q1 of 2019, up 3.9% compared to Q1 of 2018. The unemployment rate was 5.5% as of June 2019 (seasonally adjusted), down from 6.0% the same month a year earlier, and among the lowest of rates reported since comparable data became available in 1976. There were 19.1 million Canadians employed as of June 2019 (seasonally adjusted), up around 421,000 from the same month a year earlier. GDP in Q1 of 2019 increased 0.4% (annualized) over the previous quarter.

The government launched an ambitious Innovation and Skills Plan to make Canada a centre of innovation, to create well-paying, middle class jobs, and to help more Canadians adapt to the changing economy. The plan expands skills training, drives investments in six high-growth sectors of the Canadian economy, and makes it easier for businesses and innovators to access the support they need.

With funding from Budget 2018 the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) provides ongoing support to Canadian technology companies in the U.S; the Business Women in International Trade program had its first trade mission to Europe in 2018 and Japan in 2019; the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise was appointed in April 2019; and with new resources to develop bilateral relations with China and promote trade between Canada, China and Asia, new CTAs in four Asian technology hubs (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo) have been launched.

In the 2018 Fall Economic Statement, the government announced $17 million in new funding over five years to expand the successful Canadian Technology Accelerator in global technology hubs, such as Delhi, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. This funding provides Canadian technology firms with support, connections, and guidance in-market. Also announced in the FES, the Government of Canada will invest $100 million over six years to reinforce the CanExport program and related Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) funding programs, helping more Canadian businesses reach overseas markets.

In Budget 2019, the government invested $147.9 million over five years, and $8.0 million per year ongoing for a new International Education Strategy to help Canadian post-secondary students gain the skills needed to succeed in a global economy, and to promote the merits of Canadian education to attract top-tier foreign students to Canada.

#378 - Assess how the Government of Canada's trade resources are currently applied compared to where Canadians' economic opportunities are (MINT)

Result Statement: Develop an effective process to reallocate resources worldwide.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: November 2018

Latest Progress update

The Trade Resources Allocation Determination (TRAD) process was developed in response to the changing needs of Canadian business to ensure that trade resources are located in areas of opportunity for Canadian companies. TRAD incorporates macroeconomics indicators, client demand and operational constraints. Regions that generate positive TRAD results have become priorities for additional resources.

#379 - Ensure that our global engagements are maximizing relationship and partnership opportunities for Canadian businesses and workers (MINT)

Result Statement: Targeted global engagements by the Minister of International Trade Diversification, and increased commercial and partnership opportunities for Canadian businesses through the work of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: July 2019

Latest Progress update

Through the work of the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and through targeted engagements by the Minister of International Trade Diversification, the government nurtures strong international relationships to develop global opportunities for Canadian businesses and workers.

The TCS, with over 160 locations around the world, provides assistance to nearly 15,000 clients each year, drawing on established relationships and forging new partnerships to meet the unique needs and goals of each client. Firms that work with the Trade Commissioner Service export 19.8 per cent more on average and are also more diversified, accessing 24.8 per cent more foreign markets. In the 2018 Fall Economic Statement, the government announced additional funding for the TCS:

$60 million over five years for a refreshed digital presence, new online tools for exporters, enhanced market intelligence, and tools to facilitate seamless client referrals between federal and provincial partners

$44.1 million over five years to increase the number of trade commissioners available to serve Canadian businesses in key overseas markets such as China and India, and major markets involved in the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreements."

Recent international engagements by the Minister of International Trade Diversification have augmented the work of the TCS. For example:

In May 2019, the Minister attended a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting in Chile. The Minister held bilateral meetings with counterparts, as well as with the Canada-Chile Chamber of Commerce, to advance Canada's trade diversification interests and promote jobs for the middle class. He also met with canola sector companies to present Canada's plan to grow its position as the trusted supplier of highquality canola products.

In June 2019, the Minister led a trade mission to Japan and South Korea to open new doors for Canadian farmers to build on the government's ongoing efforts to increase market access in the Asia-Pacific region and diversify destinations and customers for Canadian agricultural products.

At the G20 ministerial meeting on Trade and Digital Economy in Tsukuba, Japan, the Minister met with his Japanese counterpart to discuss export opportunities created by the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). He also engaged the Japanese Grain Importers Association and oilseeds industry representatives, further building on Canada and Japan's strong trading relationship.

#427 - Support the mobilization of Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises and ensure maximization of Canada's comparative advantage with its vibrant diversity and diaspora communities (MINT)

Result Statement: Canadians SMEs, from high growth firms trying to achieve export readiness, to underrepresented businesses, to more established ones seeking to diversify export markets, are fully supported through access to information, direct financial assistance (for export ready companies), and government-led trade missions.

Shared with: Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: June 2019

Latest Progress update

The government's Export Diversification Strategy, announced in the 2018 Fall Economic update, has a target of increasing Canada's overseas exports by 50 per cent by 2025. In total, the strategy will invest $1.1 billion over six years to help Canadian businesses access new markets.

The strategy focuses on:

mobilizing SMEs to export ($10 million/3 years)

investing in infrastructure to support trade and improving transportation data ($787.5 million)

providing Canadian businesses with resources to execute their export plans ($198 million)

enhancing trade services, including the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and other federal capacity at home and around the world ($184 million).

Enhanced Trade Commissioner Service capacity promotes opportunities for under-represented client groups in international trade and to respond to the unique barriers faced by women in international trade.

#428 - Maximize Invest in Canada (MINT)

Result Statement: Canada attracts increased global investment, creating well-paying, middle-class jobs and makes it simpler and faster for businesses investing in Canada.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: July 2019

Latest Progress update

Invest in Canada works with Global Affairs Canada to coordinate federal support for foreign investors looking to invest or expand their operations in Canada. In promoting Canada's value proposition, Invest in Canada also works with other federal departments to highlight existing programs and incentives such as the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), Global Skills Strategy, and the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive (SRED). Since its creation, Invest in Canada has been identifying and filling gaps in the current investment landscape to better serve investors and complement the efforts of existing FDI partners. It has also undertaken several activities—including participating in FDI-related events, meetings with global companies and working with provincial and city partners on investor site visits—to promote Canada as a premier investment destination and accelerate global investment here.

Global Affairs Canada has added 20 dedicated investment officers in key global markets and plans to add eight more by 2020. This increased capacity improves Canada's ability to identify investment leads by promoting Canada as a prime investment location through direct interaction with senior executives of highly innovative, internationally experienced companies.

#429 - Implement CETA and ratify CPTPP (MINT)

Result Statement: Implementation of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will increase economic opportunities for Canadian businesses. Ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) expeditiously to help diversify Canada's trade towards the Asia-Pacific region.

Shared with: N/A

Status: Actions Taken – Progress Made

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:[REDACTED]

Completion Date: [REDACTED]

Latest Progress update

The provisional application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) began in September 2017. All economically significant parts of the agreement have come into force, including elimination on 98 per cent of European Union (EU) tariff lines for Canadian goods, increased quotas, services commitments, temporary entry commitments, and government procurement obligations. CETA is strengthening economic relations, promoting new economic opportunities for Canada and businesses, and increasing jobs. For the agreement to come fully into force, all 28 EU member states must ratify CETA in their national parliaments. To date, 12 13 have done so. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) entered into force on December 30, 2018.

#436 - Develop and implement the trade diversification strategy for the benefit of the middle class and small businesses seeking export opportunities (MINT)

Result Statement: Grow and diversify the base of Canadian exporters in a broader range of international markets, including through enhancement of their export readiness. Ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) expeditiously to help diversify Canada's trade towards the Asia-Pacific region.

Shared with: Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion

Status: Completed – Fully Met

Triggering Event(s) for Completion:N/A – Commitment Complete

Completion Date: July 2019

Latest Progress update

With the goal of increasing Canada's overseas exports by 50 per cent by 2025, in November 2018 the government announced the launch of an Export Diversification Strategy that will invest $1.1 billion over the next six years, starting in 2018-19, in helping Canadian exporters and businesses accelerate their presence in new markets made more accessible by Canada's free trade agreements. The Export Diversification Strategy will align with the Innovation and Skills Plan by supporting SMEs, including highgrowth, high-potential companies. To date, the government's trade diversification initiatives also include announced investment of $75 million over five years for diplomatic and trade support in China and Asia, as well as $50 million over five years to help Canadian companies affected by the US tariffs diversify their exports. The government will be working closely with business and trade development partners to help Canadian exporters succeed abroad.

The Export Diversification Strategy has been launched and will invest over five years:

  • $25.4 million to expand Trade Commissioner Service in the areas of digital, e-commerce, and intellectual property
  • $17 million to help technology firms expand into new global markets through the Canadian Technology Accelerator program
  • $13.5 million to establish new mentors program that will provide high-potential exporting firms with the support they need to succeed
  • $44.1 million for capacity increase in China, India, and major markets involved in the CETA and CPTPP trade agreements
  • $29.5 million to increase the number of trade commissioners across Canada
  • $60 million to update Trade Commissioner Service tools with a refreshed digital presence, new online tools for exporters, enhanced market intelligence, and tools to facilitate seamless client referrals between other federal and provincial partners; and $100 million (over six years) in additional funding for the CanExport program
  • $10 million over three years to help small and medium-sized businesses realize their export potential by supporting export readiness and export capacity building initiatives
  • $7 million over five years for the Mitacs International Incubators Internships program to help Canadian start-ups housed in university-linked incubators scale up, giving entrepreneurs opportunities to connect with potential international clients and investors through incubators operating in Mitacs partner countries.

Implementation of the Strategy has started with the 2019-20 fiscal year.

GAC Mandate Letter Commitments Dashboard

This dashboard provides a snapshot of current progress towards completing the 53 Ministerial Mandate Letter Commitments assigned to GAC's three ministers. Contact PRR for more information. Updated August 1, 2019

    
All Global Affairs Canada Ministers (53 commitments total)
OverallTotal %Total # 
Completed55%29 
Underway - on track15%8 
On-going Commitment30%16 
    
Progress by MinisterMINT (%)MINE (%)MINA (%)
Completed67%70%35%
Underway - on track8%0%26%
On-going Commitment25%30%39%
MLCStatusNote1Note2Minister of Foreign Affairs Commitments (23)
5CompletedCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Develop a North American clean energy and environment agreement.
69CompletedCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Facilitate the temporary entry of low risk travelers and lift the visa requirement for Mexico.
85CompletedCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs CanadaCommitment is shared with another Global Affairs Canada MinisterRestore Promart and Trade Routes international cultural promotion programs.
160OngoingCommitment is shared with another Global Affairs Canada Minister 
Maintain constructive relations and deepen trade and commerce with the United States.
161Ongoing  Ensure border security and facilitate the movement of people, goods and services.
162Completed  Prepare for the North American Leaders Summit in Canada.
163Completed  Ensure a close link between foreign, defence, development and trade policy.
164Ongoing  Expand Canadian diplomacy and leadership on global issues and in international institutions.
166OngoingCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Make Canada a leader of international efforts to combat climate change.
167Completed  Accede to the Arms Trade Treaty.
221OngoingCommitment is shared withanother Global Affairs Canada Minister Advance human rights, gender equality, peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity internationally.
233UnderwayCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Renew Canada's commitment to United Nations peace operations
259Ongoing  Continue joint efforts to address global security threats, combat terrorism, and defend our continent.
260Ongoing  Cooperate with the United States on energy security and energy infrastructure.
261Underway  Advance shared action with the United States on environmental issues and climate change.
262Ongoing  Strengthen trilateral cooperation with the United States and Mexico to enhance North America's global competitiveness.
263Completed  Strengthen relationships with key bilateral, regional and multilateral partners.
264Completed  Seek leadership opportunities for Canada and Canadians in multilateral institutions.
265Underway  Ensure that deployment of the Canadian Armed Forces aligns with Canada's interest, our commitments and the government's policy.
400UnderwayCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Defend Canadian Workers potentially affected by trade disputes, including in the forestry, energy, and mining sectors.
413OngoingCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Lead the government’s plan on irregular migration, and ensure close collaboration with provinces, territories and municipalities.
415UnderwayCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Lead conversations with the United States on the Safe Third Country Agreement.
418UnderwayCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Seek additional opportunities to expand pre-clearance operations for travellers to the United States
MLCStatusNotes Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Minister of International Development Commitments
53Completed  Refocus Canada's development assistance on helping the most vulnerable and supporting fragile states.
54Completed  Ensure that Canada's aid empowers people and supports broad-based, sustainable growth in the developing world.
55OngoingCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in September 2015.
56Completed  Support the full range of reproductive health services and close the gap in the Maternal, newborn and child health Initiative.
57Completed  Support innovative, evidence-based approaches to development assistance.
58Ongoing  Provide assistance to countries that are vulnerable to the destabilizing effects of climate change.
60CompletedCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Resettle 25,000 refugees from Syria.
221OngoingCommitment is shared with another Global Affairs Canada Minister Advance human rights, gender equality, peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity internationally.
222CompletedCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs CanadaCommitment is shared with another Global Affairs Canada MinisterWork on development financing issues.
223CompletedCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Develop and implement a Youth Service Program.
MLCStatusNotes Minister of International Trade Diversification Commitments (24)

21

Completed
Commitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada 
Implement a new trade and investment strategy.
85CompletedCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs CanadaCommitment is shared with another Global Affairs Canada MinisterRestore Promart and Trade Routes international cultural promotion programs.
129OngoingCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Promote Canadian agricultural interests during trade negotiations.
160OngoingCommitment is shared with another Global Affairs Canada Minister Maintain constructive relations and deepen trade and commerce with the United States.
182
Completed
Commitment which has been marked complete, but some minor elements remain outstanding 
Sign and ratify the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

183

Underway
Commitment where Global Affairs Canada contribution is complete, but other elements remain pending 
Modernize agreements with Israel and Chile.
184Completed  Establish the Invest in Canada Hub.
186Ongoing  Promoting trade and investment with emerging markets including China and India.
187Completed  Improve support to companies looking to export and help communities looking to attract investments.
188Completed  Reduce administrative burden for investors and companies associated with international trade.

206

Completed
Commitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada 
Making strategic investments in our clean technology sector.

222

Completed
Commitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs CanadaCommitment is shared with another Global Affairs Canada Minister
Work on development financing issues.
278Ongoing  Advancing Canada's progressive trade agenda.
279Completed  Promote trade and investment with established markets such as Japan.
280Completed  Position Canada as a top destination for global investment and promote our economic brand.
281Completed  Ensure alignment between Canada's export and innovation strategies.
282Ongoing  Implement and expand Canada's Free Trade Agreements globally.
283Ongoing  Improve Canadian competiveness, create jobs and generate economic growth.
378Completed  Assess how the Government of Canada's trade resources are applied compared to where Canadians' economic opportunities are.
379Completed  Our global engagements are maximizing relationship and partnership opportunities for Canadians.

427

Completed
Commitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada 
Support export mobilization of Canadian small and medium enterprises while maximizing Canada's comparative advantage in its diversity
428Completed  Maximize Invest in Canada.
429Underway  Implement the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive
436CompletedCommitment is shared with another Minister outside of Global Affairs Canada Develop and implement the trade diversification strategy for the benefit of the small and medium enterprises seeking export opportunities

global affairs canada financial overview

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GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA FINANCIAL OVERVIEW

2019-20

Main Estimates 2019-20

LES PensionBudget ImplementationStatutoryOperatingCapitalGrants & ContributionsTotal Budget
$69,8$269,6$342,8$1 743,4$103,1$4 192,0$6,72
  • $ 148.1 M of the Operating budget is for Foreign Service Directives
  • 90% of the Operating budget is consumed by fixed costs (salaries, rent, utilities and protection services)
  • 60% of the Operating budget is spent in total Salaries
  • 60% of the Operating budget is spent at missions abroad
  • 80% of the Grants and Contributions budget is spent under the Development Portfolio
  • 52% of the Grants and Contributions budget is spent in Grants
  • Governance | Strategic Oversight and Guidance
  • The Resource Management Committee is the governance body that provides leadership, strategic guidance, advice and oversight on the alignment of resources with priorities.
  • Chairs: ADM, Strategic Policy and ADM, Consular, Security and Emergency Management.

Key Initiatives to Improve Forecasting

  • Robotic Process Automation | Increase the Timeliness and Accuracy of Financial Data
  • Automate the entry of routine staffing transactions into the Salary Forecasting Tool (SFT). The entry of acting assignments will be automated in the first quarter of 2019-20. Other staffing actions will follow using an agile approach.
  • Automate other routine financial transactions such as budget transfers, commitments, invoices, etc.
  • Simplify Financial Reporting | Adapt Financial Information for Decision-making
  • Rolled-out (2018-19) simplified financial reports to fund center managers across Headquarters. To be rolled-out across missions in 2019-20.
  • Developing dashboards to provide visual representation of financial data, analysis and trends and analytical capacities.
  • SAP Roadmap | Align functions, Integrate Data, and Streamline Processes
  • Leading the development of a multi-year roadmap to implement an integrated SAP solution, including Budget Planning and Forecasting, Project Management, Real Property, Grants and Contributions Management, and more.
  • This will allow the Department to coordinate efforts in advancing several long-standing challenges and business decisions.
  • Training | Expand Engagement and Knowledge of Financial Management Practices
  • To reinforce the importance of forecasting and effective funds management, provided training sessions to the Director and DG Communities. Further sessions will be held in 2019-20 with an increased emphasis on Organizational Behavior.
  • Working with the Departmental Training Institute to refine financial training at headquarters and abroad.
  • Budget Planning | Improve Financial Planning from a Departmental Perspective
  • For 2019-20, client branches submitted their plans using a standardized template for corporate consolidation and analysis.
  • Key findings and recommendations were prepared for senior management consideration, as well as a method to track spending towards plans throughout the fiscal year.
  • Fraud Analytics and Artificial Intelligence | Provide Insights and Trends on Financial Data
  • Two proof of concepts within the Financial Resource Management function as a way for Financial Management Advisors to gain insights into spending trends and anomalies at missions.
  • Auditor self-learning/machine learning technology to quickly identify erroneous transactions and improve financial coding.

Approved by: Arun Thangaraj ADM and CFO

Global Affairs Canada Workforce

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Global Affairs Canada Workforce

LEGEND: CBS = Canada-Based Staff / LES = Locally Engaged Staff / OGD = Other Government Department

Global Affairs Canada Overall Workforce

Active CBS and LES
CBS6 765
LES5 175
Total11 940
Active CBSby Location 
HQ5 38480%
Abroad1 27919%
Region1021%
Total6 765 
Active CBSby Category
Core3 908
Rotationa1 787
Mobile1 070
Total6 765
Active CBSby Gender & 1st Official Language
 WomenMenTotal
English2 1871 8554 042
French1 5911 1322 723
Total3 7782 9876 765
Active CBSby Generation 
Baby Boomer1 28519%
Gen. X2 38135%
Gen. Z2203%
Millennial2 87043%
Traditionalist90%
Total6 765 
Active CBS by OccupationalGroup
AS1 449
CO261
CR143
CS492
EC712
EX587
FI213
FS1 261
IS212
PE114
PG123
PM675
Other523
Total6 765
Active LESby Geo-Region & OGD Program
 GACOGDTotal
Americas1 0532751 328
Asia-Pacific1 0755961 671
Europe, Middle East and Maghreb 1 2444101 654
Sub-Saharan Africa410112522
Total3 7821 3935 175
Active LESby Gender & OGD Program
 WomenMenTotal
GAC2 0401 7423 782
OGD1 0083851 393
Total3 0482 1275 175
Active CBS by Branch
ACMBFMCFMDCDDM / MINDPDDSMXEGMHCMHCM - PoolIFMJFMJUSKFMLCMMFMNGMOGMPFMSCMTFMUSSVBDWGMXDDZIDOtherTOTAL
332413250169423848554464287324114151262492975314891991 0293028333396339116 765
Employment Equity (EE) Gaps* (Active CBS)
Women-91
Aboriginal People144
Persons with Disabilit-30
Visible Minorities488

* The Department has achieved overall representation for Aboriginal Peoples (+144) and Visible Minorities (+488) but remains under-represented for Women (-91) and Persons with Disabilities (-30).

Executive (EX)

Active CBSin Executive (EX) positions by Gr & Lv and Category
 CoreRotation alNo categoryTotal
EX 01472465298
EX 02251161142
EX 0391044117
EX 04015015
EX 05113115
Total8249411587
Active CBSin Executive (EX) positions by Gr & Lv and Gender
 WomenMenTotal
EX 01138160298
EX 027072142
EX 034869117
EX 046915
EX 0541115
Total266321587
Active CBSin Executive (EX) positions by Location
HQ324
Abroad258
Region5
Total587
Employment Equity (EE) Gaps* for EX (CBS)
Women-22
Aboriginal People-10
Persons with Disabilit2
Visible Minorities13

*The Department has achieved representation for Persons with Disabilities (+2) and Visible Minorities (+13) but remained under-represented for Women (-22) and Aboriginal Peoples (-10).

Head of Mission

Head of Mission (HOM)Staffed Positionsby Stream and 1st Time HOM
 1st time HOMNot 1st time HOMTotal
Development16420
Executivepersonnel011
MCO404
MPEC112
Non PS14014
OGD505
Political362157
Trade101121
Total8638124
Head of Mission (HOM)Staffed Positionsby Occupational Gr&Lv and Gender
 WomenMenTotal
EX 01151328
EX 02231437
EX 03192645
EX 04178
EX 05235
FS 04101
Total6163124
Head of Mission (HOM)Staffed Positionsby Geo-Region and Gender
 WomenMenTotal
Africa8816
Americas161531
Asia/Oce ania111627
Europe/ MENA202040
Multilateral6410
Total6163124

Approved by Francis Trudel, ADM Human Resources

Assistant Deputy Ministers and Directors General

Global Affairs Canada Executive(EX) Organizational Structure

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Global Affairs Canada Executive (EX) Organizational Structure

Level 1 – Deputy Ministers and Coordinator

  • Deputy Minister of International Development – Diane Jacovella (DME) Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs – Marta Morgan (USS) Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs – Vincent Rigby (DMA) Deputy Minister of International Trade – John Hannaford (DMT) Coordinator International Economic Relations – Jonathan Fried

Level 2 – Assistant Deputy Ministers and Directors General

  • Reports to the Deputy Minister of International Development:
  • International Assistance Operations – C. Campbell
  • Reports to all Deputy Ministers and Coordinator:
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Human Resources – Francis Trudel (HCM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister International Platform – Dan Danagher (ACM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Corporate Planning, Finance and IT (Chief Financial Officer) – Arun Thangaraj (SCM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Public Affairs – Stéphane Levesque (LCM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Strategic Policy – Elissa Golberg (PFM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Global Issues and Development – Christopher MacLennan (MFM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister International Security and Political Affairs (Political Director) – Dan Costello (IFM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Partnership for Development Innovation – Caroline Leclerc (KFM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister International Business Development and Chief Trade Commissioner – Ailish Campbell (BFM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Trade Policy and Negotiations and Chief Trade Negotiator NAFTA – Steve Verheul (A) (TFM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Consular, Security and Emergency Management (Chief Security Officer) – Heather Jeffrey (CFM)
  • Legal Adviser – Alan Kessel (JFM) – Special Deployment Position
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Sub-Saharan Africa – Leslie Norton (WGM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Maghreb – Peter MacDougall (EGM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Americas – Michael Grant (NGM)
  • Assistant Deputy Minister Asia Pacific – Paul Thoppil (OGM)
  • Executive Director and General Counsel – D. Roussy (JUS)
  • Chief Audit Executive – B. Achtoutal (VBD)
  • Director General, Inspection, Integrity and Values and Ethics – T. Guttman (ZID)
  • Corporate Secretary and Director General – J. MacIntyre (A) (DCD)
  • Chief of Protocol – S. Wheeler (A) (XDD)
  • Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security – Jacqueline O'Neil (WPSA)

Level 3 – Directors General

  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Human Resources
  • HR Corporate Strategies and Operational Services – M. P. Jackson (HSD)
  • Assignments and Executive Management – H. Kutz (HFD)
  • Workplace Relations and Corporate Healthcare – C. Houde (HWD)
  • Canadian Foreign Service Institute – R. Dubé (CFSI)
  • Foreign Service Directives – M. Moreau (HED)
  • Locally Engaged Staff – M. Fletcher (HLD)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister International Platform
  • Client Relations and Mission Operations – L. Almond (AFD)
  • Planning and Stewardship – D. Schwartz (ARD)
  • Platform Corporate Services – D. Bélanger (A) (AAD)
  • International Platform Transformation – A. Stirling (ACTM)
  • Project Delivery, Professional and Technical Services – E. Chown (AWD)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Corporate Planning, Finance and IT (Chief Financial Officer)
  • Financial Planning and Management – S. Carruthers (SWD)
  • Financial Operations – S. Bainbridge (SMD)
  • Grants and Contributions Management – M. Colins (SGD)
  • Information Management and Technology (CIO) – K. Casey (SID)
  • Director General, Corporate Procurement, Asset Management and National Accommodation – B. Lawson (SPD)
  • Corporate Planning, Performance and Risk Management – Vacant (SRD)
  • Senior IM/IT Project Executive – R. Dussault (SED)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Public Affairs
  • Development Communications – L. Belmahdi (LCA)
  • Public Affairs – Charles Mojsej (LCD)
  • Corporate and E Communications – Y. Michad (A) (LDD)
  • Trade Communications – V. Sharma (LCC)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Strategic Policy
  • Evaluation and Results – T. Denham (A) PRD)
  • Foreign Policy – A. Lévêque (A) (POD)
  • International Assistance Policy – A. Smith (A) (PVD)
  • International Economic Policy – M.J. Langlois (PED)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Global Issues and Development
  • International Humanitarian Assistance – S. Salewicz (A) (MHD)
  • Economic Development – W. Drukier (MED)
  • Food Security and Environment – S. Szabo (MSD)
  • Health and Nutrition – J. Tabah (A) (MND)
  • Social Development – N. Smyth (MGD)
  • International Organizations – M. Gort (A) (MID)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister International Security and Political Affairs (Political Director)
  • International Security Policy – C. Termorshuizen (IGD)
  • Peace and Stabilization Operations Program – G. Kutz (IRD)
  • Counter-Terrorism, Crime and Intelligence – M. Benjamin (IDD)
  • Human Rights, Freedom and Inclusion – S. Whiting (IOD)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Partnership for Development Innovation
  • Engaging Canadians – M. Tremblay (KED)
  • Inclusive Growth, Governance and Innovation Partnerships – C. Hogan Rufelds (KGD)
  • Canadian Partnership for Health and Social Development – J.B. Parenteau (A) (KSD)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister International Business Development and Chief Trade Commissioner
  • Trade Portfolio Strategy and Coordination – C. Moran (BPD)
  • Trade Commissioner Service - Operations – D. McMullen (BTD) Trade Sectors – R. Kwan (A) (BBD)
  • Investment and Innovation – E. Kamarianakis (A) (BID)
  • Regional Trade Operations and Intergovernmental Relations – C. Thomley (BSD)
  • Chief Economist – M.F. Paquet (BED)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Trade Policy and Negotiations and Chief Trade Negotiator NAFTA
  • Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations – B. Christie (A) (TFMA)
  • Reports to the Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations
  • Trade Negotiations – K. Hembroff (TCD)
  • North America, Trade Policy and Negotiations – A. Alexander (TND)
  • Market Access – D. Forsyth (A) (TPD)
  • Chief Air Negotiator and Director General for Services, Intellectual Property and Investment – L. Marcotte (TMD-ANA)
  • Trade and Exports Control – R. Khatchadourian (A) (TID)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Consular, Security and Emergency Management
  • Consular Policy – M. Berman (CPD)
  • Consular Operations – B. Szwarc (A) CND)
  • Security and Emergency Management (Departmental Security Officer) – R. Sirrs (CSD) 
  • Reports to the Legal Adviser
  • Trade Law – R. Brookfield (JLT)
  • Legal Affairs – M. Husain (JLD)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Sub-Saharan Africa
  • West and Central Africa – T. Khan (A) (WWD)
  • Southern and Eastern Africa – I. Myles (A) (WED)
  • Pan-Africa – P. Caldwell (WFD)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Maghreb
  • European Affairs – R. Fry (EUD)
  • Middle East - S. McCardell (ESD)
  • Maghreb, Egypt, Israel and West Bank and Gaza – T. Lulashnyk (ELD)
  • Senior Arctic Official and Director General, Polar, Eurasia and European Affairs - D. Sproule (A) (ECD)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Americas
  • North America Strategy – E. Walsh (NGD)
  • North America Advocacy and Commercial Programs – R. Savone (NND)
  • South America and Inter-American Affairs – C. Urban (A) (NLD)
  • Central America and Caribbean – A. Frenette (NDD)
  • Geographic Coordination and Mission Support – N. Ahmad (A) (NMD)
  • Reports to the Assistant Deputy Minister Asia Pacific
  • Southeast Asia – Ian Burchett (OSD)
  • North Asia and Oceania – W. Epp (A) (OPD)
  • South Asia – D. Hartman (OAD)
  • Strategic Planning, Ops Dev and TRIGR – M. Suma (A) (OAZ)

Level 4 – Outside of Main Organizational Structure

Updated August, 2019

DEPUTY MINISTERS

Marta Morgan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

MARTA MORGAN

On April 18, 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Marta Morgan to the position of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, effective May 6, 2019.

Prior to joining Global Affairs Canada, since June 2016, Ms. Morgan was deputy minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. In that previous role, she led the development of immigration policies and programs to support Canada's economic growth, developed strategies to manage the significant growth in asylum claims and improved client service. Before that, Ms. Morgan acquired extensive leadership experience in a range of

Before that, Ms. Morgan acquired extensive leadership experience in a range of economic policy roles both at Industry Canada and the Department of Finance Canada. In those departments, as assistant deputy minister and associate deputy minister, she provided leadership in telecommunications policy, spectrum policy, aerospace and automobile sectoral policy, and in the development of two federal budgets.

Prior to her time at Industry Canada, Ms. Morgan held positions at the Forest Products Association of Canada, the Privy Council Office, and Human Resources Development Canada.

She has also been a member of the board of the Public Policy Forum since 2014.

Ms. Morgan has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in economics from McGill University and a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Diane Jacovella, Deputy Minister of International Development

DIANE JACOVELLA

On June 23, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Diane Jacovella as Deputy Minister of International Development, effective July 31, 2017. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Jacovella had served as associate deputy minister of foreign affairs since March 14, 2016.

Diane Jacovella joined the public service of Canada in 1988 and spent the first 12 years of her career at Health Canada. She then worked as director of policy in the Voluntary Sector Task Force at the Privy Council Office (2000 to 2002); as director general, strategic integration, at Human Resources Development Canada (2002 to 2004); and as director general, strategic policy, in the Security and Intelligence Secretariat at the Privy Council Office (2004 to 2006). In 2006, she joined the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as director general, eastern and southern Africa, and then occupied the position of vice president of Multilateral and Global Programs Branch from 2007 to 2013. In November 2013, she served as assistant deputy minister, global issues and development, at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. She also served as G7 foreign affairs sous-sherpa.

Ms. Jacovella holds a master's degree in regional studies and a graduate diploma in management of public services from the University of Quebec, as well as a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Ottawa.

John Hannaford, Deputy Minister for International Trade

JOHN HANNAFORD

On December 7, 2018, the Prime Minister appointed John F.G. Hannaford as Deputy Minister of International Trade at Global Affairs Canada, effective January 7, 2019.

From January 2015 to January 2019, Mr. Hannaford was the foreign and defence policy adviser to the Prime Minister and Deputy Minister in the Privy Council Office of the Government of Canada.

Until December 2014, Mr. Hannaford was the assistant secretary to the Cabinet for foreign and defence policy in the Privy Council Office. Prior to December 2011, Mr. Hannaford was Canada's ambassador to Norway. Before that, for two years, Mr. Hannaford was director general of the Legal Bureau of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. As a member of Canada's foreign service, he had numerous assignments in Ottawa and at the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C., during the early years of his career.

Mr. Hannaford graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class) in history. After earning a Master of Science in international relations at the London School of Economics, he completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Toronto and was called to the bar in Ontario in 1995.

In addition to his work as a public servant, Mr. Hannaford has been an adjunct professor in both the Faculty of Law and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.

Jonathan T. Fried, Coordinator, International Economic Relations

JONATHAN T. FRIED

Mr. Fried is the Personal Representative of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the G20 and Coordinator for International Economic Relations at Global Affairs Canada, with a horizontal mandate to ensure coherent policy positions and government-wide strategic planning in international economic organizations and forums regarding, for example, Canada-Asia and other international trade and economic issues.

He served as Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO from 2012 to 2017, where he played a key role in multilateral trade negotiations, including as Chair of the WTO's General Council in 2014 and chair of the Dispute Settlement Body in 2013. He was the co-Chair of the G20's Trade and Investment Working Group with China in 2015, and the "Friend of the Chair" for Germany in 2016. Formerly Canada's Ambassador to Japan; Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean at the International Monetary Fund; Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister; Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for the Department of Finance and Canada's G7 and G20 Finance Deputy. Mr. Fried has also served as Associate Deputy Minister; Assistant Deputy Minister for Trade, Economic and Environmental Policy; Chief Negotiator on China's WTO accession; Director General for Trade Policy; and chief counsel for NAFTA.

Mr. Fried is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Trade and Investment and of the Steering Committee of the e15 initiative on Strengthening the Global Trading System. He serves on the advisory boards of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the World Trade Symposium and the Central and East European Law Institute. Mr. Fried was named in 2015 as the inaugural recipient of the Public Sector Lawyer Award by the Canadian Council on International Law to honour his service and contribution to public international law.

HUMAN RESOURCES (HCM)

MANDATE

MANDATE The Assistant Deputy Minister of Human Resources is primarily accountable for supporting Canada's international agenda through the strategic management of HR programs for Canada-Based Staff (CBS) and Locally Engaged Staff (LES) at Headquarters, in regional offices and abroad.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G & CLES PensionTotal
$158,042,204$55,761,738  $68,874,000$282,677,942

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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FRANCIS TRUDEL

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER

After having completed his master's degree in industrial relations, Francis Trudel joined the Department of National Defence (DND) in January 1998 as a Special Projects Officer. During his nine years at DND, Francis held several Executive positions.

In April 2007 Francis joined Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada as Director General, Planning and Operations, with the responsibility for service delivery and operational planning. In September 2009, at the request of the Associate Deputy Minister, he led a departmental task force assessing the financial and human resources risks taken on by the Department. In July 2010 he was appointed Canadian ambassador to Uruguay. In June 2012, after a significant restructuring of Corporate Services that resulted in the abolishment of the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) position for Human Resources, he returned at Headquarters as Director General, Corporate and Operational Human Resources.

Since September 2014 Francis has been the ADM of Human Resources, a position created by the amalgamation of the former Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the former Canadian International Development Agency.

HOT ISSUES

INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM (ACM)

MANDATE

Under the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is responsible for managing Canada's missions abroad. To that end, the branch was created in 2008 as a whole-of-government resource responsible for centrally managing a network of people, infrastructure, assets, and services that enables the Government of Canada to deliver its international programs and priorities at 178 missions in 110 countries. The branch's mandate includes:

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$222.91M$433.35M$95.96M $752.22M

*Budgets at P3. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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DAN DANAGHER

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER

Dan Danagher is a public service executive with over 35 years of experience. He has been the Assistant Deputy Minister of the International Platform Branch since 2015 and served previously at the Assistant Deputy Minister-level in human resources at the Canada Revenue Agency and PWGSC. Dan began his career in 1983 in a trade capacity at External Affairs and International Trade. Since then - in a career that has taken him to Supply and Services, DFAIT, Agriculture and Agrifood, TBS, and other departments - Dan has developed a strong background in project management, procurement, communications, information management, human resources, management policy, and finance. He has a strong track record in change management, focusing on building strong foundations to ensure enduring high performance.

Dan has proudly served on the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign cabinet since 2011. He is also a management representative on the Public Service Commission's Joint Advisory Committee and has served as the vice-chair (employer side) of the National Joint Council since 2014. Dan has a Bachelor's of Commerce and an MBA.

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HOT ISSUES

CORPORATE PLANNING, FINANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (SCM)

MANDATE

The Corporate Planning, Finance and IT Branch provides service and support to the Department in the areas of financial management, information management and information technology, corporate planning, accommodations and procurement.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$77,504,199$61,257,428$8,473,699 $147,235,326

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development 

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ARUN THANGARAJ

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Arun Thangaraj has over 20 years of federal government experience. In 2011, he joined the former Canadian International Development Agency, as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer. In July 2015, Arun was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer of Global Affairs Canada. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of corporate planning, IM/IT and financial planning for the Department. Arun has served on of a number of governance boards including the Finance and Operations Committee of the Global Fund and is currently a member of the Public Sector Pension Advisory Committee.

Arun is a sessional lecturer in the School of Public Administration at Carleton University where he has taught management stream courses for the past twelve years. He holds an Honours BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Carleton University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa and holds a CMA/CPA designation.

HOT ISSUES

PUBLIC AFFAIRS (LCM)

MANDATE

The ADM Public Affairs is Head of Communications for the department, responsible to you as Deputy Head for compliance with the requirements of government policy for communications. Branch activities are aimed at advancing the priorities of the government and department internationally, providing support to Canadians traveling abroad, and informing the department's staff.

The branch provides support directly to the offices of the department's three main ministers through three portfolio strategic communications divisions. The strategic communications units are also centrally involved in Global Affairs Canada's participation in the management of major issues with broad impact across the government.

The ADM and the DGs typically participate in government-wide issue response task forces, taking the lead for communications where required. The branch manages all headquarters media relations activities, responding to more than 5,200 media enquiries, more than any other department. The branch also provides 24/7 monitoring, media analysis and reporting services.

The branch manages internal communications for the department, including direct support to the deputy ministers across the full range of their communications and outreach activities.

The branch manages the department's official digital properties, and in this area we are also a government leader contributing to innovation and best practices for other departments. We provide direct support to missions in the management of their digital properties and social media accounts including training to diplomats on the use of new and emerging social media tools. The division is also resourced to take-over accounts on behalf of missions affected by crises or natural disasters.

Public Affairs also manages policy compliance for departmental communications. This includes the management, planning and reporting of advertising, Public Opinion Research, the federal identity, publications and compliance with standards for electronic platforms and publications.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$19,082,877$2,499,668 $21,582,545

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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HOT ISSUES

STEPHANE LEVESQUE

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER

Stéphane Levesque was appointed as ADM Public Affairs at the start of December 2018. Prior to his appointment he was Director General Communications, International and Defence at the Privy Council Office (PCO). He has filled a number of other senior roles at PCO, namely Director General, Communications Advertising and Marketing (2016 - 17); Executive Director for Social and Economic (2015-16); and Director, New Media (2013-15). He also worked at Transport Canada as the Director, Web, Creative and Internal Communications (2010-13).

Mr. Levesque has taken on a number of high-profile leadership roles in federal government communications and in support of the communications community including co-leading the implementation of the Web Renewal project (2012-2015); supporting the development of the updated Government of Canada Policy on Communications and the Federal Identity; and drafting Annex J of the Open and Accountable Government document — "Personal and Partisan Use of Social Media by Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries."

STRATEGIC POLICY (PFM)

MANDATE

The branch is the department's home for "Insight, Hindsight and Foresight". It supports Global Affairs Canada in understanding the wider Canadian and global context, including trends and constraints which may impact Canada's global policy and program choices and actions, and contributes to clarifying and designing Canada's international and regional roles in a rapidly evolving and transformational period. The branch designs, delivers and coordinates strategic policy advice on current and emerging feminist foreign policy, economic diplomacy and international assistance matters, leads the Department's evaluation, results and delivery, research and foresight functions, and data strategy coordination. It shapes Canadian positions in major global forums like the G7, G20, OECD, and World Economic Forum, and fosters relationships with a diversity of Canadian and international actors, including think tanks and academia, civil society, the private sector, foundations, and other orders of government. The branch coordinates the Medium-Term Planning and Budget processes, acts as secretariat for the Deputy Minister Committees on Global Trends, Foreign Affairs and Defence (GTFAD), supports departmental representation at the Deputy Minister Committees on Economic Trends and Policies (ETP), Innovative Growth and the Department's Performance Management and Evaluation Committee, and chairs the ADM Policy Group, and ADM International Assistance Committee.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$17,032,388$4,199,601$21,445,987$42,677,976

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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ELISSA GOLBERG

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER

Elissa Golberg was named Assistant Deputy Minister for Strategic Policy at Global Affairs Canada in September 2018. She is also the Department's Champion for Innovation and Experimentation, Head of Performance Management, Chief Results and Delivery Officer, and Chair of the Resource Management Committee. Ms. Golberg has held several senior Canadian government roles, including Assistant Deputy Minister – Partnerships for Development Innovation (2015-2017); Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (Geneva) and to the Conference on Disarmament (2011-2015); Director-General of the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (2009-2011), and Representative of Canada in Kandahar, Afghanistan (20082009). Ms. Golberg holds a Master's degree in International Relations. She has been a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and has published on humanitarian, fragile state and public policy related matters. She is a recipient of the NATO ISAF General Service Medal, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Public Service Award of Excellence, and 3 Minister's Awards for Foreign Policy Excellence.

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GLOBAL ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENT (MFM)

MANDATE

The branch advances Canadian priorities through thematic policy leadership, managing global investments and delivering specialized knowledge and advice on health, social, economic and environmental issues. The branch also delivers effective, needs-based humanitarian assistance in response to complex emergencies and natural disasters in developing countries. It is also the lead in Canadian engagement with multilateral and global organizations, including the UN, International Financial Institutions, and the Commonwealth and La Francophonie.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$27,947,797$5,623,222$2,560,895,559$2,594,466,578

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development 

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CHRISTOPHER MACLENNAN

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER

Christopher MacLennan is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister for Global Issues and Development. In this role, he leads on Canada's development assistance efforts through multilateral and global partners, humanitarian assistance and priority thematic policy issues such as the empowerment of women and girls, health and education and green economic growth. Mr. MacLennan also serves as Canada's G7 foreign affairs sous-Sherpa. He has also served as acting Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Priorities and Planning and ADM of Policy Innovation at the Privy Council Office. Prior to PCO, Mr. MacLennan was Director General for Health and Nutrition at Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Mr. MacLennan led the team that organized the Prime Minister's Saving Every Woman, Every Child Summit on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) in 2014. This work followed on his previous work for the G8 Muskoka Initiative on MNCH in 2010. Mr. MacLennan holds a Ph.D. from Western University specializing in constitutional development and international human rights and has numerous publications including Toward the Charter: Canadians and the Demand for a National Bill of Rights, 19291960.

HOT ISSUES

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS (IFM)

MANDATE

The International Security and Political Affairs Branch (IFM) is responsible for addressing international crises and the security of Canadians through the delivery of strategic policy advice, tailored analysis, and specialized programming. The branch plays a core role in exercising Canada's leadership in protecting and strengthening the rules-based international order and advancing Canadian values related to human rights, freedoms and inclusion, democracy, peace and stabilization programming, and security cooperation.

Working closely with Canada's bilateral, multilateral, and intergovernmental partners, the branch is at the forefront of Canada's policy and programming responses to pressing and emerging global security issues such as foreign interference, international cyber security, international crime and terrorism, weapons proliferation, violent extremism, conflict-affected states, and authoritarianism. The branch supports Canadian participation in key multilateral bodies, including NATO, the UN Human Rights Council, the OSCE, the G7 (IFM serves as the G7 Political Director), the Global Counterterrorism Forum, the International Atomic Energy Agency, OPCW, the Conference on Disarmament, and the Global Coalition Against Daesh. The branch also coordinates the GAC's relationship with Canada's Five Eyes intelligence partners. The branch would play a core role in developing Canadian approaches as a potential member of the UN Security Council in 2021-22.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$36,492,984$42,327,784$2,214,509$81,035,277

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development 

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DANIEL J. COSTELLO

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER (POL ITICAL DIRECTOR)

Daniel J. Costello (B.A. Honours, Political Science, McGill University, 1984; M.A. Philosophy, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1991; Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1995) taught for several years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and l'Université François Rabelais in Tours, France, before returning to Canada to serve as Policy Adviser and Executive Assistant to the Director of Policy and Research in the Office of the Prime Minister (1996-99), Executive Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (1999-2002) and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002-2004). He returned to teaching at the University of Ottawa in the fall of 2004 prior to joining Foreign Affairs Canada in 2005, where he has served as Director General for Intergovernmental Relations and Domestic Outreach (2005-06), Director General for the European Union and Western Europe (200608), Ambassador to the Republic of Poland with concurrent responsibility for Belarus (200912), Director General for Strategic Policy (2012-13), Assistant Deputy Minister for Europe and the Middle East (2013-15), and Ambassador of Canada to the European Union (2015-19). He began his assignment as Assistant Deputy Minister (Political Director) for International Security and Political Affairs in August 2019.

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PARTNERSHIPS FOR DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION (KFM)

MANDATE

The branch implements multi-sectoral and multi-country programming in developing countries to advance the objectives of the Feminist International Assistance Policy. The branch leverages the best that Canada has offer on the global stage by working principally through Canadian organizations that, through their extensive local partner networks and deep knowledge of local context, can reach and work with the poorest and most vulnerable, complementing the Department's government to government and multilateral programs.

The branch engages Canadians in international development at home and abroad. Flagship initiatives such as the Volunteer Cooperation Program provide unique opportunities for Canadians to contribute to Canada's international assistance. Other efforts to mobilize Canadians such as International Development Week and partnerships with national, provincial and regional councils of international cooperation increase domestic awareness and understanding of, and commitment to international development issues. KFM is also leading the establishment of the Equality Fund through a $300 million commitment to mobilize unprecedented resources from private philanthropy and other funders in support of women's organizations and movements in developing countries.

Innovation is central to the branch's mandate which acts as a catalyst for innovation across Global Affairs Canada's development stream, leading active communities of practice, developing tools, engaging other government departments and international networks, and sharing good practices and knowledge.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$9,812,545$2,519,239$310,000,000$352,283,784

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Minister of International Development 

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AILISH CAMPBELL

CHIEF TRADE COMMISSIONER OF CANADA

Ailish Campbell was named Chief Trade Commissioner in March 2017. She leads a team of Trade Commissioners in 160 offices that serve Canadian business interests to help firms sell, grow and go global.

Previously, she was General Director at Finance Canada responsible for the federal budget in innovation and defence policy areas, and Vice President, Policy International and Fiscal Issues, at the Business Council of Canada where she led CEO engagement in China, Japan and India. She began her career in the federal public service as a trade negotiator in the Doha Round of WTO negotiations.

Ailish holds a Master of Science (Economics) from the London School of Economics and a Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is designated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Ailish and her husband Dan have two children. They enjoy skiing and hiking.

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HOT ISSUES

TRADE POLICY AND NEGOTIATIONS (TFM)

MANDATE

The branch is responsible for the development and implementation of Canadian trade policy, including managing all international trade, investment and air transportation rights negotiations; issue management related to international trade policy; litigation and dispute settlement; and the administration of import and export controls under the Export and Import Permits Act.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$31,685,469$30,971,734$62,657,203

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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STEVE VERHEUL

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER

Steve Verheul became Assistant Deputy Minister of the Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch at Global Affairs Canada in mid-2017. In addition to this role, Mr. Verheul has been Canada's Chief Negotiator for the CUSMA negotiations. Prior to that, Mr. Verheul was appointed as Canada's Chief Negotiator for negotiations between Canada and the European Union from 20092016. He worked in international trade policy at Agriculture and AgriFood Canada from 1989 to 2009, where he worked on the NAFTA negotiations and the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations that led to the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

BRUCE CHRISTIE

ASSOCIATE ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER

Bruce Christie serves as Canada's Chief Negotiator for the CPTPP and the Canada-Mercosur FTA. Prior to that, he has held a number of senior positions in Ottawa and abroad, including as Chief Air Negotiator and Director-General of the Intellectual Property, Investment and Services Trade Policy Bureau from 2014 to 2017. Previously he was Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO at the Permanent Mission of Canada in Geneva from 2009 to 2014, during which he served as the Chairman of the WTO Committee on Government Procurement.

LEGAL AFFAIRS (JFM)

MANDATE

The branch is the Government of Canada's principal source of advice on public international law.

The branch supports the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of International Trade in their statutory duties to foster the development of international law and its application in Canada's external relations - a key element of a rules-based international order - as well as to pursue bilateral and multilateral negotiations.

The branch's lawyers manage and develop policy and advice on international legal issues, advocate on behalf of Canada in international litigation and provide operational services such as negotiating and interpreting international agreements.

The branch's two areas of expertise are international trade law and public international law. International trade law includes areas such as market access and trade remedies law, investment and services law, and softwood lumber litigation. Public international law includes areas such as international peace and security, state sovereignty and extraterritoriality, consular and diplomatic law, international human rights law, international humanitarian law, economic law, international treaty law, international criminal law, international environmental law as well as oceans and airspace law.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$10,598,906$1,520,124$14,639,240$26,758,270

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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ALAN KESSEL

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER

Alan Kessel assumed his responsibilities as ADM Legal Affairs and Legal Adviser in September 2017. Prior to this appointment Mr. Kessel was Deputy High Commissioner in London between September 2013 and August 2017.

Mr. Kessel has held numerous positions in the Legal Branch, including that of the Legal Adviser (2005–2013); as Deputy Legal Adviser and Director General of the Bureau of Legal Affairs (2004–2005); as Director of the United Nations, Criminal and Treaty Law Division.

His postings abroad have included the Canadian Embassy in Sweden (1985–1987), the Canadian Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland (1990–1994) and the Canadian High Commission in London, U.K. (2000–2004, 2013-2017).

Mr. Kessel received his bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 from the University of Waterloo and his law degree in 1979 from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1981. After several years in private practice in Toronto, he joined the Department in 1983.

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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA (WGM)

MANDATE

The branch advances Canada's priorities in the 48 countries in SubSaharan Africa. The branch consists of three bureaus - the Southern and Eastern Africa Bureau (WED), the Western and Central Africa Bureau (WWD) and the Pan-Africa Affairs Bureau (WFD) - as well as 16 missions and 5 offices in the field, in 19 countries. Within the Government of Canada, the branch acts as the main vector to advance, support and coordinate Canada's foreign policy objectives in Sub-Saharan Africa which include: promoting human rights and inclusive governance; supporting poverty reduction efforts that reach the poorest and most vulnerable and building healthy and empowered people and communities; investing in inclusive and green economic growth and supporting a diversified trade agenda that benefits Canadians and Africans; and, contributing to peace and security, with a focus on fragile and conflict affected states. The branch manages political, trade and development relationships with SubSaharan African countries and regional institutions including the African Union and the African Development Bank, and leads on relevant issues in multilateral fora, including the UN and the G7. The branch is responsible for international assistance totaling approximately $630 M/year including Canada's programming, policy dialogue and stakeholder engagement activities in support of the Feminist International Assistance Policy in the region. The branch also provides consular services to Canadian citizens abroad, manages an active advocacy and diplomacy program, as well as a trade program that delivers commercial services and advice to Canadian businesses and supports their pursuit of international business opportunities.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$35,759,159$7,821,511$615,800,000$659,380,670

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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LESLIE E. NORTON

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER

Leslie E. Norton has served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Sub-Saharan Africa Branch at Global Affairs Canada, since August 2016. Previously she served as Director General, Southern and Eastern Africa Bureau from 2015 to 2016, and as Director General, International Humanitarian Assistance Bureau from 2009 to 2015, first at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and then in the amalgamated department. At Headquarters, her other executive-level assignments have included Director, International Humanitarian Assistance and Food Aid Unit from 2006-2008, and Director, Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Response Group from 2008-2009. She began her career in Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and then moved to CIDA working in a range of positions in Africa, Asia and Multilateral Branches, including postings to Bangladesh and Geneva. As of late September/early October, will be taking up a new assignment as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Office of the United Nations and to the United Nations Conference on Disarmament.

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EUROPE, ARCTIC, MIDDLE EAST AND MAGHREB (EGM)

MANDATE

From London, Moscow and the Arctic region to Baghdad and Rabat, the branch's four bureaus cover a large and diverse portfolio of countries, supporting bilateral engagement and regional initiatives [REDACTED]. There is a high degree of political attention in the branch's region demonstrated by the significant number of high level meetings and visits and the 3.5B Middle East Strategy. The branch manages a number of politically complex issues, running the gamut from Brexit to Daesh. It also promotes increased, diversified, progressive and inclusive international trade and foreign direct investment throughout the region including through the ongoing ratification and implementation of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Trade Agreement. The branch's significant development program includes priorities such as poverty alleviation, women's economic empowerment and support to democracy and human rights. The branch also supports relevant branches and our missions in providing timely consular services for Canadians as well as advocacy on non-consular cases (ex: permanent residents). Our work in each stream is underpinned by the Feminist Foreign Policy agenda.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$92,633,700$11,298,139$218,346,102$322,277,941

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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PETER MACDOUGALL

Peter MacDougall Assistant Deputy Minister, Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Maghreb 

Peter MacDougall assumed his responsibilities as ADM Europe, Arctic and Maghreb (EGM) in July 2019. Prior to this, Mr. MacDougall was Ambassador of Canada to Jordan from 2016 to 2019. He was the assistant secretary to the Cabinet for Foreign and Defence Policy from January 2015 to August 2016.

Mr. MacDougall has a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of British Columbia (1988); a bachelor of social work from the University of Victoria (1992); a master of social work from McGill University (1998); a master of arts in international relations from Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne (2014); and Diploma, École nationale d'administration, Strasbourg (2014).

Mr. MacDougall worked in the non-profit sector prior to joining Health Canada in 2000. He became director of HRSDC's Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Initiative in 2004. In 2006, he became director of Intergovernmental and Stakeholder Relations at CIC, and subsequently, DG, Admissibility Policy, and DG, Refugee Affairs, before joining the Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat at the Privy Council Office in 2011 as director of operations.

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AMERICAS (NGM)

MANDATE

The branch advances Canada's priorities in the 39 countries across North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The branch consists of five bureaus as well as 48 missions, in 25 countries. The branch promotes Canada's interests and values in Canada and across our mission network through policy development, trade promotion, diplomacy, advocacy, and effective engagement. The branch also supports the Department's 2019-20 priorities of strengthening the rules-based international order, implementing a feminist approach, pursuing more diversified, modern and inclusive trade and investments in the region, as well as strengthening Canada's place in North America. Our international assistance contributes to poverty reduction, fostering peace and security, and in so doing, advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. Through our Geo Coordination and Mission Support function at Headquarters, we champion innovation and coordinate missions and geographic branches to advance Government of Canada priorities, enabling effective collaboration, both internally and with other Governmental stakeholders, effective information sharing, planning and reporting, and effective public diplomacy. Through our mission network, the branch further provides timely and appropriate consular services for Canadians abroad. In all our offices, the branch aims to foster a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees.

On Latin America and the Caribbean, Canadian leadership is sought. Our convening power is evidenced though engagement in the Lima Group (Group of friends of Venezuela), the Organization of American States and other multilateral fora. The branch is working to develop long term vision for Canada in the region across all three business lines.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$96,371,695$19,781,580$260,976,097$377,129,372

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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MICHAEL GRANT

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER

Michael Grant is ADM for the Americas at Global Affairs Canada. A diplomat since 1994, Michael has served in Serbia, Turkey (with responsibility for Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan), Argentina, Mexico, Libya as Ambassador, and most recently as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

In Ottawa, Michael has served in various positions covering the Middle East, G7 and international security at Global Affairs Canada, the Privy Council Office and as Director General for International Security Policy at the Department of National Defence. Michael is originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, and is a Graduate of Concordia University (BAdmin, 1992).

He began his professional life as a Canadian Sales Representative for Allied Mineral products from Columbus, Ohio. An avid hockey player, average golfer and aspiring yogi, Michael spends his spare time pretending he is a 1970s rocker with his kids.

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ASIA-PACIFIC (OGM)

MANDATE

The branch is focussed on leveraging Canadian interests in the most economically dynamic region in the world – a region that has tremendous potential for Canada. The Asia Pacific region is home to emerging super powers such as China; emerging powers, such as India, home to 1.3 billion people. Many other Asian countries are going through rapid transitions in economic development. The branch promotes Canada's interests and values through policy development, diplomacy, and advocacy; and in so doing, it is strengthening the rules-based international order and implementing a feminist approach. The branch also supports increased and more diverse trade and investment in the region, with an emphasis in 2019-20 on pursuing more diversified, modern and progressive trade. Our international assistance contributes to poverty reduction, fostering peace and security, and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. Through our mission network, the branch further provides timely and appropriate consular services for Canadians abroad. In all our offices, the branch aims to foster a diverse, inclusive working environment, for all employees.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$72,566,192$17,086,242$303,218,068$392,870,502

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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PAUL THOPPIL

ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER

Mr. Paul Thoppil was appointed as Assistant Deputy Minister, Asia Pacific in January 2019. Prior to his appointment he was the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Finances, Results and Delivery Officer of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC). From 2009 to 2014 Mr. Thoppil was the Commercial Minister at the Canadian Embassy to Japan in Tokyo. Between joining Global Affairs Canada in 2004 and his posting in Japan in Japan in 2009, Mr. Thoppil was Director General at Global Affairs for Innovation and Partnerships, Corporate Finance, Corporate Planning, and Global Business and Opportunities. He has also previously worked as CFO and V.P. of Risk and Financial Services for the Canadian Commercial Corporation as well as the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Department of Finance.

Mr. Thoppil is married to Naina Thoppil and has two children. He obtained degree from the University of Ottawa and is a Charted Professional Accountant.

HOT ISSUES

LEGAL SERVICES UNIT (JUS)

MANDATE

The unit comprises 26 Department of Justice lawyers and advises Global Affairs Canada on all legal aspects of its operations – except on public international law and military law – to the extent it forms part of Global Affairs Canada's area of responsibility. The branch is nested in a vast nationwide network of Justice Canada lawyers and paralegals, benefitting from recognized experts in a plethora of specialties, which makes the Department of Justice Canada's largest law firm. It provides the following services: (i) legal advice on issues of Canadian law, including Crown law, labour and employment law, consular affairs, national security, intellectual property, access to information and privacy; (ii) legal advice on commercial law (transfer payments, public procurement, construction law, etc.); (iii) legal advice on real property law (leases, acquisition and disposition of property, etc.); (iv) legal advice on the negotiation, drafting, and interpretation of legal instruments, whether binding or non-binding; (v) litigation support; and (vi) drafting of legal instruments, domestic or commercial.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$976,867$7,550,689$8,527,556

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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DANIEL ROUSSY, LL-L, LL-B

SENIOR GENERAL COUNSEL , DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Daniel Roussy, LL-L, LL-B Appointed Senior General Counsel at Global Affairs Canada Legal Services Unit (JUS) since September 2017, Daniel is a member of the Barreau du Québec (1993) and the Law Society of Ontario (1995). He holds a licence in civil and common law from the National Program at the University of Ottawa. He previously held the position of General Counsel at the CRTC and worked with the LSUs of ESDC, CSIS and DFO.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF AUDIT EXECUTIVE (VBD)

MANDATE

The Office of the Chief Audit Executive (OCAE) conducts internal audits and advisory engagements on all programs and functions within Global Affairs Canada.

The internal audit function helps the department achieve its mandate by bringing an independent, systematic and disciplined approach to assess the effectiveness of governance operations, risk management practices and internal controls. The audits are planned using risk-based methodology which is undertaken every two years. In the offsetting year, the risk-based audit plan is refreshed to capture any new or emerging risks.

Audit reports are tabled before the Departmental Audit Committee (DAC), chaired by Stephen Wallace, BA and supported by Laurie Edwards, CPA; Andree Lafortune, CPA and Kim Scott, MA. The DAC membership was just recently renewed.

The OCAE conducts follow up on all internal and external audit recommendations to ensure timely implementation to properly address risk areas identified by the audits. The follow-up status report on audit recommendations is also routinely tabled at the DAC.

The OCAE acts as the liaison with external assurance providers such as the Office of the Auditor General and the Public Service Commission.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$3,584,401$1,169,878  $4,754,279

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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BRAHIM ACHTOUTAL

CHIEF AUDIT EXECUTIVE

Brahim Achtoutal joined Global Affairs Canada in November 2015 as Chief Audit Executive. He has significant experience, spanning over 25 years, working in both private and public sector in various management positions.

After spending over 15 years in the private sector working in the banking industry and then for Ernst & Young in the area of external financial audit and due diligence he accepted a position in the public service. His career with the federal government started with former Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada before joining Global Affairs Canada.

Brahim is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), has an MBA from HEC Montréal University and is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

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INSPECTION, INTEGRITY AND VALUES & ETHICS BUREAU (ZID)

MANDATE

The Inspector General (IG) is responsible for the inspection of Canada's missions abroad; values and ethics guidance and compliance (including harassment, conflict of interest and PSDPA wrong-doing disclosures*); fraud risk management; mental health and employee assistance services; and all investigations related to V&E matters and fraud. The IG also provides support and guidance to Heads of Mission and undertakes different forms of outreach and intervention across the mission network. The office, which comprises 3 divisions, operates with autonomy from other departmental structures, to reinforce its neutrality, confidentiality and objectivity; the IG reports directly to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, while, separately, the Director for Values & Ethics also has direct delegated authority from the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs on wrongdoing disclosures and harassment. *Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$3,722,860$1,771,175  $5,494,035

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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TAMARA GUTTMAN

INSPECTOR GENERAL (DIRECTOR GENERAL)

Tamara Guttman, Inspector General since September 2016.

Tamara is a career diplomat, who joined the foreign service in 1990. She served as Ambassador of Canada to Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia from 2010 to 2013, and from 2013 to 2016 as Director General of the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs). She has also served abroad at Canada's missions in Rome, Copenhagen, Seoul and Budapest, and was speechwriter and foreign policy advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada 2001-2003. She has a BA from Carleton University (1989).

Deputy Inspector General / Director of Inspections: Pierre Giroux (ZIV)

Director, Special Investigations Unit: Jerome Bernier (ZIU)

Director, Values & Ethics and Workplace Well-being: (Heather DiPenta – departs Aug 16; position being re-staffed) (ZIB)

HOT ISSUES

CORPORATE SECRETERIAT (DCD)

MANDATE

The Corporate Secretariat coordinates advice and provides services to ministers and deputy ministers related to Cabinet and parliamentary affairs, correspondence, and executive briefing. It is also responsible for departmental performance and compliance related to obligations under the Access to Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Canada Evidence Act, and the Statutory Instruments Act (i.e., regulations making). The Corporate Secretariat provides strategic advice and support for the department's corporate governance committees, particularly the Executive Committee, and acts as a focal point for the department's work to advance open and transparent government. Its Ministerial Liaison Unit plays a unique role in its direct administrative support to ministers' and deputy ministers' offices. The Corporate Secretariat's primary clients are ministers and deputy ministers, however, in all areas of its mandate (e.g., Cabinet affairs, executive briefing, ATIP, etc.), it also provides advice and support to clients in divisions across the department, including training on processes, strategies and legal obligations.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$12,584,996$2,917,364  $15,502,360

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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JENNIFER MACINTYRE

DIRECTOR GENERAL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY

Jennifer MacIntyre holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University (1997) and a Masters in Public Administration from Queen's University (2008). Jennifer served as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister responsible for international visits and summits before joining the former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2003. She was Deputy Director with the Global Partnership Program, responsible for Canada's nuclear security programming in the Russian Federation, until 2006, when she was posted to Washington, D.C., as Counsellor (Intergovernmental Affairs) and Executive Assistant to the Ambassador to the United States. In 2011, she returned to Ottawa as the Director of the Europe and Eurasia Bureau's Bilateral Relations and Operations Division. In 2013, she was appointed Ambassador to the Swiss Federal Council with concurrent accreditation to the Principality of Liechtenstein. In 2017, she was appointed Ambassador of Canada for Climate Change. She was named Director General and Corporate Secretary in 2018. She is the departmental concierge for the upcoming transition in October/November 2019.

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OFFICE OF PROTOCOL (XDD)

MANDATE

The Office of Protocol advances Canada's bilateral relations and foreign policy objectives in partnership with geographic branches and PCO, and facilitates the presence and work of the foreign diplomatic community in Canada, by:

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$5,505,373$18,063,737$50,000$15,854,000$39,473,110

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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STEWART WHEELER

DIRECTOR GENERAL CHIEF OF PROTOCOL

Stewart Wheeler became Chief of Protocol of Canada in January 2019. Prior to that he served as ADM of International Relations/Chief of Protocol in Ontario's Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs (201618). Stewart has over 20 years experience in the Foreign Service, with postings in Washington, London, Bogota, Kabul and as Ambassador of Canada to Iceland (2012-16). He also served as Press Secretary to Governor General Adrienne Clarkson.

In overseas assignments, Stewart has covered policy areas including: U.S. congressional relations, trade promotion, Arctic foreign policy, energy trade policy, human rights, peace processes, post-conflict reconstruction, and public affairs. In Ottawa, he has worked in parliamentary and Cabinet relations, media relations, Mexico Relations, corporate and internal communications.

Stewart studied international relations at Trent University and the Universidad de Granada in Spain. He received the Minister's Award for Foreign Policy Excellence in 1999, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002, and the Operational Service Medal – South-West Asia Ribbon, for his civilian service in Afghanistan (2010-2011).

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INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE OPERATIONS (DPD)

MANDATE

The International Assistance Operations Bureau (Special Bureau) was created in 2017 to provide centralized guidance and coordination for all branches responsible for international assistance programs. The bureau reports directly to the Deputy Minister for International Development on behalf of Global Affairs Canada Deputy Ministers responsible for international assistance.

The bureau provides guidance, advice, tools and training to programming branches on how to operationalize international assistance. The bureau is also mandated to streamline, simplify, and harmonize programming approaches, including development of related guidance and program policies. The bureau leads on results reporting and risk management for international assistance, as well as housing the results-based management Centre of Excellence. The bureau oversees key horizontal files, such as Women, Voice and Leadership. Finally, the bureau engages program branches throughout the investment planning and approval process in order to support and track progress, particularly with regard to departmental international assistance commitments.

FINANCIAL AND HUMAN RESOURCES*

SalaryOperationsCapital**G&CTotal
$3,059,080$432,649  $3,491,729

*Indicative numbers only. May receive further funding through the year through TB Submissions, cost recovery, RMC requests, etc. **G & Cs have not yet been approved by the Deputy Minister of International Development

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EDMOND D. WEGA

DIRECTOR GENERAL

*Incoming- date TBC

Edmond D. Wega began his public service career at Transport Canada in 2001. He subsequently worked with the Department of Finance Canada, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and the Privy Council Office. He joined the Canadian International Development Agenda in 2003, working on Canada's assistance to Central and Eastern Europe. In the following years, he held various managerial positions, including Director of the Canada Fund for Africa Secretariat, responsible for the delivery of Canada's G8 commitment in support of the New Partnership for Africa's Development.

He subsequently served abroad, in Addis Ababa (2008-2012) and in Maputo (2012-2015) as Head of Aid and Senior Director responsible for Canada's development programs in Ethiopia and Mozambique. At Global Affairs Canada, Mr. Wega led the Pan Africa Development Program as Senior Director (2015-2016) before serving as Director General of the Eastern and Southern Africa Bureau. Most recently, Mr. Wega served as Ambassador of Canada to Burkina Faso and Benin.

Global Affairs Canada Corporate Governance Committee Structure.

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Global Affairs Canada Corporate Governance Committee Structure.

Note - The entire corporate governance structure is under review.

Global Affairs Canada's Corporate Governance Committee Structure has three levels of committees:

Level 1

Committees are chaired by the Deputy Head and include the Policy Committee, Executive Committee, and Performance Measurement and Evaluation Committee. The Departmental Audit Committee is a level 1 external committee.

Level 2

Committees are chaired by Assistant Deputy Ministers, and include the Assistant Deputy Minister Steering Committee on Security, Resource Management Committee, Corporate Management Committee and Programs Committee.

Level 3

Committees include a variety of committees that have an operational mandate and include the Business Continuity Management Committee, Director General Security Committee, IM/IT Strategy Committee, Awards and Recognition Committee, Employment Equity Advisory Committee, Global Affairs Canada Reno Project Director General Steering Committee, MCO Governance Committee, Mission Committee, Occupational Health and Safety Policy Committee, Official Languages Advisory Committee and the Director General Program Committee.

The following committees are mandated or strongly recommended by TBS:

  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation Committee
  • Business Continuity Management Committee
  • Employment Equity Advisory Committee
  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy Committee
  • Official Languages Advisory Committee

Global Affairs Canada is currently reviewing its current suite of corporate governance committees to map and confirm a clear and efficient structure that contributes to stronger decision-making, collective management and good governance.

NETWORK MAP

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Missions / Points of Service by Geographic Portfolio and Category

Summary of Missions / Points of Service

Global Affairs Canada International Network
 CategoryTotal by Category
Designation12345
Embassies949182078
High Commissions21226022
Embassy/High Commission of Canada (Program) Offices00110011
Offices of the Embassy / High Commission00111113
Representative Offices010102
Multilaterals or Permanent5420011
Consulates General11563025
Consulates0037010
Consular Agencies000606
Regional Offices000000
Total178133461178
DesignationEurope & Middle EastAsia PacificAfricaAmericasCanadaTotal
Embassies4210917078
High Commissions1984022
Embassy/ High Commission of Canada (Program) Offices3233011
Offices of the Embassy / High Commission2614013
Representative Offices110002
Multilaterals or Permanent8102011
Consulates General29015026
Consulates230409
Consular Agencies000606
Australian, CCC & Other Offices02600026
Regional Offices in Canada000055
Honorary Consulates37151732010 1
Total by Geographic Portfolio988238875310

Points of Service excluding Australian, CCC & Other Offices, Regional Offices and Honorary Consulates = 178

Europe & Middle East

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
Abu DhabiUnited Arab EmiratesThe Embassy of Canada to the United Arab Emirates2
AlgiersAlgeriaThe Embassy of Canada to Algeria2
AmmanJordanThe Embassy of Canada to Jordan2
AnkaraTurkeyThe Embassy of Canada to Turkey2
AstanaKazakhstanThe Embassy of Canada to Kazakhstan3
AthensGreeceThe Embassy of Canada to Greece2
BaghdadIraqThe Embassy of Canada to Iraq3
BeirutLebanonThe Embassy of Canada to Lebanon2
BelgradeRepublic of SerbiaThe Embassy of Canada to the Republic of Serbia2
BerlinGerman yThe Embassy of Canada to Germany1
BerneSwitzerlandThe Embassy of Canada to Switzerland2
BrusselsBelgiumThe Embassy of Canada to Belgium2
BucharestRomaniaThe Embassy of Canada to Romania2
BudapestHungaryThe Embassy of Canada to Hungary2
CairoEgyptThe Embassy of Canada to Egypt2
CopenhagenDenmarkThe Embassy of Canada, Copenhagen, Denmark2
DamascusSyriaThe Embassy of Canada to Syria2
DohaQatarThe Embassy of Canada to Qatar3
DublinIrelandThe Embassy of Canada, Dublin, Ireland2
Hague, TheNetherland sThe Embassy of Canada to the Netherlands2
HelsinkiFinlandThe Embassy of Canada to Finland2
Kuwait CityKuwaitThe Embassy of Canada to Kuwait2
KyivUkraineThe Embassy of Canada to Ukraine2
LisbonPortugalThe Embassy of Canada to Portugal2
MadridSpainThe Embassy of Canada to Spain2
MoscowRussian FederationThe Embassy of Canada to Russia1
OsloNorwayThe Embassy of Canada to Norway2
ParisFranceThe Embassy of Canada to France1
PragueCzech RepublicThe Embassy of Canada to the Czech Republic2
RabatMoroccoThe Embassy of Canada to Morocco2
ReykjavikIcelandThe Embassy of Canada to Iceland3
RigaLatviaThe Embassy of Canada to Latvia3
RiyadhSaudi ArabiaThe Embassy of Canada to Saudi Arabia2
RomeItalyThe Embassy of Canada to Italy1
StockholmSwedenThe Embassy of Canada to Sweden2
Tel AvivIsraelThe Embassy of Canada to Israel2
TripoliLibyaThe Embassy of Canada to Libya3
TunisTunisiaThe Embassy of Canada to Tunisia2
Vatican CityHoly SeeThe Embassy of Canada to the Holy See2
ViennaAustriaThe Embassy of Canada to Austria1
WarsawPolandThe Embassy of Canada to Poland2
ZagrebCroatiaThe Embassy of Canada to Croatia3
42   

High Commissions (HC)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategoryCommonproperty)
LondonUnited KingdomThe High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom1
1   

Embassy / High Commission of Canada (Program) (PO)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
Bratislava Tallinn VilniusSlovakia Estonia LithuaniaThe Office of the Embassy of Canada, Bratislava The Office of the Embassy of Canada, Tallinn The Office of the Embassy of Canada, Vilnius444
3  

Europe & Middle East

Offices of the Embassy / High Commission (O)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
Barcelona ErbilSpain Iraqi KurdistanThe Consulate and Trade Office of Canada, Barcelona The Office of the Canadian Embassy, Erbil43
2   

Representative Offices (RO)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
RamallahWest Bank & GazaRepresentative Office of Canada, Ramallah4
1   

Australian (A), Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) & Other Offices (O)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
    
0   

Multilaterals (M)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
Brussels EUBelgiumThe Mission of Canada to the European Union1
Brussels NATOBelgiumCanadian Joint Delegation to the North Atlantic Council1

Geneva PERM

Switzerland
The Permanent Mission of Canada to the Office of the United Nations and to the Conference on Disarmament
1
Geneva WTOSwitzerlandThe Permanent Mission of Canada to the World Trade Organization1

Paris OECD

France
The Permanent Delegation of Canada to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
2
Paris UNESCOFranceThe Permanent Delegation of Canada to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization2
Vienna OSCEAustriaCanadian delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe3
Vienna PERMAustriaThe Permanent Mission of Canada to the International Organizations (IAEA, CBTBO, UNODC/UNOV)3
8   

Consulates General (CG)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
Istanbul DubaiTurkeyUnited Arab EmiratesThe Consulate General of Canada, Istanbul The Consulate General of Canada, United Arab Emirates43
2   

Europe & Middle East

Consulates (C)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
Dusseldorf Germany The Consulate of Canada, Düsseldorf 4
MunichGermanyThe Consulate of Canada, Munich4
2   

Consular Agencies (CA)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
    
0   

Consulates headed by an Honorary Consul

Point of ServiceCountryStatus
BelfastUnited KingdomActive
BishkekKvrgvz Reoub li cActive
CardiffUnited KingdomActive
EdinburghUnited KingdomActive
FaroPortugalActive
FlandersBelgiumActive
GothenburgSwedenActive
JeddahSaudi ArabiaActive
LiegeBelgiumActive
LjubljanaSloveniaActive
LuxembourgLuxembourgActive
LvivUkraineActive
LyonFranceActive
MalagaSpainActive
ManamaBahrainActive
MilanItalyActive
MonacoMonacoActive
MuscatOmanActive
NiceFranceActive
NicosiaCyprusActive
NuukGreenlandActive
Ponta DelgadaPortugalAct ive
ReykjavicIcelandActive
Sana'aYemenActive
SkopjeMacedoniaActive
SofiaBulgariaActive
StavangerNorwayActive
St. Pierre and MiquelonFranceActive
StuttgartGermanyActive
TashkentUzbekistanAct ive
TbilisiGeorgiaActive
ThessalonikiGreeceActive
TiranaAlbaniaActive
ToulouseFranceActive
VallettaMaltaActive
VladivostokRussia FederationActive
YerevanArmeniaActive
   
37  

Asia Pacific

Embassies (E)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
BangkokThailandThe Embassv of Canada to Thailand2
BeijingChinaThe Embassy of Canada to China1
HanoiVietnamThe Embassy of Canada to Vietnam2
JakartaIndonesiaThe Embassy of Canada to Indonesia2
KabulAfghani s tanThe Embassy of Canada to Afghanistan3
ManilaPhilippinesThe Embassy of Canada to the Philippines2
SeoulKorea, SouthThe Embassy of Canada to the Repub lic of Korea2
TokyoJapanThe Embassy of Canada to Japan1
UlaanbaatarMongoliaThe Embassy of Canada to Mongolia3
YangonBurmaThe Embassy of Canada to Burma4
    
10   

High Commissions (HC)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
Bandar Seri BegawanBruneiThe High Commission of Canada to Brunei Darussalam4
CanberraAustraliaThe High Commission of Canada to Australia2
ColomboSri LankaThe High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka3
DhakaBangladeshThe High Commission of Canada to Bangladesh2
IslamabadPakistanThe High Commission of Canada to Pakistan2
Kuala LumpurMalaysiaThe High Commission of Canada to Malaysia2
New DelhiIndiaThe High Commission of Canada to India1
SingaporeSingaporeThe High Commission of Canada to Singapore2
WellingtonNew ZealandThe High Commission of Canada to New Zealand2
    
9   

Embassy/ High Commission of Canada (Program) (PO)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
Phnom Penh (1 Sept 2 015 )CambodiaThe Office of the Embassy of Canada, Thailand4
Vientiane (1 Sept 2 015)LaosThe Office of the Embassy of Canada , Thailand4
2   

Offices of the Embassy/ High Commission (0)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
AhmedabadIndiaThe Canadian Trade Office Ahmedabad4
HvderabadIndiaThe Canadian Trade Office Hvderabad4
KarachiPakistanThe Canadian Trade Office Karachi4
FukuokaJapanThe Canadian Trade Office Fukuoka5
KolkataIndiaThe Canadian Trade Office Kolkata4
SapporoJapanThe Canadian Trade Office Sapporo4
   
6   

Representative Offices (RO)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
TaipeiTaiwanThe Canadian Trade Office, Taipei2

1
   

Australian (A)Canadian Commercial Corporation ( CCC) & 0ther Offices(0)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
ApiaSamoaAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
ChengduChinaCanadian Commercial Corporation Representative OfficeN/ A
DenpasarIndonesiaAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
DiliTimor-LesteAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
HangzhouChinaCanadian Commercial Corporation Representative OfficeN/ A
HoniaraSolomon IslandsAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
HonoluluHawaiiAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
NanjingChinaCanadian Commercial Corporation Representative OfficeN/ A
NoumeaNew CaledoniaAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
Nuku'alofaTongaAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
Phnom PenhCambodiaAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
PohnpeiMicronesiaAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
Port MoresbyPapua New GuineaAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
Port VilaVanuatuAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
PyongyangKorea , NorthSwedish EmbassyN/ A
QingdaoChinaCanadian Commercial Corporation Representative OfficeN/ A
ShenyangChinaCanadian Commercial Corporation Representative OfficeN/ A
ShenzhenChinaCanadian Commercial Corporation Representative OfficeN/ A
SuvaFijiAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
TarawaKiribatiAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
Tian Jlll (January 2015)ChinaCanadian Commercial Corporation Representatlve OfficeN / A
VientianeLaosAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
WuhanChinaCanadian Commercial Corporation Representative OfficeN / A
Xi'anChinaCanadian Commercial Corporation Representative OfficeN/ A
XiamenChinaCanadian Commercial Corporation Representative OfficeN / A
YangonBurmaAustralian High Commissions and ConsulatesN/ A
26   

Multilaterals (M)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
ASEAN (1 August 2015)IndonisiaAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations2
   

Consulates General (CG)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
BangaloreIndiaThe Consulate General of Canada , Bangalore4
ChandigarhIndiaThe Consulate General of Canada , Chandigarh3
ChongqingChinaThe Consulate General of Canada , Chongqing3
GuangzhouChinaThe Consulate General of Canada , Guangzhou3
Ho Chi Minh CityVietnamThe Consulate General of Canada , Ho Chi Minh City4
Hong KongChinaThe Consulate General of Canada , Hong Kong2
MumbaiIndiaThe Consulate General of Canada , Mumbai3
ShanghaiChinaThe Consulate General of Canada , Shanghai2
SydneyAustraliaThe Consulate General of Canada , Sydney2
9   

Consulates ( C)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
AucklandNew ZealandThe Consulate and Trade Office of Canada, Auckland4
ChennaiIndiaThe Consulate of Canada , Chennai4
NagoyaJapanThe Consulate of Canada , Nagoya4
3   

Consular Agencies ( CA)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
    

0
   

Consulates headed by an Honorary Consul

Point of Service
Country

Status
BusanKorea , SouthActive
CebuPhilippinesActive
Chiang MaiThailandActive
FukuokaJapanActive
HiroshimaJapanActive
KarachiPakistanActive
KathmanduNepalActive
KolkataIndiaActive
LahorePakistanActive
MelbourneAustraliaActive
NadiFijiActive
OsakaJapanActive
PenangMalaysiaActive
PerthAustraliaActive
SapporoJapanActive
15  

Africa

Multilaterals (M)


Mission

Country

Designation / Title
Category Services (property)
    

0
   

Consulates General (CG)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
    

0
   

Consulates (C)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
   

0
   

Consular Agencies (CA)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
    

0
   

Consulates lead by an Honorary Consul

Point of ServiceCountryStatus
AntananarivoMadagascarActive
AsmaraEritreaActive
BanguiCentral African RepublicActive
Cape TownSouth AfricaActive
CotonouBeninActive
DjiboutiDjiboutiActive
DoualaCameroonActive
FreetownSierra LeoneActive
KampalaUgandaActive
LibrevilleGabonActive
LuandaAngolaActive
N'DjamenaChadActive
NiameyNigerActive
NouakchottMauritaniaActive
Port HarcourtNigeriaActive
Port LouisMauritiusActive
WindhoekNamibiaActive
17  

Americas

Embassies (E)

MissionCountryDesignation / Title
BogotaColombiaThe Embassy of Canada to Colombia2
BrasiliaBrazilThe Embassy of Canada to Brazil2
Buenos AiresAr2:entinaThe Embassy of Canada to Ar2:entina2
CaracasVenezuelaThe Embassy of Canada to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela2
Guatemala CityGuatemalaThe Embassy of Canada to Guatemala2
HavanaCubaThe Embassy of Canada to Cuba2
LimaPeruThe Embassy of Canada to Peru2
Mexico CitvMexicoThe Embassy of Canada to Mexico Mexico City1
MontevideoUruguayThe Embassy of Canada to Uruguay3
Panama CityPanamaThe Embassy of Canada to Panama3
Port-au-PrinceHaitiThe Embassy of Canada to Haiti2
QuitoEcuadorThe Embassy of Canada to Ecuador3
San JoseCosta RicaThe Embassy of Canada to Costa Rica2
San SalvadorEl SalvadorThe Embassy of Canada to El Salvador3
SantiagoChileThe Embassy of Canada to Chile2
Santo DomingoDominican RepublicThe Embassy of Canada to the Dominican Republic3
Washington, DCUnited StatesThe Embassy of Canada to the United States of America, Washington1
17   

High Commissions ( HC)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
Bridge townBarbadosThe High Commission of Canada to Barbados2
GeorgetownGuyanaThe High Commission of Canada to Guyana2
KingstonJamaicaThe High Commission of Canada to Jamaica2
Port of SpainTrinidad & TobagoThe High Commission of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago2
4   

Embassy/ High Commission of Canada (Program) (PO)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
La PazBoliviaOffice of the Canadian Embassy , La Paz3
ManaguaNicaraguaOffice of the Canadian Embassy , Managua4
TegucigalpaHondurasOffice of the Embassy of Canada, Tegucigalpa4
3   

Offices of the Embassy/ High Commission (0)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
Belo HorizonteBrazilThe Canadian Trade Office, Belo Horizonte4
Palo Alto (California)United StatesThe Canadian Trade Office, Palo Alto4
Porto AlegreBrazilThe Canadian Trade Office, Porto Alegre4
RecifeBrazilThe Canadian Trade Office, Recife4
4   

American ( A) Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) & 0ther Offices (0)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
    

0
   

Multilaterals (M)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
New York PERMUnited StatesThe Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations1
Washington OASUnited StatesThe Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization of American States2

2
   

Consulates General (CG)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
Atlanta (Georgia)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada , Atlanta2
Boston (Massachusetts)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada , Boston2
Chicago (Illinois)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada , Chicago2
Dallas (Texas)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada , Dallas2
Denver (Colorado)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada , Denver2
Detroit (Michigan)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada , Detroit2
Los Angeles (California)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada, Los Angeles2
Miami (Florida)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada, Miami2
Minneapolis (Minn esota)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada, Minneapolis2
MonterreyMexicoThe Consulate General of Canada, Monterrey3
New York (New York)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada, New York1
Rio de JaneiroBrazilThe Consulate General of Canada, Rio de Janeiro3
San Francisco (California)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco2
Sao PauloBrazilThe Consulate General of Canada, Sao Paulo2
Seattle (Washington)United StatesThe Consulate General of Canada, Seattle2
15   

Consulates (C)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
GuadalajaraMexicoThe Consulate of Canada, Guadalajara3
Houston(Texas)United StatesThe Consulate of Canada, Houston3
Punt a CanaDominican RepublicThe Consulate of Canada, Punta Cana4
San Diego (California)United StatesThe Consulate of Canada, San Diego4
4   

Consular Agencies (CA)

MissionCountryDesignation / TitleCategory
AcapulcoMexicoThe Consular Agency of Canada, Acapulco4
CancunMexicoThe Consular Agency of Canada, Cancun4
MazatlanMexicoThe Consular Agency of Canada, Mazatlan4
Playa del CarmenMexicoThe Consular Agency of Canada , Playa del Carmen4
Puerto VallartaMexicoThe Consular Agency of Canada, Puerto Vallarta4
San Jose del CaboMexicoThe Consular Agency of Canada , San Jose del Cabo4
6   

Consulates headed by an Honorary Consul

Point of ServiceCountry Status
Anchorage(Alaska)United States Active
AntofagastaChile Active
AsuncionParaguay Active
Austin (Texas)United States Active
Belize CityBelize Active
Belo HorizonteBrazil Active
Bismarck (North Dakota)United StatesNo consular servicesActive
CartegenaColombia Active
Columbus (Ohio)United States Active
Des Moines (Iowa)United StatesNo consular servicesActive
George TownCayman Islands Active
GuardalacavaCuba Active
GuayaquilEcuador Active
HamiltonBermuda Active
Memphis (Tennessee)United StatesNo consular servicesActive
Montego BayJamaica Active
NassauBahamas Active
New Orleans (Louisiana)United StatesNo consular servicesActive
ParamariboSuriname Active
Phoenix (Arizona)United StatesNo consular servicesActive
Portland (Maine)United StatesNo consular servicesActive
Portland (Oregon)United StatesNo consular servicesActive
Puerto PlataDominican Republic  Active
Raleigh-Durham ( N.Carolina)United StatesNo consular servicesActive
Richmond (Virginia)United StatesNo consular servicesActive
Saint MaartenNetherlands Antilles Active
Salt Lake City ( Utah)United StatesNo consular servicesActive
San Juan (Puerto Rico)United States Active
St. Louis (Missouri)United StatesNo consular servicesActive
TijuanaMexico Active
VaraderoCuba Active
WillemstadCuracao Active
;32   

Canada

Regional Offices

Regional OfficesProvinceDesignation / Title
CalgaryAlbertaCanadian Trade Commissioner Service
HalifaxNova ScotiaCanadian Trade Commissioner Service
MontrealQuebecCanadian Trade Commissioner Service
TorontoOntarioCanadian Trade Commissioner Service
VancouverBritish Columbia and YukonCanadian Trade Commissioner Service
5  

Global Affairs Canada International Network

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Global Affairs Canada International Network

LEGEND: CBS = Canada-Based Staff / LES = Locally Engaged Staff / OGD = Other Government Department

Missionsby Geographic Region 
Americas5531%
Europe, Middle East an6134%
Sub-Saharan Africa2121%
Asia-Pacific4123%
Total178 
  • Canada's Network abroad consists of : 178 missions in 110 countries.
  • Canada's International Network had 7,959 positions (includes Global Affairs Canada and partners/co-locators) abroad.
  • Canada-Based Positions (CBS): 2,304
  • Locally-Engaged Positions (LES): 5,655

* Position counts are used rather than employee counts to ensure a consistent year over year picture of Canada's presence abroad.

CBS and LES Positions by Geographic Region
Asia-Pacific2 457
Sub-Saharan Africa839
Europe, Middle Eastand Maghreb2 597
Americas2 066
Total7 959
CBS Positions by Hardship Level
Non-hardship791
Level I99
Level II87
Level III495
Level IV455
Level V371
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Total2 304

Canada's International Network

Total International Network Positions
 CBSLESTotal
New Delhi73304377
Washington, D.C.151182333
Beijing86228314
London77211288
Mexico City57177234
Paris52143195
Manila38157195
Nairobi52103155
Hong Kong29123152
Tokyo3998137
Islamabad3199130
Bogotá3978117
Moscow3673109
Berlin2978107
Ankara336295
Other1 4823 5395 021
Total2 3045 6557 959

Global Affairs Canada, Partners and Co-locators

Global Affairs Canada, Partners and Co-locators Positions
 CBSLESTotal
Global Affairs Canada1 4624 1935 655
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (3381 1341 472
National Defence (DND)21157268
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)6244106
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)523284
Public Safety Canada (PS)61970
Government of Ontario144155
Export Development Canada (EDC)114051
Government of Quebec162642
Government of Alberta93039
Others6849117
Total2 3045 6557 959
  • * Canada's International Network is comprised of 27 partners and 13 co-locators.
  • * Partners include federal departments, agencies and sub-agencies.
  • * Co-locators include crown corporations, provincial governments and foreign government diplomatic representation.

Approved by Francis Trudel, ADM Human Resources

Data Source: Human Resources Management System (HRMS) as of March 31, 2019

FOREIGN AFFAIRS PRIORITIES

REVITALIZING RULES-BASED IN'T ORDER

ERADICATING POVERTY

DIVERSIFIED, INCLUSIVE TRADE

CANADA'S PLACE IN NORTH AMERICA

FEMINIST FOREIGN POLICY

NORTH AMERICA

EUROPE

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 

AFRICA

MULTILATERAL

LEGAL/REGULATORY

CONSULAR and CRITICAL INCIDENTS

CORPORATE and HUMAN RESOURCES

MIDDLE EAST 

ASIA

UPCOMING EVENTS/TRAVEL

G7 Summit (France): August 24-26 (PM Trudeau, Min Freeland TBC)

Approved by Elissa Golberg, ADM, Strategic Policy

Date Modified: