Governor in Council and Ministerial Appointments

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

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

Apply for a Governor in Council Appointment

A Governor in Council appointment is made by the Governor General, on the advice of the Queen's Privy Council of Canada (i.e., the Cabinet).  The Minister of Finance is responsible for recommending Governor in Council appointments to the following entities:

  • Bank of Canada
  • Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Canada Development Investment Corporation
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
  • Canadian International Trade Tribunal
  • Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office
  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
  • Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
  • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
  • Royal Canadian Mint

Current opportunities

Candidates can register and create their account for GIC appointment applications.

Once the account has been created, candidates will then be able to apply to any available opportunities that are posted on the following GIC Appointments website.

Apply for a Ministerial Appointment

A Ministerial appointment is made directly by the Minister. Interested candidates can apply to opportunities following the instructions in the Ministerial Notice of Opportunity.
The Minister of Finance is responsible for appointments to:

  • the Stakeholder Advisory Council of Payments Canada; and
  • the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services.