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A listing of Canada's federal agencies and crown corporations, with contact information and summaries of their mandates.

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Federal Agencies and Crown Corporations
A listing of Canada's federal agencies and crown corporations, with contact information and summaries of their mandates.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
ACOA's goal is to improve the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and job opportunities.
Auditor General of Canada
The Office audits departments and agencies, most Crown corporations, and many other federal organizations; it is also the auditor for the governments of Nunavut, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territori...
Canada Border Services Agency
Manages the access of people and goods to and from Canada.
Canada Economic Development for Qu‚bec Regions
Promote the economic development of the regions of Quebec, paying special attention to those experiencing slow economic growth and inadequate employment, with a view to the enhancement of prosperity a...
Canada Industrial Relations Board
CIRB's mandate is to contribute to and promote effective industrial relations in any work, undertaking or business that falls within the authority of the Parliament of Canada.
Canada Revenue Agency
The CRA administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories; and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.
Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal
Its objective is to contribute to Canada's cultural community by encouraging constructive professional relations between artists and producers in federal jurisdiction.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
CCOHS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety.
Canadian Coast Guard
As a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the CCG owns and operates the federal government's civilian fleet and helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessibl...
Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board
An independent tribunal of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the board certifies cultural property for income tax purposes and reviews appeals of applications for export permits that have been deni...
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Their role "is to provide Canadians with high-quality environmental assessments that contribute to informed decision making, in support of sustainable development."
Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency which regulates grain handling in Canada and sets grain quality standards. It inspects grain, licenses grain companies, operates a research laborato...
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination ar...
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
"To the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health care system."
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Administers Canada's intellectual property systems (patents, trade-marks, copyrights, industrial designs, and integrated circuit topographies).
Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."
Canadian International Trade Tribunal
The main, independent, quasi-judicial institution in Canada's trade remedy system.
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
A group of Health Physics and Radiation Safety Specialists, dedicated to providing tailored radiation safety services to employees in the handling of nuclear substances.
Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission
Responsible for regulating Canada's broadcasting and telecommunications systems.
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Protects the national security interests of Canada by investigating and reporting on threats to the security of Canada.
Canadian Tourism Commission
Advertises and markets Canada in 10 countries around the world; conducts industry research and studies; and promotes product and industry development.
Canadian Transportation Agency
The Agency's responsibilities include: Dispute Resolution, to resolve complaints about transportation services, rates, fees and charges; Accessibility, to ensure that our national transportation syste...
Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP
To provide civilian oversight of RCMP members' conduct in performing their policing duties so as to hold the RCMP accountable to the public.
Competition Tribunal
The Tribunal is a specialized tribunal that combines expertise in economics and business with expertise in law. It hears and decides all applications made under Parts VII.1 and VIII of the Competition...
Copyright Board Canada
Economic regulatory body empowered to establish, the royalties to be paid for the use of copyrighted works, when the administration of such copyright is entrusted to a collective-administration societ...
Correctional Investigator Canada
Iinvestigate and bring resolution to individual offender complaints, and make recommendations on the Correctional Service's policies and procedures associated with the areas of individual complaints.
Correctional Service of Canada
Responsible for administering sentences of a term of two years or more, as imposed by the courts. CSC is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders unde...
Elections Canada
Conduct federal general elections, by-elections or referendums, administers the political financing provisions of the Canada Elections Act, monitors compliance and enforces electoral legislation.
Fisheries Resource Conservation Council
Forms a partnership between scientific and academic expertise, and all sectors of the fishing industry. Provides annual advice on total allowable catches and other conservation measures related to Atl...
Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission
The HMIRC works with stakeholders - industry, labour and governments - to help safeguard both workers and trade secrets in Canada#s chemical industry.
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
The statutory advisory body to the Minister of the Environment and, through the Minister, to the Government of Canada on the commemoration of nationally significant aspects of Canada's history.
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Responsible for applying the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Its mission is to make decisions on immigration and refugee matters in Canada.
Information Commissioner of Canada
Investigates complaints from people who believe they have been denied rights under the Access to Information Act # Canada's freedom of information legislation.
International Joint Commission
Created by Canada and the United States in recognition that each country is affected by the other's actions in lake and river systems along the border.
NAFTA Secretariat (Canadian Section)
Responsible for the administration of the dispute settlement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
National Battlefields Commission
To highlight and preserve the Plains of Abraham and the Des Braves Park, to honour the memory of both French and British combatants.
National Energy Board
Promotes safety and security, environmental protection and efficient energy infrastructure and markets.
National Film Board
Canada#s public film producer and distributor.
National Parole Board
Makes independent, conditional release and pardon decisions and clemency recommendations.
National Research Council of Canada
Canada's premier organization for research and development.
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs
Safeguards the independence of the judiciary and puts federally appointed judges at arm's length from the Department of Justice. Mandate extends to promoting better administration of justice and provi...
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
Works to promote and expand the constructive dialogue between all members of our society.
Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy
Provides services and timely information to help people learn about bankruptcy and insolvency law.
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
Created to contribute to public confidence in the Canadian financial system.
Public Service Commission
An independent agency responsible for safeguarding the values of a professional Public Service: competence, non-partisanship and representativeness.
Public Service Labour Relations Board
An independent quasi-judicial statutory tribunal that is responsible for administering the collective bargaining and grievance adjudication systems in the federal public service and in Parliament.
RCMP External Review Committee
Reviews certain grievances as well as cases of discipline, demotion or discharge of members of the RCMP.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The RCMP works with communities to ensure the safety of Canadians. It enforces federal laws, provides contract policing to most provinces, many municipalities and First Nations communities. The RCMP p...
Security Intelligence Review Committee
SIRC ensures that the powers of CSIS are used legally and appropriately, by examining past operations of the Service and investigating complaints.
Statistics Canada
Canada's central statistical agency.
Status of Women Canada
A federal government organization that promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.
Supreme Court of Canada
Canada's final court of appeal, the last judicial resort for all litigants, whether individuals or governments.
Tax Court of Canada
A superior court to which individuals and companies may appeal to settle disagreements with the Government of Canada on tax matters.
Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada
Provides an independent review process for anyone who has been given notice of an administrative or enforcement action taken by the Minister of Transport, railway safety inspectors or the Canadian Tra...
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Created to advance transportation safety through the investigation of occurrences in the marine, pipeline, rail and air modes of transportation.
Veterans Review and Appeal Board
Mandated to deal with all applications for review and appeal under the Pension Act, Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act - Part 3, the War Veterans Allowance Act ...
Western Economic Diversification
Works to strengthen western innovation, entrepreneurship and community economic development.

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