Minister of Employment and Social Development (Canada)
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|Minister of Employment and Social Development|
|Department of Employment and Social Development|
|Appointer||Governor General of Canada|
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||Joe Volpe|
|Formation||12 December 2003|
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The Minister of Employment and Social Development (French: Ministre des Ressources humaines et du Développement des compétences) is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who is responsible for Employment and Social Development Canada, the federal department that oversees programs such as Employment Insurance and Canada Student Loans. The Minister is also in charge of Service Canada. Prior to the July 15, 2013 cabinet shuffle, the position was styled as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
On February 6, 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper transferred the responsibilities of the Minister of Social Development into this portfolio. Although the legislated names did not change, in accordance with this amalgamation the Minister was for a while styled the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and the department operated as Human Resources and Social Development Canada. This ceased on October 30, 2008 and the name returned to the legislated one.
The current Minister is Jason Kenney.
The Minister is also responsible for the:
- Canada Employment Insurance Commission
- Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
- Canada Pension Plan: Pension Appeals Board
- Canada Pension Plan: Review Tribunals
- Employment Insurance: Board of Referees
- National Council of Welfare
|No.||Portrait||Name||Term of office||Political party||Ministry|
|1||Joe Volpe||December 12, 2003||January 14, 2005||Liberal||27 (Martin)|
|2||Lucienne Robillard||January 14, 2005||May 17, 2005||Liberal|
|3||Belinda Stronach||May 17, 2005||February 5, 2006||Liberal|
|4||Diane Finley||February 6, 2006||January 3, 2007||Conservative||28 (Harper)|
|5||Monte Solberg||January 4, 2007||October 29, 2008||Conservative|
|6||Diane Finley||October 30, 2008||July 15, 2013||Conservative|
|7||Jason Kenney||July 15, 2013||Incumbent||Conservative|
Prior to 2003, responsibilities for this portfolio fell under the Minister of Human Resources Development.