Structure of the Canadian federal government

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The following list outlines the structure of the federal government of Canada.

Cabinet-level departments, agencies, secretariats and offices are denoted in bold with the corresponding Minister listed alongside.


Departments, with subsidiary units

The following are departments and agencies of Her Majesty's Government:

Standalone agencies, offices, etc., with subsidiary units

See also


  1. The Canadian Forces is separate and distinct from that of the Department of National Defence. The Department is a civilian organisation, and is part of the Public Service of Canada, while the Canadian Forces are a military organisation and are not part of the Public Service. However, the Minister of National Defence is responsible for its direction.


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