The House Administration

The House Administration organizational chart shows, in a hierarchical format, the Board of Internal Economy, the Speaker and the Clerk followed by the seven service areas.

Board of Internal Economy

Composed of Members from all recognized political parties, the Board of Internal Economy is responsible for all matters of financial and administrative policy affecting the House and its Members, premises, services and employees. It has the legal authority to make by-laws and to regulate the use of resources available to the House of Commons.

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Speaker of the House of Commons

As Chair of the Board of Internal Economy, the Speaker is the head of the House Administration and is responsible for its overall direction and management. The Speaker’s administrative duties also involve ensuring that certain documents are published on behalf of the Board, including the Members’ Expenditures Report and the Report to Canadians.

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Clerk of the House of Commons

As Secretary of the Board of Internal Economy, the Clerk is the chief executive of the House Administration and is responsible for the day-to-day management of House staff. The Clerk is responsible for maintaining records of the proceedings of the House, and all decisions made by the House must be authenticated by the Clerk’s signature.

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Corporate Communications

The Corporate Communications team provides the Board of Internal Economy, the Speaker’s Office, the Clerk’s Office and all service areas with strategic advice, analysis, products, tools and support related to corporate communications, corporate branding, crisis communications and public outreach.

  • Communications Advisor
  • Project Officer, Creative Design
  • Editor
  • Communications Assistant

Preparedness and Planning

Preparedness and Planning provides subject-matter expertise, working closely with service area partners to facilitate planning processes that support decision making and ensure business resilience. The group also provides assistance with quality assurance and continuous improvement activities.

  • Planning Officer
  • Project Officer

Audit and Improvement

The Audit and Improvement directorate assists the organization in carrying out its mission to support the parliamentary work of Members through undertaking advisory and assurance activities intended to add value to the organization’s governance, risk management and control processes, and to continually improve processes and services to Members.

  • Chief Audit Executive
  • Deputy Director, Internal Audit
  • Manager, Continuous Improvement
  • Senior Internal Auditor(s)
  • Senior Advisor(s), Continuous Improvement

Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel

The Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel provides comprehensive legal and legislative services to the Speaker, the Board of Internal Economy, Members of the House and its committees, the Clerk and the House Administration. The Office also drafts legislation and amendments for Members, and may represent Members or the House in proceedings that involve their parliamentary privileges and immunities.

  • Deputy Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel
  • Legislative Counsel
  • Legal Counsel
  • Publishing and Quality Assurance Officer
  • Legislative Editor
  • IM/IT Coordinator

Procedural Services

Providing procedural and legislative advice to the Speaker of the House and Members, Procedural Services also offers support to committees, conducts research and offers training on parliamentary practice and procedure, and coordinates Members’ participation in international and interparliamentary activities. This service area produces timely and accurate parliamentary information in both official languages, such as the transcript of the debates in the House or minutes of committee proceedings, and preserves and documents representative artefacts that chronicle the history of the Canadian Parliament. It also provides technical and administrative infrastructure for the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery.

  • Procedural Clerk
  • Logistics Officer
  • Protocol Coordinator
  • Curator
  • Application Support Officer
  • Transeditor
  • Proof Reader
  • Audio and Data Quality Assurance Officer
  • Information Management Officer
  • Committee Assistant
  • Manager, Resources Planning and Administration

Digital Services and Real Property

Digital Services and Real Property plan, implement and maintain information technology (IT) and information management (IM) services for Members and the House Administration. In addition, Digital Services and Real Property is responsible for the long-term IM/IT and accommodation planning related to facility renovations.

  • Project Manager
  • Programmer
  • Architectural Technologist
  • Aquisition Officer
  • Applications Analyst
  • Contact Centre Supervisor
  • Senior Analyst
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Audio-Visual Support Technician
  • Manager, IT Security
  • Technical Advisor
  • Support Consultant

Finance Services

Finance Services provide advisory and operational support in the areas of policy and financial planning, financial management, and materiel and contract management to the House Administration, Members and their staff.

  • Business Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Review Officer
  • Financial Advisor
  • Senior Contracting Officer
  • Shipper / Receiver
  • Senior Policy and Project Officer
  • Corporate Accounting Officer
  • Client Service Advisor

Human Resources Services

Human Resources Services provide integrated and value-added support in the areas of talent management, employee relations, pay and benefits, occupational health and safety, and organizational effectiveness.

  • Team Leader, Pay and Benefits
  • Pay and Benefits Senior Specialist
  • HR Business Partner
  • Recruitment and Selection Advisor
  • Program Officer
  • Second Language Teacher
  • Intermediate Business Analyst
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Advisor
  • Labour Relations Advisor

Parliamentary Precinct Operations

Parliamentary Precinct Operations provide efficient and modern operational support to ensure a functional work environment for Members and the House Administration. This includes the provision of services in such areas as trades, tenant operations, room allocations, catering and restaurants, postal and messenger services, transportation, printing and mailing, as well as maintenance and material handling.

  • House Photographer
  • Cleaning Person
  • Interior Designer
  • Locksmith Technician
  • Business Analyst
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Painter
  • Furniture Upholsterer
  • Kitchen Helper
  • Sous-Chef
  • Building Manager
  • Press Operator
  • Supervisor, Transportation Services
  • Mail Clerk
  • Client Services Officer
  • Driver

Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms and Corporate Security

The Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms and Corporate Security is responsible for security in the House of Commons Chamber, conducting investigations, coordinating visitor and event access, providing security accreditation, promoting security awareness and administering parking services. The Office of the Sergeant-at-Arms and Corporate Security also develops and implements House-wide administrative security policies, standards, and processes aimed at preventing, detecting and responding to security risks and threats.

  • Security Project manager
  • Parking Services Officer
  • Accreditation Coordinator
  • Fire Systems and Prevention Officer
  • Precinct Event Coordinator