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Members’ Snapshot

Members of Parliament are elected by their constituents to represent them in the House of Commons. Their work and activities are as varied as the many regions of the country and the people who live here.


Each of Canada’s 338 constituencies (also called ridings or electoral districts) has a representative in the House of Commons—these are the Members of Parliament. Members provide a direct link between Parliament and Canadians by speaking to their constituents’ views and advocating for them in the House of Commons.

Every year, Members of Parliament and their staff process thousands of inquiries from constituents seeking assistance from federal government programs and services, including:

  • Employment Insurance
  • Disability pensions
  • Support for veterans
  • Passports and immigration
British Columbia 42 Alberta 34 Saskatchewan 14 Manitoba 14 Ontario 121 Quebec 78 New Brunswick 10 Nova Scotia 11 Prince Edward Island 4 Newfoundland and Labrador 7 Yukon 1 Northwest Territories 1 Nunavut 1

Move around the map to see the distribution of Canada’s 338 constituencies.

About Members of Parliament

Members of Parliament by the numbers

Since 1867, Members of Parliament have upheld the principles and practices of Canadian democracy by representing the citizens who elect them. Much like the times, the face of Parliament is constantly changing.

As at March 31, 2023

31% Seats held by women
14% Seats held by Members aged 40 and under
11% Seats held by Members born outside Canada

Party standings

A party must hold at least 12 seats to be recognized in the House of Commons. Recognition means that the party receives funding for research and staff. It also means that the party can participate more regularly in proceedings of the House and its committees.

Seats held by each political party in the House of Commons (as at March 31, 2023)

156 Liberal Party of Canada
115 Conservative Party of Canada
32 Bloc Québécois
25 New Democratic Party
2 Green Party of Canada
3 Independent Members
5 Vacant

A streamlined service experience for Members

House Administration employee at workstation.

The House Administration exists to support parliamentary democracy by providing quality services and sound advice to Members and their employees, both in Ottawa and in their constituencies. Members count on the House Administration for services and guidance on a wide range of topics to help them carry out their parliamentary functions.

Members’ reality is constantly evolving, and the House Administration has adapted its service offerings to meet their individual and collective needs as legislators and representatives in the Chamber, in committees and in caucus.

Introducing the Client Care Team

In April 2022, the House Administration brought together a number of different service teams under one roof to give Members, their staff, and House Administration employees a more streamlined and accessible client service experience.

Working in person, on the phone and via email, the newly created Client Care Team (CCT) provides support in areas like information technology, building management, parliamentary precinct access, and financial services.

In addition, a central case management system has been developed. Not only does this system allow the CCT to manage its clients’ requests, but it also groups all requests in one single place, regardless of the subject. With this system, the CCT can also gather data, report on its services, and identify opportunities for improvement. In the coming months, additional features will be developed so that the CCT can provide even more timely and accessible services.

“Thanks to our one-stop shop, Members and their employees get quick answers through a single point of contact. Being on the front line, our team is in the best position to suggest creative ways to improve the House Administration’s service delivery.”
Client Care Team

A growing concept

After one year in existence, the Client Care Team continues to explore ways to extend its multidisciplinary service model. For example, it is looking at broadening its communication channels and offering more choices to Members and their employees to support them more effectively. The team is also working on ensuring that accessibility implications are fully considered, including examining technological enhancements to give everyone equal access to commonly used services, regardless of individual abilities.

Client Care Team by the numbers (as at March 31, 2023)



Calls received


Emails replied to


In-person requests handled