Public Services and Procurement Canada

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) (formerly referred to as Public Works and Government Services Canada or the Department of Public Works and Government Services) is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for the government's internal servicing and administration. The Department is responsible for the procurement for other government departments and serves as the central purchasing agent, real property manager, treasurer, accountant, pay and pension administrator, integrity adviser and linguistic authority; it was recognized in 2018 as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.[2] It is also the custodian of a large real estate portfolio and as well infrastructure such as bridges, dams and highways. While the stylized name of the department has changed, the legal name of the department remains the Department of Public Works and Government Services pursuant to section 3 of the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act S.C. 1996, c.[3]

Public Services and Procurement Canada
Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada
Department overview
TypeDepartment responsible for
  • Government Operations - key provider of services for federal departments and agencies
  • Canada Lands Company Limited (non-agent crown corporation)
  • Canada Post
  • Defence Construction Canada
  • Payment In Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel
  • Procurement Ombudsman
  • Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal Canada
  • Public Service Commission of Canada
  • Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board
  • Shared Services Canada
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Bill Matthews (January 28, 2019)

The Minister of Public Services and Procurement is Anita Anand.

In November 2019, Anita Anand took over the responsibilities of Minister of Public Services and Procurement from Carla Qualtrough.


  • Acquisitions
  • Chief Information Officer Branch
  • Communications
  • Digital Services Branch
  • Defence and Marine Procurement
  • Finance and Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Integrated Services
  • Legal Services
  • Parliamentary Precinct
  • Pay Administration
  • Policy, Planning and Security
  • Procurement
  • Real Property
  • Receiver General and Pension


  • Atlantic
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Western
  • Pacific

Special operating agency

  • Translation Bureau

Phoenix Pay System

The Phoenix Pay System is a payroll processing system for federal employees, run by PSPC. After coming online in early 2016, Phoenix has been mired in problems with underpayments, over-payments, and non-payments. As of March 2018, the estimated cost to fix the problems was over $1 billion.[5]

See also


  2. "Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019)". MediaCorp Canada Inc. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  3. Branch, Legislative Services (2017-12-14). "Consolidated federal laws of canada, Department of Public Works and Government Services Act". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  5. Julie, Ireton (2018-03-28). "Cost of Phoenix federal payroll debacle surpasses $1B". CBC News. Retrieved 2019-04-05.

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