Organization Profile - Canada Employment Insurance Commission

Canada Employment Insurance Commission

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour

Appointment Provisions

Department of Employment and Social Development Act

The four Commissioners shall be appointed as follows:

  • the Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, who shall be the Chairperson of the Commission;
  • an Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development, who shall be the Vice-Chairperson of the Commission;
  • a person appointed by the Governor in Council after consultation with organizations representative of workers; and
  • a person appointed by the Governor in Council after consultation with organizations representative of employers.

A Commissioner, other than the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson, shall be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during good behaviour for a term not exceeding five years but may be removed by the Governor in Council at any time for cause. Eligible for reappointment on the expiration of each term of office.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of a Commissioner other than the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson or if the office is vacant, the Governor in Council may designate a person to act as a Commissioner for the period of the absence, incapacity or vacancy and the person so designated has and may exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions of a Commissioner, unless the Governor in Council specifies otherwise.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson has and may exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions of the Chairperson.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Vice-Chairperson, if the office of the Vice-Chairperson is vacant or if the Vice-Chairperson is acting as Chairperson, the Governor in Council may designate a person to act as Vice-Chairperson for the period of the absence, incapacity or vacancy or period during which the Vice-Chairperson is acting as Chairperson, and the person so designated has and may exercise all the powers and perform all the duties and functions of the Vice-Chairperson, unless the Governor in Council specifies otherwise.

The head office of the Commission shall be in the National Capital Region or at such other place in Canada as may be designated by order of the Governor in Council.

The Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson shall reside in the National Capital Region or at the place designated by the Governor in Council or within reasonable commuting distance of that region or place.

Consultation

The Department of Human Resources Development Act specifies that two of the four commissioners shall be appointed as follows:

  • a person appointed by the Governor in Council afer consultation with organizations representative of workers; and
  • a person appointed by the Governor in Council after consultation with organizations representative of employers.

Remuneration

Chairperson and Commissioner

  • Not Paid (public servant)

Vice-Chairperson and Commissioner

  • Not Paid (public servant)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Ex officio Chairperson and Commissioner
Levonian, Louise
Ottawa, Ontario
2016-05-16
Vice-Chairperson and Commissioner
MacLean, Leslie
Ottawa, Ontario
2016-07-04
Commissioner (Workers)
Laliberté, Pierre
Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-10-03
2020-10-02
Commissioner (Employers)
Andrew, Judith Anne
Markham, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2011-01-08
2021-01-07