Office-holders of Canada

This is a list of leaders and office-holders of Canada. See also Canadian incumbents by year.



Governors GeneralEdit

Heads of governmentEdit

Cabinet ministersEdit

Also known as Ministers of the Crown

Parliamentary office-holdersEdit


Lieutenant GovernorsEdit

Heads of governmentEdit

for the premiers in any given year.

Executive councilsEdit

For the executive councils (cabinet) of each province, see Executive Council (Canada).


Unlike the provinces, the territories of Canada have no inherent jurisdiction and only have those powers delegated to them by the federal government.[1][2][3]


Unlike the Governor General or a Lieutenant-Governor, who are representatives of the Queen of Canada, Commissioners are not vice-regal representatives. They are appointed by the federal government as a delegate of cabinet. Under the federal statutes governing the territories, the Commissioners act in accordance with written instructions from the cabinet or the minister responsible (currently the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development).

Heads of governmentEdit


In Canada, incorporated municipalities are creations of the provincial and territorial governments. They have no independent existence under the Constitution.

See alsoEdit