Public Services and Procurement Canada

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC; French: Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada),[NB 1] formerly Public Works and Government Services Canada, is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for the government's internal servicing and administration.

Public Services and Procurement Canada
Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada
Department overview
responsible for
Employees17,085 (March 2021)
Minister responsible
Department executive
  • Paul Thompson, Deputy Minister and Deputy Receiver General for Canada

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.[1] It is also the custodian of a large real estate portfolio and as well infrastructure such as bridges, dams and highways.

The department is responsible to Parliament through the minister of public services and procurement and receiver general for Canada – presently Jean-Yves Duclos. Day-to-day operations and leadership of the department is overseen by the deputy minister, a senior civil servant.

Vehicle of Public Services and Procurement in Ottawa




  • 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 Communications
  • Procurement
  • Real Property
  • Receiver General and Pension


  • Atlantic
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Western
  • Pacific

Special operating agency


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.[3]

See also



  1. ^ Public Services and Procurement Canada is the applied title under the Federal Identity Program; the legal title is Department of Public Works and Government Services (French: Ministère des Travaux publics et des Services gouvernementaux).


  1. ^ "Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019)". MediaCorp Canada Inc. Retrieved 2019-09-16.
  2. ^ "Organization of Public Services and Procurement Canada – About PSPC – PSPC". 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ Julie, Ireton (2018-03-28). "Cost of Phoenix federal payroll debacle surpasses $1B". CBC News. Retrieved 2019-04-05.