Regulatory Agency

Public Service Commission


The Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) is an independent agency mandated under the Public Service Employment Act. The PSC is responsible for ensuring the competence, non-partisanship and representativeness of the public service. It oversees integrity of staffing in the public service and the political impartiality of public servants. It is namely responsible for:

  • Appointing or providing for the appointment of, persons to or from within the public service in accordance with the Act
  • Conducting investigations and audits in accordance with the Act
  • Administering the provisions of the Act relating to political activities of employees and deputy heads
  • Performing any functions in relation to the public service that are assigned to it


Public Service Commission of Canada
L'Esplanade Laurier, West Tower
300 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0M7

Telephone: 613-992-9562
Fax: 613-992-9352