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Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, making it the world's second-largest country by total area, with the world's longest coastline.


Our standard dataset contains 5,390 entities connected with Canada. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 4 data sources published by authorities or organizations based in Canada. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Canadian Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials ActGovernment of Canadaupdated daily24
Canadian Listed Terrorist EntitiesPublic Safety Canadaupdated daily77
Canadian Named Research Organizations listGovernment of Canadaupdated daily102
Canadian Special Economic Measures Act SanctionsGlobal Affairs Canadaupdated daily4,257

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 3,644 entities identified as PEPs connected with Canada.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor General1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario1--
Minister of Agriculture & Agri-Food131
Minister of Canadian Heritage14-
Minister of Citizens’ Services1--
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations15-
Minister of Diversity, Inclusion, & Persons With Disabilities1--
Minister of Employment, Workplace Development, & Official Languages1--
Minister of Energy & Natural Resources1--
Minister of Environment & Climate Change1--
Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade, & Economic Development1--
Minister of Families, Children, & Social Development16-
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, & the Canadian Coast Guard1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Health19-
Minister of Housing, Infrastructure, & Communities1--
Minister of Immigration, Refugees, & Citizenship171
Minister of Indigenous Services & the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario1--
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry151
Minister of International Development14-
Minister of Justice & Attorney General1-3
Minister of Labor & Seniors1--
Minister of Mental Health & Addictions, & Assoc. Minister of Health1--
Minister of National Defense18-
Minister of National Revenue14-
Minister of Northern Affairs, Prairies Economic Development Canada, & the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency1--
Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions, & Intergovernmental Affairs1--
Minister of Public Services & Procurement19-
Minister of Rural Econ. Development & the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency1--
Minister of Small Business1--
Minister of Sport & Physical Activity1--
Minister of Transport & Quebec Lieutenant1--
Minister of Veterans Affairs & Assoc. Minister of National Defense1--
Minister of Women, Gender Equality, & Youth191
Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec11-
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the House of Commons-317227
Member of the Senate-14105
National judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
justice of the Supreme Court of Canada-84
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Auditor General of Canada-11
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of Canada to Angola--1
ambassador of Canada to Argentina--1
ambassador of Canada to Austria-21
ambassador of Canada to China-23
ambassador of Canada to Croatia-1-
ambassador of Canada to France-21
ambassador of Canada to Germany-3-
ambassador of Canada to Ireland-1-
ambassador of Canada to Israel--1
ambassador of Canada to Mexico-1-
ambassador of Canada to South Africa-1-
ambassador of Canada to Zimbabwe-1-
ambassador of France to Canada-51
ambassador of Hungary to Canada-31
ambassador of Italy to Canada-1-
ambassador of Myanmar to Canada--1
ambassador of Ukraine to Canada-2-
Ambassador to the US1--
ambassadors of Indonesia to Canada--2
Canadian ambassador to the United States-34
list of ambassadors of Iceland to Canada-2-
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to Canada-41

Subnational government positions

Number of known occupants
Subnational judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia--1

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of the House of Commons of Canada-864411
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec-124309
member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament-16368
member of Alberta Legislative Assembly-88236
member of the Senate of Canada-56159
member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick-12178
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan-48142
member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly-1097
member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia-896
Member of the Executive Council of Manitoba--61
member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba-502
member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly-447
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada-113
President of the Treasury Board112-
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut-57
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories-93
Leader of the Government in the House of Commons110-
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs-11-
Leader of the Official Opposition-82
Premier of the Northwest Territories-28
Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development-81
Minister of the Environment-81
Parliamentary Secretary-36
Associate Minister of National Defence-8-
Executive Council of Nova Scotia--8
judge of the Quebec Superior Court--8
Minister of Transport-71
Chief of the Defence Staff-7-
Minister of Finance-61
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans-7-
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada-61
Minister of Public Safety-61
Minister of Veterans Affairs-61
President of the King's Privy Council for Canada-7-
Speaker of the House of Commons-52
Clerk of the Privy Council-15
Governor General of Canada-42
Minister of International Trade-6-
Minister of Natural Resources-51
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island-15
Commander of the Canadian Army-32
Commissioner of Nunavut-23
Commissioner of Yukon--5
Minister of Employment, Workforce, and Labour-5-
Representative of the Government in the Senate-41
Speaker of the Senate-41
Assistant Deputy Minister-22
Commissioner of the Northwest Territories--4
Governor of the Bank of Canada121
member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island-22
member of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly--4
Minister of Finance-31
Minister of Housing, Infrastructure, and Communities-31
Minister of Indigenous Services-31
Minister of Small Business and Tourism-4-
Minister of Western Economic Diversification-4-
Ministry of Energy--4
Premier of Manitoba-31
representative of the Republic of China to Canada-31
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan-13
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons-3-
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate-21
Minister of Democratic Institutions-3-
Minister of Rural Economic Development-21
Minister of Seniors-3-
Minister of State-21
Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change-3-
Minister responsible for Official Languages-3-
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration--3
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador-12
Premier of Nova Scotia-21
Prime Minister of Canada-21
Speaker of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador-21
Speaker of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia-21
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario--3
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada-3-
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff-12
Associate Minister of Finance-2-
Chief Herald of Canada-11
Chief Justice of Canada-11
Chief Justice of Quebec-11
Chief of Staff (Canada)-11
Deputy Minister of National Defence-11
Deputy Premier of Manitoba-11
Deputy Premier of Ontario-11
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada-11
Leader of the Opposition in the House of Commons-11
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta-11
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba-11
Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick-11
Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador-11
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario-11
Lieutenant Governor of Quebec--2
Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan-11
Mayor of Toronto-11
Minister for the purposes of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act-2-
Minister of Employment--2
Minister of Health and Social Services-11
Minister of International Relations and la Francophonie-11
Minister of Justice--2

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...