Public Service Groups who are part of PIPSC and who are the people who protect you!

Treasury Board Scientists, Researchers and Regulators

Actuarial Scientists, Agrologists, Biologists, Chemists, Forestry Engineers, Meteorologists, Geologists, Patent Examiners, Research Scientists, Historical Researchers, Mathematicians, and Defence Scientists.

  • road safety
  • international development
  • Invasive species
  • climate change
  • patent examination
  • patent classification
  • weather forecasting
  • toy and product safety
  • research and development
  • forest management
  • fisheries management
  • agriculture
  • consumer product safety
  • environmental protection
  • counter-terrorism science
  • space exploration science
  • safe transportation
  • response to dangerous goods accidents
  • transportation of dangerous goods
  • teaching science-based regulation in other countries
  • drug safety
  • medical device safety
  • pesticide management
  • radiation protection
  • agricultural assistance in developing economies

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

Members at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) contribute to public confidence in the Canadian financial system through regulation and supervision. Regulation enhances the financial system's safety and soundness through the evaluation of system-wide risks, and the promotion of sound business and financial practices by providing guidelines, policy, and recommendations. Supervision involves assessing the safety and soundness of federally regulated financial institutions, and using supervisory powers to intervene in a timely manner when necessary to protect the rights and interests of depositors and policyholders.

In particular, they:

  • Supervise institutions and pension plans to determine whether they are in sound financial condition, and are complying with their governing laws;
  • Advise institutions and plans in the event there are material deficiencies;
  • Administer a regulatory framework to control and manage risk;
  • Monitor and evaluate system-wide or sectoral issues.
  • Allow institutions to compete effectively and take reasonable risks. Our legislation also recognizes that management, boards of directors and plan administrators are ultimately responsible and that financial institutions and pension plans can fail.
  • Provide actuarial services to the Government of Canada.
  • Interpret and provide input into the developing of legislation and regulations
  • Issue guidelines
  • Approve requests from federally regulated institutions, and
  • Ensure compliance of federal pension plans with the legislation.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Veterinarians, Computer Scientists, Agrologists, Biologists, Chemists, Scientific Researchers, Engineers, Commerce Officers, Social Scientists and Programme Officers all work at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. They safeguard food, animals and plants, upon which safe and high-quality food depends and which enhances the health and well-being of Canadians, the environment and economy. The safety of the food supply is central to everything we do. CFIA members work from the farm gate to the consumer's plate to protect public health, safeguarding not just the food supply, but also the plants and animals.

Veterinarians, scientists and technicians:

  • protect Canadians from preventable health risks
  • protect consumers through a fair and effective food, animal and plant regulatory regime that supports competitive domestic and international markets
  • sustain the plant and animal resource base
  • contribute to the security of Canada's food supply and agricultural resource base, and
  • provide sound agency management

National Research Council

NRC Research Officers, Information Specialists, Translators are responsible for:

  • undertaking, assisting or promoting scientific and industrial research;
  • operating a national science library;
  • distributing such scientific and technical information;
  • investigating standards and methods of measurement;
  • working on scientific and technical instruments and materials;
  • operating astronomical observatories;
  • administering NRC's research and development activities; and
  • providing vital scientific and technological services to the research and industrial communities.

Canada Revenue Agency

The Canada Revenue Agency:

  • administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories;
  • administers various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.
  • ensures compliance on behalf of governments across Canada
  • contributes to the ongoing economic and social well-being of Canadians.

Auditors bring in 10 times their salary in revenue, with the result that Canadians pay less tax.

Audit, Commerce and Purchasing

Auditors, Commerce Officers and Purchasing and Supply specialists offer financial management and internal audit. These are vital, growing areas of public service, helping the government meet its financial commitments through accounting, financial planning and analysis, systems development, conducting departmental audits to ensure value for money and provide assurance services in the complex and varied areas of federal programs.

Computer Systems

Government Computer Specialists deliver high-quality services and programs that meet the needs of federal organizations and ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians. 13,000 Computer Specialists aid in all systems including: transportation, border security, weather forecasts, national information systems. They safeguard Canadians' confidential information, and protect crucial government systems from threats from hackers and viruses.

Architecture, Engineering and Land Survey

Architecture and Town Planners, Engineers and Land Surveyors all research and develop economical solutions to technical problems.Their knowledge is applied to innovate, improve competitiveness, enhance environment sustainability, build the green economy, and generate wealth.They design, plan, and supervise the construction of buildings, defence systems and all public infrastructure, including highways and transit ways.They develop and implement improved ways to extract, process, and use raw materials, such as petroleum and natural gas. Their work at times is the link between perceived social needs and commercial applications.

Health Services

Dentists, Medical Doctors, Nutritionists and Dieticians, Nurses, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Veterinarians are responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health. They are committed to improving the lives of all Canadians and to making this country's population among the healthiest in the world as measured by longevity, lifestyle and effective use of the public health care system.