Message from the Assistant Deputy Minister

The Strategic Policy Sector (SPS) as an integrated sector is relatively young, although its work has long been central to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's mandate to enhance Canada's prosperity for the benefit of all Canadians.

Our vision is to lay the foundation upon which the Department is recognized as a global centre of excellence for micro-economic policy. Our work crosses all sectors and branches of the Department.

The Sector leads the Department on micro-economic policy and integrated policy formulation, and enables the Department to effectively address the wide range of current and emerging business and market-related issues. To fulfill its role, the Sector must continue to attract and retain highly-qualified personnel to join the scores of top-notch economists and policy analysts who already make it their home.

By continuing our work—both within the Sector and between the Sector and the rest of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada—to integrate and advance economic policy, we will continue to provide the conditions to ensure that Canadians retain their high standard of living with the support of a robust and progressive economy.

The SPS website provides an opportunity to increase our understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Sector and its contribution to Canadians. Come explore what we have to offer! We hope that you will enjoy your visit and return often!