Canada

House of Commons

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Administration

Parliamentary and State budget

Legal document(s) specifying parliament’s power over its budget
Standing Orders of Parliament
Other

Notes: The Parliament of Canada Act

Responsibility for preparing the proposal for the parliamentary budget
Parliament
Decision-making about the maximum amount of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides the maximum amount of the budget
Decision-making about the allocation of the parliamentary budget
Parliament decides how to allocate the budget
National currency
Canadian Dollars (CAD)
PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) conversion factor
1.23
(2022)
Parliament’s budget, per year
703,200,000 CAD
(2022)

Notes: Information is not available by calendar year. Rather, it is available by fiscal year, which runs from April 1st to March 31st. Figures are based on year-end expenditures.

Parliament’s budget, per year in PPP
571,707,317
(2022)
Offices included in the parliamentary budget
Other institutions

Notes: The Senate and the House of Commons, as well as parliamentary offices/institutions such as the Library of Parliament, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, have separate budgets.

Budget for the chamber
581,400,000 CAD
(2022)
Chamber budget, per year in PPP
472,682,927
There is a separate budget for each chamber in a bicameral parliament
Yes
(2024)
State budget, per year
445,000,000,000 CAD
(2022)
Proportion of the State budget devoted to parliament, per year
0.002
(2022)

Parliamentary staff

The parliamentary administration is independent from the government
Yes
Parliament has control over the recruitment of parliamentary staff
Yes
There is one or more gender equality policy that applies to the parliamentary administration
Yes
Links to gender equality policies
Number of staff employed by the parliament (FTE)
2,455
(2022)
Number of staff employed by the chamber (FTE)
1,807
(2022)
Not applicable. The staff work for the entire parliament.
No

Secretary General

Authority that selects the Secretary General
Head of State/Government
Chamber/Parliament votes to approve the selection of the Secretary General
Yes
Length of term of the Secretary General
No fixed term
Previous occupation of the current Secretary General
Parliamentary staff

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No