Organization Profile - Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Canadian Security Intelligence Service

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs

Appointment Provisions

Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act

The Governor in Council shall appoint the Director of the Service.

The Director shall be appointed to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding five years.

The Director is eligible, on the expiration of a first or any subsequent term of office, to be re-appointed for a further term not exceeding five years.

No person shall hold office as Director for terms exceeding ten years in the aggregate.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Director, or if the office of Director is vacant, the Governor in Council may appoint another person to hold office instead of the Director for a term not exceeding six months, and that person shall, while holding that office, have all of the powers, duties and functions of the Director under this Act or any other Act of Parliament and be paid such salary or other remuneration and expenses as may be fixed by the Governor in Council.


The Director is entitled to be paid a salary to be fixed by the Governor in Council and shall be paid reasonable travel and living expenses incurred by the Director in the performance of duties and functions under this Act.


Director (DM -1)
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies:1