Organizational structure

Our Department is made up of national headquarters, based in Ottawa, and six regions, stretching from coast to coast to coast.

At the head of the Department is our Minister, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan.

Deputy Minister reports directly to the Minister.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans are the Associate Deputy Minister, the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard and other members of the Departmental Management Board, which includes regional directors general and sector heads at national headquarters.

The following diagram illustrates the organizational structure.

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DFO's Organizational Structure
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Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Deputy minister

Associate deputy minister

Regional directors general
RDG, Pacific 
RDG, Central and Arctic 
RDG, Quebec 
RDG, Gulf 
RDG, Maritimes 
RDG, Newfoundland and Labrador
RDG, Arctic

Sector heads
ADM, Strategic Policy
ADM, Fisheries and Harbour Management
ADM, Ecosystems and Oceans Science
ADM, Aquatic Ecosystems
ADM, Human Resources and Corporate Services
Chief financial officer
Chief audit executive
Senior general counsel

Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard

Deputy commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding
DG, National Strategies
DG, Major Projects

Deputy commissioner, Operations
DG, Operations
DG, Integrated Technical Services

Assistant commissioners
AC, Atlantic
AC, Western
AC, Central and Arctic
AC, Arctic

DG, Integrated Business Management Services
Executive director, CCG College 


ADM = Assistant deputy minister
RDG = Regional director general
AC = Assistant commissioner
DG = Director general