We're number one!

Canadians have the most effective public service in the world, says a new international study. I’m not surprised. Working with public service professionals, I know just how valuable our members are to Canadians.

Each day our members go to work to protect and serve Canadians in a hundred different ways: they save lives, protect the environment and grow the economy. Whether it’s an IT professional networking a jet at an air force base in Nova Scotia, or a nurse saving a patient in the Yukon, PIPSC members help make Canada’s public service the best in the world. That’s why we’ve produced six short videos celebrating the work of PIPSC members. You can watch them here.

To read more about our members and the work they do for Canadians, read our annual reports: 

Maintaining the best public service in the world takes commitment, professionalism – and investment. After years of budget cuts, Canada needs to reinvest in public services so we can continue to provide world-class services. As the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reported in 2016, “The federal government is the smallest it’s been since before the Second World War.” That needs to change if we’re to meet the challenges of the future.

Better Together!

Debi Daviau


11 February 2020
Congratulations, Eddy, and thank you for your years of work for the Canadian public.
6 February 2020
Your union is turning 100 years old! That means 100 years of history, progress and hard work serving Canadians. Tell us why you’re proud to be a PIPSC member.
20 January 2020
With a third of Canada under water, we rely on expert hydrographers like Elizabeth Bonner to make sure mariners can travel safely. 
2 August 2019
Creating the tools to study, simulate, analyze and understand how different environmental phenomena interact with the physical environments in which we live is the mission of Jean-Philippe Gauthier-Bilodeau, Scientific Programmer Analyst for Environment and Climate Change Canada.
11 July 2019
After six years of attempted wage freezes from the Ontario provincial government, Carrie Gerdes had enough. She led the charge to have the radiation department at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton certified with PIPSC in 2012.
12 June 2019
It was during her studies at the University of Saskatoon that Lina fell in love with the province and the people and decided to stay. Around the same time, she also had her first experience at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency where she really got to like the idea of working on the ‘national herd level’, protecting all of the livestock in the country.
17 May 2019
Valerie never knows what her day will be like when she walks through the door to work. As a registered nurse in the ER at Whitehorse General Hospital, every day is different. “In a 12-hour shift you meet many people that might have sore throats, broken bones, or a motor vehicle accident. The variety of the care that you provide to patients is what makes the job so interesting,” Valerie says.
11 April 2019
Zul Nanji is a retired International Tax Auditor with the CRA. Originally from Kenya, Zul has been working in international taxation since he moved to Ottawa in 1992, and was a tax auditor with the government for 35 years.
12 March 2019
From hospitals and highways, to courthouses and bridges, Mike Pauley has helped build some of New Brunswick’s most important public infrastructure. As a professional engineer for New Brunswick’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, Mike manages large projects that are usually highly political and controversial.
14 February 2019
As a Research Scientist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dr. Cathryn Abbott is actively creating sustainable solutions in the face of climate change. Originally from Kingston, Ontario, Cathryn’s love for biology started back in high school.
7 February 2019
James Trepanier’s frst ‘exhibit’ was a ffth-grade Social Studies project on the Charlottetown Accord. Although his grade was lower than expected, the project ignited his passion for history.
6 February 2019
As a working mom of three, Cecilia Wong feels the same pull that many parents feel. But as someone whose work is protecting the environment, she sees her work and love of family as intertwined.
5 February 2019
Eva Henshaw sometimes fnds herself scrunched up in a corner working in small spaces. Not what many would expect of a typical day for a public service professional, but for Eva, the days when she’s repairing the networking systems on a military aircraft are some of the most exciting.
4 February 2019
As the National Film Board of Canada’s Curator for the Photo Library Collection, Claude Lord’s job is to store, preserve and share the NFB’s photography collection. “Canadians discover their country and fellow Canadians through our films,” says Claude. I’m really proud of my work, because I’m helping to preserve the collective memory of Canadian society.”
3 February 2019
Not a lot of Canadians have heard of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT). Andrew Wigmore admits he didn’t know much about it either, before he applied to work there.