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Description found in Archives
Series consists of
1. OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY MINISTER [textual records]
2. DEPUTY MINISTER'S FILES, CENTRAL REGISTRY FILES (500 SERIES), AND IMMIGRATION MANUAL (FIRST SERIES) CHAPTER 7 - SECRET [textual records]
3. CANADA. MANPOWER AND IMMIGRATION / MAIN D'OEUVRE ET IMMIGRATION CANADA. DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION / MINISTERE DE LA CITOYENNETÉ ET DE L'IMMIGRATION voir CANADA. MANPOWER AND IMMIGRATION / MAIN D'OEUVRE ET IMMIGRATION
4. Office of the Deputy Minister [textual record] (2003-00216-2)
1947-197, predominant 1968-1971
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
8 audio discs (1 h, 39 min, 45 s)
plus an additional ca. 0.6 m of unprocessed textual records at the accession level
Language of material
Scope and content
Series consists of two sets of unnumbered files created in the office of the Deputy Minister of Manpower and Immigration. RG26 Volume 170 (three folders) contains a copy of a global review of federal social welfare policy, "Assessment of Federal Social Development Programs", produced for the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy in 1968 by Dr. J.W. Willard (Deputy Minister of National Welfare), with associated correspondence. RG26 Volume 173 contains three files of Cabinet documents on a proposed global redrafting of the Immigration Act, the Immigration Appeal Board Act, and related regulations, 1970-1971. Consult linked accession with BAN 2003-00216-2 for an additional 0.3 m of unprocessed loose, unorganized questionnaires and research studies on employment needs in different parts of the country, created as a result of the department's Environmental Information Survey. Consult the second linked accession for ca. 0.3 m of unprocessed Deputy Minister's registry files (secret classification), 1963-1977. Sound recordings consist of 1947 Canadian Citizenship ceremonies and a talk given by Frank Foulds.
Conditions of access
Copyright belongs to the Crown. Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Electronic finding aid 26-4 is a computer generated file list for the three files in RG26 volume 170. 26-4 90 (Electronic)
Electronic finding aid 26-3 is a computer generated file list for the three files in RG26 volume 173. 26-3 90 (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
The Deputy Minister's Office was the senior administrative centre in the Department of Manpower and Immigration to which all other branches and divisions in the department report. In any government department the deputy minister acts as head of the department funnelling advice to the minister and ensuring that the department implements the pieces of legislation entrusted by Parliament to the department. The deputy minister is also responsible for the preparation of the department's annual report and for its presentation to Parliament.
Source of title
Related control no.
1. 1960-0122 MISA
2. 1976-77/062 GAD
3. 1985-86/263 GAD
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