List of Canadian Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration

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Canadian Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration (1950-1966)

1. Walter Harris January 18 1950 - June 30 1954 under Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent
2. Jack Pickersgill June 31 1954 - June 21 1957
* E. Davie Fulton (Acting) June 21 1957 - May 11 1958 under Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker
3. Ellen Fairclough May 12 1958 - August 8 1962
4. Richard A. Bell August 9 1962 - April 22 1963
5. Guy Favreau April 22 1963 - February 2 1964 under Prime Minister Lester Pearson
6. René Tremblay February 3 1964 - February 14 1965
7. John Robert Nicholson February 15 1965 - December 17 1965
8. Jean Marchand December 18 1965 - September 30 1966

Prior to 1950, the responsibilities of the original Citizenship and Immigration portfolio were largely within the post of Minister of Reconstruction and Supply (List), with the Indian Affairs branch the responsibility of the Minister of Mines and Resources (List). In 1966, the portfolio was largely replaced by that of the Minister of Manpower and Immigration (List) while the Indian Affairs branch was relocated to the new portfolio of Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (List).


The title "Minister of Citizenship and Immigration" was resuscitated in 1994.

Canadian Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration (1994-)

1. Sergio Marchi June 30 1994 - January 24 1996 under Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
2. Lucienne Robillard January 25 1996 - August 2 1999
3. Elinor Caplan August 3 1999 - January 14 2002
4. Denis Coderre January 15 2002 - December 11 2003
5. Judy Sgro December 12 2003 - January 13, 2005 under Prime Minister Paul Martin
6. Joe Volpe January 14, 2005 -

Prior to 1994, the responsibilities of the current Citizenship and Immigration portfolio were divided between the posts of Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship (List) and Minister of Employment and Immigration (List). Once Citizenship and Immigration was up and running, those two portfolios were substantially revamped.

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