The Canada School of Public Service was created on April 1, 2004, when the legislative provisions of Part IV of the Public Service Modernization Act came into force. The School has been part of the Treasury Board Portfolio since July 2004. It was created from an amalgamation of the following three organizations: the Canadian Centre for Management Development, Training and Development Canada and Language Training Canada.

Under the Canada School of Public Service Act, the School, as a departmental corporation, is mandated to:


The School's primary responsibility is to provide a broad range of learning opportunities and establish a culture of learning within the public service.


Be the School of choice for public servants by offering the highest quality of learning experiences.

Values and guiding principles

We achieve excellence by working together.

We continuously adapt, innovate and seek efficiencies.

We lead by example.

Code of Values and Ethics for the Canada School of Public Service

These values are in addition to those in the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector.

Acts and regulations

On April 1, 2004, amendments to the Canadian Centre for Management Development Act were proclaimed. Among other things, these amendments changed the name of the organization to the Canada School of Public Service. Under the amended legislation, now entitled the Canada School of Public Service Act, the School is a continuation of the former organization, with an expanded mandate.

The School is responsible for the Canada School of Public Service Act.

All federal government acts and regulations can be found on the Justice Canada Website.

Related links


Learning Paths

Learning paths

Curated learning opportunities organized by theme and communities.
Learning insights blog

Learning Insights blog

Insights, takeaways, trends and other best practices related to learning in the GC workplace.
School's podcasts


Our podcast series' features a range of learning topics such as public service innovation, project management and Indigenous learning.

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