John Knubley became Deputy Minister of Industry Canada in September 2012. From 1985 to 1990, John worked at the Federal Provincial Relations Office. John’s career in the public service began in 1980, with the Economic Council of Canada. John joined the Privy Council Office in 1994 as Director of Operations, Intergovernmental Affairs. From 1996 to 2002, he held several positions at Human Resources Development Canada, including Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Affairs and of Planning and Employment Insurance. From 2002 until 2006, John lived in Halifax where he served as Vice-President (Nova Scotia) of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. In 2008, John served as Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Privy Council Office.
John has a B.A. from Yale University and a Master of Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. He also obtained a post-graduate diploma from the Institut Européen des Hautes Études Internationales in Nice, France, as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.