Minister of Seniors of Canada
Deb Schulte

since November 20, 2019
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
AppointerGovernor General of Canada
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderJulian Fantino
FormationJanuary 4, 2011
SalaryCA$269,800 (2019)[1]

The Minister of Seniors (French: Ministre des Aînés), previously known as the Minister of State for Seniors (French: Ministre d'État aux Aînés), is a Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet. The portfolio was initially introduced during the government of Stephen Harper but the position was labeled as a Minister of State. The portfolio was reintroduced during the government of Justin Trudeau, in July 2018. The current officeholder is Deb Schulte, appointed on November 20, 2019.[2]

List of ministers


  Liberal Party of Canada
  Conservative Party of Canada
No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
Minister of State for Seniors
Julian Fantino January 4, 2011 May 18, 2011 Conservative 28 (Harper)
Alice Wong May 18, 2011 November 4, 2015 Conservative
Minister of Seniors
Filomena Tassi July 18, 2018 November 20, 2019 Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)
Deb Schulte November 20, 2019 Incumbent Liberal


  1. ^ "Indemnities, Salaries and Allowances". Library of Parliament. April 11, 2018. Archived from the original on June 1, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Kupfer, Matthew (July 19, 2018). "Seniors' advocates want minister to be more than a token". Retrieved September 18, 2019.