0011 Legislators

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Lead statement

Legislators participate in the activities of a federal, provincial, territorial or local government legislative body or executive council, band council or school board as elected or appointed members.

Example Titles

  • cabinet minister
  • city councillor
  • First Nations band chief
  • governor general
  • lieutenant-governor
  • mayor
  • Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)
  • Member of Parliament (MP)
  • Member of the National Assembly (MNA)
  • Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP)
  • premier
  • prime minister
  • school board trustee
  • senator

Main duties

  • Legislators perform some or all of the following duties:
    • Enact, amend or repeal laws and regulations
    • Participate in developing or amending government policies, programs or procedures
    • Represent their government at local, national and international meetings and conferences
    • Respond to matters of concern to constituents or the general public
    • May serve as minister responsible for a government department or agency and direct senior government managers and officials in the implementation of government policy and the management of that department or agency.

Employment requirements

  • Election to a legislative body, or appointment to positions such as senator, lieutenant-governor or governor general, is required.

Exclusions

  • Commissioners – government services (in 00120012 Senior government managers and officials)
  • Elected or appointed officials of health care institutions, educational institutions, unions and voluntary organizations (in 00140014 Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations)