Bob Hamilton,
Commissioner of the CRA

Commissioner of the CRA

Bob Hamilton was appointed as the Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) effective August 1, 2016. 

Prior to joining the Canada Revenue Agency, Bob served as Deputy Minister of Environment Canada, and Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada.

Bob was appointed Senior Associate Secretary of the Treasury Board in March 2011 and named by the Prime Minister as the lead Canadian on the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council.

Bob has held many senior positions in the Department of Finance, including Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy, and Assistant Deputy Minister of Financial Sector Policy.

He received his Honours BA and Master's degrees in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

He was appointed the Chair of the OECD's Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) in August 2020. The FTA brings together Commissioners from 53 advanced and emerging tax administrations from across the globe.

Jean-François Fortin,
Deputy Commissioner of the CRA

Deputy Commissioner of the CRA

Jean-François Fortin was appointed as the Deputy Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) effective May 6, 2024

Prior to joining the CRA, Me Fortin was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Justice on March 27, 2023. Prior to joining the Department, he held the position of Executive Director, Enforcement at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) since June 2012.

He is a graduate of the University of Montreal, where he received a Bachelor of Laws degree. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1996. Jean-François is a certified corporate director, having completed a university corporate governance certification program at Laval University’s Collège des administrateurs de sociétés.

Prior to joining the AMF, Me Fortin was a partner at the law firm of McCarthy Tétrault, where his practice included civil, commercial, and professional liability litigation law.

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