Rachel Wernick

Rachel Wernick

Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch, Employment and Social Development Canada, Government of Canada

Rachel Wernick is the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (SEB), at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Previous to taking on this position in 2017, Rachel was Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy, Planning and Corporate Affairs, at Canadian Heritage.

Rachel has held a variety of progressively challenging policy and program positions within several Government of Canada departments. These include the Privy Council Office, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the National Fighter Procurement Secretariat within Public Works and Government Services Canada.

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from McGill University. She also has a Graduate Diploma in International Development and Cooperation from the University of Ottawa. Following her graduate studies, Rachel worked with several international development organizations, including two years working in a Vietnamese refugee camp in Malaysia.