Louise Levonian is the IMF Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean since November 1, 2018. Previously, she served as Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development. In addition, she served as the chair of the Labor Market Information Council, which identifies pan-Canadian priorities for the collection, analysis and distribution of labor market information.
Prior to her appointment as DM, Ms. Levonian served as the Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development and Chief Operating Officer for Service Canada for close to two years. She also served as the Chair of the Board of Management and Renewal Sub-Committee on Public Service Engagement and Workplace Culture for four years. Ms. Levonian graduated from Queen’s University in 1990 with a Master of Arts in Economics, majoring in Public Finance and Industrial Organization. She was granted a Queen’s University Graduate Scholarship in 1989–90. Ms. Levonian also obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with High Honours at Carleton University and was on the Deans’ Honour List in 1988–89.