Daniel Jean
Daniel Jean
Senior Fellow

FSS 6042
613-562-5800 ext. 8750


Daniel served as National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada (2016-18). Previously, he was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2013-2016) and Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (2010-2013). From 2007 to 2010, he held a number of critical deputy minister positions first as Associate Secretary at the Treasury Board and later on as Deputy Secretary (Operations) at the Privy Council Office. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Minister in 2007, Daniel had a stimulating career in international and migration related issues both in Canada and abroad that included two postings in Haiti, two separate assignments in the United States in Buffalo and Washington, and one in Hong Kong. He received a Public Service Award of Excellence and a Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) annual award for his efforts in the aftermath of the coup that ousted the first democratically elected government in Haiti in 1991. Daniel graduated with an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1988 (inducted Beta Gamma Sigma for academic distinctions). He completed his undergraduate studies in 1982 at the University of Ottawa where he graduated with a BA of Social Sciences in International Relations and Economics.


  • International relations
  • Canada-US relations
  • National Security
  • Migration
  • Governance