The Auditor General of Canada is an Officer of Parliament who audits federal government departments and agencies, most Crown corporations, and many other federal organizations, and reports publicly to the House of Commons on matters that the Auditor General believes should be brought to its attention. The Auditor General of Canada is also the auditor for the governments of Nunavut, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, and reports directly to their legislative assemblies. The Auditor General’s powers and responsibilities are set forth in legislation passed by Parliament.
Established in 1878, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada has a long history of dedicated service to Parliament and Canadians. Today, the Auditor General, Michael Ferguson, leads an organization staffed by about 650 employees.