Assistant Deputy Minister
Natural Resources Canada
Jay Khosla joined Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) in 2009 and assumed his current role as Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Energy Sector in July 2013.
Mr. Khosla is privileged to lead the stewardship of NRCan’s energy sector in advancing the Canada’s international and domestic energy policy agenda. In this position, Jay actively promotes the responsible development of Canada’s vast energy resources by collaborating with international, subnational, aboriginal, industry, non-governmental and intergovernmental partners and agencies. A central focus of his efforts is to maximize Canada’s energy advantage by fostering and implementing a sustainable pan-Canadian approach to the development, production and distribution of Canada’s diverse energy mix in areas such as oil and gas, hydro and renewable power, nuclear technology, and energy innovation and efficiency.
Previously, as ADM of the Major Projects Management Office, Jay oversaw the development and implementation of Canada’s plan for Responsible Resource Development. This whole-of-government initiative, consisting of many partner departments and agencies, is aimed at making system-wide policy improvements to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Canada’s regulatory system for the review of major natural resource projects.
Throughout his career Jay’s leadership focus has been on creating greater public value through public sector transformation and innovating for performance. His diversity of experience includes considerable knowledge and skills attained by working in an array of economic, social, operational and corporate organizations including as Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning, Major Projects Management Office and as Associate Director General, Tobacco Control Programme, Health Canada.
Jay holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Dalhousie University as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Ottawa. He is also a graduate of the Government of Canada’s Accelerated Executive Development Program (AEXDP). Mr. Khosla is actively involved as a leadership mentor, champion of the Young Professionals Network and active community volunteer. He is married and has two daughters.