The senior procedural officers and other officials of the Senate exist to serve Parliament. They are responsible for the administration of the Senate as one of the constituent chambers of Parliament.
The officials of the Senate are:
House of Commons
The House of Commons has senior procedural officers and other officials, who are responsible for the administration of the House. While appointed by the Governor in Council, they exist to serve the House of Commons, and are part of the legislative branch.
The officials of the House of Commons are:
The Library of Parliament was established shortly after Confederation, and is currently provided for in sections 73 to 79 of the Parliament of Canada Act. The direction and control of the Library is vested jointly in the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Commons. The control and management of the Library rests with the Parliamentary Librarian, assisted by an Associate Parliamentary Librarian, both of whom are appointed by the Governor in Council. Since 2001, provision has also been made for the appointment of a Parliamentary Poet Laureate as an officer of the Library. In 2006, the Act was amended to include a Parliamentary Budget Officer as a senior officer of the Library; the Act sets out the selection process and the mandate of the office.