Statement from McKinsey Canada

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McKinsey & Company opened its first Canadian office in 1968. Today, more than 1,000 colleagues across our offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver help clients across the country make distinctive and lasting improvements in their performance. We are proud of our 55-year history in Canada and our record of positive impact in Canada and the local communities where we live and work.

While our work for Canadian government departments has increased in recent years, along with a growth in consulting outsourcing more generally, there have been inaccuracies expressed related to how we were contracted and the nature of our work. Our government work in Canada is entirely non-partisan in nature and focuses on core management topics, such as digitization and operations improvement. Our firm does not make policy recommendations on immigration or any other topic.

We follow the relevant procurement laws in all of our work, and any suggestion to the contrary is simply inaccurate. All of the contracts awarded to McKinsey by the federal government fall under the same public procurement laws and methods used to procure all goods and services in the federal government. Government contracts are subject to review by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and are awarded by the public service following a rigorous review of technical and price criteria.

We are proud of the work we do on behalf of the Government of Canada and the programs which we have strengthened through our independent analyses and advice. We are aware that Canadian Members of Parliament have called for a committee hearing regarding our work and welcome the opportunity to present these facts.