Jean-François Tremblay was appointed Deputy Minister, Infrastructure and Communities on March 2, 2016. Prior to this appointment, he was the Deputy Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (TIC) between July and March 2016.

Before joining the TIC portfolio, Mr. Tremblay was Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office, since April 22, 2013.

Previously, he was with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, where he held the position of Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Treaties and Aboriginal Government, from 2012 to 2013. From 2010 to 2012, he was Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction.

Before joining Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Mr. Tremblay worked with the Privy Council Office, serving as Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Priorities and Planning, from 2007 to 2010. Between 2006 and 2007, he worked in the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat, where he held the positions of Director General, Sectoral Analysis, followed by Assistant Deputy Minister, Intergovernmental Operations.

Between 2003 and 2006, Mr. Tremblay held several positions at Health Canada, including Director General, Policy Coordination and Planning in the Health Care Policy Directorate, and Executive Director, Health System Development, Strategic Policy, Planning and Analysis Directorate in the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.

Mr. Tremblay joined the federal public service in 2000 as a policy analyst with the Privy Council Office, holding a variety of responsibilities with Intergovernmental Affairs and the Social Development Policy Secretariat.

Mr. Tremblay holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Université Laval.