Moving Forward with NextGen

March 6, 2020

Every federal employee deserves to be paid accurately and on time. That is why we have committed to building a new human resources and pay solution that meets the needs of employees. We know the Next Gen HR and pay solution cannot come fast enough but we must take the time to get this right.

Today, I was able to give an important update that the NextGen team will be working with SAP on a pilot to test potential solutions against the real complexities of the government’s HR and pay requirements. As always, we will seek the input of employees and other stakeholders as we move forward.

We have already committed $117 million for the initiative, but most importantly, we are staying open and flexible to any changes that may have to be made along the way.  This means we will invest what is necessary to develop an HR and Pay system that will serve the needs of those who rely on it. We want to ensure that we learn from the mistakes of the past and deliver a digital-first solution that is mobile, accessible and innovative.   

I would like to congratulate the Next Gen team for reaching this important milestone. Visit our Canada.ca page for all NextGen updates. For employees who would like to give us feedback please use the hashtag #NextGenHRPay.  Thank you to all who have engaged with us thus far, your feedback is invaluable.


The Honourable Joyce Murray

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Joyce Murray
Minister of Digital Government

I am often asked why Canada has a Minister of Digital Government and what that means. My job is to integrate policy and innovative service delivery with IT management, as we work to digitalize and transform our services to Canadians. My role reflects the importance of doing a better job of serving Canadians.

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