Shannon Baskerville

Shannon Baskerville, Director

Shannon Baskerville was appointed Deputy Minister, Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training in July 2017. The Ministry plays a key role in supporting British Columbians from across the province to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. In this portfolio, Shannon oversees post-secondary education and skills training systems in British Columbia as well as the dissemination of labour market information and the delivery of labour market programs. The Ministry also administers student financial assistance programs that help students access their post-secondary education, and labour market development programs to ensure British Columbians have the skills needed to take advantage of job opportunities.  Shannon also has an oversight role for the British Columbia Council for International Education and the Industry Training Authority.

An executive with significant leadership and corporate governance experience in the public sector, Shannon has over 24 years of experience with the Province of British Columbia. Prior to her appointment as Deputy Minister in her current role, Shannon held the position of Deputy Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, and Responsible for Labour. Previous appointments also include Deputy Minister of International Trade and Responsible for Asia Pacific Strategy and Multiculturalism; Assistant Deputy Minister of Labour Market Development; Assistant Deputy Minister of Immigration and International Education; and Assistant Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Competitiveness.

Shannon holds a Master’s in Public Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Project Management and an Executive Program Certificate from Queen’s University.  She resides in Victoria, British Columbia with her husband and two children.