Jean Boivin, a top official with the Ministry of Finance, is leaving for a private sector job.
Department spokesman Jack Aubry says Boivin's last day is Aug. 29.
Boivin joined the department in October 2012 as associate deputy minister, where he served as Canada's representative to the Group of Seven, the Group of 20 and the Financial Stability Board.
Prior to arriving at the department, Boivin served as deputy governor at the Bank of Canada. He was also a former professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business where he specialized in monetary policy, interest rates, inflation and international economics
Aubry said the department was told last week that Boivin was leaving. No details on his new employer were released.