Elisha Ram

Elisha Ram was appointed Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch (SEB) at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in January 2018. Elisha has been working in the Public Service of Canada for over 20 years. Prior to joining Employment and Social Development Canada, Elisha worked at the Department of Finance Canada, where he provided policy advice on a wide range of issues including personal income tax policy, fiscal policy, research and innovation, natural resources, the environment, and risk capital. Most recently, he worked on financial sector issues including the public debt program, the housing finance system and capital market regulation. Elisha holds a Masters’ degree in economics from Western University. Outside of his professional life, Elisha has a deep interest in housing issues and has worked with local not-for-profit organizations to help increase access to affordable housing in the Ottawa area.


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