Scott MacDonald was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Labour Market and Information Division in the fall of 2013. The Division takes a leadership role in implementing BC’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint by ensuring that skills training programs across the Province are closely aligned with BC’s labour market needs and priorities. This work is supported by the other main functions of the Division which include providing detailed and accessible labour market data to improve public, private and individual workforce decisions, as well as implementing the newly formed BC Center for Data Innovation.
Scott has extensive leadership and public sector experience. Prior to his current portfolio, Scott was the Chief Executive Officer for Pacific Carbon Trust, a crown corporation of the BC provincial government. In this role, he was responsible for the start-up of a company and for building a carbon market in BC to support the growth of BC’s low-carbon economy.
Scott has also served as Assistant Deputy Minister for the BC Ministry of Education, setting provincial education policy and curriculum standards. He was instrumental in creating and implementing world-leading information management systems for use in BC schools.
A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Scott completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta and University of British Columbia, followed by a Masters of Business Administration from Royal Roads University.
Scott lives in Victoria, BC with his wife and has two grown daughters.