A Deputy Minister is the functional head of a government department, who is in turn under the control of a full minister. The Canada position of Deputy Minister is equivalent to the British position of Permanent Secretary or the Australian position of Departmental Secretary. The salary of a Deputy Minister is as fixed by the Government scale. It ranges between C$39,430 to C$61,925The senior-most Deputy Minister is the clerk of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, who is also Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister of Canada. However, this position is not that of Deputy Prime Minister of Canada.