Tribunal leadership


Paul Aterman, Chairperson

Paul Aterman is committed to making justice systems simple, quick and fair – so that they work for the people that need to use them.

He is a lawyer with extensive administrative justice experience in human rights, immigration and refugee matters and workers' compensation. Since leaving private practice in 1994, Mr. Aterman has held increasingly senior positions at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, as well as working at Canada’s Privy Council Office and as a Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Mr. Aterman holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto.

He has been appointed as Chairperson of the Social Security Tribunal of Canada for a term of 5 years, effective September 17, 2018.

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