Corinne Pohlmann

Corinne Pohlmann is Executive Vice President, Advocacy for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), a not-for-profit organization representing 97,000 small and medium-sized businesses across Canada. Corinne is based in Ottawa and is responsible for overseeing all of CFIB’s legislative, research and communications teams across Canada.

Since joining the Federation in 1998, Corinne first worked in research, where she authored several research reports on a variety of public policy and economic issues. In 2000, Corinne became CFIB’s Director of Provincial Affairs based in Edmonton where she represented the interests of Alberta and NWT members to all levels of government and in 2006 she relocated to Ottawa to take on federal issues later expanding her responsibilities to other areas of the federation including Business Resources and Partnerships. In June of 2023, Corinne was promoted to her current role as CFIB’s Executive VP for Advocacy.

Throughout her career, Corinne participated in numerous national consultations and committees on a wide variety of small business issues, including the Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Underground Economy, the Advisory Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, as well as the Deputy Minister Advisory Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

Corinne was born and raised in Montreal where she attended McGill University – graduating with both a Bachelor and a Masters Degree in Geography.