In June 2015, Claude was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of the New Brunswick Department of Health, where he is in responsible for Health Services and Francophone Affairs.
With a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the Université de Moncton, Claude began his professional career in the field of psychiatry and as a parole officer for the federal government. He then completed a Master's degree in Public Administration and he has been working for the Government of New Brunswick ever since. After obtaining a certificate in adult education and having spent a few years working at the Province's Office of Human Resources as a consultant, he joined the Department of Health as the Executive Director of the Mental Health Services Division. From 2000 to 2015, he headed community colleges, mainly in Moncton and Dieppe in New Brunswick.
Claude is very involved in his community and has served on a number of boards of directors concerned with economic, education, and social development, as well as other fields. For example, he served on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and on the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce for several years. Most recently he served on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.