Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences - 2014-2015

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences for Statistics Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. It also provides explanations from the previous fiscal year where significant variances exist.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to supporting departmental mandates and the government's priorities.

In particular, for Statistics Canada, this includes

  • delivering programs and services as outlined in the Report on Plans and Priorities
  • participating in the international statistical community to contribute to global compliance and reporting
  • attending selected conferences and exchanges with other organizations to enable employees to remain current and learn about leading-edge innovations—to publish high-quality statistical information, employees must maintain, acquire and share knowledge
  • providing hospitality, which is done only when deemed necessary based on courtesy, diplomacy or protocol, and for the effective conduct of Statistics Canada's business.

Total annual travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for Statistics Canada are summarized below:

Table 1 - Total annual travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for Statistics Canada
Table summary
This table displays the results of Total annual travel. The information is grouped by Expenditure Category (appearing as row headers), Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2015, Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2014 and Variance (appearing as column headers).
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2015 Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2014 Variance
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel—public servants 4,583 4,424 159
Travel—non-public servants Footnote 1 6,446 5,934 512
International travel by the Minister and the Minister's staff Footnote 2 0 0 0
Total travel 11,029 10,358 671
Hospitality 93 104 -11
Conferences 129 87 42
Total 11,251 10,549 702

Significant variances compared with the previous fiscal year:

  • Travel — non-public servants: Compared with fiscal year 2013/2014, the agency's travel expenditures for non-public servants increased mainly because of the listing activities for the 2016 Census of Population Program.
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