Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences - 2015-2016

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, 2016. 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, hospitality and conference expenditures. The information is grouped by Expenditure Category (appearing as row headers), and Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2016, Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2015 and Variance (appearing as column headers).
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2016 Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2015 Variance
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel—public servants 6,492 4,583 1,909
Travel—non-public servantsTable note 1 11,583 6,446 5,137
International travel by the Minister and the Minister's staffTable note 2 0 0 0
Total travel 18,075 11,029 7,046
Hospitality 111 93 18
Conferences fees 155 129 26
Total 18,341 11,251 7,090

Significant variances compared with the previous fiscal year:

  • Travel — public servants and non-public servants: Compared with fiscal year 2014-2015, the Agency's travel expenditures for public and non-public servants increased mainly because of the early enumeration activities for the 2016 Census of Population Program.
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