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The Agency's statistical program is funded by two sources: direct parliamentary appropriations and cost-recovery activities. In recent years, 'respendable' cost-recovery revenues have contributed $90 to $100 million annually to its total resources. Federal departments provide a large portion of these respendable revenues to fund specific statistical projects.

Table 1 Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)
2013/2014 Main Estimates 2013/2014 Planned Spending 2013/2014 Total Authorities Available for Use 2013/2014 Actual Spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
400,620,413 400,620,413 497,299,213 471,511,775 70,891,362

The difference between actual and planned spending for 2013/2014 is mainly attributable to severance liquidation payments related to the signing of collective agreements and in-year funding received through Supplementary Estimates for the 2016 Census of Population Program and the Census of Agriculture.

Table 2 Human Resources (Full-Time Equivalents [FTEs])
2013/2014 Planned 2013/2014 Actual 2013/2014 Difference (actual minus planned)
4,513 4,589 76

Approximately 190 public servant FTEs based across Canada, but outside the National Capital Region, are included in the FTEs. Approximately 1,800 interviewers outside the National Capital Region are not included. These interviewers are part-time workers whose assigned workweeks are affected by the volume of collection work available. They are hired under the Statistics Act, by the authority of the Minister of Industry. Interviewers are covered by two separate collective agreements, and are employed through Statistical Survey Operations. Many of Statistics Canada's main outputs rely heavily on data collection and analysis and on the administration of these activities, which takes place in the regions. The difference between actual and planned human resources (FTEs) for 2013/2014 is mainly due to the in-year funding received through Supplementary Estimates for the 2016 Census Programs. A portion of this increase is offset by the variance between the average salary rates paid and the estimated average salary rates used in calculations at the planning stage.

Table 3 Budgetary Performance Summary for Strategic Outcomes and Programs (dollars)
Strategic Outcome(s), Program(s) and Internal Services 2013/2014 Main Estimates 2013/2014 Planned Spending 2014/2015 Planned Spending 2015/2016 Planned Spending 2013/2014 Total Authorities Available for Use 2013/2014 Actual Spending (authorities used) 2012/2013 Actual Spending (authorities used) 2011/2012 Actual Spending (authorities used)
Strategic Outcome 1: Canadians have access to timely, relevant and quality statistical information on Canada's changing economy and society for informed debate, research and decision making on social and economic issues.
Economic and Environmental Statistics 115,166,472 115,166,472 127,927,320 125,565,446 131,515,310 130,781,314 141,149,270 125,246,432
Socio-economic Statistics 95,775,203 95,775,203 93,735,987 93,450,315 101,347,898 103,547,956 125,352,373 105,784,124
Censuses 11,517,721 11,517,721 3,263,305 435,413 50,861,303 45,036,722 48,740,773 325,696,684
Statistical Infrastructure 127,380,733 127,380,733 98,556,365 102,194,502 158,343,771 135,719,900 135,419,827 108,284,359
Subtotal 349,840,129 349,840,129 323,482,977 321,645,675 442,068,282 415,085,892 450,662,243 665,011,599
Strategic Outcome 2: Specific client needs for high-quality and timely statistical services are met.
Cost-Recovered Statistical Services 0 0 0 0 0 -279,336 0 0
Subtotal 0 0 0 0 0 -279,336 0 0
Internal Services Subtotal 50,780,284 50,780,284 56,072,548 55,534,516 55,230,931 56,705,219 69,229,066 79,100,245
Total 400,620,413 400,620,413 379,555,525 377,180,191 497,299,213 471,511,775 519,891,309 744,111,844

In 2013/2014, Statistics Canada adopted a new Program Alignment Architecture to better reflect the Agency's activities and to make it possible to analyze consistent trends in performance indicators.

The decrease in actual spending from 2011/2012 to 2012/2013 is mainly due to the profile of the Census Programs. Since Census Day was in May 2011, the peak year of its activities is in 2011/2012.

The decrease in actual spending from 2012/2013 to 2013/2014 is the result of the reduction in severance liquidation payments related to the signing of collective agreements, reduction in payment of workforce adjustment costs compared to previous year, and the Agency's implementation of changes announced in Budget 2012. These reductions are partially offset by collective bargaining agreement increases.

More information by individual Program Alignment Architecture (PAA) is available in the next sections.

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