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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 approximately $90 million annually to its total resources. Federal departments provide a large portion of these respendable revenues to fund specific statistical projects.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars) 2014/2015

Main Estimates
Planned Spending Total Authorities Available for Use Actual Spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
379,555,525 379,555,525 472,691,876 467,202,461 87,646,936

The difference between actual and planned spending for 2014/2015 is mainly attributable to in-year funding received for the planning, design, development and testing of questions, systems and processes for the 2016 Census programs.

Human Resources (Full-Time Equivalents [FTEs]) 2014/2015
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
4,194 4,758 564

The FTEs include approximately 200 public servant FTEs located outside the National Capital Region. Approximately 1,800 interviewers (approximately 900 FTEs) 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 2014/2015 is mainly due to the in-year funding received for the planning, design, development and testing of questions, systems and processes for the 2016 Census programs.

Budgetary Performance Summary for Strategic Outcomes and Programs (dollars) Table summary
This table displays the results, in dollars, of Budgetary Performance Summary for Strategic Outcomes and Programs. The information is grouped by Strategic Outcome(s), Program(s) and Internal Services (appearing as row headers), 2014/2015 Main Estimates, 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 Planned Spending, 2014/2015 Total Authorities Available for Use, 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 Actual Spending (authorities used) (appearing as column headers).
Strategic Outcome(s), Program(s) and Internal Services 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013
Main Estimates Planned Spending Planned Spending Planned Spending Total Authorities Available for Use Actual Spending (authorities used) Actual Spending (authorities used) Actual Spending (authorities used)
dollars
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 127,927,320 127,927,320 127,982,162 131,065,312 132,585,590 132,627,053 130,781,314 141,149,270
Socio-economic Statistics 93,735,987 93,735,987 94,887,730 97,058,366 98,198,837 100,399,795 103,547,956 125,352,373
Censuses 3,263,305 3,263,305 145,443,672 368,457,957 56,929,929 61,835,205 45,036,722 48,740,773
Statistical Infrastructure 98,556,365 98,556,365 105,110,975 95,309,148 130,167,162 116,399,563 135,719,900 135,419,827
Subtotal 323,482,977 323,482,977 473,424,539 691,890,782 417,881,518 411,261,616 415,085,892 450,662,243
Strategic Outcome 2: Specific client needs for high-quality and timely statistical services are met.
Cost-recovered Statistical Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 −279,336 0
Subtotal 0 0 0 0 0 0 −279,336 0
Internal Services Subtotal 56,072,548 56,072,548 51,666,281 52,888,890 54,810,358 55,940,845 56,705,219 69,229,066
Total 379,555,525 379,555,525 525,090,820 744,779,672 472,691,876 467,202,461 471,511,775 519,891,309

In 2013/2014, Statistics Canada adopted a new Program Alignment Architecture (PAA) to better reflect the Agency's activities and to provide a coherent basis for analyzing trends in performance indicators.

The decrease in actual spending from 2012/2013 to 2013/2014 is the net result of reductions in severance payments, the payment for workforce adjustment costs, and costs related to implementation of changes announced in Budget 2012 and increases required under collective agreements.

The decrease in actual spending from 2013/2014 to 2014/2015 is the result of the reduction in severance payments and the Agency's implementation of changes announced in Budget 2012. These reductions are mainly offset by an increase in spending due to the cyclical nature of the census programs, and the transition payments for implementing salary payments in arrears.

More information by individual PAA is available in the next sections.

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