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.
|Planned Spending||Total Authorities Available for Use||Actual Spending (authorities used)||Difference (actual minus planned)|
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.
|Planned||Actual||Difference (actual minus planned)|
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.
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.