The Departmental Spending Trend bar graph shows trends in planned and actual spending.
Departmental Spending Trend
Note: Based upon approved Main Estimates funding
Description for Departmental Spending Trend Graph
|Fiscal Year||Voted||Statutory||Sunset Programs (Censuses)||Cost Recovery (Netted Revenue)|
As shown in the Departmental Spending Trend graph, there is a spending peak in 2016/2017 for sunset programs, when the 2016 Census of Population and Agriculture programs are being conducted. Spending will drop in 2017/2018 when these activities begin to wind down. This pattern is typical for the Agency and is a result of the five-year cycle for the census programs.
The graph also shows that voted spending diminishes over the six-year period. The decrease in voted spending from 2012/2013 to 2014/2015 is mainly due to budget reductions and to severance liquidation payments related to the signing of collective agreements, which were one-time transition expenditures. The voted spending for 2015/2016 and future years is lower because it does not include salary expenditures that are to be reimbursed by Treasury Board, for example, parental leave payments.