Section 4: Supplementary information

PDF Version (PDF, 727.04 KB)

Supporting information on lower-level programs

Sub-program 1.1: Macro Accounts (System of National AccountsFootnote 1)

Description

This program provides a conceptually integrated framework of statistics and analysis for studying the evolution of the Canadian economy. The accounts are centred on the measurement of production of goods and services, and the purchase/sale of goods and services in domestic and international markets. Corresponding price indexes are derived, and estimates of economic activity in 'real' or 'inflation adjusted' terms are prepared. Monetary flows are tracked among the five major sectors of the economy: households, non-profit institutions serving households, corporations (financial and non-financial), governments, and non-residents. Saving, investment, assets, liabilities, and national wealth are measured.

This program also produces statistics on economic transactions and on Canada's assets and liabilities with the rest of the world, of which the primary output is the Balance of Payments and the International Investment Position. Financial and employment statistics for the Canadian public sector are produced; more specifically, revenues, expenditures, assets, liabilities and debt statistics for the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, including government health and education institutions.

The program supports various statutory requirements, including the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, the Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreement, and the Special Data Dissemination Standard with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Its outputs, such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Balance Sheet and Financial Flows, Provincial Economic Accounts, the Input-Output tables and the various satellite accounts, such as the Tourism Satellite Account and the Pension Satellite Account, are vital to the policy development and program responsibilities of the Bank of Canada, Finance Canada, Industry Canada,Footnote 2 Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada,Footnote 3 and several other federal and provincial departments and agencies. Its outputs are also widely used in the private sector.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Macro Accounts (System of National Accounts) 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
26,593,154 27,633,847 1,040,693
Human resources (full-time equivalents [FTEs])—Macro Accounts (System of National Accounts) 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
253 259 6
Performance results—Macro Accounts (System of National Accounts)
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Canadians and public- and private-sector organizations use national accounts statistics for informed debate on macroeconomic issues, for economic research and analysis, and for decision making and the conduct of macroeconomic policy. Timeliness of release 90% 93%

Sub-program 1.2: Industry Statistics

Description

The program plans, directs, coordinates, and controls the provision of statistical information and advice on a broad range of industrial sectors. These range from distributive trades, manufacturing, transportation, and other service industries, to governments, private organizations and institutions. It also produces timely statistics concerning the activities of the agriculture sector and its participants. This is achieved by conducting annual and sub-annual surveys of manufacturing, transportation, retail, and wholesale trade. The program also includes annual and sub-annual surveys on farm income and prices, and crop and livestock statistics.

The program supplies the System of National Accounts with data required by the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, and the Special Data Dissemination Standard with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Data are required as part of Canada's participation to the North American Free Trade Agreement under the Snapback provision and the Bank Act Regulations, Section 427.

The program also satisfies the information requirements of Transport Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, other federal government departments, provincial governments, international organizations, industry associations, the academic community and the public at large.

The program also assists large, complex, business enterprises with data collection requirements.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Industry Statistics 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
43,582,689 46,986,587 3,403,898
Human resources (full-time equivalents [FTEs])—Industry Statistics 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
399 536 137
Performance results—Industry Statistics
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Canadians and public- and private-sector organizations use the Monthly Survey of Manufacturing and Monthly Survey of Retail and Wholesale Trade for monitoring the economy, research and policy development. Timeliness of release 90% 91%
Level of accuracy achieved 90% 97%

Sub-program 1.3: Economy-wide Business Statistics

Description

This program plans, directs, coordinates and controls the provision of statistical information and advice on financial and taxation statistics for enterprises, international trade, investment and capital stock, consumer and industrial prices, small businesses, and science, innovation and electronic information to governments, private organizations and institutions. This program tracks the size, financial structure and ownership characteristics of the corporate sector in Canada. The program also has responsibility for measuring production in the finance and insurance industries.

Data is produced on the Corporations Returns Act and the Financial and Taxation Statistics for enterprises, as well as Canada's merchandise export and import statistics and related price and volume indices (Customs and Balance of Payments basis).

This program supplies the System of National Accounts with data required by the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations and the Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreement.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), and other price indexes (industrial product prices, services producer prices, non-residential construction prices, new housing prices, machinery and equipment prices, and farm input prices) are named in numerous acts for various reasons: Canada Pension Plan Act, Old Age Security Act, the adjustment of income tax basic deductions and inflation indicators in the Government of Canada-Bank of Canada Agreement on Inflation Control Targets.

The indexes are also required by the System of National Accounts to satisfy the Fiscal Arrangements Act, and the Special Data Dissemination Standard with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Economy-wide Business Statistics 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
49,142,308 47,240,126 -1,902,182
Human resources (full-time equivalents [FTEs])—Economy-wide Business Statistics 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
475 502 27
Performance results—Economy-wide Business Statistics
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Canadians and public- and private-sector organizations use the Consumer Price Index, Canadian International Merchandise Trade and Quarterly Financial Statistics for Enterprises for monitoring the economy, research and policy development. Timeliness of release 90% 98%
Level of accuracy achieved 90% 97%

Sub-Program 1.4: Environmental Statistics

Description

This program integrates environmental and socio-economic information into sets of statistics relevant for the analysis of relationships between human activity and the environment in Canada.

The primary outputs for this program are time-series estimates of various components of Canada's environmental wealth (water, ecosystems, sub-soil minerals), natural resource usage, pollution flows and environmental protection expenditures. A detailed, geographically referenced database is maintained, which facilitates environmental studies by eco-region or by water basin.

The program includes an annual, analytical publication entitled Human Activity and the Environment, which is widely used by schools, as well as by federal and provincial government policy makers.

Program outputs are used by Environment Canada,Footnote 4 Natural Resources Canada, provincial government departments, as well as various private sector organizations and international institutions.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Environmental Statistics 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
4,940,862 5,306,886 366,024
Human resources (full-time equivalents [FTEs])—Environmental Statistics 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
38 58 20
Performance results—Environmental Statistics
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Canadians and public- and private-sector organizations use the environmental accounts and statistics on the changing relationship between human activity and Canada's economy for informed debate, research and decision making on environmental issues. Timeliness of release 90% 36%
Level of accuracy achieved 90% 83%

Sub-program 1.5: Analysis of Economic and Environmental Statistics

Description

This program plans, directs, coordinates and conducts a range of data development initiatives and statistical analyses; publishes studies that focus on topics in macroeconomics and microeconomics; uses data from the National Accounts to shed light on current issues; and generates studies on productivity, as well as estimates of multifactor productivity. This program also provides Statistics Canada's assessment of current economic conditions, through the publication of articles in "Economic Insights."

These activities serve four main functions: (1) to generate new data that can be used by the analytical community; (2) to demonstrate how these data can be used to provide analysis of relevant issues that dominate public debate; (3) to contribute to improved quality by vetting Statistics Canada data to assess their fitness for various uses; and (4) to provide in-depth feedback and quality assurance to a wide range of the data-producing units with Statistics Canada.

The program also includes the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research, which allows outside analysts from governments, research institutions and academia to make use of business microdata for research purposes.

Strategic partnerships are entered into with highly trained economists to undertake important policy-relevant economic research on topics, such as productivity, international trade, investment patterns and firm dynamics, while assuring the confidentiality and security of data.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Analysis of Economic and Environmental Statistics 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
3,723,149 3,320,590 -402,559
Human resources (full-time equivalents [FTEs])—Analysis of Economic and Environmental Statistics 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
32 29 -3
Performance results—Analysis of Economic and Environmental Statistics
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Canadians and public- and private-sector organizations use the results of statistical analyses, models, databases and other statistical information products for informed debate, research and decision making on economic and environmental issues. Number of professional citations 1,000 2,093

Sub-program 2.1: Labour, Education, Income and Tourism Statistics

Description

This program provides indicators that allow the measurement of the economic well-being of Canadians through information on the labour market, income, expenditures and wealth, pensions, housing, and education, as well as statistics on tourism. Indicators are produced at various frequencies. Labour market estimates, which are among the most timely and important measures of the overall performance of the Canadian economy, are reported monthly. A multi-dimensional picture of the financial well-being of Canadian families and individuals is provided through an annual survey on income and expenditures, as well as a periodic measurement of wealth. Indicators collected through tax data complete that picture. Information on pension funds is provided quarterly, and information on pension plans is provided yearly. The program also has a comprehensive set of pan-Canadian education statistics and analysis that is released yearly. Tourism indicators are released monthly.

The program supplies data to the System of National Accounts, the Tourism Satellite Accounts, and the Balance of Payments.

The program collection mandate stems from requirements in the Employment Insurance Act, the Judges Act, the Senate Act, the House of Commons Act, the Canada Pension Plan Act, and Quebec Pension Plan Act, and the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations.

The outputs of this program support economic, social and monetary policy, and governments, financial institutions and researchers alike rely heavily on these outputs to monitor the impact of policies and programs.

Specific user agencies include Finance Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Industry Canada,Footnote 5 the Canadian Tourism Commission, and the Bank of Canada.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Labour, Education, Income and Tourism Statistics 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
40,416,645 42,445,959 2,029,314
Human resources (Full-Time Equivalents [FTEs])—Labour, Education, Income and Tourism Statistics 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
258 514 256
Performance results—Labour, Education, Income and Tourism Statistics
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Canadians and government policy makers use labour, education, income and tourism statistics to make informed decisions. Timeliness of release 90% 99%
Level of accuracy achieved 90% 100%

Sub-program 2.2: Health and Justice Statistics

Description

This program provides statistical information and analysis about the state of health of Canadians, as well as criminal and civil justice in Canada. The program conducts the ongoing Canadian Community Health Survey and the Canadian Health Measures Survey, collects the data for and maintains Canada's Vital Statistics, as well as the Canadian Cancer Registry.

Health information is used to assist and support health planners and decision-makers at all levels of government, to sustain demographic and epidemiological research, and to report to the Canadian public about their collective health and health-care system. Vital Statistics data are used by the Population Estimates Program, whose results, in turn, are used for the Equalization Program.

The National Justice Statistics Initiative strives to develop, implement and manage an effective national justice statistics program through the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, which is the operational arm of a federal-provincial-territorial partnership. The rationale for this program stems from a Memorandum of Understanding with Justice Canada, and Cabinet decisions where Statistics Canada was named a partner in the National Justice Statistics Initiative. The program administers several surveys on crime reporting, homicide, police administration, adult and youth criminal courts, civil courts, adult corrections, as well as surveys on expenditures, personnel, and key indicators reports on adult and youth corrections. The program also administers the Family Violence Statistical Program funded by the Family Violence Initiative.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Health and Justice Statistics 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
40,378,129 43,517,761 3,139,632
Human resources (Full-Time Equivalents [FTEs])—Health and Justice Statistics 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
276 460 184
Performance results—Health and Justice Statistics
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Canadians and government policy makers use health and justice statistics to make informed decisions. Timeliness of release 90% 91%
Level of accuracy achieved 90% 96%

Sub-program 2.3: Demographic, Aboriginal and other Social Statistics

Description

This program produces Canada's quarterly and annual post-censal and inter-censal population estimates, and population projections, which are used by all levels of government, the private sector, researchers and non-government organizations. Population estimates are used to satisfy the statutory requirements of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, including the Canada Health and Social Transfers, the Equalization Program, and the Wait Times Reduction Transfer. Territorial estimates are used in the Territorial Formula Financing. Population estimates are used to allocate federal seats to provinces under the Fair Representation Act.

Population estimates must be used in connection with the following legislation: Canada Pension Plan Act, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, Canada Student Loans Act, and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act. Data include components of population growth, namely estimates of births, deaths, immigration, total emigration, change in non-permanent residents, and inter-provincial and intra-provincial migration.

This program also includes enabling access to microdata for research purposes and producing information and analytic outputs on key social issues. These comprise immigration, visible minorities, religion, ethnicity, language, social identity, giving and volunteering, victimization, youth, families, gender, seniors, time use, care giving and receiving, and social well-being, through the General Social Survey. The information is used to support various pieces of legislation, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Citizenship Act, the Multiculturalism Act, the Official Languages Act, and the Employment Equity Act.

The program provides information and subject-matter expertise to help support the policy interests of Employment and Social Development Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada,Footnote 6 Justice Canada, Canadian Heritage, and Status of Women Canada. It is also responsible for providing subject-matter expertise, coordination, and integration in the collection, analysis and dissemination of data about Aboriginal people, on topics such as education, use of Aboriginal languages, labour activity, income, health, communication technology, mobility, and housing conditions, which are used by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development CanadaFootnote 7 and Aboriginal governments and organizations.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Demographic, Aboriginal and other Social Statistics 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
11,271,985 12,086,336 814,351
Human resources (Full-Time Equivalents [FTEs])—Demographic, Aboriginal and other Social Statistics 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
86 132 46
Performance results—Demographic, Aboriginal and other Social Statistics
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Canadians and government policy makers use demographic, Indigenous and other social statistics to make informed decisions. Timeliness of release 90% 100%
Level of accuracy achieved 90% 100%

Sub-program 2.4: Analysis of Socio-economic Statistics

Description

This program plans, directs, coordinates and conducts a range of statistical analyses and publications. Substantive areas of analysis include population aging and its impacts on labour markets and health care needs; wait times and access to health care; the economic circumstances of immigrants; population health status; the impact of diseases and health determinants; trends in income distribution, including both low income / vulnerable populations; and geographic patterns, including Canada's major cities.

Analysis of income and labour market data covering topics, such as data on labour force status, occupation, labour compensation, pensions, industry, individual and family income and expenditure, for both the census and sample surveys that are of interest to policy makers, academics, business leaders and individuals, is also undertaken.

These activities serve four main functions and audiences: providing high quality and often leading-edge analyses on important contemporary topics for the general public; providing information of direct relevance to matters of current policy concern; contributing, more generally, to the corpus of national and international research in the peer-reviewed literature; and providing an important quality assurance role to verify the accuracy and relevance of the statistics produced, to assist users in interpreting the data, and to develop relevant concepts for the production of statistics.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Analysis of Socio-economic Statistics 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
2,820,971 3,734,465 913,494
Human resources (full-time equivalents [FTEs])—Analysis of Socio-economic Statistics 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
24 30 6
Performance results—Analysis of Socio-economic Statistics
Expected results Performance Indicators Targets Actual Results
Canadians, government policy makers and public- and private-sector researchers use the results of statistical analyses, models, databases and other statistical information products for informed debate, research and decision making on socioeconomic and health issues. Number of professional citations 10,000 17,630

Sub-program 3.1: Census of PopulationFootnote 8

Description

This program plans, develops and implements all collection, data processing and dissemination of the decennial and quinquennial censuses of population, Canada's national inventory of key socio‑economic phenomena.

The Census Program provides a statistical portrait of Canada and its people. This program is the only reliable source of detailed data for small groups (such as lone-parent families, ethnic groups, industrial and occupational categories, and immigrants) and for areas as small as a city neighbourhood, or as large as the country itself. Because the Canadian census is administered every five years, and the questions are similar, it is possible to compare changes that have occurred in the composition of Canada's population over time.

The census includes every person living in Canada on Census Day, as well as Canadians living abroad, either on a military base, attached to a diplomatic mission, at sea, or in port aboard Canadian-registered merchant vessels. Persons in Canada, including those holding a temporary resident permit, study permit, or work permit, as well as their dependents, are also part of the census.

This program is mandated in many statutes and acts including the Statistics Act, Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, Canada Council for the Arts Act, Provincial Subsidies Act, Railway Relocation and Crossing Act, Industrial and Regional Development Act, Constitutional Amendments, Income Tax Act, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security Act, and the War Veterans Allowance Act.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Census of Population 2015-16
  Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
Gross expenditures 147,538,994 136,965,427 -10,573,567
Respendable revenue -7,939,148 -7,974,616 -35,468
Net expenditures 139,599,846 128,990,811 -10,609,035
Human resources (full-time equivalents [FTEs])—Census of Population 2015-16
  Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
Gross expenditures 908 1,019 111
Respendable revenue -34 -60 -26
Net expenditures 874 959 85

Performance results—Census of Population

Note on unavailable indicators

There are no performance indicators shown for the Census of Population Program, in this Departmental Performance Report. Indicators were still under development when the 2015-16 Report on Plans and Priorities was being prepared, and therefore they were not included in that document when it was tabled in Parliament. These indicators will be reported in the 2016-17 Departmental Performance Report for Statistics Canada.

Sub-program 3.2: Census of Agriculture

Description

This program conducts the quinquennial Census of Agriculture, and produces and publishes economic series on the agriculture sector that flow to the System of National Accounts to form the agriculture component of the Gross Domestic Product, and thereby satisfy requirements of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations.

Information from this program is used to improve the register of farms, for the purpose of conducting surveys and censuses, to ensure proper survey coverage using samples that are as small as statistically possible and thereby minimizing response burden. This program provides a comprehensive picture of the agriculture sector at the national, provincial and sub-provincial levels, and is mandated by the Statistics Act.

Small-area and benchmarking data, produced quinquennially from the Census of Agriculture, are critical to industry structural analysis, crisis management, environmental programs, pesticide management, carbon credits, water-use planning and protection, rural development, and traceability. No other comprehensive source of these data currently exists, and coverage of farms of all sizes is important. In some sectors and regions, small farms are significant to the economy, and data are required for policy and program development.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Census of Agriculture 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
5,843,826 6,036,929 193,103
Human resources (full-time equivalents [FTEs])—Census of Agriculture 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
51 68 17

Performance results—Census of Agriculture

Note on unavailable indicators

There are no performance indicators shown for the Census of Agriculture, in this Departmental Performance Report. Indicators were still under development when the 2015-16 Report on Plans and Priorities was being prepared, and therefore they were not included in that document when it was tabled in Parliament. These indicators will be reported in the 2016-17 Departmental Performance Report for Statistics Canada.

Sub-program 4.1: Professional and Statistical Services

Description

The Professional and Statistical Services Program develops sound statistical methodology, standardized concepts and classifications (including geographic concepts), and statistical metadata; and prepares and maintains registers of households, farms, and other businesses and organizations for the purpose of conducting surveys and censuses.

This program is also responsible for acquiring statistical data from Canada Revenue Agency and other administrative sources in order to make these data available to other programs throughout the Agency. Research activities aimed at providing practical solutions related to survey and questionnaire design, the analysis of survey data, and other specific topics are undertaken, and expert advice on survey methodology is provided to an international audience. The program also provides Agency-specific legal services relating to the Statistics Act and to data sharing agreements.

Professional and Statistical Services also carries out research and development activities relating to a number of areas, such as statistical methodology, data collection, and operational activities, assists large complex business enterprises with data collection requirements, and enables access to microdata for research purposes.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Professional and Statistical Services 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
24,978,766 24,822,361 -156,405
Human resources (full-time equivalents [FTEs])—Professional and Statistical Services 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
244 248 4
Performance Results—Professional and Statistical Services
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Programs within Statistics Canada implement state-of-the-art statistical theory and survey methods, standardized concepts, statistical classifications, and registers in the production of statistical outputs. Number of programs that undergo a review of their methodology or statistical infrastructure 4 8
Percentage of programs reviewed to which the methodology or statistical infrastructure provided approved solutions 100% 100%
Proportion of the proposed solutions that were adopted by the programs 80% 94%

Sub-program 4.2: Operational Statistical Services

Description

Operational statistical services comprise those activities and services relating to the collection of data from respondents; the entry of data into computer systems; the coding of data into standard categories; and the processing of data obtained from other government organizations or administrative sources, rather than directly from respondents.

This sub-program also includes the activities associated with the release of the Agency's information to the public. Examples include the production of, online databases and the dissemination of Statistics Canada's official release vehicle, The Daily.

The program also oversees the hiring and training of interviewers to support ongoing, ad-hoc and cost-recovered surveys, and provides an Advisory Services function, including the National Contact Centre.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Operational Statistical Services 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
57,409,710 54,436,754 -2,972,956
Human resources (full-time equivalents [FTEs])—Operational Statistical Services 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
534 553 19
Performance results—Operational Statistical Services
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Subject-matter divisions use modern and state-of-the-art statistical services to support program delivery. Percentage of collection and operations service agreements components that are met (Main Estimates) 75% 90%
The information needs of users who contact Statistics Canada are met. Percentage of clients who receive the information they requested 90% 92%
Canadians use the Statistics Canada website to meet their information needs. Percentage of website visitors who found the information they were looking for 75% 81%

Sub-program 4.3: Continuity and Quality Maintenance Program

Description

This program coordinates the aspects of the Agency's Integrated Strategic Planning Process that ensure the continuity and quality maintenance of programs.

Budgetary financial resources (dollars)—Continuity and Quality Maintenance Program 2015-16
Planned spending Actual spending (authorities used) Difference (actual minus planned)
22,722,499 8,214,490 -14,508,009
Human resources (full-time equivalents [FTEs])—Continuity and Quality Maintenance Program 2015-16
Planned Actual Difference (actual minus planned)
345 153 -192
Performance results—Continuity and Quality Maintenance Program
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
The continuity and quality of Statistics Canada's ongoing programs is being maintained through the integrated strategic planning process. Percentage of the investments in the Continuity and Quality Maintenance Investment Plan implemented as planned 80% 82%

Note on presentation of information for Cost-recovered Statistical Services

Budgetary and human resource information for Cost-recovered Statistical Services is reported at the program level only. This is because all dollar and human resource amounts at the sub-program level are zero, in accordance with government-wide presentation standards.

Sub-program 5.1: Cost-recovered Services related Economic and Environmental Statistics

Description

This activity produces high-quality, cost-recovered economic and environmental outputs that meet the needs of specific federal and provincial institutions and other clients.

This program designs, implements, analyzes, and disseminates the results of large-scale or complex surveys and newly created databases for external clients, to provide useful information to the broadest possible spectrum of users. Examples include the surveys of small and medium-sized enterprises, the digital economy, construction wage rates, Internet use, household energy use, and household interaction with the environment.

Cost-recovered analytical projects, research and database creation, including those conducted in the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research, and micro-simulations are also part in this program.

Performance results—Cost-recovered Services related Economic and Environmental Statistics
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Government policy makers, institutions and private-sector clients use Statistics Canada's cost-recovery services related to economic and environmental statistics. Volume of cost-recovery contracts conducted by Statistics Canada—Statistical Surveys and Related Surveys 92 108
Value of cost-recovery contracts conducted by Statistics Canada—Statistical Surveys and Related Surveys $17,422,000 $20,844,336
Value of cost-recovery contracts conducted by Statistics Canada—custom requests and workshops $2,102,000 $1,070,864

Sub-program 5.2: Cost-recovered Services related to Socio-economic Statistics

Description

This activity produces high quality cost-recovered socio-economic outputs that meet the needs of specific federal and provincial institutions and other clients.

This program designs, implements, analyses and disseminates the results of large-scale or complex surveys and newly-created databases for external clients to provide useful information to the broadest possible spectrum of users. Examples include surveys on public service employment, employment insurance and labour market, young Canadians, literacy and education, Aboriginal peoples, community-related activities such as resiliency, and health including tobacco use.

Cost-recovered analytical projects and research, the Longitudinal Immigration Database, population projections for specific sub-populations or based on customised sets of assumptions, demographic projections and micro-simulations are also included in this program.

Performance results—Cost-recovered Services related to Socio-economic Statistics
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Government policy makers, institutions and private-sector clients use Statistics Canada's cost-recovery services related to socioeconomic statistics. Volume of cost-recovery contracts conducted by Statistics Canada—Statistical Surveys and Related Surveys 138 106
Value of cost-recovery contracts conducted by Statistics Canada—Statistical Surveys and Related Surveys $53,587,000 $63,043,451
Value of cost-recovery contracts conducted by Statistics Canada—custom requests and workshops $2,017,000 $1,932,985

Sub-program 5.3: Cost-recovered Services related to the Censuses

Description

This activity produces high quality cost-recovered outputs related to the Censuses that meet the needs of specific federal and provincial institutions and other clients.

This program designs, implements, analyses and disseminates the results of large-scale or complex surveys for external clients to provide useful information to the broadest possible spectrum of users. Examples include linking of the Census database to other surveys or administrative databases for analytical purposes as well as production of statistics for small geographic areas.

Performance results—Cost-recovered Services related to the Censuses
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Government policy makers, institutions and private-sector clients use Statistics Canada's cost-recovery services related to the censuses. Value of cost-recovery projects and analytical products conducted by Statistics Canada related to the censuses—custom requests and workshops $913,000 $511,748

Sub-program 5.4: Cost-recovered Services related to Statistical Infrastructure

Description

This activity produces high-quality, cost-recovered outputs related to statistical infrastructures that meet the needs of specific federal and provincial institutions and other clients. An example is the imaging/data capture of the E311 Travel Declaration Cards for Canadians for the Canadian Border Services Agency.

This activity also produces high-quality, cost-recovered programs that provide access to Statistics Canada's public-use and confidential microdata, including the Data Liberation Initiative, which provides access to Public Use Microdata Files in the libraries of post-secondary institutions.

Other services include the Research Data Centres that currently supply secure access to detailed microdata files in 26 universities, and in one research institute across Canada, as well as the Real Time Remote Access program, which provides access remotely, in more or less real time, to researchers who submit code and receive automatically-vetted output back.

A portion of the revenues allocated to cover statistical infrastructure costs in support of all cost-recovered statistical services is also reflected in this program.

Performance results—Cost-recovered Services related to Statistical Infrastructure
Expected results Performance indicators Targets Actual results
Government policy makers, institutions and private-sector clients use the services for data capture and imaging, coding, and access to Statistics Canada's microdata files, customized to meet their needs. Percentage of Collection Operation Service Agreements components that are met (cost recovery) 100%Table note 1 93%
Number of postsecondary institutions, governmental and other organizations receiving access to microdata files 80 131
Number of cycles of confidential microdata files and public-use microdata files available to Canadian postsecondary institutions, research data centres and other institutions 1,720 2,028

Supplementary information tables

Federal tax expenditures

The tax system can be used to achieve public policy objectives through the application of special measures such as low tax rates, exemptions, deductions, deferrals and credits. The Department of Finance Canada publishes cost estimates and projections for these measures annually in the Report on Federal Tax Expenditures. This report also provides detailed background information on tax expenditures, including descriptions, objectives, historical information and references to related federal spending programs. The tax measures presented in this report are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.

Organizational contact information

Email
STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca

Telephone
1-800-263-1136 or 613-951-8116

Fax
1-877-287-4369 or 613-951-0581

TTY
1-800-363-7629

Mail
Statistics Canada
150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0T6

Website
www.statcan.gc.ca

Notes

Date modified: