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Financial and human resources

Statistics Canada's statistical program is funded from two sources: direct parliamentary appropriations and cost-recovery activities. In recent years, the agency's 'respendable' cost-recovery revenues—revenues it is authorized to spend on the activity that generated them—have generally added more than $100 million annually to its total resources. A large portion of these respendable revenues is from federal departments to fund specific statistical projects. Statistics Canada assumes that cost-recovery revenues could decline up to 10% either directly or indirectly as a result of Budget 2012.

The total planned spending and total planned human resources for the next three fiscal years are summarized in the following tables. The tables show the year-to-year variation in Statistics Canada's resources, which is the result of the cyclical activity that supports the census programs. Funding typically peaks in the fiscal year in which the censuses are conducted.

Table 1 Financial Resources (Planned Spending - thousands of dollars)
This table displays, in thousands of dollars, the total main budgetary expenditure estimates for 2013/2014 and planned spending for 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
Total Budgetary Expenditures
(Main Estimates 2013-2014)
Planned Spending 2013-2014 Planned Spending 2014-2015 Planned Spending 2015-2016
400,620 400,620 382,167 371,763
Table 2 Human Resources (Full-Time Equivalent—FTE)
This table displays human resources in full-time equivalents for 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
4,513 4,275 4,231

The decrease in planned spending from 2013–2014 to 2014–2015 is the result of lower reference levels for the 2011 Census Programs as they wind down, as well as program adjustments. This decrease is partially offset by increased funding for newly signed collective agreements as well as changes to the reference levels for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators.

The decrease in planned spending from 2014–2015 to 2015–2016 is a result of lower reference levels for the 2011 Census Programs as they conclude and for the CPI.

Included in total planned FTEs are approximately 300 public servant FTEs based across Canada outside the National Capital Region. Not included are approximately 1,800 interviewers outside the National Capital Region for 2013–2014, which will decrease to 1,700 in future years. 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.

Planning Summary Table

Total planned spending for each program, for each of the next three fiscal years, is detailed below. Detailed information, by program, on planned activities, indicators, targets and timelines is presented in Section 2.

Table 3 Planning Summary Table for Strategic Outcome 1 (thousands of dollars)
This table displays, in thousands of dollars, the actual spending in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012; forecast spending in 2012/2013; planned spending in 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016; and alignment to Government of Canada outcomes for strategic outcome 1 and each of its programs.
Strategic Outcome 1 Program Actual Spending 2010–2011 Actual Spending 2011–2012 Forecast Spending 2012–2013 Planned Spending Alignment to Government of Canada outcomes
2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016
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 120,629 125,246 141,826 115,166 122,330 121,477 A transparent, accountable and responsive federal government
Socio-economic Statistics 104,598 105,784 125,954 95,775 99,778 99,806
Censuses 136,214 325,697 48,975 11,518 3,962 1,102
Statistical Infrastructure 120,130 108,285 136,070 127,381 102,319 95,585
Sub-Total 481,571 665,012 452,825 349,840 328,389 317,970  
Table 4 Planning Summary Table for Strategic Outcome 2(thousands of dollars)
This table displays, in thousands of dollars, the actual spending in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012; forecast spending in 2012/2013; planned spending in 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016; and alignment to Government of Canada outcomes for strategic outcome 2 and its program.
Strategic Outcome 2 Program Actual Spending 2010–2011 Actual Spending 2011–2012 Forecast Spending 2012–2013 Planned Spending Alignment to Government of Canada outcomes
2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016
Specific client needs for high-quality and timely statistical services are met Cost-recovered Statistical Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 A transparent, accountable and responsive federal government
Sub-Total 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Table 5 Planning Summary Table for Internal Services (thousands of dollars)
This table displays, in thousands of dollars, the actual spending in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012; forecast spending in 2012/2013; and planned spending in 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 for Internal Services.
Program Actual Spending 2010–2011 Actual Spending 2011–2012 Forecast Spending 2012–2013 Planned Spending
2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016
Internal Services 93,638 79,100 69,561 50,780 53,778 53,793
Sub-Total 93,638 79,100 69,561 50,780 53,778 53,793
Table 6 Planning Summary Total (thousands of dollars)
This table displays, in thousands of dollars, the total actual spending in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012; forecast spending in 2012/2013; and planned spending in 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 for strategic outcomes, programs and Internal Services.
Strategic Outcomes, Programs and Internal Services Actual Spending 2010–2011 Actual Spending 2011–2012 Forecast Spending 2012–2013 Planned Spending
2013–2014 2014–2015 2015–2016
Total 575,209 744,112 522,386 400,620 382,167 371,763

For trend analysis and an explanation of variance related to the programs, please refer to Section 2, Analysis of programs by strategic outcome.

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