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 added more than $100 million annually to its total resources. In general, a large portion of these respendable revenues comes from federal departments to fund specific statistical projects.
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 results from the cyclical activity that supports the census programs. Funding typically peaks in the fiscal year in which the censuses are conducted.
|2014/2015 Main Estimates||2014/2015 Planned Spending||2015/2016 Planned Spending||2016/2017 Planned Spending|
|Note: Based on approved main estimates funding. Funding for the 2016 Census programs is pending. Amounts shown are net of respendable revenue.|
|Note: Totals may differ within and between tables because of rounding.|
The decrease in planned spending from 2014/2015 to 2015/2016 is a result of the reduction in reference levels for the 2011 Census programs as they conclude.
Included in total planned FTEs are approximately 225 public servant FTEs based across Canada outside the National Capital Region. Not included are approximately 1,700 interviewers outside the National Capital Region. 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 by 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.
|Strategic Outcomes, Programs and Internal Services||2011/2012 Expenditures||2012/2013 Expenditures||2013/2014 Forecast Spending||2014/2015 Main Estimates||2014/2015 Planned Spending||2015/2016 Planned Spending||2016/2017 Planned Spending|
|Note: Based on approved main estimates funding. Funding for the 2016 Census programs was approved for one year in 2013/2014 but is pending for future years. Totals may differ within and between tables because of rounding. All numbers in the planning summary table are presented net of vote-netted revenue.|
|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||125,246,432||141,149,270||147,655,144||127,927,320||127,927,320||125,565,446||124,949,668|
|Strategic Outcome 1 Subtotal||665,011,599||450,662,243||408,209,360||323,482,977||323,482,977||321,645,675||321,850,323|
|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||0|
|Strategic Outcome 2 Subtotal||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Internal Services Subtotal||79,100,245||69,229,066||65,704,902||56,072,548||56,072,548||55,534,516||55,329,868|
For trend analysis and explanation of variance related to the programs, please refer to Section 2, Analysis of programs by strategic outcomes.