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The Agency's statistical program is funded from two sources: direct parliamentary appropriations and cost-recovery activities. In recent years, respendable cost-recovery revenues have contributed $90 to $100 million annually to the Agency's total resources. A large portion of these respendable revenues is 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.

Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)
2015/2016
Main Estimates
2015/2016
Planned Spending
2016/2017
Planned Spending
2017/2018
Planned Spending
525,090,820 525,090,820 744,779,672 430,754,852
Human Resources (Full-time Equivalents [FTEs])
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
5,027 5,832 4,548

Spending fluctuations between years result mainly from the Census Program, for which activity will increase in 2015/2016, peak in 2016/2017 when the 2016 Census of Population and the 2016 Census of Agriculture are conducted, and drop sharply in 2017/2018 as these activities begin to wind down. This pattern is typical for the Agency because of the cyclical nature of the Census Program. This is the result of the extensive planning, development, testing and implementation activities that are an essential part of a successful census. A typical census cycle covers a minimum seven year period with cycles overlapping.

Included in total planned FTEs are approximately 200 public servant FTEs based across Canada outside the National Capital Region. Not included are approximately 1,800 interviewers outside the National Capital Region. These interviewers are part-time workers whose assigned work weeks 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, as well as on the administration of these activities, which takes place in the regions.

Budgetary Planning Summary for Strategic Outcomes and Programs (dollars)
Table summary
This table displays the results of Budgetary Planning Summary for Strategic Outcomes and Programs, by Strategic Outcomes, Programs and Internal Services, 2012/2013 Expenditures, 2013/2014 Expenditures, 2014/2015 Forecast Spending, 2015/2016 Main Estimates, 2015/2016 Planned Spending, 2016/2017 Planned Spending and 2017/2018 Planned Spending. The information is grouped by Strategic Outcomes, Programs and Internal Services (appearing as row headers), 2012/2013 Expenditures, 2013/2014 Expenditures, 2014/2015 Forecast Spending, 2015/2016 Main Estimates, 2015/2016 Planned Spending, 2016/2017 Planned Spending and 2017/2018 Planned Spending (appearing as column headers).
Strategic Outcomes, Programs and Internal Services 2012/2013 Expenditures 2013/2014 Expenditures 2014/2015 Forecast Spending 2015/2016 Main Estimates 2015/2016 Planned Spending 2016/2017 Planned Spending 2017/2018 Planned Spending
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 141,149,270 130,781,314 133,978,991 127,982,162 127,982,162 131,065,312 132,477,145
Socio-economic Statistics 125,352,373 103,547,956 100,261,755 94,887,730 94,887,730 97,058,366 98,374,590
Censuses 48,740,773 45,036,722 59,628,352 145,443,672 145,443,672 368,457,957 52,583,254
Statistical Infrastructure 135,419,827 135,719,900 115,419,842 105,110,975 105,110,975 95,309,148 93,750,011
Strategic Outcome 1 Subtotal 450,662,243 415,085,892 409,288,941 473,424,539 473,424,539 691,890,782 377,185,000
Strategic Outcome 2: Specific client needs for high-quality and timely statistical services are met.
Cost-recovered Statistical Services 0 -279,336 0 0 0 0 0
Strategic Outcome 2 Subtotal 0 -279,336 0 0 0 0 0
Internal Services Subtotal 69,229,066 56,705,219 56,319,522 51,666,281 51,666,281 52,888,890 53,569,852
Total 519,891,309 471,511,775 465,608,463 525,090,820 525,090,820 744,779,672 430,754,852

For trend analysis and explanation of variance related to the programs, please refer to Section II: Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcomes.

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