Section 3: Supplementary Information

Future-oriented Condensed Statement of Operations

The future-oriented condensed statement of operations provides a general overview of Statistics Canada's operations. The forecast of financial information on expenses and revenues is prepared on an accrual accounting basis to strengthen accountability and to improve transparency and financial management.

Because the future-oriented condensed statement of operations is prepared on an accrual accounting basis, and the forecast and planned spending amounts presented in other sections of the Report on Plans and Priorities are prepared on an expenditure basis, amounts differ.

A more detailed future-oriented statement of operations and associated notes, including a reconciliation of the net costs of operations to the requested authorities, can be found on Statistics Canada's website.

Future-oriented Condensed Statement of Operations For the Year Ended March 31 (dollars)
Financial information Forecast Results
2015-16
Planned Results
2016-17
Difference (2016-17 Planned Results minus 2015-16 Forecast Results)
Total expenses 685,598,456 962,196,922 276,598,466
Total revenues 104,320,527 105,616,787 1,296,260
Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers 581,277,929 856,580,135 275,302,206

The increase in planned expenses for 2016-17 is mainly explained by funding received for the 2016 Census of Population Program and the Census of Agriculture Program.

The difference between the Main Estimates amounts (Section I) and these Future-oriented Condensed Statement of Operations planned results is mainly caused by the inclusion of accrual entries, such as services provided without charge to Statistics Canada by other organizations, and forecasts related to carry forward, refundable salaries and amortization entries.

Supplementary Information Tables

The supplementary information tables listed in the 2016-17 Report on Plans and Priorities can be found on Statistics Canada's website.

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Tax Expenditures and Evaluations

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 Tax Expenditures and Evaluations publication. The tax measures presented in the Tax Expenditures and Evaluations publication are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.

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