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|Elementary-secondary education||Postsecondary education||Other education3||Total, education||Health4||Social services4,5||Non-social programs6||Total expenditure|
|Expenditure (millions of current dollars)|
|Percentage distribution of expenditure by program|
| 1. Includes expenditure by federal, provincial/territorial and local levels of government.
2. Fiscal year ending March 31 for federal, provincial/territorial governments and calendar year for local governments. For example, 2008/2009 data refer to federal and provincial/territorial government expenditure for the period between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009 and local government expenditure for the period between January 1 and December 31, 2008.
3. Includes special retraining services and other education.
4. Because of changes in methodology, data before 1997/1998 are not directly comparable with data after that period for the Health and Social services categories.
5. Social assistance; Workers' Compensation benefits; employee pension plan benefits and changes in equity; veterans' benefits; motor vehicle accident compensation; and other social services.
6. General government services; protection of persons and property; transportation and communication; resource conservation and industrial development; environment; recreation and culture; labour, employment and immigration; housing; foreign affairs and international assistance; regional planning and development; research establishments; general purpose transfers to other government subsectors; debt charges; and other expenditures.
Notes: Data may not add to the totals due to rounding. Data in this table cannot be directly compared with other tables in the B2 series because of differences in methodology.
To convert the current dollar data to constant dollar amounts for comparison over time, it is recommended that the Gross domestic product (GDP) implicit price index be used. For the index and further details on converting see Table F.1.2 (Statistics Canada and Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. December 2009. Education indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program. Catalogue no. 81-582-XIE. Ottawa.). Previous versions of this table were converted to constant dollars using the Consumer Price Index.
Source: Adapted from the Statistics Canada CANSIM database CANSIM Table 385-0001 (current dollars). Version updated August 27, 2009.
Updated December 16, 2009.