Child and spousal support, by collection rates, by province and territory (Total payment collection rate)
Related tables: Civil courts and family law.
|Total payment collection rate1|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||85||86||87||86||84|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||85||87||87||86||84|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||83||85||87||84||80|
|Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||98||100||100||99||98|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||99||100||100||100||99|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||88||94||90||97||89|
|Prince Edward Island3|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||76||81||91||92||90|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||78||82||92||94||91|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||58||62||82||75||84|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||86||85||85||84||87|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||87||85||86||85||87|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||82||85||78||77||91|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||91||91||93||92||94|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||92||92||93||93||95|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||75||80||84||83||85|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||89||88||88||86||..|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||89||89||89||87||..|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||89||82||86||83||..|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||82||84||85||84||80|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||82||84||85||84||80|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||81||85||87||84||78|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||99||100||95||89||89|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||95||99||91||82||93|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||100||100||100||100||81|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||98||99||91||92||88|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||93||96||84||91||87|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||100||100||100||95||92|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||88||..||..||..||..|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||83||..||..||..||..|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||97||..||..||..||..|
| .. : not available for a specific reference period. |
Interjurisdictional support order-out cases are excluded. Percentages may not total 100 percent due to rounding.
1. Total collection rate is the total amount received divided by the total amount due. Some arrears payments received in the fiscal year pay down arrears that accrued before the fiscal year. Occassionally, these payments can be substantial, and because there is no corresponding payment due transaction, may result in a collection rate that is greater than 100 percent.
2. The Canada total includes only the jurisdictions that report data to the Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs. Child and spousal support cases are limited to those enrolled in Maintenance Enforcement Programs. Results do not reflect all support cases in Canada.
3. In Prince Edward Island, payments made directly from the payor to the recipient are not categorized as payments received, unlike in other jurisdictions. Therefore, direct payment amounts are not counted in this table. The proportion of annual payments received that are direct payments is about 4 percent for jurisdictions that don't have a policy of allowing direct payments. In Prince Edward Island, scheduled arrears payments due are charged, but are not identified in the Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) system and thus cannot be collected by the Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs (SMEP). All scheduled arrears payments received are classified as non-scheduled arrears payment received. Costs due to the recipient are also charged, but are captured in the MEP system as an adjustment, thus these payments due are also not collected by the SMEP. Prince Edward Island does not charge fees.
4.In Nova Scotia, event driven payments and other payments due to the recipient (for example, court costs) are captured under the regular payment category. In 2008/2009, Nova Scotia's Maintenance Enforcement Program undertook a full file review. This review resulted in the closure of a number of files which has contributed to the decrease in cases enrolled and may have contributed to increased compliance and decreased arrears.
5. The Yukon Maintenance Enforcement Program does not charge costs, fees and penalties.
6. In the Northwest Territories, scheduled arrears payments due are charged, but are not identified in the MEP system and thus cannot be collected by the SMEP. All scheduled arrears payments received are classified as non-scheduled arrears payments received. Furthermore, the MEP does not charge costs, fees and penalties.
7. The Nunavut Maintenance Enforcement Program does not charge costs, fees and penalties.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 259-0005.
Last modified: 2017-05-04.
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