Child and spousal support, by collection rates, by province and territory (Regular payment collection rate)
Related tables: Civil courts and family law.
|Regular payment collection rate1|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||72||73||74||73||72|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||73||75||75||75||74|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||58||60||62||61||61|
|Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||87||88||89||87||88|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||88||89||90||88||89|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||73||69||71||71||66|
|Prince Edward Island3|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||63||68||78||78||76|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||65||71||80||81||78|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||40||46||57||55||55|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||72||72||71||71||71|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||73||73||72||72||72|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||52||56||53||52||58|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||77||78||79||80||81|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||80||79||81||82||83|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||51||56||58||58||59|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||66||65||66||65||..|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||69||69||69||68||..|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||51||50||53||52||..|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||70||72||73||72||69|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||71||73||74||74||71|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||60||63||65||64||61|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||64||66||64||62||57|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||67||67||68||65||60|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||58||63||57||56||53|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||60||61||55||65||61|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||58||60||53||64||61|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||64||65||62||67||62|
|Total interjurisdictional support order cases||63||..||..||..||..|
|Non-interjurisdictional support order||59||..||..||..||..|
|Interjurisdictional support order-in||68||..||..||..||..|
| .. : not available for a specific reference period. |
Notes: 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. This is particularly true for the beneficiary category unknown, as often these are older cases that no longer have ongoing regular payment due, but remain enrolled because arrears are still owing.
Interjurisdictional support order-out cases are excluded. Percentages may not total 100 percent due to rounding.
1. The regular payment collection rate is the amount of regular payment received in the fiscal year divided by the amount of regular payment due. Regular amounts received are payments received in the reference month that are allocated by the Survey of Maintenance Enforcement Programs (SMEP) to regular amounts due in the month, or payments received that are left over after the allocation process has been completed (for example, the payment has not been allocated as regular, other payments or arrears).
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.
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 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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