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The Departmental Spending Trend bar graph shows trends in planned and actual spending.

Departmental Spending Trend

Departmental Spending Trend bar graph

Note: Based upon approved Main Estimates funding

Description for Departmental Spending Trend Graph
Departmental Spending Trend
Table summary
This table displays the results of the Departmental Spending Trend for fiscal years 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 (appearing as row headers), Voted, Statutory, Sunset Programs (Censuses), Cost Recovery (Netted Revenue)(appearing as column headers). The results are in thousands of dollars
Fiscal Year Voted Statutory Sunset Programs (Censuses) Cost Recovery (Netted Revenue)
$ thousands
2012/2013 397,604 79,837 42,450 91,179
2013/2014 364,663 67,809 39,319 92,002
2014/2015 345,653 66,583 54,967 84,333
2015/2016 322,796 69,078 133,217 120,000
2016/2017 322,263 75,900 346,617 120,000
2017/2018 322,263 63,944 44,548 120,000

As shown in the Departmental Spending Trend graph, there is a spending peak in 2016/2017 for sunset programs, when the 2016 Census of Population and Agriculture programs are being conducted. Spending will drop in 2017/2018 when these activities begin to wind down. This pattern is typical for the Agency and is a result of the five-year cycle for the census programs.

The graph also shows that voted spending diminishes over the six-year period. The decrease in voted spending from 2012/2013 to 2014/2015 is mainly due to budget reductions and to severance liquidation payments related to the signing of collective agreements, which were one-time transition expenditures. The voted spending for 2015/2016 and future years is lower because it does not include salary expenditures that are to be reimbursed by Treasury Board, for example, parental leave payments.