Archived – Future-oriented Statement of Operations

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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 Estimated Results 2014/2015 Planned Results 2015/2016 Change
Total expenses 607,746,657 696,476,416 88,729,759
Total revenues 87,131,081 86,656,675 (474,406)
Net cost of operations 520,615,576 609,819,741 89,204,165

The increase in planned expenses for 2015/2016 is explained mainly by funding received for the 2016 Census of Population Program and the Census of Agriculture Program.

The difference between the Main Estimates amounts (Section 1) 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.