Federal Government Expenditures in Support of Education – Statistical Data


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Section I – Descriptive information

  1. Department or agency
  2. Program/activity/sub-activity
  3. Administered by
  4. Purpose
  5. Authority
  6. Time Frame
  7. Financing and Operation
  8. Contact Name
    • Address
    • Telephone Number
    • Fax Number
    • Email Address
    • Language Preference
      • English
      • French

Section II – Statistical data

Indicate Program Name:

Fiscal Year:

  • from
  • to
  • Type of Recipient
  • Expenditure Item
  • Type of Expenditure
  • Level of Education
  • Provinces (in thousands of dollars)
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Prince Edward Island
    • Nova Scotia
    • New Brunswick
    • Quebec
    • Ontario
    • Manitoba
    • Saskatchewan
    • Alberta
    • British Columbia
    • Yukon Territories
    • Northwest Territories
    • Nunavut
  • Undistributed
  • Foreign
  • Total

Section III – Comments

Section IV – Coding structure guidelines

Section IV – Coding structure guidelines
Table summary
This table gives information on the coding structure guidelines.
Variable Name
Coding Description
Type of Recipient  
Municipal 211
Provincial 212
Federal – internal expenditures 214
Foreign 215
Educational Institutions  
Public 221
Private 222
Private Enterprises 230
Students 241
Parents 242
Staff of educational institutions 243
Other 245
Associations, Groups 250
Expenditure Item  
Bursary 321
Scholarship 322
Fellowship 323
Tuition Fees 325
Allowance 326
Cost of Loan 331
Value of Loan 332
Administration 350
Federal Schools  
Teachers' salaries 361
Other salaries and wages 362
Fringe benefits 363
Other 364
Recoveries – local school boards 365
Recoveries – provincial 366
Recoveries – other 367
Grant (excluding research) 371
Contribution (excluding research) 372
Type of Expenditure  
Operating 401
Capital 402
Level of Education  
Elementary – Secondary 501
Post-secondary/Non-University 502
Post-secondary/University 503
Vocational 505
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