Archived – Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences - 2012-2013

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As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for Statistics Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

This information is updated annually, and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to supporting departmental mandates and the government's priorities.

In particular, for Statistics Canada, this includes:

  • The delivery of programs and services as outlined in the Report on Plans and Priorities.
  • Statistics Canada participates in the international statistical community to contribute to global compliance and reporting.
  • In order to be able to publish high quality statistical information, employees must maintain, acquire and share knowledge. Attendance at selected conferences and exchanges with other organizations enable employees to remain current and learn about leading edge innovations.
  • Hospitality is only provided when deemed necessary based on courtesy, diplomacy or protocol, and for the effective conduct of Statistics Canada's business.

Total annual travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for Statistics Canada are summarized below:

Total annual travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for Statistics Canada
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2013 Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2012 Variance
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel - Public Servants $3,208 $7,300 -$4,092
Travel - Non-Public ServantsFootnote * $8,064 $9,990 -$1,926
International Travel by Minister and Minister's StaffFootnote ** $0 $0 $0
Total Travel $11,272 $17,290 -$6,018
Hospitality $54 $142 -$88
Conference Fees $42 $84 -$42
Total $11,368 $17,516 -$6,148

Significant variance compared to the previous fiscal year:

Travel - Public Servants: Compared to fiscal year 2011-2012, the Agency's travel expenditures by public servants decreased mainly due to

  • the completion of the 2011 Census collection activities in 2011-2012
  • general spending restraints due to transitory budgetary considerations.

Travel - Non-Public Servants: Compared to fiscal year 2011-2012, the Agency's travel expenditures by non-public servants decreased mainly due to

  • the completion of field collection activities associated with cost-recovery projects.

Hospitality: Compared to fiscal year 2011-2012, the Agency's hospitality expenditures decreased mainly due to

  • an ongoing effort to limit hospitality only to specific events
  • general spending restraints due to transitory budgetary considerations.

Conference Fees: Compared to fiscal year 2011-2012, the Agency's conference fee expenditures decreased mainly due to

  • an ongoing effort to reduce participation in events
  • general spending restraints due to transitory budgetary considerations.
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