As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences for Statistics Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. It also provides explanations from the previous fiscal year where significant variances exist.
Expenditures for 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
- delivering programs and services as outlined in the Report on Plans and Priorities
- participating in the international statistical community to contribute to global compliance and reporting
- attending selected conferences and exchanges with other organizations to enable employees to remain current and learn about leading-edge innovations—to publish high-quality statistical information, employees must maintain, acquire and share knowledge
- providing hospitality, which is done only 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:
|Expenditure Category||Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2016||Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2015||Variance|
|(in thousands of dollars)|
|Travel—non-public servantsTable note 1||11,583||6,446||5,137|
|International travel by the Minister and the Minister's staffTable note 2||0||0||0|
Significant variances compared with the previous fiscal year:
- Travel — public servants and non-public servants: Compared with fiscal year 2014-2015, the Agency's travel expenditures for public and non-public servants increased mainly because of the early enumeration activities for the 2016 Census of Population Program.