Financial and human resources
Statistics Canada's statistical program is funded from two sources: direct parliamentary appropriations and cost-recovery activities. In recent years, the agency's 'respendable' cost-recovery revenues—revenues it is authorized to spend on the activity that generated them—have generally added more than $100 million annually to its total resources. A large portion of these respendable revenues is from federal departments to fund specific statistical projects. Statistics Canada assumes that cost-recovery revenues could decline up to 10% either directly or indirectly as a result of Budget 2012.
The total planned spending and total planned human resources for the next three fiscal years are summarized in the following tables. The tables show the year-to-year variation in Statistics Canada's resources, which is the result of the cyclical activity that supports the census programs. Funding typically peaks in the fiscal year in which the censuses are conducted.
|Total Budgetary Expenditures
(Main Estimates 2013-2014)
|Planned Spending 2013-2014||Planned Spending 2014-2015||Planned Spending 2015-2016|
|Note: Based upon approved main estimates funding. Funding for the 2016 Census program is pending. Totals may differ within and between tables because of rounding. Amounts shown are net of respendable revenue.|
|Note: Totals may differ within and between tables because of rounding.|
The decrease in planned spending from 2013–2014 to 2014–2015 is the result of lower reference levels for the 2011 Census Programs as they wind down, as well as program adjustments. This decrease is partially offset by increased funding for newly signed collective agreements as well as changes to the reference levels for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators.
The decrease in planned spending from 2014–2015 to 2015–2016 is a result of lower reference levels for the 2011 Census Programs as they conclude and for the CPI.
Included in total planned FTEs are approximately 300 public servant FTEs based across Canada outside the National Capital Region. Not included are approximately 1,800 interviewers outside the National Capital Region for 2013–2014, which will decrease to 1,700 in future years. These interviewers are part-time workers whose assigned workweeks are affected by the volume of collection work available; they are hired under the Statistics Act, by the authority of the Minister of Industry. Interviewers are covered by two separate collective agreements, and are employed through Statistical Survey Operations. Many of Statistics Canada's main outputs rely heavily on data collection and analysis and on the administration of these activities, which takes place in the regions.
Planning Summary Table
Total planned spending for each program, for each of the next three fiscal years, is detailed below. Detailed information, by program, on planned activities, indicators, targets and timelines is presented in Section 2.
|Strategic Outcome 1||Program||Actual Spending 2010–2011||Actual Spending 2011–2012||Forecast Spending 2012–2013||Planned Spending||Alignment to Government of Canada outcomes|
|Canadians have access to timely, relevant and quality statistical information on Canada's changing economy and society for informed debate, research and decision making on social and economic issues.||Economic and Environmental Statistics||120,629||125,246||141,826||115,166||122,330||121,477||A transparent, accountable and responsive federal government|
|Strategic Outcome 2||Program||Actual Spending 2010–2011||Actual Spending 2011–2012||Forecast Spending 2012–2013||Planned Spending||Alignment to Government of Canada outcomes|
|Note: Based upon approved main estimates funding. Funding for the 2016 Census program is pending. Totals may differ within and between tables because of rounding. All numbers in the planning summary table are presented net of vote-netted revenue.|
|Specific client needs for high-quality and timely statistical services are met||Cost-recovered Statistical Services||0||0||0||0||0||0||A transparent, accountable and responsive federal government|
|Program||Actual Spending 2010–2011||Actual Spending 2011–2012||Forecast Spending 2012–2013||Planned Spending|
|Strategic Outcomes, Programs and Internal Services||Actual Spending 2010–2011||Actual Spending 2011–2012||Forecast Spending 2012–2013||Planned Spending|
|Note: Totals may differ within and between tables because of rounding. Amounts shown are net of respendable revenue.|
For trend analysis and an explanation of variance related to the programs, please refer to Section 2, Analysis of programs by strategic outcome.