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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 added more than $100 million annually to its total resources. In general, a large portion of these respendable revenues comes from federal departments to fund specific statistical projects.

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 results from the cyclical activity that supports the census programs. Funding typically peaks in the fiscal year in which the censuses are conducted.

Table 1 Budgetary Financial Resources (dollars)
2014/2015 Main Estimates 2014/2015 Planned Spending 2015/2016 Planned Spending 2016/2017 Planned Spending
379,555,525 379,555,525 377,180,191 377,180,191
Table 2 Human Resources (Full-Time Equivalents [FTEs])
2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017
4,194 4,152 4,153

The decrease in planned spending from 2014/2015 to 2015/2016 is a result of the reduction in reference levels for the 2011 Census programs as they conclude.

Included in total planned FTEs are approximately 225 public servant FTEs based across Canada outside the National Capital Region. Not included are approximately 1,700 interviewers outside the National Capital Region. 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 by 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.

Table 3 Budgetary Planning Summary for Strategic Outcomes and Programs (dollars)Table summary
This table displays the results of Budgetary Planning Summary for Strategic Outcomes and Programs (dollars). The information is grouped by Strategic Outcomes, Programs and Internal Services (appearing as row headers), Strategic Outcomes, Programs and Internal Services, 2012/2013 Expenditures, 2013/2014 Forecast Spending, 2014/2015 Main Estimates, 2014/2015 Planned Spending, 2015/2016 Planned Spending and 2016/2017 Planned Spending (appearing as column headers).
Strategic Outcomes, Programs and Internal Services 2011/2012 Expenditures 2012/2013 Expenditures 2013/2014 Forecast Spending 2014/2015 Main Estimates 2014/2015 Planned Spending 2015/2016 Planned Spending 2016/2017 Planned Spending
Strategic Outcome 1: 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 125,246,432 141,149,270 147,655,144 127,927,320 127,927,320 125,565,446 124,949,668
Socio-economic Statistics 105,784,124 125,352,373 111,510,393 93,735,987 93,735,987 93,450,315 93,211,523
Censuses 325,696,684 48,740,773 50,576,011 3,263,305 3,263,305 435,413 435,413
Statistical Infrastructure 108,284,359 135,419,827 98,467,813 98,556,365 98,556,365 102,194,502 103,253,719
Strategic Outcome 1 Subtotal 665,011,599 450,662,243 408,209,360 323,482,977 323,482,977 321,645,675 321,850,323
Strategic Outcome 2: Specific client needs for high-quality and timely statistical services are met.
Cost-recovered Statistical Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Strategic Outcome 2 Subtotal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Internal Services Subtotal 79,100,245 69,229,066 65,704,902 56,072,548 56,072,548 55,534,516 55,329,868
Total 744,111,844 519,891,309 473,914,262 379,555,525 379,555,525 377,180,191 377,180,191

For trend analysis and explanation of variance related to the programs, please refer to Section 2, Analysis of programs by strategic outcomes.