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Raison d'être

On behalf of the people of Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Department of National Defence (DND) stand ready to support a vision in which Canada is:

  • Strong at home, its sovereignty well defended by a CAF also ready to assist in times of natural disaster, other emergencies and search and rescue;
  • Secure in North America, active in a renewed defence partnership in North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and with the United States; and
  • Engaged in the world, with the Canadian Armed Forces doing its part in Canada’s contributions to a more stable, peaceful world, including through peace support operations and peacekeeping.

The National Defence Act establishes DND and the CAF as separate entities, operating within an integrated National Defence Headquarters, as they pursue their primary responsibility of providing defence for Canada and Canadians.

The Minister of National Defence is responsible for DND.

Organizational Estimates

- 2018–19 Expenditures 2019–20 2020–21 Main Estimates
Main Estimates (dollars) Estimates to Date (dollars)
Budgetary Voted
1 Operating expenditures 15,739,904,501 15,831,781,435 16,319,124,859 16,092,770,343
5 Capital expenditures 4,072,188,982 3,767,569,717 4,455,132,180 5,087,481,766
10 Grants and contributions 207,705,310 181,364,645 222,589,645 209,436,939
15 Payments in respect of the long-term disability and life insurance plan for members of the Canadian Forces - 435,458,107 435,458,107 423,388,673
Items voted in prior Estimates - 254,530,596 254,530,596 -
Total Voted 20,019,798,793 20,470,704,500 21,686,835,387 21,813,077,721
Total Statutory 1,596,143,119 1,422,457,019 1,466,891,400 1,504,857,997
Total Budgetary 21,615,941,912 21,893,161,519 23,153,726,787 23,317,935,718

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2020–21 Main Estimates by Purpose

Budgetary Operating Capital Transfer Payments Revenues and other reductions Total
Ready Forces 9,209,389,721 617,995,037 2,450,000 (113,797,831) 9,716,036,927
Procurement of Capabilities 581,322,458 3,326,238,977 - (129,331) 3,907,432,104
Sustainable Bases, Information Technology Systems and Infrastructure 2,956,388,886 875,583,690 5,450,000 (171,848,614) 3,665,573,962
Defence Team 3,403,640,645 24,665,823 3,948,000 (15,403,674) 3,416,850,794
Operations 913,357,834 9,517,519 174,763,408 (22,010,076) 1,075,628,685
Future Force Design 634,225,264 182,056,215 24,548,531 (338,289) 840,491,721
Internal Services 664,369,998 51,424,505 - (19,872,978) 695,921,525
Total 18,362,694,806 5,087,481,766 211,159,939 (343,400,793) 23,317,935,718

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Listing of the 2020-21 Transfer Payments

- 2018–19 Expenditures (dollars) 2019–20 Main Estimates (dollars) 2020–21 Main Estimates (dollars)
Grants
Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security Program - 3,000,000 3,000,000
Grants in support of the Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program 110,293 2,450,000 2,450,000
Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security Grant program - 1,914,918 1,910,831
Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of Canada: Navy League of Canada 474,000 500,000 500,000
Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of Canada: Army Cadet League of Canada 474,000 500,000 500,000
Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of Canada: Air Cadet League of Canada 474,000 500,000 500,000
Total Statutory 25,277 23,000 23,000
Contributions
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Contribution Program: NATO Military Budget (NATO Programs) 130,198,316 100,686,170 130,676,000
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Contribution Program: NATO Security Investment Program (NATO Programs) 54,001,402 36,481,238 26,538,408
Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security Program - 11,000,000 18,000,000
Contributions in Support of the Military Training and Cooperation Program 10,452,593 11,389,000 11,389,000
Contributions in support of the Capital Assistance Program 3,275,966 5,450,000 5,450,000
Contribution to the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association 3,059,048 3,100,000 3,100,000
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Contribution Program: NATO Other Activities 2,352,100 3,107,000 3,060,000
Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security Contribution Program - 750,000 1,500,000
Contributions in support of various Sexual Assault Centres in Canada Program - 400,000 500,000
Vancouver Principles Contribution Program - - 225,000
Contribution to the Biological and Chemical Defence Review Committee 133,909 136,319 137,700
Total Statutory 1,581,220 1,900,000 1,700,000

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Listing of Statutory Authorities

- 2018–19 Expenditures (dollars) 2019–20 Estimates to
Date (dollars)
2020–21 Main Estimates (dollars)
Budgetary
Contributions to employee benefit plans – Members of the military 1,283,660,471 1,131,325,282 1,204,603,626
Contributions to employee benefit plans 282,341,896 333,555,418 298,442,071
Payments under the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act 1,302,454 1,500,000 1,400,000
Payments under Parts I-IV of the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act (R.S.C., 1970, c. D-3) 278,766 400,000 300,000
Minister of National Defence – Salary and motor car allowance (Salaries Act and Parliament of Canada Act) 86,000 87,700 89,300
Payments to dependants of certain members of the Royal Canadian Air Force killed while serving as instructors under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (Appropriation Act No. 4, 1968) 25,277 23,000 23,000

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2020–21 Estimates - Annex – Items for inclusion in the Proposed Schedules to the Appropriation Bill

Unless specifically identified under the Changes in 2020–21 Main Estimates section, all vote wordings have been provided in earlier appropriation acts.

Schedule I

Vote No. Items Amount ($) Total ($)
1

Department of National Defence

Operating expenditures

  • Authority for total commitments, subject to allotment by the Treasury Board, of $35,739,116,105 for the purposes of Votes 1, 5 and 10 of the Department regardless of the year in which the payment of those commitments comes due (of which it is estimated that $14,006,026,264 will come due for payment in future years)
  • Authority, subject to the direction of the Treasury Board, to make recoverable expenditures or advances in respect of materials supplied to, or services performed on behalf of, individuals, corporations, outside agencies, other federal departments and agencies and other governments
  • Payments
    1. in respect of pension, insurance and social security programs or other arrangements for employees locally engaged outside of Canada; and
    2. in respect of the administration of such programs or arrangements, including premiums, contributions, benefit payments, fees and other expenditures made in respect of such employees and for any other persons that the Treasury Board determines
  • Authority, as referred to in paragraph 29.1(2)(a) of the Financial Administration Act, to expend in the fiscal year – in order to offset related expenditures that it incurs in that fiscal year – revenues that it receives in that fiscal year, including from the provision of internal support services under section 29.2 of that Act
  • The payment to each member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada who is a minister without portfolio, or a minister of State who does not preside over a ministry of State, of a salary – paid annually or pro rata for any period less than a year – that does not exceed the salary paid under the Salaries Act, rounded down to the nearest hundred dollars under section 67 of the Parliament of Canada Act, to ministers of State who preside over ministries of State
16,092,770,343 -
5

Capital expenditures

5,087,481,766 -
10

The grants listed in any of the Estimates for the fiscal year and contributions, which grants and contributions may include

  1. monetary payments or, in lieu of payment made to a recipient,
    1. the provision of goods or services, or
    2. the provision of the use of facilities; and
  2. the contributions that may be approved by the Governor in Council in accordance with section 3 of The Defence Appropriation Act, 1950
    1. for the provision or transfer of defence equipment,
    2. for the provision of services for defence purposes, or
    3. for the provision or transfer of supplies or facilities for defence purposes
209,436,939 -
15

Payments

  1. in respect of insurance and benefit programs or other arrangements for members of the Regular Force and the Reserve Force of the Canadian Forces; and
  2. in respect of the administration of such programs or arrangements, including premiums, contributions, benefit payments, fees and other expenditures made in respect of such members and for any other persons that the Treasury Board determines
423,388,673 21,813,077,721
- - - 21,813,077,721

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2020–21 Estimates - Statutory Forecasts

Budgetary - Department of National Defence 2018–19 Expenditures (dollars) 2019–20 Estimates To Date (dollars) 2020–21 Main Estimates (dollars)
Contributions to employee benefit plans – Members of the military 1,283,660,471 1,131,325,282 1,204,603,626
Contributions to employee benefit plans 282,341,896 333,555,418 298,442,071
Payments under the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act 1,302,454 1,500,000 1,400,000
Payments under Parts I-IV of the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act (R.S.C., 1970, c. D-3) 278,766 400,000 300,000
Minister of National Defence – Salary and motor car allowance (Salaries Act and Parliament of Canada Act) 86,000 87,700 89,300
Payments to dependants of certain members of the Royal Canadian Air Force killed while serving as instructors under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (Appropriation Act No. 4, 1968) 25,277 23,000 23,000
Other Statutory items listed in the Public Accounts of Canada 28,448,255 - -
Total Budgetary 1,596,143,119 1,466,891,400 1,504,857,997

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2020-21 Estimates - Budgetary Expenditures by Standard object

This table shows the forecast of total expenditures by Standard Object, which includes the types of goods or services to be acquired, or the transfer payments to be made and the revenues to be credited to the vote. Definitions of standard objects available.

Budgetary Expenditures by Standard Object Personnel Transportation and communications Information Professional and special services Rentals Purchased repair and maintenance Utilities, materials and supplies Acquisition of land, buildings and works Acquisition of machinery and equipment Transfer payments Public debt charges Other subsidies and payments Less: Revenues and other reductions Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Department of National Defence 10,454,395,098 848,395,651 18,983,009 4,379,336,768 467,588,212 1,549,479,384 1,077,990,349 724,698,387 3,691,667,574 211,159,939 12,661,413 224,980,727 343,400,793 23,317,935,718
Total 10,454,395,098 848,395,651 18,983,009 4,379,336,768 467,588,212 1,549,479,384 1,077,990,349 724,698,387 3,691,667,574 211,159,939 12,661,413 224,980,727 343,400,793 23,317,935,718

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2020-21 Estimates - Expenditures by Purpose

Budgetary - Department of National Defence 2019–20 Main Estimates 2020–21 Main Estimates
Operating (dollars) Capital (dollars) Transfer Payments (dollars) Revenues and other reductions (dollars) Total (dollars)
Ready Forces 9,558,448,134 9,209,389,721 617,995,037 2,450,000 (113,797,831) 9,716,036,927
Procurement of Capabilities 3,132,405,450 581,322,458 3,326,238,977 - (129,331) 3,907,432,104
Sustainable Bases, Information Technology Systems and Infrastructure 3,117,775,342 2,956,388,886 875,583,690 5,450,000 (171,848,614) 3,665,573,962
Defence Team 3,282,108,597 3,403,640,645 24,665,823 3,948,000 (15,403,674) 3,416,850,794
Operations 1,020,478,595 913,357,834 9,517,519 174,763,408 (22,010,076) 1,075,628,685
Future Force Design 932,743,071 634,225,264 182,056,215 24,548,531 (338,289) 840,491,721
Internal Services 594,671,734 664,369,998 51,424,505 - (19,872,978) 695,921,525
Funds not allocated to the 2020–21 Departmental Results Framework 254,530,596 - - - - -
Total 21,893,161,519 18,362,694,806 5,087,481,766 211,159,939 (343,400,793) 23,317,935,718

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2020–21 Main Estimates - Interim Supply Requirements

Department of National Defence

Approved and Pending Items (dollars) (triage items included)

Vote No. Vote wording and explanation(s) of Additional Twelfths Total Main Estimates Amount Granted
1

Operating expenditures

  • Authority for total commitments, subject to allotment by the Treasury Board, of $35,739,116,105 for the purposes of Votes 1, 5 and 10 of the Department regardless of the year in which the payment of those commitments comes due (of which it is estimated that $14,006,026,264 will come due for payment in future years)
  • Authority, subject to the direction of the Treasury Board, to make recoverable expenditures or advances in respect of materials supplied to, or services performed on behalf of, individuals, corporations, outside agencies, other federal departments and agencies and other governments
  • Payments
    1. in respect of pension, insurance and social security programs or other arrangements for employees locally engaged outside of Canada; and
    2. in respect of the administration of such programs or arrangements, including premiums, contributions, benefit payments, fees and other expenditures made in respect of such employees and for any other persons that the Treasury Board determines
16,092,770,343 4,023,192,586
5
  • Authority, as referred to in paragraph 29.1(2)(a) of the Financial Administration Act, to expend in the fiscal year – in order to offset related expenditures that it incurs in that fiscal year – revenues that it receives in that fiscal year, including from the provision of internal support services under section 29.2 of that Act
  • The payment to each member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada who is a minister without portfolio, or a minister of State who does not preside over a ministry of State, of a salary – paid annually or pro rata for any period less than a year – that does not exceed the salary paid under the Salaries Act, rounded down to the nearest hundred dollars under section 67 of the Parliament of Canada Act, to ministers of State who preside over ministries of State
5,087,481,766 1,271,870,442
10

Capital expenditures

No additional twelfths beyond the normal three-twelfths

  • The grants listed in any of the Estimates for the fiscal year and contributions, which grants and contributions may include
    1. monetary payments or, in lieu of payment made to a recipient,
      1. the provision of goods or services, or
      2. the provision of the use of facilities; and
    2. the contributions that may be approved by the Governor in Council in accordance with section 3 of The Defence Appropriation Act, 1950
      1. for the provision or transfer of defence equipment,
      2. for the provision of services for defence purposes, or
      3. for the provision or transfer of supplies or facilities for defence purposes

No additional twelfths beyond the normal three-twelfths

209,436,939 52,359,235
15

Payments

  1. in respect of insurance and benefit programs or other arrangements for members of the Regular Force and the Reserve Force of the Canadian Forces; and
  2. in respect of the administration of such programs or arrangements, including premiums, contributions, benefit payments, fees and other expenditures made in respect of such members and for any other persons that the Treasury Board determines

No additional twelfths beyond the normal three-twelfths

423,388,673 105,847,169

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