Disclosure of transfer payment programs under $5 million

Official title: Upcoming evaluations over the next five fiscal years - 2017-2018 Departmental plan

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  1. Named Grants for the Organization for Economic Co operation and Development
  2. Provision of funds for interest payments to lending institutions under the Canada Student Loans Act
  3. Provision of funds for liabilities including liabilities in the form of guaranteed loans under the Canada Student Loans Act
  4. Payments related to direct financing arrangement under the Apprentice Loan Act
  5. Labour Funding Program
  6. Payments of compensation respecting merchant seamen

1. Named Grants for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Name of transfer payment program

Named Grants for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Vote 5

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture

Program 2.1: Skills and Employment

Sub-Program 2.1.12: Job Bank

Main objective

Contribute to research to advance Employment and Social Development Canada policy priorities undertaken by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) committees, including: Education Policy; Employment, Labour and Social Affairs; and Local Employment and Economic Development.

Planned spending for 2017-2018

$100,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2013-2014

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

This program will not be included in the department's planned evaluation coverage for the upcoming five-year cycle because it has been determined that it represents a low risk, following an assessment of the department's needs, risks, and priorities. The program is of low materiality, and it was last evaluated during the 2013-2014 fiscal year ("Evaluation of the OECD Named Grants").

General targeted recipient groups

International Organization: The OECD.

2. Provision of funds for interest payments to lending institutions under the Canada Student Loans Act

Name of transfer payment program

Provision of funds for interest payments to lending institutions under the Canada Student Loans Act

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Statutory: Canada Student Loans Act

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture

Program: 2.2: Learning

Sub-Program 2.2.1: Canada Student Loans and Grants and Canada Apprentice Loans Program

Main objective

A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market.

Planned spending in 2017-2018

$182*

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2011-2012

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

2019-2020

General targeted recipient groups

Students from low and middle income families.**

  • * This portfolio is loans that were disbursed prior to August 1, 1995
  • ** This is only for Class A interest payments and for RAP 1.

3. Provision of funds for liabilities including liabilities in the form of guaranteed loans under the Canada Student Loans Act

Name of transfer payment program

Provision of funds for liabilities including liabilities in the form of guaranteed loans under the Canada Student Loans Act

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Statutory: Canada Student Loans Act

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture

Program 2.2: Learning

Sub-Program 2.2.1: Canada Student Loans and Grants and Canada Apprentice Loans Program

Main objective

A skilled, adaptable and inclusive labour force and an efficient labour market.

Planned spending for 2017-2018

$3,572,339*

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2011-2012

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

2019-2020

General targeted recipient groups

Students from low and middle income families.**

  • * RAP 2 Claims and Recoveries
  • ** Loans received prior to August 1, 1995

4. Payments related to direct financing arrangement under the Apprentice Loan Act

Name of transfer payment program

Payments related to direct financing arrangement under the Apprentice Loan Act

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Contribution

Type of appropriation

Statutory: Apprentice Loans Act

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture

Program 2.2: Learning

Sub-Program 2.2.1: Canada Student Loans and Grants and Canada Apprentice Loans Program

Main objective

Budget 2014 announced an expansion of the Canada Loans and Grants for Students and Apprentices Program to include the Canada Apprentice Loan, an interest-free loan of up-to $4,000 per periods of technical training that will help apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with the cost of training. This transfer payment represents consolidated costs related to these loans, including interest subsidy, repayment assistance benefits and administrative costs net of recoveries on affected loans.

Planned spending for 2017-2018

$1,930,299

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

2019-2020

General targeted recipient groups

Apprentices registered in Red Seal trades.

5. Labour Funding Program

Name of transfer payment program

Labour Funding Program

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

  • Stream 1:
    • Grants for low- to moderate-risk proposals
    • Contributions for higher-risk proposals
  • Stream 2:
    • Grants for low- to moderate-risk proposals
    • Contributions for higher-risk proposals
  • Stream 3:
    • Grant for high-risk proposals
    • Contributions for higher-risk proposals
  • Stream 4:
    • Grants for low- to moderate-risk proposals
    • Contributions for low, moderate, and higher-risk proposals

Type of appropriation

Vote 5

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture

Program 3.1: Labour

  • Stream 1: Sub-Program 3.1.4: International Labour Affairs
  • Stream 2: Sub-Program 3.1.1: Labour Relations
  • Stream 3: Sub-Program 3.1.2 Workplace Health and Safety
    • Sub-Sub-Program 3.1.2.1: Occupational Health and Safety
  • Stream 4: Sub-Program 3.1.3: Labour Standards and Equity
    • Sub-Sub-Program 3.1.3.2 Workplace Equity

Main objective

  • Stream 1: International Trade and Labour: To contribute to increased partner countries' enforcement of internationally accepted labour legislation
  • Stream 2: Labour Management Partnership: To contribute to reduced labour disruption
  • Stream 3: Occupational Health and Safety: Increased capacity to address occupational health and safety issues
  • Stream 4: Workplace Equity: Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity - supports employers subject to the Employment Equity Act in their efforts to improve designated group representation in areas of low representation through the development of partnerships and industry-tailored strategies

Planned spending for 2017-2018

$1,703,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

  • Stream 1: 2010-2011 (Summative Evaluation of International Labour and Trade Program)
  • Stream 2: 2015-2016 (Workplace Information and Research Activities), 2014-2015 (Workplace Dispute Prevention and Resolution)
  • Stream 3: 2005-2006 (Evaluation of Labour Program Supplementary Funding with Limited Scope)
  • Stream 4: 2013-2014 (Employment Equity Programs)

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

  • Stream 1: 2017-2018 (Multilateral Labour Affairs-Evaluation)
  • Stream 2: 2019-2020 (Workplace Information and Research Activities of Labour Program Branch - Evaluation), 2018-2019 (Workplace Dispute Prevention and Resolution - Evaluation)
  • Stream 3: 2017-2018 (Occupational Health and Safety)
  • Stream 4: 2017-2018 (Employment Equity Programs - Evaluation)

General targeted recipient groups

  • Stream 1: International labour-related organizations, national and international not for profit organizations, publicly funded universities and colleges
  • Stream 2: Employers, unions, labour/management-related not-for-profit organizations, Aboriginal organizations, publicly funded universities and colleges
  • Stream 3: Not-for-profit organizations that address workplace occupational health and/or safety, publicly funded universities and colleges
  • Stream 4: Federally regulated private-sector employers, employer associations or councils, sector associations or councils, unions, non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations, academic institutions

6. Payments of compensation respecting merchant seamen

Name of transfer payment program

Payments of compensation respecting merchant seamen (Merchant Seamen Compensation Act)

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Grant

Type of appropriation

Statutory: Merchant Seamen Compensation Act 

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture

Program 3.1: Labour

Sub-Program 3.1.2: Workplace Health and Safety

Sub-Sub-Program: 3.1.2.2 Federal Workers' Compensation

Main objective

This program ensures that certain merchant seamen injured in work-related accidents can receive health benefits and medical compensation. The Merchant Seamen Compensation Act can also provide financial assistance for surviving dependents if a work-related injury results in the death of the seaman.

Planned spending for 2017-2018

$5,000

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation (if applicable)

Not applicable

General targeted recipient groups

Injured merchant seamen and their survivors and dependents

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