Introduction - 2018–19 Interim Estimates

Introduction

Federal departments, agencies and Crown corporations deliver programs and services for Canadians. In order for federal government organizations to operate, Parliament must grant these organizations authority to spend.

While spending is often announced in a federal Budget, spending authority is actually granted through legislation passed by Parliament. Roughly one third of federal government spending is approved by Parliament on an annual basis. These expenditures are authorized through an appropriation act and are called “voted” expenditures. When authorized through other legislation, they are called “statutory” expenditures.

The Main Estimates set out the expenditure plans of government organizations for the upcoming year as approved by Treasury Board. In previous years, the House of Commons Standing Orders required that the Main Estimates be tabled on or before March 1. In practice, the Main Estimates were tabled in mid or late February. As a result, Main Estimates could not reflect the Budget commitments for the same year, as the Budget is usually tabled in February or March. This timing impeded the ability of Parliament to scrutinize the Government’s spending plans in a coherent manner.

These Estimates

In June 2017, the House of Commons approved a motion to change Standing Order 81. This means that, for the duration of this parliament :

  • On or by March 1, the Government will table an Interim Estimates to support Parliament’s scrutiny of interim supply; and
  • The deadline for the tabling of Main Estimates is delayed to April 16, increasing the likelihood that the Budget will precede rather than follow it.

These changes address the government’s commitment to provide more coherent information to Parliament and to align the federal budget and the estimates.

Given that voted spending authorities expire at the end of each fiscal year, the Government must seek sufficient spending authorities to begin the fiscal year. This will be done through the first appropriation act of 2018–19, for approval by the end of March. The first appropriation act will be supported by this new document, called “Interim Estimates”.

These 2018–19 Interim Estimates include:

  • An overview of spending requirements for the first three months of the fiscal year as they compare to 2017–18 Estimates;
  • A listing of planned grants to allow organizations to make grant payments as of April 1, 2018; and
  • The proposed schedules to the first appropriation bill.

The following terminology is used throughout this document:

  • Budgetary expenditures include the cost of servicing the public debt; operating and capital expenditures; transfer payments to other levels of government, organizations or individuals; and payments to Crown corporations;
  • Non‑budgetary expenditures – or loans, investments and advances – are outlays that represent changes in the composition of the Government’s financial assets. Negative figures indicate that recoveries exceed expenditures;
  • Voted appropriations are those for which parliamentary authority is sought through an appropriation bill;
  • Statutory expenditures are those authorized by Parliament through legislation other than an appropriation act and for which forecasts are provided for Parliament’s information; and
  • 2017–18 Estimates to date include the aggregate of the requirements reported in the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates A, B and C of that fiscal year.

Summary of Estimates

The 2018–19 Interim Estimates provide information in support of $30.9 billion in voted budgetary expenditures and $14.3 million in voted non‑budgetary expenditures. This funding supports the government’s financial requirements for the first three months of the fiscal year.

In March 2018, the Government will introduce a supply bill and Parliament will vote on appropriations for the 2018–19 Interim Estimates.

Overview of Estimates
  2017–18 Main Estimates
(dollars)
2017–18 Estimates to Date
(dollars)
2018–19 Interim Estimates
(dollars)

Note: Details on statutory expenditures will be included in the Main Estimates for information.

Budgetary
Voted 102,139,294,300 114,364,499,985 30,893,488,205
Statutory 155,778,340,286 155,899,261,279 0
Total Budgetary 257,917,634,586 270,263,761,264 30,893,488,205
Non‑Budgetary
Voted 26,703,002 71,103,003 14,275,751
Statutory (246,167,112) 643,316,617 0
Total Non‑Budgetary (219,464,110) 714,419,620 14,275,751

Other Estimates in 2018–19

The Government will table a full Main Estimates, including planned voted and statutory expenditures for the full fiscal year, on or before April 16, 2018. These Main Estimates will likely be tabled after the 2018 Federal Budget and therefore be able to reflect Budget priorities. The Government will introduce another appropriation act in June to reflect the additional amounts requested in the Main Estimates.

Supplementary Estimates will continue to present information on additional spending requirements which were either not sufficiently developed in time for inclusion in the Main Estimates, or have subsequently been refined to account for developments in particular programs and services. Two Supplementary Estimates are planned for 2018–19 with tabling in the fall of 2018 and early 2019. The associated appropriation acts will follow shortly thereafter.

Estimates by Organization

Voted Estimates by Organization
  2017–18 Main Estimates
(dollars)
2017–18 Estimates to Date
(dollars)
2018–19 Interim Estimates
(dollars)
Budgetary
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada 52,628,925 55,729,039 27,778,177
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency 303,574,453 347,323,162 79,797,384
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited 971,055,162 971,355,163 260,884,910
Canada Border Services Agency 1,591,021,672 1,812,967,917 409,993,589
Canada Council for the Arts 257,347,387 257,988,389 146,316,169
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation 2,735,001,048 2,778,055,809 606,858,974
Canada Post Corporation 22,210,000 22,210,000 5,552,500
Canada Revenue Agency 3,232,747,230 3,296,930,540 822,028,884
Canada School of Public Service 63,416,105 63,416,105 16,097,941
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority 584,584,214 760,684,214 244,232,446
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 1,188,023,798 1,188,023,798 302,694,341
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety 3,956,267 3,956,267 2,398,222
Canadian Dairy Commission 3,599,617 3,599,617 938,767
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency 30,640,824 33,272,773 15,116,160
Canadian Food Inspection Agency 575,001,200 629,826,450 140,357,857
Canadian Grain Commission 4,746,362 4,746,362 1,211,739
Canadian High Arctic Research Station 20,963,206 21,591,765 7,022,376
Canadian Human Rights Commission 19,222,932 19,222,932 4,963,622
Canadian Institutes of Health Research 1,079,782,352 1,088,768,562 274,191,544
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat 5,534,133 5,534,133 1,396,306
Canadian Museum for Human Rights 24,865,000 24,865,000 5,327,141
Canadian Museum of History 71,600,477 72,412,521 18,988,032
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 7,820,000 7,820,000 2,053,837
Canadian Museum of Nature 32,515,112 32,515,112 7,770,203
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency 48,699,586 53,528,311 7,156,653
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission 37,939,524 37,939,524 22,269,806
Canadian Radio‑television and Telecommunications Commission 5,040,595 5,040,595 1,264,650
Canadian Security Intelligence Service 526,615,028 532,915,405 130,362,948
Canadian Space Agency 344,654,509 357,437,574 98,905,767
Canadian Tourism Commission 95,475,770 95,475,770 23,913,886
Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board 26,202,261 27,740,261 6,740,401
Canadian Transportation Agency 27,714,765 27,714,765 9,404,877
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police 9,020,809 9,020,809 2,416,995
Communications Security Establishment 560,506,384 571,821,364 146,970,323
Copyright Board 2,802,641 2,802,641 755,618
Correctional Service of Canada 2,171,284,940 2,289,633,142 553,941,859
Courts Administration Service 68,590,696 73,066,016 16,558,290
Department of Agriculture and Agri‑Food 945,895,812 1,017,765,696 262,216,795
Department of Canadian Heritage 1,418,879,925 1,481,020,284 321,287,727
Department of Citizenship and Immigration 1,739,222,484 2,093,070,523 646,095,718
Department of Employment and Social Development 2,423,340,949 3,351,989,055 1,185,762,588
Department of Finance 89,280,598 125,193,821 23,801,404
Department of Fisheries and Oceans 2,081,151,254 2,498,051,402 577,436,897
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 5,633,732,705 6,513,571,633 1,537,427,284
Department of Health 4,097,368,938 4,458,327,756 822,885,091
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development 9,903,531,410 11,019,169,174 1,193,804,427
Department of Indigenous Services Canada 0 359,606,267 2,947,049,244
Department of Industry 2,406,051,204 2,621,785,651 904,312,418
Department of Justice 584,616,238 633,354,650 255,554,388
Department of National Defence 17,469,021,140 19,226,277,281 4,793,824,237
Department of Natural Resources 877,462,104 987,604,249 246,358,497
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness 1,037,771,519 1,081,421,372 286,544,101
Department of Public Works and Government Services 3,576,089,378 3,781,671,316 941,823,674
Department of the Environment 902,823,502 1,142,973,476 357,354,566
Department of Transport 1,071,974,672 1,193,798,195 322,781,777
Department of Veterans Affairs 4,660,197,962 4,863,230,739 1,090,765,393
Department of Western Economic Diversification 195,917,598 224,335,750 36,434,591
Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec 299,484,593 305,359,993 67,999,955
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario 266,593,209 266,571,609 46,086,606
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada 45,942,822 46,362,822 11,653,517
House of Commons 318,131,715 350,717,392 86,751,081
Immigration and Refugee Board 113,251,545 116,477,764 29,737,499
International Development Research Centre 138,705,625 138,705,625 34,834,547
International Joint Commission (Canadian Section) 9,434,410 9,434,410 2,816,994
Invest in Canada Hub 0 0 9,251,431
Library and Archives of Canada 104,899,917 109,628,709 27,205,380
Library of Parliament 42,510,256 45,265,256 17,954,000
Marine Atlantic Inc. 76,545,000 213,734,000 37,776,000
Military Grievances External Review Committee 6,160,384 6,754,784 1,537,516
Military Police Complaints Commission 4,207,948 4,207,948 1,072,127
National Arts Centre Corporation 140,034,681 140,034,681 8,814,656
National Capital Commission 91,895,250 92,485,250 23,796,971
National Energy Board 72,478,474 78,693,545 17,431,770
National Film Board 74,375,345 76,243,946 18,642,020
National Gallery of Canada 54,203,410 54,203,410 12,845,857
National Museum of Science and Technology 144,527,796 144,547,797 7,539,526
National Research Council of Canada 792,866,003 867,988,220 201,690,284
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council 1,201,664,478 1,212,283,054 412,499,837
Northern Pipeline Agency 465,000 465,000 116,250
Office of Infrastructure of Canada 4,933,540,177 5,045,375,001 1,507,822,065
Office of the Auditor General 68,269,099 68,269,100 17,256,881
Office of the Chief Electoral Officer 29,253,454 29,253,454 7,692,230
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs 12,304,394 13,269,544 3,035,818
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying 4,026,414 4,426,414 1,021,573
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages 18,595,492 18,595,492 4,775,301
Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner 1,940,071 1,940,071 488,666
Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner 6,178,280 6,178,280 1,533,535
Office of the Co‑ordinator, Status of Women 36,188,148 42,089,324 14,888,499
Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada 4,102,301 4,102,301 1,032,456
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions 161,657,167 161,657,167 40,547,693
Office of the Governor General’s Secretary 19,705,766 19,705,766 4,996,577
Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer 0 690,652 2,909,820
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner 4,957,842 4,957,842 1,252,472
Office of the Senate Ethics Officer 1,120,500 1,120,500 303,694
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions 945,058 945,058 236,265
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada 32,021,792 33,825,999 8,205,269
Parks Canada Agency 1,258,590,149 1,334,197,205 321,186,279
Parliamentary Protective Service 62,100,000 79,617,983 20,700,000
Parole Board of Canada 40,677,794 40,677,794 10,614,402
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board 9,930,556 9,930,556 3,422,488
PPP Canada Inc. 279,500,000 279,500,000 0
Privy Council Office 129,915,146 198,062,444 37,571,013
Public Health Agency of Canada 530,261,167 560,433,254 280,261,797
Public Service Commission 72,137,719 72,389,720 24,786,900
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 24,916,433 25,077,033 6,130,131
Royal Canadian Mounted Police 2,439,050,624 2,844,041,079 979,671,204
Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee 847,634 1,683,580 1,436,174
Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians 0 4,261,607 823,687
Security Intelligence Review Committee 4,476,578 6,476,578 1,151,874
Senate 69,584,548 69,584,548 18,537,806
Shared Services Canada 1,643,857,236 1,691,962,232 488,935,562
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 776,582,953 782,804,231 258,857,550
Standards Council of Canada 10,706,000 12,785,001 3,735,750
Statistics Canada 405,558,550 419,906,793 186,600,063
Telefilm Canada 100,453,551 102,953,552 25,216,682
The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited 22,885,386 23,583,887 868,214
The Jacques‑Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. 331,777,000 331,777,000 62,531,750
The National Battlefields Commission 7,520,761 7,520,761 1,867,550
Treasury Board Secretariat 6,174,676,220 8,683,866,583 2,065,793,196
Veterans Review and Appeal Board 9,449,156 9,449,156 2,396,039
VIA Rail Canada Inc. 221,004,897 456,402,731 134,522,048
Windsor‑Detroit Bridge Authority 258,916,050 317,817,400 81,663,397
Total Budgetary  102,139,294,300  114,364,499,985  30,893,488,205
Non‑Budgetary
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 1 2 1
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development 25,903,001 56,303,001 14,075,750
Department of Industry 800,000 800,000 200,000
Department of Public Works and Government Services 0 14,000,000 0
Total Non‑Budgetary  26,703,002  71,103,003  14,275,751
Listing of grant authorities by organization
  Amount $
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Grants to organizations to promote economic cooperation and development 2,166,400
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Grants under the Innovative Solutions Canada program 650,000
Canadian High Arctic Research Station
Grants to individuals, organizations, associations and institutions to support research and activities relating to the polar regions 1,596,542
Grants to support the advancement of Northern Science and Technology 159,458
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Grants for research projects and personnel support 911,704,291
Canada First Research Excellence Fund 43,803,273
Networks of Centres of Excellence 21,740,400
Canada Graduate Scholarships 21,250,000
Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research 13,194,408
Institute support grants 13,000,000
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 8,350,000
Canada 150 Research Chairs 4,678,018
Canada Excellence Research Chairs 4,200,000
Business–Led Networks of Centres of Excellence 1,737,000
Industrial Research Chairs for Colleges 200,000
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Grants to enable the research, development and management of activities that contribute to the objectives of the Research and Support Program 75,000
Canadian Space Agency
Class Grant Program to Support Research, Awareness and Learning in Space Science and Technology 10,766,000
Correctional Service of Canada
Grant to the University of Saskatchewan for Forensic Research Centre 120,000
Department of Agriculture and Agri‑Food
Grants to foreign recipients for participation in international organizations supporting agriculture 883,000
Grant payments for the AgriRisk Initiatives program 300,000
Grant under the Innovative Solutions Canada program 200,000
Department of Canadian Heritage
Grants to the Canada Periodical Fund 72,775,054
Grants in support of the Development of Official‑Language Communities Program 33,322,973
Grants to the Athlete Assistance Program 33,000,000
Grants to the Canada Cultural Investment Fund 20,000,000
Grants to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund 16,500,000
Grants in support of the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program 14,355,000
Grants to the Canada Book Fund 8,300,000
Grant to TV5 Monde 8,000,000
Grants in support of the Celebration and Commemoration Program 8,000,000
Grants to the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund 7,000,000
Grants in support of the Enhancement of Official Languages Program 5,599,842
Grants under the Museums Assistance Program 4,663,680
Grants in support of the Multiculturalism Program 4,500,000
Grants to the Canada Music Fund 2,000,000
Grants in support of the Canada History Fund 1,150,060
Grants to the Lieutenant‑Governors of the provinces of Canada toward defraying the costs incurred in the exercise of their duties:
Quebec 147,372
Ontario 105,627
British Columbia 97,814
Newfoundland and Labrador 77,590
Alberta 75,940
Manitoba 73,762
Saskatchewan 73,758
Nova Scotia 64,199
New Brunswick 62,947
Prince Edward Island 57,071
Grants in support of Innovative Youth Exchange Projects 100,000
Grants to support the Youth Take Charge Program 100,000
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
Grant for the Canada‑Quebec Accord on Immigration 490,253,000
Grant for Migration Policy Development 350,000
Department of Employment and Social Development
Apprenticeship Grants 114,552,200
New Horizons for Seniors Program 41,340,000
Enabling Accessibility Fund Small Projects Grant 20,650,000
Grants to not‑for‑profit, for‑profit, and aboriginal organizations, municipal, provincial and territorial governments for adult learning, literacy and essential skills 14,800,000
Grants to non‑profit organizations for activities eligible for support through the Social Development Partnerships Program 14,275,000
Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children 10,000,000
Pathways to Education Canada Grant 9,500,000
Grant for the Union Training and Innovation Program 2,300,000
Labour Funding Program 1,703,000
Grants to not‑for‑profit organizations, individuals, municipal governments, Band/tribal councils and other Aboriginal organizations, public health and educational institutions, Régies régionales, for‑profit enterprises, research organizations and research institutes to carry out research on homelessness to help communities better understand and more effectively address homelessness issues 500,000
Named grants for the Organization for Economic Co‑operation and Development 100,000
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Grant Program for the disposal of small craft harbours 500,000
Grants for the Disposal of Surplus Lighthouses 500,000
Grant under the Innovative Solutions Canada program 300,000
Grants to support organizations associated with research, development, management, and promotion of fisheries and oceans‑related issues 245,500
Grant to Support Indigenous Groups in Negotiations of Conservation Measures 100,000
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
Grants from the International Development Assistance for Multilateral Programming 2,309,405,758
Grants in support of the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program 133,000,000
Grants from the International Development Assistance for Partnerships with Canadians Programming 38,900,001
Grants in lieu of taxes on diplomatic, consular and international organizations’ property in Canada in accordance with terms and conditions approved by the Governor in Council 15,854,000
Grants for Counter‑Terrorism Capacity Building Program 13,970,000
Grants from the International Development Assistance for Bilateral Programming to support regional or country specific 7,867,760
Grants for the Anti‑Crime Capacity Building Program 7,250,000
Grants in aid of academic relations 2,530,000
Annual host‑country financial support for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity 1,200,581
United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture 60,000
United Nations Trust Fund on Indigenous Issues 30,000
Department of Health
Territorial Health Investment Fund 27,000,000
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
Grants to First Nations to settle specific and special claims negotiated by Canada and/or awarded by the Specific Claims Tribunal 797,719,785
Grants to implement comprehensive land claims and self‑government agreements 564,296,062
Grants to the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Nunavut for health care of Indians and Inuit 56,563,000
Grants for the Political Evolution of the Territories, particularly as it pertains to Devolution 9,100,036
Grant to support the Giant Mine Oversight Board and research for arsenic trioxide 1,655,339
Grants to participating First Nations and the First Nation Education Authority pursuant to the First Nations Jurisdiction over Education in British Columbia Act 600,000
Grant to the First Nations Finance Authority pursuant to the First Nations Fiscal and Statistical Management Act 500,000
Grants to British Columbia Indian bands in lieu of a per capita annuity 300,000
Department of Indigenous Services Canada
Grant for Band Support Funding 251,994,447
Grant to the Miawpukek Indian Band to support designated programs 11,284,147
Grants to provide income support to on‑reserve residents 10,000,000
Grants to support First Nations and Inuit Post‑Secondary Educational Advancement 1,500,000
Grants to support Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples 1,000,000
Grants to support First Nations Elementary and Secondary Educational Advancement 150,000
Grants to increase First Nations and Inuit Youth Participation in Education and Labour Market Opportunities 45,000
Department of Industry
Grant to the International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland 4,808,000
Grant under the Innovative Solutions Canada program 700,000
Grant to the Internal Trade Secretariat Corporation 550,000
Grant to the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development 300,000
Grant to the Radio Advisory Board of Canada 85,000
Department of Justice
Grants from the Victims Fund 3,250,000
Grants under the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program 1,749,158
Grants under the Access to Justice in both Official Languages Support Fund 600,000
Grants in support of the Youth Justice Fund 79,655
Grants under the Indigenous Justice Program Fund 50,000
Department of National Defence
Grants in support of the Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program 2,450,000
Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security Program 2,000,000
Grants in support of the Defence Engagement Program 500,000
Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of Canada: Air Cadet League of Canada 474,000
Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of Canada: Army Cadet League of Canada 474,000
Grant Program to the National Offices of the Cadet Leagues of Canada: Navy League of Canada 474,000
Department of Natural Resources
Clean Technology Challenges 19,711,921
Grants in support of Outreach and Engagement, Energy Efficiency and Energy Innovation 3,005,000
Grants in support of Geoscience 1,400,000
Innovative Solutions Canada 300,000
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Memorial Grant Program for First Responders 21,600,000
Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Program 3,100,000
Grants in support of the Safer Communities Initiative 2,460,000
Community Resilience Fund 2,222,000
Other National Voluntary Organizations active in the criminal justice sector 1,796,144
Cyber Security Cooperation Program 150,000
Department of the Environment
Grants in support of The Natural Areas Conservation Program 22,500,000
Grant for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer 2,800,000
Grant under the Innovative Solutions Canada program 50,000
Grants in support of Weather and Environmental Services for Canadians 44,000
Department of Transport
Port Asset Transfer Program 68,203,329
Grant to the Province of British Columbia in respect of the provision of ferry and coastal freight and passenger services 30,488,126
Community Participation Funding Program 3,400,252
Program to Protect Canada’s Coastlines and Waterways 1,200,000
National Trade Corridors Fund 1,000,000
Grants to support the Transportation Assets Risk Assessment initiative 800,000
Rail Safety Improvement Program 800,000
Grants to support Clean Transportation Program 600,000
Grant for the Northern Transportation Adaptation Initiative 200,000
Grant to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and Continuing Airworthiness Program (COSCAP) 130,000
Program to Advance the Transportation Innovation 75,000
Department of Veterans Affairs
Pensions for disability and death, including pensions granted under the authority of the Civilian 1,227,063,000
Government Employees (War) Compensation Order, P.C. 45/8848 of November 22, 1944, which shall be subject to the Pension Act; for former prisoners of war under the Pension Act, and Newfoundland special awards Disability Awards and Allowances 1,042,502,000
Earnings Loss and Supplementary Retirement Benefit 647,100,000
Housekeeping and Grounds Maintenance 278,882,000
Last Post Fund 12,157,000
Commonwealth War Graves Commission 11,423,000
Caregiver Recognition Benefit 6,488,000
War Veterans Allowances and Civilian War Allowances 5,549,000
Education and Training Benefit 4,900,000
Canadian Forces Income Support Allowance 2,090,000
Grant for Veterans and Family Well‑Being Fund 2,000,000
Critical Injury Benefit 1,600,000
Retirement Income Security Benefit 1,448,000
Veterans Emergency Fund 1,000,000
Children of Deceased Veterans Education Assistance 978,000
Payments under the Flying Accidents Compensation Regulations 975,000
Grant for Commemorative Partnerships 750,000
Treatment Allowances 625,000
Assistance in accordance with the provisions of the Assistance Fund Regulations 420,000
Assistance to Canadian Veterans – Overseas District 130,000
Family Caregiver Relief Benefit 123,000
Career Transition Services 73,000
United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea 70,000
Payments of Gallantry Awards 7,000
Canadian Veterans Association of the United Kingdom 5,000
Department of Western Economic Diversification
Grants for the Western Diversification Program 5,000,000
Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
Grants under the Quebec Economic Development Program 1,650,000
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
Grant to the Corporation of the City of Brantford 328,500
National Research Council of Canada
International Affiliations 560,000
Grant under the Innovative Solutions Canada program 500,000
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Grants and Scholarships 890,885,766
Canada First Research Excellence Fund 137,135,497
College and Community Innovation Program 56,786,471
Canada Graduate Scholarships 42,580,000
Networks of Centres of Excellence 31,590,000
Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research 11,228,000
Business‑Led Networks of Centres of Excellence 8,414,750
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 8,350,000
Canada Excellence Research Chairs 8,166,667
Canada 150 Research Chairs 7,770,508
Office of Infrastructure of Canada
Grants under the Smart Cities Challenge 6,250,000
Office of the Co‑ordinator, Status of Women
Women’s Program – Grants to women’s and other voluntary organizations for the purpose of furthering women’s participation in Canadian society 15,510,000
Gender‑based Violence Funding Program – Grants to Canadian organizations, institutions and other levels of government to improve supports and help create long‑term, comprehensive solutions for survivors at the national, regional, and local levels 1,950,000
Parks Canada Agency
Grant to the Lutsël K’e Dene First Nation 15,000,000
Grant to the International Peace Garden 22,700
Public Health Agency of Canada
Grants to individuals and organizations in support of health promotion projects in the areas of building community capacity, stimulating knowledge development and dissemination, and partnership building/intersectoral collaboration 22,494,000
Grant to eligible non‑profit international organizations in support of their projects or programs on health 1,280,000
Grants to individuals and organizations in support of public health infrastructure 790,000
Grants to graduate students, post‑graduate students and Canadian post–secondary institutions to increase professional capacity and training levels in order to build an effective public health sector 420,000
Grant under the Innovative Solutions Canada program 300,000
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
To compensate members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for injuries received in the performance of duty (R.S.C., 1985, c. R‑11) 235,600,000
RCMP Survivor Income Plan 2,586,483
Grant to Promote Law Enforcement through Crime Prevention, Training and Public Relations 1,000,000
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Research Support Fund 369,403,000
Grants and Scholarships 271,802,916
Canada Graduate Scholarships 68,983,500
Canada First Research Excellence Fund 18,455,543
Networks of Centres of Excellence 8,770,000
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships 8,300,000
Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research 4,554,397
Canada 150 Research Chairs 3,280,579
Canada Excellence Research Chairs 1,400,000
College and Community Innovation Program 1,000,000
Business‑Led Networks of Centres of Excellence 983,000
Statistics Canada
Grant to the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development 100,000

Structure of these Estimates

Votes

The basic structural units of the Estimates are the votes. The following kinds of votes appear in the Estimates:

A program expenditures vote is used when there is no requirement for either a separate “capital expenditures” vote or a “grants and contributions” vote because neither equals or exceeds $5 million. In this case, all expenditures are charged to a single vote.

An operating expenditures vote is used when there is also a requirement for either a “capital expenditures” vote or a “grants and contributions” vote, or both – that is, when expenditures of either type equal or exceed $5 million. Otherwise, the expenditures are included in the “program expenditures” vote.

A capital expenditures vote is used when the aggregate of capital expenditures equals or exceeds $5 million. Capital expenditures are those made for the acquisition or development of items that are classified as tangible capital assets as defined by government accounting policies, for example: for the acquisition of real property, infrastructure, machinery or equipment; or for purposes of constructing or developing assets, where an organization expects to draw upon its own labour and materials, or employs professional services or other services or goods. Expenditure items in a capital expenditures vote are for items that generally exceed $10,000, although an organization may select a reduced threshold to be applied to different capital classes.

A grants and contributions vote is used when expenditures on transfer payments equal or exceed $5 million. It should be noted that the inclusion of a grant, contribution or other transfer payment item in the Estimates imposes no requirement to make a payment, nor does it give a prospective recipient any right to the funds. In addition, the meaning of the word “contributions” is considered to include “other transfer payments”.

A non‑budgetary vote, identified by the letter “L” preceding the vote number, provides authority for spending in the form of loans or advances to, and investments in, Crown corporations; and loans or advances for specific purposes to other governments, international organizations or persons or corporations in the private sector.

The Government must also establish separate votes for each distinct legal entity and to make payments to Crown corporations. Where this is the case, a separate vote structure is established for each. A legal entity for these purposes is defined as a unit of government operating under an Act of Parliament and responsible directly to a Minister.

To support the Treasury Board in performing its statutory responsibilities for managing the government’s financial, human and materiel resources, a number of special authorities are required. These authorities are described in the vote wording found in the Proposed Schedules to the Appropriation Bill.

Changes to these Estimates

Structural Changs and Changes to Voted Authorities since the 2017–18 Estimates:

The following structural change is reflected in these Estimates:

  • The Invest in Canada Hub is established. Order in Council P.C. 2018‑48 and 2018‑49 bring the Invest in Canada Act into force and designate the Minister of International Trade the appropriate Minister for the purposes of the Financial Administration Act.

The following new authority is sought through the Appropriation Act for these Estimates for all organizations:

  • Vote wording across all organizations sets out limits on the amount of commitments which may be entered into for the fiscal year, as per section 32 (1)(b) of the Financial Administration Act, which was enacted by Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2. As Interim Estimates provide information on requirements only until the end of June 2018, organizations require a higher limit in order to make commitments for expenditures occurring later in the fiscal year. These commitment limits are based on anticipated organizational budget levels at the time of this document’s preparation and do not include any resource changes linked to the 2018 Federal Budget.

The following new or amended authorities are also sought through the Appropriation Act for individual organizations:

  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency is amending Vote 1 for authority to make grant payments;
  • Department of Finance is amending the wording of Vote 5 to limit the maximum amount of financial assistance to the International Development Association for the 2018–19 fiscal year;
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development is amending the wording of Votes 20 and L25 to limit the maximum amount of financial assistance to international financial institutions for the 2018–19 fiscal year;
  • Department of National Defence is increasing the authority for total commitments in all votes to $33,438,160,225;
  • Department of Transport is amending Votes 10, 15 and 20. The Department’s three grant and contributions votes will now correspond to the core responsibilities under its new departmental results framework;
  • Library and Archives of Canada is amending Vote 1 for authority to spend revenues received from the provision of internal services;
  • Office of Infrastructure of Canada is amending Vote 10 for authority to make grant payments; and
  • Privy Council Office is amending Vote 1 for authority to spend revenues received from the provision of intelligence analyst training.
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