Descriptions of allocations from Budget 2019 Central Votes

Total Allocations from Budget 2019 Measure-Specific Votes: $1,788,331,321

Authority granted to the Treasury Board to supplement any appropriation of the organization for the initiatives announced in the Budget of March 19, 2019, including to allow for the provision of new grants or for any increase to the amount of a grant that is listed in any of the Estimates for the fiscal year, as long as the expenditures made possible are not otherwise provided for.

Organization Authority Amount ($)
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Increased Funding for the Regional Development Agencies

Contribution payments will be used to reinvest receipts from repayable contributions collected in 2018-19 to support growth and diversification of the Atlantic Canadian economy. Contributions will be delivered through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation Initiative (REGI), the Business Development Program and the Atlantic Innovation Fund.

24,900,000

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Launching a Federal Strategy on Jobs and Tourism

Funding will be used to create the Canadian Experiences Fund. This fund will promote tourism outside of Canadian urban centres and outside of the summer season.

Payments in the amount of $150,000 for the grant entitled “Grants to organizations to promote economic cooperation and development” and contributions will support activities such as designing new or improved tourism services and products; market readiness training for businesses; and creating or improving tourism facilities.

2,064,452

Canada Border Services Agency

Helping Travellers Visit Canada

Funding will ensure that immigration, security and border officials are well-equipped to process growing demand for Canadian visitor visas, work and study permits, and to facilitate the efficient and secure entry of temporary residents into Canada.

Operating funding will increase capacity to conduct pre-arrival security screenings, process temporary resident arrivals at Port of Entry, pursue post-arrival enforcement actions, and provide security and enforcement support.

10,814,887

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Ensuring Continued Access to US Markets for Canadian Meat Products

Funding for the Daily Shift Inspection Presence Program will ensure that all federally registered meat processing facilities are inspected at least once every twelve hours. This program allows Canadian meat exporters to comply with United States inspection frequency requirements and ensure continued access to the American market for Canadian meat products.

Operating funding will be used to hire inspectors and maintain vehicles used by staff for travelling to meat processing facilities.

10,364,073

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Supporting the Canadian Human Rights Commission and Access to Justice

Operating funding will be used to implement a modern and streamlined case management system. The new system will support the protection of human rights by providing the Commission with an effective mechanism to file and resolve complaints, and to complete proactive compliance activities under the relevant acts.

958,154

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Strong Arctic and Northern Communities

Funding will establish a new northern economic development program entitled Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth). This expanded program will better support innovation and business growth in the three territories by enabling larger, multi-year projects; grants and repayable contributions; and funding for “clustered” sector development among businesses in similar fields.

Payments in the amount of $2,500,000 for the new grant entitled “IDEANorth” and contribution payments will be delivered through four funding streams for a range of activities to support innovation and business growth in the territories. Operating funding will be used to build capacity for delivering new grants and contribution funding and to improve monitoring of repayable contributions for businesses.

9,575,090

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

Launching a Federal Strategy on Jobs and Tourism

Funding will be used to create the Canadian Experiences Fund. This fund will promote tourism outside of Canadian urban centres and outside of the summer season.

Contribution payments will support activities such as designing new or improved tourism services and products; market readiness training for businesses; and creating or improving tourism facilities.

1,680,958

Canadian Security Intelligence Service  

Protecting the Rights and Freedoms of Canadians

Funding will be used to invest in information technology infrastructure and update business processes and policies governing the collection, use and retention of intelligence information. These investments will support intelligence activities and ensure compliance with warrant requirements.

8,708,555

Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Helping Travellers Visit Canada

Funding will ensure that immigration, security and border officials are well-equipped to process growing demand for Canadian visitor visas, work and study permits, and to facilitate the efficient and secure entry of temporary residents into Canada.

Operating funding will be used to provide security advice and screening investigation services to immigration partners regarding persons attempting to enter or claim status in Canada, and those who might represent a threat to national security.

838,970

Communications Security Establishment

Protecting Democracy

Funding will support initiatives to strengthen Canadians’ resilience to online disinformation and to help mitigate online threats to Canada’s democratic institutions.

Operating funding will be used to develop and provide technical cyber security advice, guidance, and services to Canadian political parties and elections administrators.

1,395,816

Department of Canadian Heritage

Protecting Democracy

Funding will support initiatives to strengthen Canadians’ resilience to online disinformation and to help mitigate online threats to Canada’s democratic institutions.

Operating funding and contribution payments will be used to expand digital media literacy programming, address current research gaps on online disinformation by creating the Digital Citizen Research Program, and engage with international stakeholders to develop guiding principles for online content.

4,468,525

Department of Citizenship and Immigration

Providing Health Care to Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Operating funding for the Interim Federal Health Program will be used to provide limited, temporary healthcare coverage to resettled refugees and asylum claimants, until they become eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance or leave Canada, as well as pre-departure medical coverage for individuals identified for resettlement prior to arrival in Canada.

125,120,000

Department of Citizenship and Immigration

Helping Travellers Visit Canada

Funding will ensure that immigration, security and border officials are well-equipped to process growing demand for Canadian visitor visas, work and study permits, and to facilitate the efficient and secure entry of temporary residents into Canada.

Operating funding will address the increased volume of visa applications for the Temporary Resident Program. Funding will be used to hire additional staff, which will increase the capacity to process temporary resident applications, collect biometric information, and improve operational and information technology supports.

21,920,101

Department of Citizenship and Immigration

Improving Immigration Client Service

Funding will be used to improve the access, quality and timeliness of client support services provided at the Client Support Centre and high volume local offices. These centres respond to client enquiries and provide technical support and case status information.

Operating funding will be used to increase the number of client centre agents so that enquiries from clients can be responded to more quickly, and in-person services can be made more widely accessible.

13,843,723

Department of Employment and Social Development

Modernizing the Youth Employment Strategy

Funding will be used to streamline existing programming within the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy and provide more targeted support for vulnerable and under-represented youth.

Operating funding and contribution payments will be used to provide work placements, skills development and training programming, career mentorship services and job-search supports.

26,128,597

Department of Employment and Social Development

Participation of Social Purpose Organizations in the Social Finance Market

Funding to establish the Investment Readiness Program will be used to improve the capacity of social purpose organizations, such as charities and non-profit organizations, to successfully participate in the social finance market.

Grant payments up to $3,000,000 and contribution payments for the “Investment Readiness Program” will be used to deliver training and supports for social purpose organizations. Supports will primarily be delivered through third-party organizations with established expertise.

24,691,262

Department of Employment and Social Development

Enhancing Supports for Apprenticeship

Operating funding for Skills Canada will be used to promote skilled trades to young people through skills competitions and by providing resources and training to better equip them in the skilled trades. Funding will also be used to establish a national campaign to promote awareness of the skilled trades as a first-choice career for young people.

2,914,449

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Protecting Democracy

Funding will support initiatives to strengthen Canadians’ resilience to online disinformation and to help mitigate online threats to Canada’s democratic institutions.

Operating funding will be used to establish a Coordination Unit for the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism to strengthen international cooperation and information sharing in response to foreign threats to G7 democracies.

611,819

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Advancing Reconciliation by Settling Specific Claims

Funding will be used to renew and replenish the Specific Claims Settlement Fund and provide additional support to First Nations to research and develop their claims.

Settlement payments in the amount of $875,000,000 will be paid through the grant entitled “Grants to First Nations to Settle Specific Claims Negotiated by Canada and/or Awarded by the Specific Claims Tribunal, and to Indigenous Groups to Settle Special Claims”.

Funding for First Nations research into specific claims will be delivered through contribution agreements.

883,000,000

Department of Industry

Giving Young Canadians Digital Skills

Funding for the Cancode program will support ongoing activities to provide Canadian youth with coding and digital skills, expand the program to include more advanced digital skills development, and increase its focus on program delivery to under-represented and at-risk youth.

Contribution payments through the Cancode program will be provided to not-for-profit organizations to deliver training to youth, provide teachers with professional development tools, and acquire technological equipment and materials.

29,751,010

Department of Industry

Access to High-Speed Internet for all Canadians

Contribution payments through the Connect to Innovate Program will support new high-speed internet infrastructure projects to service rural, remote and underserved regions in Canada.

Projects will include installing fibre optic cabling within and between communities, laying submarine cabling where there is no road access, increasing capacity of existing cell towers, and directly connecting remote homes and businesses to backbone broadband infrastructure.

21,881,944

Department of Industry

Launching a Federal Strategy on Jobs and Tourism (FedNor)

Funding will be used to create the Canadian Experiences Fund. This fund will promote tourism outside of Canadian urban centres and outside of the summer season.

Contribution payments will support activities such as designing new or improved tourism services and products; market readiness training for businesses; and creating or improving tourism facilities.

1,801,794

Department of Natural Resources

Encouraging Canadians to Use Zero Emission Vehicles

Funding will support initiatives to make Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) ownership more attractive and affordable for Canadians.

Contribution payments will support infrastructure projects to install recharging and refuelling stations in workplaces, public parking spots, commercial and multi-unit residential buildings, and remote locations.

9,903,565

Department of Public Works and Government Services

Ensuring Proper Payments for Public Servants: Technical Support and Software Upgrades

Operating funding will be used to sustain technical and functional support for the Phoenix pay system, and implement software upgrades to further stabilize the pay system and reduce manual intervention.

73,900,000

Department of Public Works and Government Services

Ensuring Proper Payments for Public Servants: Pay Stabilization Activities

Funding will be used to continue progress on pay stabilization efforts by increasing capacity to process pay transactions, improving system automation and streamlining “HR-to-Pay” processes across the government.

Operating funding will be used to retain compensation advisors and client service support staff who are working on resolving pay issues, and to make additional system improvements to accelerate stabilization.

206,730,202

Department of Public Works and Government Services

Industrial Security Systems Transformation Project

Funding will be used to upgrade the existing complement of aging information technology systems supporting the Contract Security Program and the Controlled Goods Program.

Capital and operating funding will be used to develop a single, secure and unified electronic solution that better addresses the current and emerging needs of private industry and the government.

7,690,638

Department of Public Works and Government Services

Maintaining Service Levels of the Controlled Goods Program

Operating funding will be used to sustain the Controlled Goods Program, which domestically regulates the possession, examination, or transfer of goods and technology that have military or national security significance. Key program activities include registering individuals and businesses, conducting inspections and other compliance monitoring activities, and performing security assessments.

3,453,994

Department of Public Works and Government Services

Cost and Profit Assurance Program

Operating funding for the continuation of the Cost and Profit Assurance Program will be used to conduct assurance engagements on high risk defence procurement contracts. These activities help ensure that procurement contracts are fair and provide value for Canadian taxpayers.

2,299,275

Department of Transport

Safe and Secure Road and Rail Transportation: Rail Safety and Transportation of Dangerous Goods Programs

Operating funding will support a variety of activities that include addressing outstanding regulatory gaps; increasing the frequency of inspections and enforcement actions; engaging with stakeholders; and promoting regulatory alignment and information sharing with international partners.

Grant payments in the amount of $500,000 will support the “Rail Safety Improvement Program”.

47,600,081

Department of Transport

Safe and Secure Road and Rail Transportation: Motor Vehicle Safety Program

Renewed funding for the Motor Vehicle Safety Program will be used to implement new regulatory provisions in the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Activities will include conducting vehicle defect investigations and recall activities, developing and implementing enforcement programs, and continuing work on a safety framework for emerging transportation technologies.

3,156,958

Department of Transport

Safe and Secure Road and Rail Transportation: Remote Passenger Rail Program

Renewed funding for the Remote Passenger Rail Program will support existing transportation services to remote Indigenous communities.

Contribution payments will be provided in two passenger rail corridors, between Sept-Îles and Schefferville service in Quebec and Labrador, and between The Pas and Pukatawagan service in northern Manitoba.

11,271,712

Department of Transport

Encouraging Canadians to Use Zero Emission Vehicles

Funding will support initiatives to make Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) ownership more attractive and affordable for Canadians.

Funding for a ZEV incentive program will be delivered by third parties and will provide consumers with up to $5,000 for eligible electric battery, hydrogen fuel cell or longer range plug-in hybrid vehicles.

“ZEV incentives grants” in the amount up to $67,726,813 will be paid directly to consumers for the purchase or lease of a ZEV until third party delivery of the program can begin.

70,713,502

Department of Veterans Affairs

Recognizing Métis Veterans

Funding will be used to recognize the contribution of Métis veterans to Canada’s Second World War efforts and to commemorate the sacrifices and achievements of all Métis veterans.

Contribution payments to the Métis National Council will be used to provide recognition payments to eligible Second World War Métis Veterans or their surviving spouses, and support commemorative initiatives to promote awareness and appreciation of Métis Veterans’ wartime sacrifices and contributions.

30,000,000

Department of Western Economic Diversification

Investing in a Diverse and Growing Western Economy

Funding will supplement existing contribution programming that support innovation, business growth, business services and community initiatives across Western Canada.

Contribution payments will increase the number of projects funded through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation Program and the Western Diversification Program. Operating funding will be used to enhance program delivery and undertake outreach and engagement activities.

32,273,942

Department of Western Economic Diversification

Increased Funding for the Regional Development Agencies

Contribution payments will be used to reinvest receipts from repayable contributions collected in 2018-19 to support growth and diversification of the western Canadian economy. Contributions will be delivered through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation Initiative (REGI) and the Western Diversification Program (WDP).

15,800,000

Department of Western Economic Diversification

Launching a Federal Strategy on Jobs and Tourism

Funding will be used to create the Canadian Experiences Fund. This fund will promote tourism outside of Canadian urban centres and outside of the summer season.

Contribution payments will support activities such as designing new or improved tourism services and products; market readiness training for businesses; and creating or improving tourism facilities.

3,564,472

Department of Western Economic Diversification

Protecting Water and Soil in the Prairies

Funding will be provided to develop a new strategy to sustainably manage water and land in the Prairies and address the implications of climate change on these resources.

Operating funding will be used to develop a water management strategy and action plan, along with a feasibility study on major water infrastructure development in Saskatchewan.

1,000,000

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Launching a Federal Strategy on Jobs and Tourism

Funding will be used to create the Canadian Experiences Fund. This fund will promote tourism outside of Canadian urban centres and outside of the summer season.

Payments in the amount of $250,000 for the grant entitled “Grants under the Quebec Economic Development Program” and contributions will support activities such as designing new or improved tourism services and products; market readiness training for businesses; and creating or improving tourism facilities.

3,059,218

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Launching a Federal Strategy on Jobs and Tourism

Funding will be used to create the Canadian Experiences Fund. This fund will promote tourism outside of Canadian urban centres and outside of the summer season.

Contribution payments will support activities such as designing new or improved tourism services and products; market readiness training for businesses; and creating or improving tourism facilities.

3,814,386

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Supporting the Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Funding will support the continued fulfilment of the Office’s mandate to carry out the prosecution of criminal offences under federal law, and provide legal advice and assistance to law enforcement.

Ongoing funding to staff previously vacant positions will address the pressures from increasing workloads and ensure that service levels for Canadians are maintained.

3,000,000

Treasury Board Secretariat

Ensuring Proper Payments for Public Servants

Funding will be used to continue progress on pay stabilization efforts by increasing capacity to process pay transactions, improving system automation and streamlining “HR-to-Pay” processes across the government.

Operating funding will be used to continue working with departments and agencies to address common pay issues by improving and better aligning human resources processes. Funding will also be used to develop and track service standards and performance measures for the transactions linked to pay administration.

20,665,197

Treasury Board Secretariat

Federal Public Service Dental Plan Amendments

Funding will be used to implement plan amendments as a result of an arbitral decision on negotiations for the Public Service Dental Care Plan.

11,000,000

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