Introduction for Supplementary Estimates (A), 2017–18

Introduction

These Supplementary Estimates are presented in six sections:

  • Highlights of these Estimates, including their overall impact on the Government’s spending plan and appropriated authorities for the fiscal year;
  • General Information about the Estimates process and how to use this document;
  • Key Summaries of the authorities presented in these Estimates for Parliament’s approval or information, a comparison of Budget 2017 and the 2017–18 Estimates, major items, and horizontal initiatives;
  • Details by Organization on the voted authorities sought through these Estimates, as well as updates to statutory forecasts;
  • Annex – Items for inclusion in the Proposed Schedules to the Appropriation Bill; and
  • Additional Information available online, on statutory authorities and these Estimates by program or purpose and by standard object. These Estimates also include a new online annex on horizontal initiatives with additional detail on the activities of participating organizations, in response to a request from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

Highlights of these Estimates

The Supplementary Estimates (A), 2017–18 seek parliamentary approval for $3.7 billion in new voted spending, including $1.0 billion for priorities announced in Budget 2017, like supporting skills development, helping young Canadians succeed and delivering better transportation.

The Government continues to be committed to better align the Budget and Estimates so that Parliament can approve funding in a more timely manner. These Estimates include funding for 26 Budget 2017 measures, compared with as few as 6 budget measures in the past three Supplementary Estimates (A) exercises.

Also, for the second year in a row, this document compares funding announced in this year’s federal budget with that requested through Supplementary Estimates (A). This reconciliation makes it easier for Parliament to study the government’s spending plans and hold the Government to account.

New voted budgetary spending of $616.1 million is also being sought for the continuation of Budget 2016 priorities such as supporting families through early learning and child care.

Voted spending also includes funding for significant pressures related to collective bargaining, specific claims settlements, protection of oceans and coastlines, as well as support for the 2017 Immigration Levels Plan.

Six organizations are seeking over $200.0 million in incremental voted budgetary expenditures:

  • Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development ($718.9 million)
  • Treasury Board Secretariat ($651.4 million)
  • Department of Employment and Social Development ($584.6 million)
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans ($359.4 million)
  • VIA Rail Canada Inc. ($235.4 million)
  • Canada Border Services Agency ($204.4 million)

General Information

In order to spend money, the government must receive Parliament’s approval, either through previously adopted legislation that provides ongoing authority or on an annual basis through the introduction and passage of appropriation bills in Parliament. As with other bills, appropriation bills become law after being approved by both the House of Commons and the Senate and receiving Royal Assent.

To support Parliament’s consideration and review, the President of the Treasury Board tables in Parliament, prior to the introduction of each appropriation bill, an Estimates publication (Main or Supplementary) that provides information and details on spending authorities sought.

While the Main Estimates, tabled by , provides an overview of spending requirements for the upcoming fiscal year, Supplementary Estimates 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.

It is practice to table a Supplementary Estimates for each of the three Parliamentary supply periods ending , and . The Supplementary Estimates (A), 2017–18 are the first of three exercises planned for this fiscal year.

For this exercise the President of the Treasury Board tables a document in Parliament that includes:

  • A summary of the government’s incremental financial requirements;
  • A comparison of the Budget 2017 forecast and planned expenditures in the 2017–18 Estimates;
  • An overview of major funding requests and horizontal initiatives;
  • Highlights of new authority requirements and structural changes;
  • Funding details by organization; and,
  • A proposed schedule to the appropriation bill to be approved by Parliament via the House of Commons and the Senate.

The following supplemental information is also available online;

  • Detailed listing of legislated amounts reported through the Estimates;
  • A complete breakdown of planned expenditures by standard object, such as personnel, professional services and transfer payments;
  • Planned expenditures by program or purpose in accordance with the organizations’ Program Alignment Architecture or Departmental Reporting Framework; and,
  • Supplemental information of horizontal initiatives and other jointly funded items by organization.

The following terminology is used throughout this document:

  • 2015–16 Expenditures refer to the actual expenditures published in the 2016 Public Accounts.
  • 2016–17 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.
  • Previous Estimates to Date refer to amounts reported in the prior Estimates of the current fiscal year, i.e., 2017–18 Main Estimates in this case.
  • These Supplementary Estimates refer to the requirements reported through Supplementary Estimates (A).
  • Proposed Authorities is the sum of all the amounts reported in the Estimates of the current fiscal year, i.e., Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates A in this case.
  • 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 enabling legislation and for which forecasts are provided for Parliament’s information.

Summary of Estimates

The Supplementary Estimates (A), 2017–18 provides information in support of voted budgetary expenditures in the amount of $3.7 billion for a total of $105.9 billion. This is an increase of 3.6% over the 2017–18 Main Estimates and 2.6% more than the total Estimates of 2016–17.

Figure 1. Comparison of Estimates, Supply and Expenditures - Budgetary (billions of dollars)
2015–16 Expenditures 2016–17 Estimates to date Proposed Authorities
Voted 85.17 103.18 105.86
Statutory 156.21 153.98 155.84

Figure 2. Comparison of Estimates, Supply and Expenditures - Non-budgetary (billions of dollars)

2015–16 Expenditures 2016–17 Estimates to date Proposed Authorities
Voted 0.04 0.06 0.06
Statutory 55.55 -0.09 0.38
Table 1. Comparison of Estimates, Supply and Expenditures (dollars)
  2015–16 Expenditures 2016–17 Estimates to date Previous Estimates To Date These Supplementary Estimates Proposed Authorities
Budgetary
Voted
85,169,699,945 103,183,394,319 102,139,294,300 3,722,404,244 105,861,698,544
Statutory
156,209,763,292 153,982,900,171 155,778,340,286 62,015,996 155,840,356,282
Total Budgetary 241,379,463,237 257,166,294,490 257,917,634,586 3,784,420,240 261,702,054,826
Non-Budgetary
Voted
39,269,579 57,103,001 26,703,002 30,400,000 57,103,002
Statutory
55,549,870,041 (92,065,228) (246,167,112) 625,000,000 378,832,888
Total Non-Budgetary 55,589,139,620 (34,962,227) (219,464,110) 655,400,000 435,935,890

Estimates to date 2017–18

The 2017–18 Main Estimates were tabled on , supporting the government’s request to Parliament for authority through annual appropriations to spend $102.1 billion in voted budgetary expenditures and $26.7 million in voted non-budgetary expenditures. The 2017–18 Main Estimates also presented information on statutory amounts of $155.8 billion in budgetary expenditures and a $246.2 million net non-budgetary recovery.

The Supplementary Estimates (A), 2017–18 provide information in support of $3.7 billion in voted budgetary expenditures and $30.4 million in voted non-budgetary expenditures. Information is also provided on statutory amounts of $62.0 million in budgetary expenditures and a $625.0 million net increase in non-budgetary expenditures.

Two more Supplementary Estimates are planned for the 2017–18 fiscal year, with tabling occurring in November and February.

Appropriation Acts in 2017–18

Royal Assent for Appropriation Act No. 1, 2017–18 was granted on and provided interim supply to appropriation dependent organizations to cover requirements until the end of .

In June, the President of the Treasury Board will introduce bills to approve the remainder of the funding included in Main Estimates and the funding in these Supplementary Estimates.

Table 2. Supplementary Estimates as part of total Estimates, 2017–18 Estimates (dollars)
  Main Estimates Supplementary A Supplementary B Supplementary C Total
Budgetary
Voted
102,139,294,300 3,722,404,244 0 0 105,861,698,544
Statutory
155,778,340,286 62,015,996 0 0 155,840,356,282
Total Budgetary 257,917,634,586 3,784,420,240 0 0 261,702,054,826
Non-Budgetary
Voted
26,703,002 30,400,000 0 0 57,103,002
Statutory
(246,167,112) 625,000,000 0 0 378,832,888
Total Non-Budgetary (219,464,110) 655,400,000 0 0 435,935,890

Comparison of Budget and Estimates

The Government is committed to improve the reporting process to increase accountability to Parliament and Canadians. Where possible, this includes ensuring consistent reporting of budget and estimates information to help make the process of reviewing government spending more open, transparent and accountable.

While each document serves its own specific purpose, the differences between them can create confusion given the different scope and accounting methods as well as the timing challenges.

For a second year in a row, these Supplementary Estimates present a summary of the adjustments necessary to understand how the forecast of planned expenditures in the estimates compares with the expense forecast set out in the federal budget.

The following table presents a high-level reconciliation of Budget 2017 and the 2017–18 Estimates to date, in order to provide greater clarity on the relationship between the figures presented in each. This reconciliation allows for a more effective study of the cash requirements in the 2017–18 Estimates that are derived from the accrual-based budget plan.

Table 3. Comparison of Budget 2017 and Estimates 2017–18
  2017–18 (billions of dollars)
2017–18 Estimates 261.7
Plus: Items not included in Estimates
Of which:
66.1
Employment Insurance benefits
22.0
Children’s benefits
23.0
Other
21.1
Plus: Differences in accounting basis
4.7
Plus: Budget 2017 and other measures not yet approved by the Treasury Board 2.2
Less: Assumed lapse of operating and transfer payments authorities (5.8)
Plus: Other
1.3
Budget 2017
330.2

Items Not Included in the Estimates

The budget forecast covers the complete scope of the Government’s fiscal framework, including revenues, program and tax expenditures, statutory expenditures such as Employment Insurance benefits, and provision for future obligations such as public service pensions. The scope of the estimates is narrower than the budget forecast. The main purpose of the estimates is to support Parliament’s consideration of the appropriation bills, which are the legal instruments for authorizing certain payments.

The estimates are therefore focused on the government’s cash needs which require parliamentary appropriations and exclude certain items reported in the Budget. Costs related to Children’s benefits and Employment Insurance benefits are the largest components of the items excluded from the estimates.

The Canada Child Benefit is legislated through the Income Tax Act and is considered an expenditure for government financial reporting purposes. Parliament does not authorize annual spending for this item or for any other tax expenditure or refundable tax credit.

Most Employment Insurance costs are paid directly out of the Employment Insurance Operating Account, rather than a departmental appropriation, and are therefore not specifically included in estimates. Revenues and expenses associated with the Employment Insurance Operating Account are incorporated in the budget, as are other consolidated specified purpose accounts.

Other items in this category where spending is not subject to annual parliamentary approval are expenses of crown corporations (who spend the revenues that they generate) as well as revenues credited to departmental appropriations ("net voting" authorities).

Differences in Accounting Basis

The budget is presented on a full accrual basis whereas the estimates are presented on a modified cash basis. The accrual basis of accounting recognizes income when it is earned and expenses when they are incurred, whereas cash accounting recognizes them when the cash or its equivalent has been paid.

As a result, certain items will be reported differently between the two publications. Examples of such items include the remediation of contaminated sites and the depreciation of capital assets. This category also includes other items, such as bad debt expenses and certain costs related to pensions and benefits for which cash disbursements are expected to be made in subsequent years but for which expenses are accrued in the current year.

Budget 2017 and Other Measures Not Yet Approved by Treasury Board

This category of spending corresponds to items that have been approved and earmarked in the fiscal framework but for which Parliamentary spending authority has yet to be sought, including the remaining Budget 2017 spending measures.

The difference exists because the budget is forward looking and presents expenses anticipated for a given year, while the voted expenditures shown in the estimates refer to amounts that have already received Treasury Board approval as of a particular date. As such, the estimates provide the maximum amount of appropriated funding that can be spent at that point in time, while the budget projects the amount of spending that will likely be spent over the entire course of the year.

There are many reasons why funding for announced initiatives may not yet have been presented to the Treasury Board for approval, with one of the most common being that additional policy discussion or authority from Cabinet is required to finalize details of the initiative.

Assumed lapse of operating and transfer payments authorities

The budget forecast also recognizes that some amount of spending included in the estimates will lapse at the end of the fiscal year, and either be reprofiled to future years or simply remain unspent.

These lapses are influenced by many factors, such as contract and project delays, uncommitted authorities in the Treasury Board managed central votes, as well as departmental funds management practices to ensure that spending does not exceed the authorities approved by Parliament.

Other

This category represents a number of diverse factors, including provisions for the cost of possible future liabilities and cost increases.

Major Items

The following section provides an overview of major voted initiatives included in these Supplementary Estimates in support of Parliamentary approval.

Treasury Board Secretariat: $625.0 million
Paylist requirements – Funding for adjustments made to terms and conditions of service or employment of the federal public administration

Given the number of collective agreements that have either recently been ratified or may be ratified in the coming weeks, this funding provides the Government with capacity to address pressures. This figure takes into account the amounts reprofiled from previous years by departments in order to manage the costs for which they are responsible as a result of the 2013 operating budget freeze. It also includes a portion of the employer’s anticipated costs related to 2016–17. Funding for paylist requirements presented in the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2016–17 was not allocated to departments as collective agreements were not ratified by the end of 2016–17.

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development: $446.5 million
Funding for specific claims settlements

Specific claims are claims by a First Nation against the federal government which relate to the administration of land or other First Nation assets and to the fulfillment of treaties. The primary objective of the Specific Claims Policy is to discharge outstanding legal obligations of the federal government through negotiated settlement agreements. The Specific Claims Settlement Fund is used to provide compensation to First Nations to discharge outstanding legal obligations of the federal government.

Department of Employment and Social Development: $400.0 million
Funding for transfer agreements with provinces and territories to support early learning and child care (Budget 2016)

Federal, provincial and territorial governments have developed an Early Learning and Child Care Framework as a first step towards delivering affordable, high-quality, flexible and fully inclusive child care. The Early Learning and Child Care Framework is based on a long-term vision, shared principles and objectives. Because child care needs vary from family to family, and because provinces and territories have responded to those needs in different ways, the Framework and associated funding will be flexible to meet the needs of Canadian families wherever they live.

VIA Rail Canada Inc.: $235.4 million
Funding for national rail passenger transportation services (Budget 2017)

Budget 2017 announced $867.3 million over three years, starting in 2017–18, to support VIA’s operations and capital requirements. Operating funding will be used for to cover VIA’s regular expenses such as employee wages and benefits, pension requirements, overhead expenditures, fuel consumption, on-train products, maintenance and inspection programs and train service agreements with host railways for usage of track. Capital funding will allow VIA to maintain its assets in a state of good repair and to adhere to new regulatory requirements for equipment and rail infrastructure. Capital projects include updates to several train stations and improvements to a number of grade crossings in the corridor.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Department of Natural Resources, Department of the Environment, Department of Transport: $209.1 million
Funding for the Oceans Protection Plan to improve marine safety and protect Canada’s marine environment

This funding will be used to develop and implement comprehensive plans to make navigation in Canadian waters safer and to protect Canada’s coastlines and waterways. Supported activities include:

  • Expanding the availability of local, real-time marine traffic information;
  • Strengthening radar capacity and marine communications and traffic services centres;
  • Providing more detailed marine weather forecasts and navigational information;
  • Increasing the federal on-water presence, emergency response and towing capacity;
  • Conducting research on oil spills, response measures and clean-up;
  • Increasing engagement of Indigenous communities in the marine safety system; and,
  • Expanding the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Canada Border Services Agency, Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Immigration and Refugee Board: $185.0 million
Funding to support the targeted admission of 300,000 immigrants under the 2017 Immigration Levels Plan

This funding will assist in welcoming 300,000 immigrants to Canada for the 2017 calendar year. The activities include processing claims from intake to final decision, delivery of health care to refugees, providing settlement and resettlement services, expanding Canada’s immigration presence abroad, upgrading the Express Entry system and implementing the Global Skills Strategy.

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development: $174.7 million
Funding for Operation Return Home: Manitoba Interlake Flood Remediation and Settlement

Operation Return Home is a project involving Canada, Manitoba and four Manitoba First Nations communities affected by catastrophic flooding in 2011. The project’s goals are to repair, rebuild and re-establish the four communities, and negotiate final settlement agreements among Canada, Manitoba, and the four First Nations.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans: $166.7 million
Funding to maintain mission-critical services to Canadians

This funding will support maintenance of the fleet, navigational aids, and communication towers, as well as training and equipment for Coast Guard personnel, upgrades to information networks and radio infrastructure, monitoring of fish stocks and icebreaking operations.

Canada Border Services Agency: $162.8 million
Funding to maintain the integrity of Canada’s border operations

The Agency is facing operational pressures due to changing volumes across business lines, growth in international commerce and the threats of terrorism and organized crime. This funding will be used to maintain service levels for wait times and inspection rates at major ports of entry.

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

The following structural changes are reflected in these Estimates:

  • The Minister of Science was designated the appropriate Minister for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for the purposes of the Financial Administration Act (Orders in Council P.C. 2017-0074 and 2017-0075).
  • The legal title of the following organization has been updated to correspond with the Financial Administration Act: Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner / Bureau du commissaire aux conflits d’intérêts et à l’éthique.

The following new or amended authorities are sought through the Appropriation Act for these Estimates:

  • The Department of Natural Resources is amending Vote 1, Operating expenditures, to clarify that the authority to spend revenues applies to research products as well as research services.
  • The Office of the Auditor General is amending Vote 1, Program expenditures, for authority to spend revenues received from inquiries conducted under section 11 of the Auditor General Act.
  • The Privy Council Office is amending Vote 1, Program expenditures, for authority to make contribution payments.

Estimates by Organization

121 organizations are represented in the 2017–18 Estimates. Of these, 33 organizations have identified additional requirements as part of these Supplementary Estimates.

Table 5. Estimates by Organization (dollars)
Department, Agency or Crown corporation 2015–16 Expenditures 2016–17 Estimates to date Previous Estimates To Date These Supplementary Estimates Proposed Authorities
Budgetary
Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada
56,851,992 61,767,127 61,020,149 2,923,354 63,943,503
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
301,608,968 335,515,951 311,544,944 0 311,544,944
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
491,064,000 968,615,589 971,055,162 0 971,055,162
Canada Border Services Agency
1,796,293,231 1,873,071,807 1,761,696,236 217,594,682 1,979,290,918
Canada Council for the Arts
182,224,388 222,574,389 257,347,387 0 257,347,387
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
2,008,369,383 3,176,101,049 2,735,001,048 40,880,175 2,775,881,223
Canada Post Corporation
22,210,000 22,210,000 22,210,000 0 22,210,000
Canada Revenue Agency
4,146,987,294 4,154,416,887 4,162,899,574 0 4,162,899,574
Canada School of Public Service
92,152,131 83,244,944 77,577,537 0 77,577,537
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
656,747,273 766,278,268 584,584,214 150,800,000 735,384,214
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1,038,023,798 1,113,023,798 1,188,023,798 0 1,188,023,798
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
9,918,117 8,952,372 8,877,401 0 8,877,401
Canadian Commercial Corporation
8,880,000 3,510,000 0 0 0
Canadian Dairy Commission
3,723,258 3,599,617 3,599,617 0 3,599,617
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
29,216,302 41,857,579 34,093,234 0 34,093,234
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
749,362,527 805,369,511 704,649,594 35,804,930 740,454,524
Canadian Grain Commission
(21,209,143) 5,381,924 5,299,113 0 5,299,113
Canadian High Arctic Research Station
8,286,711 19,475,274 21,594,231 0 21,594,231
Canadian Human Rights Commission
22,352,154 22,149,172 21,823,120 0 21,823,120
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
1,026,378,153 1,082,620,669 1,085,600,973 0 1,085,600,973
Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
5,270,551 5,974,970 5,924,659 0 5,924,659
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
21,700,000 33,604,000 24,865,000 0 24,865,000
Canadian Museum of History
83,587,255 77,746,477 71,600,477 0 71,600,477
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
7,700,000 7,900,000 7,820,000 0 7,820,000
Canadian Museum of Nature
26,452,593 29,441,112 32,515,112 0 32,515,112
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
46,948,420 55,368,252 50,081,183 0 50,081,183
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
137,968,668 136,252,217 136,920,459 0 136,920,459
Canadian Polar Commission
1,287,927 0 0 0 0
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
10,998,417 12,123,695 11,486,197 0 11,486,197
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
536,563,848 591,800,950 577,092,059 322,668 577,414,727
Canadian Space Agency
412,799,058 442,394,822 353,809,911 0 353,809,911
Canadian Tourism Commission
62,975,770 95,475,770 95,475,770 0 95,475,770
Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board
30,032,490 29,788,652 29,416,554 0 29,416,554
Canadian Transportation Agency
28,254,232 27,792,087 30,914,166 0 30,914,166
Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
9,718,063 10,028,317 9,935,889 0 9,935,889
Communications Security Establishment
619,548,058 599,833,760 595,983,723 0 595,983,723
Copyright Board
2,828,705 3,111,724 3,074,729 0 3,074,729
Correctional Service of Canada
2,357,784,645 2,393,067,268 2,400,709,163 0 2,400,709,163
Courts Administration Service
72,294,670 74,587,450 75,247,699 0 75,247,699
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
1,928,409,592 2,658,686,303 2,251,183,698 47,445,675 2,298,629,373
Department of Canadian Heritage
1,240,947,324 1,438,765,816 1,444,696,770 6,881,451 1,451,578,221
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
1,536,497,266 1,893,162,398 1,646,959,588 147,224,129 1,794,183,717
Department of Employment and Social Development
59,598,028,020 56,669,800,862 57,422,855,615 585,330,790 58,008,186,405
Department of Finance
87,007,312,159 88,770,777,432 90,143,611,301 0 90,143,611,301
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
2,172,797,935 2,590,355,242 2,200,956,928 375,361,801 2,576,318,729
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
5,996,852,566 6,475,378,999 6,002,126,067 19,014,581 6,021,140,648
Department of Health
3,881,132,152 4,187,200,422 4,268,361,008 62,464,234 4,330,825,242
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
7,955,294,666 9,448,144,605 10,056,790,513 719,650,570 10,776,441,083
Department of Industry
1,169,834,497 2,181,409,853 2,590,906,146 25,084,322 2,615,990,468
Department of Justice
683,219,807 702,439,529 656,159,656 45,893,725 702,053,381
Department of National Defence
18,666,073,243 18,908,344,554 18,662,067,234 0 18,662,067,234
Department of Natural Resources
1,335,178,669 1,715,246,121 1,339,946,450 8,703,709 1,348,650,159
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
406,782,727 1,166,257,907 1,052,593,859 4,495,865 1,057,089,724
Department of Public Works and Government Services
2,833,315,710 3,382,648,077 3,694,082,184 0 3,694,082,184
Department of the Environment
950,927,395 1,019,967,760 987,274,415 24,121,068 1,011,395,483
Department of Transport
1,569,127,062 1,438,600,718 1,302,832,549 55,160,120 1,357,992,669
Department of Veterans Affairs
3,595,034,204 3,893,092,359 4,691,399,582 0 4,691,399,582
Department of Western Economic Diversification
155,691,374 202,518,546 199,619,059 11,936,079 211,555,138
Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
259,197,000 318,559,941 303,816,469 0 303,816,469
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
189,797,295 256,647,852 269,348,649 0 269,348,649
Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
54,952,391 57,257,062 51,225,553 0 51,225,553
House of Commons
424,331,368 486,252,497 476,074,400 0 476,074,400
Immigration and Refugee Board
112,397,173 120,273,101 127,083,870 3,646,399 130,730,269
Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission
5,981,933 0 0 0 0
International Development Research Centre
183,478,242 149,205,625 138,705,625 0 138,705,625
International Joint Commission (Canadian Section)
6,618,723 7,047,067 10,049,693 0 10,049,693
Library and Archives of Canada
91,451,612 118,013,156 115,219,215 0 115,219,215
Library of Parliament
41,618,624 43,071,239 47,757,497 0 47,757,497
Marine Atlantic Inc.
350,859,000 146,222,000 76,545,000 134,920,000 211,465,000
Military Grievances External Review Committee
6,251,598 6,753,945 6,722,826 0 6,722,826
Military Police Complaints Commission
5,407,239 4,685,311 4,638,300 0 4,638,300
National Arts Centre Corporation
54,897,056 135,309,431 140,034,681 0 140,034,681
National Capital Commission
91,009,322 90,127,294 91,895,250 0 91,895,250
National Energy Board
82,396,568 90,251,802 79,839,985 5,831,861 85,671,846
National Film Board
59,921,189 63,394,820 74,375,345 0 74,375,345
National Gallery of Canada
45,776,761 46,078,410 54,203,410 0 54,203,410
National Museum of Science and Technology
59,600,577 108,172,776 144,527,796 0 144,527,796
National Research Council of Canada
945,077,595 1,119,755,105 1,000,352,234 71,847,723 1,072,199,957
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
1,115,653,194 1,193,339,050 1,207,030,145 0 1,207,030,145
Northern Pipeline Agency
456,055 751,835 494,830 0 494,830
Office of Infrastructure of Canada
3,190,441,756 5,313,890,780 7,011,663,801 0 7,011,663,801
Office of the Auditor General
77,683,076 78,533,732 77,501,971 1 77,501,972
Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
486,406,354 98,535,261 112,207,990 0 112,207,990
Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs
543,426,832 558,276,513 571,877,585 0 571,877,585
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying
4,377,457 4,462,686 4,424,639 0 4,424,639
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
20,230,031 20,891,619 20,729,984 0 20,729,984
Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner
2,034,877 2,125,377 2,109,216 0 2,109,216
Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
5,758,138 6,970,653 6,901,551 0 6,901,551
Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women
29,542,401 35,916,924 37,977,421 0 37,977,421
Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada
4,570,147 4,664,536 4,615,504 0 4,615,504
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
172,124,586 185,665,457 181,426,829 0 181,426,829
Office of the Governor General’s Secretary
22,318,092 23,145,434 22,744,010 0 22,744,010
Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner
4,453,557 5,462,474 5,441,381 0 5,441,381
Office of the Senate Ethics Officer
766,289 1,171,300 1,232,127 0 1,232,127
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
144,218,577 149,703,956 150,160,327 0 150,160,327
Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada
35,019,651 39,161,751 35,538,976 0 35,538,976
Parks Canada Agency
1,036,130,407 1,279,714,066 1,388,903,070 38,532,509 1,427,435,579
Parliamentary Protective Service
50,470,931 71,408,562 68,262,800 3,694,862 71,957,662
Parole Board of Canada
46,330,939 46,789,956 46,263,971 0 46,263,971
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
9,498,361 10,965,108 10,866,321 0 10,866,321
PPP Canada Inc.
11,800,000 279,500,000 279,500,000 0 279,500,000
Privy Council Office
123,119,021 160,879,376 144,874,555 34,420,247 179,294,802
Public Health Agency of Canada
573,080,141 584,163,196 571,934,931 15,400,000 587,334,931
Public Service Commission
72,609,706 83,855,064 83,510,933 0 83,510,933
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada
32,339,748 34,348,521 34,882,922 0 34,882,922
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
2,856,227,571 2,988,349,661 2,882,558,840 0 2,882,558,840
Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee
1,517,969 1,554,862 945,510 0 945,510
Security Intelligence Review Committee
2,869,475 7,146,808 5,021,346 2,000,000 7,021,346
Senate
74,572,094 90,115,308 103,874,365 0 103,874,365
Shared Services Canada
1,504,443,770 1,860,873,134 1,725,545,040 0 1,725,545,040
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
720,292,139 777,751,229 779,243,856 0 779,243,856
Standards Council of Canada
10,194,937 10,274,000 10,706,000 0 10,706,000
Statistics Canada
517,560,565 747,824,384 471,050,210 0 471,050,210
Telefilm Canada
95,453,551 97,453,551 100,453,551 0 100,453,551
The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited
20,119,299 41,781,864 22,885,386 0 22,885,386
The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc.
247,328,089 367,525,000 331,777,000 0 331,777,000
The National Battlefields Commission
13,500,346 8,687,714 9,713,927 0 9,713,927
Treasury Board Secretariat
4,127,888,742 7,381,207,499 6,541,861,364 651,634,876 7,193,496,240
Veterans Review and Appeal Board
11,002,365 10,921,149 10,790,952 0 10,790,952
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
365,500,460 425,450,000 221,004,897 235,397,834 456,402,731
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
138,500,000 569,181,753 258,916,050 0 258,916,050
Total Budgetary 241,379,463,237 257,166,294,490 257,917,634,586 3,784,420,240 261,702,054,826
Non-budgetary
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
(177,166,331) (644,314,000) (644,790,000) 625,000,000 (19,790,000)
Canadian Dairy Commission
31,338,616 0 0 0 0
Correctional Service of Canada
165 0 0 0 0
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
3,721,648 0 0 0 0
Department of Employment and Social Development
817,148,156 549,150,322 358,762,888 0 358,762,888
Department of Finance
54,811,893,118 0 0 0 0
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
51,896,413 3,098,451 39,860,001 0 39,860,001
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
37,961,677 56,303,000 25,903,001 30,400,000 56,303,001
Department of Industry
0 800,000 800,000 0 800,000
Department of National Defence
2,628,008 0 0 0 0
Department of Public Works and Government Services
9,721,866 0 0 0 0
Department of Veterans Affairs
(3,716) 0 0 0 0
Total Non-budgetary 55,589,139,620 (34,962,227) (219,464,110) 655,400,000 435,935,890

Horizontal Items

The items listed in this table are horizontal initiatives and other jointly funded items. Both types of horizontal item involve two or more organizations with a formal funding agreement (e.g. Memorandum to Cabinet or Treasury Board submission). Through horizontal initiatives, the organizations work in partnership toward the achievement of shared outcomes. In jointly funded items, organizations receive incremental funding, and each independently contributes to the realization of the stated objective(s).

Additional details of these initiatives are available on-line.

Table 6. Horizontal Items (dollars)
Organization Amount
Funding for the Oceans Protection Plan to improve marine safety and protect Canada’s marine environment
This funding will be used to develop and implement comprehensive plans to make navigation in Canadian waters safer and to protect Canada’s coastlines and waterways. Supported activities include: expanding the availability of local, real-time marine traffic information; strengthening radar capacity and marine communications and traffic services centres; providing more detailed marine weather forecasts and navigational information; increasing the federal on-water presence, emergency response and towing capacity; conducting research on oil spills, response measures and clean-up; increasing engagement of Indigenous communities in the marine safety system; and expanding the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
145,514,178
Department of Natural Resources
1,104,024
Department of the Environment
11,613,308
Department of Transport
50,853,797
Total Statutory 12,623,152
Total 221,708,459
Funding to support the targeted admission of 300,000 immigrants under the 2017 Immigration Levels Plan
This funding will assist in welcoming a total of 300,000 immigrants to Canada for the 2017 calendar year. The activities include processing claims from intake to final decision, delivering health care to refugees, providing settlement and resettlement services, expanding Canada’s immigration presence abroad, upgrading the Express Entry system and implementing the Global Skills Strategy.
Canada Border Services Agency
41,612,930
Department of Citizenship and Immigration
140,134,646
Immigration and Refugee Board
3,226,219
Total Statutory 10,818,806
Total 195,792,601
Funding for the Youth Employment Strategy (Budget 2017)
The Youth Employment Strategy helps Canadians aged 15 to 30 gain the skills, abilities and work experience they need to find and maintain good employment. This increase in funding for the program will help vulnerable youth develop the skills they need to find work or go back to school, create new green jobs for youth, and increase job opportunities in the heritage sector.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
4,080,175
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
2,562,955
Department of Canadian Heritage
6,840,051
Department of Employment and Social Development
54,646,116
Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development
38,506,552
Department of Natural Resources
7,476,851
Department of the Environment
11,260,800
National Research Council of Canada
10,000,000
Parks Canada Agency
10,952,350
Total Statutory 523,605
Total 146,849,455
Funding to support infrastructure and programs for Indigenous early learning and child care (Budget 2016)
The federal government supports Indigenous child care and early childhood development through the First Nations and Inuit Child Care Initiative, Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve and Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities. The funding for these three programs will be used to repair and renovate existing child care facilities and equipment as well as to train child care staff and support the operational needs of child care facilities.
Department of Employment and Social Development
45,898,539
Department of Health
37,997,021
Public Health Agency of Canada
15,400,000
Total Statutory 511,826
Total 99,807,386
Funding to maintain critical food safety activities (Budget 2017)
This funding will support continued food safety activities, such as inspection and prevention, and health risk assessment related to Listeria in non-meat products. The funding will also support core training for food safety inspectors and enhanced testing for faster identification of food safety hazards to improve overall food safety oversight of both meat and non-meat products.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
3,810,709
Department of Health
609,949
Total Statutory 585,678
Total 5,006,336
Funding to explore options for the potential deployment of a public safety broadband network in Canada (Budget 2015)
Communications tools currently used by fire, police and ambulance services in Canada limit their ability to exchange information with one another and to communicate across jurisdictions during an emergency. This funding will support consultations with the provinces, territories, municipalities, and public safety stakeholders on potential implementation models for a high-speed wireless data communications network dedicated to emergency management. Such a network could improve the ability of first responders to communicate effectively during an emergency.
Department of Industry
600,000
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
2,400,000
Total 3,000,000
Funding for national security reviews of foreign investments (Budget 2017)
The Investment Canada Act provides for the review of investments in Canada by non-Canadians that could be injurious to national security. The reviews apply to both the establishment of new businesses and the acquisition of existing ones. This funding will support the screening of foreign investments as well as national security reviews ordered by the Governor-in-Council.
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
275,157
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
735,208
Total Statutory 150,469
Total 1,160,834
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