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Section III: Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome – Program 1.1: Business Development & Innovation
Based on the latest available Round Six (2008–13) data provided by the Centre for Special Business Projects, Statistics Canada, July 2016
Program authorities for the Western Innovation Initiative are under the Western Diversification Program.
This is evident across macro-economic indicators including labour statistics where in 2015, the unemployment rate rose sharply in Alberta (+1.3 percentage points) and Saskatchewan (+1.2pp), while remaining flat in British Columbia (+0.1pp) and Manitoba (+0.2pp). The unemployment rates across western Canadian provinces were still the lowest in the country. (Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 282-0002)
In 2015, labour productivity (real GDP per hour worked) declined in Alberta (-2.9%) and Saskatchewan (-0.5%), and increased modestly in British Columbia (+0.6%) and Manitoba (+0.4%).
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Type is defined as follows: previously committed to—committed to in the first or second fiscal year prior to the subject year of the report; ongoing—committed to at least three fiscal years prior to the subject year of the report; and new—newly committed to in the reporting year of the Report on Plans and Priorities or the Departmental Performance Report.
Includes three projects which contributed to more than one priority
“Full-time equivalent” (FTE) is a measure of the extent to which an employee represents a full person-year charge against a departmental budget. FTEs are calculated as a ratio of assigned hours of work to scheduled hours of work. Scheduled hours of work are set out in collective agreements.
Based on the latest available Round Six (2008–13) data provided by the Centre for Special Business Projects, Statistics Canada, July 2016
Ibid.