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Analysis of trends in spending and human resources

Actual expenditures

Departmental Spending Trend Graph

The figures presented in the chart above reflect the impact the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program had on the department's overall spending. Actual and planned spending increased in 2016–17 and 2017–18 as a result of the introduction of the program.

In addition, the figures presented in the chart above do not include funds spent on behalf of other government departments. For example, in fiscal year 2016–17, WD expended approximately $9.1 million on behalf of Infrastructure Canada, under the Building Canada Fund.

 

Budgetary performance summary for Programs and Internal Services (dollars)

Programs and Internal Services 2016-17 Main Estimates 2016-17 Planned Spending 2017-18 Planned Spending 2018-19 Planned Spending 2016-17 Total Authorities Available for Use 2016-17 Actual Spending (authorities used) 2015-16 Actual Spending (authorities used) 2014-15 Actual Spending (authorities used)
Program 1.1: Business Development and Innovation 95,135,450 95,135,450 98,714,063 89,463,252 97,106,096 96,821,013 97,298,416 107,678,368
Program 1.2: Community Economic Growth 57,322,492 57,322,492 80,086,272 33,169,912 85,253,054 74,268,687 35,240,300 31,958,193
Program 1.3: Policy, Advocacy and Coordination 8,414,266 8,414,266 8,665,668 8,811,323 8,736,387 6,840,485 8,922,602 8,736,194
Subtotal 160,872,208 160,872,208 187,466,003 131,444,487 191,095,537 177,930,185 141,461,318 148,372,755
Internal Services 12,519,328 12,519,328 12,153,056 11,424,572 12,996,209 12,553,089 14,230,056 13,629,781
Total 173,391,536 173,391,536 199,619,059 142,869,059 204,091,746 190,483,274 155,691,374 162,002,536

Planned spending of $173.4 million for 2016–17 increased by $30.7 million and was provided by new authorities and transfers, including $23.1 million for funds received to deliver the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, $4.6 million received for the Churchill and Region Economic Development Fund, $1.3 million from collections of repayable contributions, $1.8 million for an operating budget carry forward, and a reduction of $0.1 million for various other minor adjustments.

Actual spending of $190.5 million exceeds planned spending by $17.1 million. This variance is primarily related to $12.3M for the delivery of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and amounts provided by new authorities and transfers.

 

Actual human resources

Human resources summary for Programs and Internal Services
(full-time equivalents)

Programs and Internal Services 2014–15
Actual
2015–16
Actual
2016–17
Forecast
2016–17
Actual
2017–18
Planned
2018–19
Planned
Program 1.1:
Business Development and Innovation
107 99 103 94 103 113
Program 1.2:
Community Economic Growth
35 38 38 48 36 25
Program 1.3:
Policy, Advocacy and Coordination
58 56 55 58 59 60
Subtotal 200 193 196 200 198 198
Internal Services 95 94 91 92 85 85
Total 295 287 287 292 283 283

Human resource levels in WD continue to be stable and the minor fluctuations that occur reflect resource realignments in support of priorities and projects. The department will continue to achieve its results by allocating its human resources to best support its programs.

Expenditures by vote

For information on the WD's organizational voted and statutory expenditures, consult the Public Accounts of Canada 2017.