2018-19 – Departmental Plan
Spending and human resources
- The tables and graph presented in this section reflect the CFIA's historical spending and full-time equivalents (FTEs) from 2015-16 to 2016-17, forecasted spending and FTEs for 2017-18, and planned spending and FTEs for the next three fiscal years (2018-19 to 2020-21). Planned spending and FTEs exclude funding extensions that the Agency plans to pursue, which are subject to government decisions to extend, enhance or reduce. The Agency will assess initiatives that are sunsetting and seek renewal, as required, to maintain and continuously improve Canada's strong food safety system, safe and accessible food supply, and plant and animal resource base. Following parliamentary approval, funding renewal decisions will be reflected in the Agency's budget authorities.
|Core Responsibilities and Internal Services||2015–16 Expenditures||2016–17 Expenditures||2017–18 Forecast spending||2018–19
|Safe food and healthy plants and animals||629,515,886||652,479,905||647,300,000||571,740,385||571,740,385||512,414,764||512,522,100|
Planned human resources
|Core Responsibilities and Internal Services||2015–16
|Safe food and healthy plants and animals||5,124||5,185||5,209||5,043||4,625||4,625|
Departmental spending trend graph
The CFIA's actual spending and full-time equivalents (FTEs) increased in 2016-17 mainly due to an increase in temporary resources for: the federal infrastructure initiative; the digital service delivery platform initiative; the Improved food safety for Canadians initiative; and statutory payments made to compensate Canadians for plants or animals ordered destroyed for the purpose of disease control. In addition, the Agency realigned existing resources and FTEs from its programs to Internal Services to comply with the April 2016 amendment to the Treasury Board requirements for classifying Internal Services activities.
In 2017-18, the Agency is forecasting expenditures that are slightly lower than 2016-17. This is due to a reduction in the forecast for statutory compensation payments made to Canadians to compensate them for animals or plants ordered destroyed for the purpose of disease control, partially offset by the anticipated ratification of some collective agreements and the resulting one-time retroactive salary disbursements.
In 2018-19, planned spending and FTEs decrease compared to the previous year's forecast primarily due to: one-time pay disbursements related to the anticipated ratification of collective agreements in 2017-18 and the sunsetting of funding for various initiatives and projects.
Further decreases in planned spending are anticipated in 2019-20 and 2020-21 largely due to the sunsetting of various initiatives and projects.
When including anticipated renewal of sunsetting resources, Agency spending and FTE utilization is forecasted to be more stable.
Estimates by vote
For information on the CFIA's organizational appropriations, consult the 2018–19 Main Estimates.
Future-Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations
The Future-Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations provides a general overview of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's operations. The forecast of financial information on expenses and revenues is prepared on an accrual accounting basis to strengthen accountability and to improve transparency and financial management.
Because the Future-Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations is prepared on an accrual accounting basis, and the forecast and planned spending amounts presented in other sections of the Departmental Plan are prepared on an expenditure basis, amounts may differ.
A more detailed Future-Oriented Statement of Operations and associated notes, including a reconciliation of the net cost of operations to the requested authorities, are available on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's website.
|Financial information||2017–18 Forecast results||2018–19 Planned results||Difference (2018–19 Planned results minus 2017–18 Forecast results)|
|Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers||799,062,000||761,134,000||(37,928,000)|
The forecast results for fiscal year 2017-18 and planned results for fiscal year 2018-19 slightly differ. The difference noted in the expenses is mainly explained by the anticipated ratification of one of the expired collective agreements for fiscal year 2017-18; the statutory authority compensation payments between both years; and the sunsetting of funding for various initiatives and projects.
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