2016-2017 Departmental Results Report
Analysis of trends in spending and human resources
The tables presented in this section reflect the CFIA's historical spending levels from 2014-15 to 2016-17 and planned spending for the next three fiscal years (2017-18 to 2019-20). Planned spending excludes funding extensions that the Agency plans to pursue.
Sunsetting programs are subject to government decisions to extend, reduce or enhance funding.
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. Agency-level information, including anticipated renewal of sunsetting resources, can be found in the Departmental spending trend graph below.
Departmental spending trend graph
Description for image: Departmental spending trend graph
|Total / Forecasted||848.5||749.4||785.9||747.9||691.0||688.8|
|Sunset Programs - FTEs||-||-||-||330||367||661|
|Total / Forecasted - FTEs||6,138||5,901||6,101||6,021||5,836||5,817|
|Programs and Internal Services||2016-17
|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)
|Food Safety Program||364,582,938||365,461,365||349,600,493||302,688,731||418,590,945||368,568,579||376,113,531||421,520,442|
|Animal and Zoonotics Program||137,163,044||138,055,855||125,411,593||119,526,241||187,159,735||173,246,450||141,043,127||162,039,970|
|Plant Resources Program||93,368,850||93,894,697||78,664,213||76,076,780||92,892,965||79,435,589||79,807,062||90,262,195|
|International Collaboration and Technical Agreements||31,045,476||35,727,492||36,418,999||29,531,085||35,227,611||31,229,287||32,552,166||40,718,768|
Actual human resources
|Programs and Internal Services||2014-15
|2016-17 Planned||2017-18 Planned||2018-19 Planned|
|Food Safety Program||3,250||3,155||3,220||3,116||2,890||2,732|
|Animal and Zoonotics Program||1,012||959||975||1,023||942||929|
|Plant Resources Program||737||703||695||756||688||678|
|International Collaboration and Technical Agreements||335||307||295||343||310||277|
The CFIA saw increased spending in 2014-15, due to substantial one-time disbursements related to government-wide salary initiatives. As well, the Agency ratified all outstanding collective agreements. This resulted in significant one-time retroactive salary settlement payments and ongoing cost increases of approximately $30 million annually, which the CFIA absorbed. Given that 80% of the CFIA's annual operating expenditures support personnel costs, limited flexibility existed to realign non-personnel authorities. As a result, the Agency saw a decline in its full-time equivalents (FTE) complement in 2015-16.
The CFIA will also be required to absorb the retroactive and ongoing costs of upcoming collective agreement salary settlements related to fiscal years 2014-15 and 2015-16, resulting from a Government-wide freeze on departmental operating budgets for these two fiscal years. Consequently, the Agency has included the estimated impacts of these upcoming costs on planned human resources for 2017-18 and future years.
2016-17 Total Authorities Available for Use reflects additional in-year funding received for Treasury Board approved initiatives, statutory payment reimbursement, and other in-year adjustments. This in-year funding totalled $126.0 million, mainly consisting of: the renewal of sunsetting initiatives; funds transferred into 2016-17 from the previous fiscal year; and statutory payments made to compensate Canadians for plants or animals ordered destroyed for the purpose of disease control.
The $87.2 million difference between total authorities and actual spending primarily relates to: the shifting of funds from 2016-17 to the next fiscal year for the Federal Infrastructure Initiative and Electronic Service Delivery Platform; funds strategically lapsed for carry forward into 2017-18 to support the anticipated impacts of collective bargaining settlements; cost savings related to the delivery of the Federal Infrastructure Initiative; and lapses required to fund specific Government-wide initiatives.
Expenditures by vote
For information on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's organizational voted and statutory expenditures, consult the Public Accounts of Canada 2017.
Alignment of spending with the whole-of-government framework
|Program||Spending area||Government of Canada activity||2016-17 Actual spending|
|Food Safety Program||Social Affairs||Healthy Canadians||368,568,579|
|Animal and Zoonotics Program||Social Affairs||Healthy Canadians||173,246,450|
|Plant Resources Program||Economic Affairs||A clean and healthy environment||79,435,589|
|International Collaboration and Technical Agreements||International Affairs||A prosperous Canada through global commerce||31,229,287|
|Spending area||Total planned spending||Total actual spending|
Financial statements and financial statements highlights
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's financial statements [unaudited] for the year ended March 31, 2017, are available on the departmental website.
Financial statements highlights
|Difference (2016-17 actual minus 2016-17 planned)||Difference (2016-17 actual minus 2015-16 actual)|
|Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers||768,981||814,756||764,778||45,775||49,978|
|Total net liabilities||171,912||145,217||26,695|
|Total net financial assets||98,051||80,240||17,811|
|Departmental net debt||73,861||64,977||8,884|
|Total non-financial assets||189,067||178,223||10,844|
|Departmental net financial position||115,206||113,246||1,960|
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