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2016-2017 Departmental Results Report
Analysis of trends in spending and human resources

Actual expenditures

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

Departmental spending trend graph. Description follows.
Description for image: Departmental spending trend graph
Departmental spending trend graph
2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Sunset Programs - - - 35.8 43.2 80.1
Voted 667.2 595.1 624.4 582.4 520.8 485.4
Statutory 181.3 154.2 161.5 129.6 127.0 123.4
Total / Forecasted 848.5 749.4 785.9 747.9 691.0 688.8
FTEs 6,138 5,901 6,101 5,691 5,469 5,156
Sunset Programs - FTEs - - - 330 367 661
Total / Forecasted - FTEs 6,138 5,901 6,101 6,021 5,836 5,817
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)
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
Subtotal 626,160,308 633,139,409 590,095,298 527,822,837 733,871,256 652,479,905 629,515,886 714,541,375
Internal Services 113,578,857 113,999,756 121,954,294 119,943,910 139,270,484 133,431,955 119,846,641 133,951,514
Total 739,739,165 747,139,165 712,049,592 647,766,747 873,141,740 785,911,860 749,362,527 848,492,889

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
Actual
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
Subtotal 5,334 5,124 5,185 5,238 4,830 4,616
Internal Services 804 777 916 749 861 853
Total 6,138 5,901 6,101 5,987 5,691 5,469

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

Alignment of 2016-17 actual spending with the whole-of-government framework (dollars)
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
Total spending by spending area (dollars)
Spending area Total planned spending Total actual spending
Economic affairs 93,894,697 79,435,589
Social affairs 503,517,220 541,815,029
International affairs 35,727,492 31,229,287

Financial statements and financial statements highlights

Financial statements

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

Condensed Statement of Operations (unaudited) for the year ended March 31, 2017 (dollars)
Financial information 2016-17
Planned
results
2016-17
Actual
2015-16
Actual
Difference (2016-17 actual minus 2016-17 planned) Difference (2016-17 actual minus 2015-16 actual)
Total expenses 821,591 868,543 817,882 46,952 50,661
Total revenues 52,610 53,787 53,104 1,177 683
Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers 768,981 814,756 764,778 45,775 49,978
Condensed Statement of Financial Position (unaudited) as at March 31, 2017 (dollars)
Financial Information 2016-17 2015-16 Difference
(2016-17 minus
2015-16)
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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