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Archived - Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency 2020 to 2021

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conferences and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

Travel, hospitality and conferences expenditures incurred by federal department or agency relate to activities that support the department or agency's mandate and the government's priorities.

In particular, for the CFIA this includes the delivery of the following core programs and/or services to Canadians:

Travel is essential for the delivery of these services.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for year ending March 31, 2021

Expenditure category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2021 (in thousands of dollars) Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2020 (in thousands of dollars) Variance
(in thousands of dollars)
Operational activities 2,237 6,626 (4,389)
Key stakeholders 2 482 (480)
Internal governance 8 424 (416)
Training 26 2,004 (1,978)
Other 84 1,065 (981)
A. Total travel 2,357 10,601 (8,244)
B. Hospitality 2 60 (58)
C. Conference fees 73 192 (119)
Total [A+B+C] 2,432 10,853 (8,421)
International travel by minister and minister's staff (included in travel) 0 0 0

Explanation of significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Total travel

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across Canada took wide-ranging steps to mitigate and contain the spread of COVID-19, which included travel restrictions and stay-at-home policies. Through the use of new technology and the mitigation and containment efforts for COVID-19, the CFIA saw a significant reduction in travel, hospitality and conference fee expenditures in 2020 to 2021 compared to 2019 to 2020.

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