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Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

Canadian Food Inspection Agency 2021 to 2022

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, 2022.

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, 2022

Expenditure category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2022 (in thousands of dollars) Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2021 (in thousands of dollars) Variance
(in thousands of dollars)
Operational activities 3,280 2,237 1,043
Key stakeholders Table Note 1 (3) 2 (5)
Internal governance 0 8 (8)
Training 48 26 22
Other 61 84 (23)
A. Total travel 3,386 2,357 1,029
B. Hospitality 12 2 10
C. Conference fees 143 73 70
Total [A+B+C] 3,541 2,432 1,109
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

In 2021 to 2022, CFIA incurred increases year over year in travel, hospitality and conference expenditures due to reduced COVID-19 restrictions and increased travel for operational activities due to the avian influenza outbreak. Overall, the Agency's travel, hospitality and conference expenditures are lower than pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.

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