Spending and human resources

Planned spending

Departmental Spending Trend Graph

Departmental Spending Trend Graph

Departmental Spending Trend Graph

 
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Departmental Spending Trend Graph

The table below illustrates the departmental spending trend, in dollars, for the period 2014-15 to 2019-20.
  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Sunset Programs - Anticipated 0 0 0 1,409 187, 412 192, 431
Statutory 893,906 401,521 457,498 462,786 570,975 661,940
Voted 1,155,512 933,657 849,058 877,160 556,712 503,644
Total 2,049,419 1,335,179 1,306,556 1,341,356 1,315,099 1,358,014
 
Budgetary planning summary for Programs and Internal Services (dollars)
Programs Internal Services 2014–15
Expenditures
2015–16
Expenditures
2016–17
Forecast spending
2017–18
Main Estimates
2017–18
Planned spending
2018–19
Planned spending
2019–20
Planned spending
1.1 Market Access and Diversification 61,566,240 75,927,073 71,515,082 60,190,597 60,190,597 35,202,474 27,967,075
1.2 Innovation for New Products and Processes 71,707,214 93,375,233 90,043,988 109,154,844 109,154,844 39,171,754 37,607,582
1.3 Investment in Natural Resource Sectors 60,589,504 68,270,162 71,622,060 73,163,653 73,163,653 67,873,990 59,380,256
1.4 Statutory Programs – Atlantic Offshore 837,746,067 347,989,273 397,280,759 408,998,253 408,998,253 521,471,910 612,961,306
2.1 Energy-Efficient Practices and Lower-Carbon Energy Sources 291,745,439 211,012,423 193,050,061 183,461,546 183,461,546 137,174,523 107,117,070
2.2 Technology Innovation 151,832,220 143,620,407 150,077,078 219,965,182 219,965,182 81,401,428 77,567,268
2.3 Responsible Natural Resource Management 267,570,932 121,598,627 27,431,527 27,437,623 27,437,623 27,055,064 26,119,409
3.1 Protection for Canadians and Natural Resources 65,692,439 73,709,947 80,886,772 70,418,079 70,418,079 59,079,852 58,383,883
3.2 Landmass Information 78,469,116 74,110,670 66,130,847 49,150,177 49,150,177 45,914,237 46,185,753
Subtotal 1,886,919,171 1,209,613,815 1,148,038,174 1,201,939,954 1,201,939,954 1,014,345,232 1,053,289,602
Internal Services 162,499,616 125,564,854 158,517,783 138,006,496 138,006,496 113,341,893 112,293,536
Total 2,049,418,787 1,335,178,669 1,306,555,957 1,339,946,450 1,339,946,450 1,127,687,125 1,165,583,138

For 2014-15 and 2015-16, the figures represent the actual expenditures as reported in the Public Accounts while 2016-17 represents the forecasted expenditures to year end. From 2014-15 to 2016-17, NRCan expenditures drop significantly, mainly as a result of reduced payments under the Statutory Atlantic Offshore Accounts, the transfer of responsibility over the Nuclear Legacy Liabilities Program and Port Hope Area Initiative to Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and reduced spending under ecoENERGY for Biofuels and ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative contribution programs. These reductions were slightly offset by the implementation of the Federal Infrastructure Initiative and Budget 2016 initiatives.

The increase between 2016-17 Forecasted spending and 2017-18 Planned spending is mainly attributed to a projected increase for the Statutory Atlantic Offshore Accounts and the implementation of the Budget 2016 initiatives. These increases were slightly offset by the transfer of responsibility over Sustainable Development Technology Canada, reduced funding profiles for United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Federal Infrastructure Initiative and Earthquake Monitoring and, the sunsetting of Soldier Settlement and ecoENERGY for Biofuels.

For 2017-18 to 2019-20, the figures represent total planned spending, reflecting funding to support NRCan program activities. Planned spending in Voted authorities is declining, mainly as a result of reduced funding profile for major initiatives (e.g., ecoENERGY for Renewable Power), and sunsetting programs, including the following major initiatives:

Sunsetting in 2017-18:

  • Clean Growth and Climate Change;
  • Federal Infrastructure Initiative;
  • Green Infrastructure;
  • Forest Innovation Program and Expanding Market Opportunities; and,
  • Investments in Forest Industry Transformation.

Sunsetting in 2018-19:

  • World Class Tanker Safety;
  • Interim Strategy – Environmental Assessment Review; and,
  • Enhancing Aboriginal Participation in West Coast Energy Development.

Planned spending in Statutory authorities is increasing, mainly as a result of the Atlantic Offshore Accounts. Statutory payment obligations under these accords are largely driven by oil and gas prices, production levels and anticipated corporate income taxes related to offshore operations. The increase is based on the Department's economic modeling forecasts prepared in the fall of 2016.

Anticipated renewals are included in the graph to give a more reasonable picture of the future of the Department but are subject to government’s decisions to extend, reduce or enhance funding. Outcomes of such decisions will be reflected in the Department’s future budget exercises and Estimates documents.

Planned human resources

Human resources planning summary for Programs and Internal Services
(full-time equivalents)
Programs and Internal Services 2014–15
Full-time equivalents
2015–16
Full-time equivalents
2016–17
Forecast
full-time equivalents
2017–18
Planned
full-time equivalents
2018–19Planned
full-time equivalents
2019–20Planned
full-time equivalents
1.1 Market Access and Diversification 250 254 283 267 242 235
1.2 Innovation for New Products and Processes 296 313 316 289 255 252
1.3 Investment in Natural Resource Sectors 398 399 410 395 394 391
1.4 Statutory Programs – Atlantic Offshore 0 0 0 0 0 0
2.1 Energy-Efficient Practices and Lower-Carbon Energy Sources 278 264 274 252 162 163
2.2 Technology Innovation 635 665 651 646 539 541
2.3 Responsible Natural Resource Management 247 244 196 186 184 185
3.1 Protection for Canadians and Natural Resources 478 474 442 414 404 403
3.2 Landmass Information 385 383 396 386 378 377
Subtotal 2,967 2,996 2,968 2,835 2,558 2,547
Internal Services 946 940 909 922 882 888
Total 3,913 3,936 3,877 3,757 3,440 3,435

For 2014-15 and 2015-16, the figures represent the FTEs as reported in the Departmental Results Report while 2016-17 represents the forecasted FTEs to year end. NRCan’s total FTE count remains relatively steady from 2014-15 to 2016-17.

For 2016-17 to 2019-20, the figures represent planned FTEs to support NRCan program activities. The decrease between 2016-17 and 2019-20 is mainly explained by the sunsetting of a number of major initiatives.

Furthermore, as new initiatives are undertaken, plans for future FTE requirements will be adjusted accordingly.

Estimates by vote

For information on NRCan’s organizational appropriations, consult the 2017–18 Main Estimatesxxii.

Consolidated Future-Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations

The Consolidated Future-Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations provides a general overview of NRCan’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 Consolidated 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 Consolidated 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 NRCan’s website.

Consolidated Future-Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations
For the Year Ended March 31
(dollars)

Financial Information

2016-2017
Forecast Results

2017-2018
Planned Results

Difference

Total expenses

1,316,382,270

1,410,311,074

93,928,804

Total net revenues

33,096,993

38,465,077

5,368,084

Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers

1,283,285,277

1,371,845,997

88,560,720

The increase of $94 million in expenses between years is mainly explained by:

  • A $80 million increase in Technology Innovation mainly related to the Budget 2016 Initiatives of $92.2 million, which include the Clean Growth and Climate Change initiative, for the Oil and Gas Clean Technology Program and the Energy Innovation Program, and the Green Infrastructure Initiative, for the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstrations Program and a decrease of $17.3 million as a result of the transfer of responsibility for Sustainable Development Technology Canada to the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada;
  • A $22 million increase in Innovation for New Products and Processes mainly related to the reprofile from 2016-17 to 2017-18 of $14 million under Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Program; and
  • A $15 million decrease in Landmass Information mainly related to the reduced program funding profile for United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

The charts presenting the distribution by program of NRCan’s total forecast expenses for 2016-17 and planned expenses for 2017-18 on an accrual basis are available on the NRCan’s website.