2.0 Departmental Spending

Table 2.1 Program and Operating Expenditures

The information below illustrates departmental spending (actual and planned).

Actual expenditures for fiscal years 2013 to 2018
Expenditures (in $ millions) 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Total Program Footnote 1 $3,157.6 $3,036.2 $3,237.9 $3,398.2 $4,441.5
Total OperatingFootnote 2 $355.9 $340.7 $357.1 $372.6 $332.4
Total: Actual ExpendituresFootnote 3 $3,513.6 $3,376.9 $3,595.0 $3,770.8 $4,773.9

Source: Public Accounts of Canada

PlannedFootnote 4 expenditures for fiscal years 2018 to 2023
Expenditures (in $ millions) 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23
Total ProgramFootnote 1 $4,410.5 $3,960.7 $3,944.9 $4,135.5 $4,329.0
Total OperatingFootnote 2Footnote 5 $388.4 $303.0 $294.6 $294.5 $294.5
Total: Planned Expenditures $4,798.9 $4,263.7 $4,239.5 $4,430.0 $4,623.5

Source: Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Branch

Table 2.2 Departmental Budget

Veterans Affairs Canada’s budget for 2018–19 is currently $4.47 billionFootnote 6. Approximately 93% of the Department's budget represents payments to Veterans, their families and other program recipients.

Main and Supplementary Estimates
Main and Supplementary Estimates
Authorities 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–182018–19 Footnote 6
Main Estimates $3,576,978,766 $3,522,078,175 $3,628,281,702 $4,691,399,582 $4,394,554,432
% change from Previous Year -1.7% -1.5% 3.0% 29.0% -6.3%
Supp Estimates (A) - $23,779,759 - - $51,618,013
Supp Estimates (B) $10,850,080 - $129,961,829 $26,213,870 -
Supp Estimates (C)Footnote 7 -    $114,410,854 $134,848,828 $177,172,873 N/A
Adjustments, warrants & transfersFootnote 8 $17,611,671 $15,694,995 $21,338,217 $27,750,542 $25,145,681
Total: Authorities $3,605,440,517 $3,675,963,783 $3,914,430,576 $4,922,536,867 $4,471,318,126
% Increase from Previous Year -2.0% 1.9% 6.5% 25.8% -9.2%

Source: Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Branch


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