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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 2016 to 2021
Expenditures (in $ millions) 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21
Total Program Footnote 1 $3,398.2 $4,441.5 $4,330.7 $4,341.0 $4,380.8
Total OperatingFootnote 2 $372.6 $332.4 $359.8 $491.3 $455.8
Total: Actual ExpendituresFootnote 3 $3,770.8 $4,773.9 $4,690.5 $4,832.3 $4,836.6

Source: Public Accounts of Canada

PlannedFootnote 4 expenditures for fiscal years 2021 to 2026
Expenditures (in $ millions) 2021–22 2022–23 2023–24 2024–25 2025–26
Total ProgramFootnote 1 $5,254.0 $5,159.0 $5,352.8 $5,578.3 $5,869.9
Total OperatingFootnote 2Footnote 5 $442.0 $354.4 $324.9 $324.9 $325.4
Total: Planned Expenditures $5,696.0 $5,513.4 $5,677.7 $5,903.2 $6,195.3

Source: Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Branch

Table 2.2 Departmental Budget

Veterans Affairs Canada's budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year is currently $6.29 billion. Over 90% of the Department's budget represents payments to Veterans, their families and other program recipients.

Main and Supplementary Estimates
Main and Supplementary Estimates
Authorities 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22
Main Estimates $3,628,281,702 $4,691,399,582 $4,394,554,432 $4,419,994,365 $5,237,702,254 $6,290,972,437
% change from Previous Year 1.4% 29.3% -6.3% 0.6% 18.5% 20.1%
Supp Estimates (A) - - $51,618,013 $857,597,414 $87,725,159 -
Supp Estimates (B) $129,961,829 $26,213,870 $323,177,757 - $37,759,214 $19,397,430
Supp Estimates (C) $134,848,828 $177,172,873 - - $56,268,000 -
Adjustments, warrants & transfers Footnote 6 $21,338,217 $27,750,542 $26,547,620 $11,173,956 $51,712,957 $897,575
Total: Authorities $3,914,430,576 $4,922,536,867 $4,795,897,822 $5,288,765,735 $5,471,167,584 $6,311,267,442
% Increase from Previous Year 8.6% 25.8% -2.6% 10.3% 3.4% 15.4%

Source: Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Branch

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