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 2014 to 2019
Expenditures (in $ millions) 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Total Program Footnote 1 $3,036.2 $3,237.9 $3,398.2 $4,441.5 $4,330.7
Total OperatingFootnote 2 $340.7 $357.1 $372.6 $332.4 $359.8
Total: Actual ExpendituresFootnote 3 $3,376.9 $3,595.0 $3,770.8 $4,773.9 $4,690.5

Source: Public Accounts of Canada

PlannedFootnote 4Footnote 9 expenditures for fiscal years 2019 to 2024
Expenditures (in $ millions) 2019–20 2020–21 2021–22 2022–23 2023–24
Total ProgramFootnote 1 $3,960.6 $3,944.9 $4,135.5 $4,329.0 $4,506.9
Total OperatingFootnote 2 $370.3 $320.3 $316.0 $316.5 $311.4
Total: Planned ExpendituresFootnote 5 $4,330.9 $4,265.2 $4,451.5 $4,645.5 $4,818.3

Source: Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Branch

Table 2.2 Departmental Budget

Veterans Affairs Canada’s budget for the 2018–19 fiscal year is $4.42 billionFootnote 6. Over 90% of the Department's budget will represent payments to Veterans, their families and other program recipients.

Main and Supplementary Estimates
Main and Supplementary Estimates
Authorities 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20 Footnote 6
Main Estimates $3,576,978,766 $3,522,078,175 $3,628,281,702 $4,691,399,582 $4,394,554,432 $4,419,994,365
% change from Previous Year -1.7% -1.5% 3.0% 29.3% -6.3% 0.6%
Supp Estimates (A) - $23,779,759 - - $51,618,013 -
Supp Estimates (B) $10,850,080 - $129,961,829 $26,213,870 $323,177,757 -
Supp Estimates (C)Footnote 7 -    $114,410,854 $134,848,828 $177,172,873 N/A N/A
Adjustments, warrants & transfersFootnote 8 $17,611,671 $15,694,995 $21,338,217 $27,750,542 $26,547,620 -
Total: Authorities $3,605,440,517 $3,675,963,783 $3,914,430,576 $4,922,536,867 $4,795,897,822 $4,419,994,365
% Increase from Previous Year -2.0% 2.0% 6.5% 25.8% -2.6% -7.8%

Source: Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Branch


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