ESDC - Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences


As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are directly related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government's priorities.

The mission of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada, to support Canadians in making choices that help them live productive and rewarding lives, and to improve Canadians' quality of life. The Department delivers its mandate through three business lines: programs that support human resources and skills development, the Labour Program, and Service Canada.

In particular, for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, this includes the delivery of the following core programs and services to Canadians:

These direct benefits to Canadians are part of Canada's social safety net and represent almost 95% of the Department's expenditures. They provide seniors in need with basic income security, support unemployed workers in making a transition back to the labour market, help students finance their post-secondary education, and help parents who are raising young children, particularly those in low- and middle-income families.

The Labour Program is responsible for overseeing federal labour responsibilities. This includes labour laws, occupational health and safety, labour relations and mediation services in federally-regulated workplaces, representing Canada in international labour organizations, and negotiating labour co-operation agreements as part of free trade negotiations.

Finally, through grants and contributions, we provide funding to other levels of government, the voluntary and private sectors, employers, unions, educators, and community organizations to support projects that meet the labour market and social development needs of Canadians.

For more information, please refer to the Report on Plans and Priorities 2010-2011 and the Departmental Performance Report 2010-2011.

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conference of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011 (in thousands of dollars)
Travel - Public Servants $43,736
Travel - Non-Public Servants $6,624
International Travel by Ministers and Ministers' Staff 1  
Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development - Hon D. Finley $15
Minister of Labour - Hon L. Raitt $88
Ministers of State (Seniors)  
Hon D. Ablonczy $0
Hon J. Fantino $0
Total Travel $50,463
Hospitality $910
Conference Fees $116
TOTAL $51,489

1 Includes international travel that is part of a department's program.

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