ESDC - Travel & Hospitality Expense Reports

On December 12, 2003, the Prime Minister announced a new policy on the mandatory publication of travel and hospitality expenses for selected government officials.

This web site provides information on the travel and hospitality expenses incurred for the department by the Minister, Minister of State, Parliamentary Secretary, and their exempt staff, and by Senior Level employees at the Deputy Minister, Associate Deputy Minister, Assistant Deputy Minister, and equivalent levels.

The rules and principles governing travel are outlined in the Guidelines for Ministers' Offices and in Treasury Board's travel Directive and Special Travel Authorities. The purpose of these directives is to provide for the reimbursement of reasonable expenses necessarily incurred during travel on government business.

The Government of Canada extends hospitality in accordance with the rules and principles outlined in the Guidelines for Ministers' Offices and the Treasury Board hospitality Policy. The objective of the policy is to ensure that hospitality is extended in an economical and affordable way when it facilitates government business or is considered desirable as a matter of courtesy and protocol.

The information on this web site will be updated every three months, beginning on March 31, 2004.

A Service Canada joint initiative led by the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada with an important participation from the Department of Social Development Canada has been officially launched in September 2005. Consequently, travel and hospitality expenses incurred after September 2, 2005 by Service Canada designated officials will be disclosed on Service Canada web site.

The Government of Canada passed legislation to consolidate the provision of support services to 11 administrative tribunals by way of a single, integrated organization - the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC). The ATSSC was established on November 1, 2014, with the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act. In its new role, the ATSSC will disclose the Travel and Hospitality reports for the Social Security Tribunal (SST) on its web site. For details on SST Travel and Hospitality reports after March 1, 2015, please go to the following link:

Please note that information that would normally be withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act does not appear on this web site.

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