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Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences (2014-2015)

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conferences and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.

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 related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government's priorities.

In particular, for the CFIA, this includes the delivery of the following core programs and/or services to Canadians:

Travel is essential for the delivery of these services.

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2015
(in thousands of dollars)
Expenditures for the previous year ending March 31, 2014
(in thousands of dollars)
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel – Public Servants 12,070 16,216 (4,146)
Travel – Non-Public Servants 211 118 93
Total Travel 12,281 16,334 (4,053)
Hospitality 126 172 (46)
Conference Fees 144 245 (101)
Total 12,551 16,571 (4,020)
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff (included in Travel - Non-Public Servants) 0 0 0

Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year.

Travel – Public Servants

Compared to fiscal year 2013-14 Agency requirements for public servants travel decreased, while other travel, hospitality and conference fees remained fairly static. The decrease in the Agency's travel expenditures by public servants in 2014-15 is mainly attributable to the following:

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