Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures: 2017 - 2018

Canada Border Services Agency

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for Canada Border Services Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, except for information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Travel, hospitality and conference expenditures incurred by a federal department or agency relate to activities that support the department or agency’s mandate and the government’s priorities.

Canada Border Services Agency’s travel, hospitality and conference expenditures support the delivery of the following core programs and services to Canadians.

Mandate:

The Agency is responsible for providing integrated border services that support national security and public safety priorities and facilitate the free flow of persons and goods, including animals and plants, that meet all requirements under the program legislation.

Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

Canada Border Services Agency

Year ended March 31, 2018

Expenditure category Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2018 ($ thousands) Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2017 * ($ thousands) Variance ($ thousands)
Travel

Operational activities

23,923.00 - -

Key stakeholders

751.00 - -

Internal governance

529.00 - -

Training

7,110.00 - -

Other

369.00 - -
A. Total travel 32,682.00 27,054.00 5,628.00
B. Hospitality 99.00 108.00 -9.00
C. Conference fees 82.00 97.00 -15.00
Total [A+B+C] 32,863.00 27,259.00 5,604.00
International travel by minister and minister's staff (included in travel) 0.00 0.00 0.00

* Effective April 1st, 2017, total annual travel expenditures must be disclosed per travel category (above) and an explanation of significant variance be provided on total travel expenditures. Previously, total travel expenditures were disclosed between the travel categories of public and non-public servants.

Explanation of significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Total travel:

Compared with 2016-17, the Agency's travel expenditures for operational activities increased due to travel required to support CBSA’s key operational activities.

Hospitality:

N/A

Conference fees:

N/A

Minister and minister’s exempt staff - International travel:

N/A