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Sources of Respendable and Non-Respendable Revenue

Non-Respendable Revenue

Program Activity 2008-09
($ millions)
($ millions)
2010-11 ($ millions)
Immigration Program
Applications 176.5 164.2 184.9 155.2
Right of Permanent Residence 85.8 91.1 99.1 88.6
Permanent Resident Card 12.9 8.3 1.7 8.6
Other 2.8 3.0 2.8 3.2
Subtotal 278.0 266.6 288.5 255.6
Temporary Resident Program
Visa / Extension of Visa 89.0 88.4 96.4 99.7
Work Permit 51.4 42.7 60.7 46.2
Study Permit 22.2 22.9 22.2 26.3
Temporary Resident Permit 2.4 2.1 2.9 2.4
Other 2.4 2.7 1.4 2.9
Subtotal 167.4 158.8 183.6 177.5
Citizenship Program
Right of Citizenship 15.1 15.6 13.9 17.8
Citizenship Services 23.4 25.7 21.7 26.0
Subtotal 38.5 41.3 35.6 43.8
Internal Services
Access to Information / Other 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.4
Subtotal 0.3 0.6 0.2 0.4
Other Revenues
Refunds of Previous Years’ Expenditures [a] 4.4 7.0 0 3.9
Subtotal 4.4 7.0 0 3.9
Total Non-Respendable Revenue [b] 488.6 474.3 507.9 481.2

Notes: Fees are charged in recognition of full Government of Canada costs of providing services. All revenue is deposited into the Consolidated Revenue Fund and is not available for respending by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

[a] Refunds of previous years’ expenditures include recovery of bad debts, adjustments to prior years’ payables and refunds of previous years’ expenditures.

[b] Total revenue of $481.2 million is lower than the planned amount of $507.9 million.

One reason relates to the changes CIC has implemented in the immigration system to make it more efficient and competitive. In particular, efforts are being made to keep the backlog of federal skilled worker applications from growing, to reduce wait times and to assess new applications according to Canada’s labour market needs. The introduction of a second set of Ministerial Instructions led to a lower intake of applications under the Federal Skilled Worker Program and therefore revenues were lower in 2010–11 for applications under the Immigration Program.

The projected increase in volume of work permits estimated at the time of the 2010–2011 Report on Plans and Priorities also did not materialize as anticipated; however, the actual revenue for 2010–11 is in line with previous years’ revenue.

These lower revenues were partially offset by the Citizenship Program. During 2010–11, CIC allocated additional funding to increase processing capacity for both citizenship grants and proofs in an effort to reduce the backlog. This increased processing led to an increase in revenues for 2010–11.