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Section III: Supplementary Information

3.1 Financial Highlights

The financial highlights presented within this DPR are intended to serve as a general overview of Transport Canada’s financial position and operations. The department’s financial statements can be found on Transport Canada's website.

Condensed Statement of Financial Position
As end of Fiscal Year (March 31, 2011) ($ thousands)
  % Change 2010-11 2009-2010
Total Assets -3.5 % 2,723,535 2,822,415
Total Liabilities 8.9 % 2,040,786 1,874,843
Total Equity -27.9 % 682,749  947,572 

Condensed Statement of Financial Operations
At end of Fiscal Year (March 31, 2011) ($ thousands)
  % Change 2010-11 2009-2010
Total Expenses 11.0 % 1,572,078 1,415,887
Total Revenues 2.5 % 386,477 377,226
Net Cost of Operations 14.1 % 1,185,601  1,038,661 

Assets by Type

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Total assets were $2,723 million at the end of 2010-2011, a decrease of $99 million (3.5%) over the previous year’s total assets of $2,822 million. Tangible capital assets represented the largest portion of total assets at $2,633 million or 96.7% of total assets.

Liabilities by Type

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Total liabilities were $2,041 million, an increase of $166 million (8.9%) over the previous year’s total liabilities of $1,875 million. Accounts payable represents the largest portion of liabilities at $1,117 million or 54.7% of total liabilities.

Revenues - Where Funds Come From

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* The Revenues from the Ship-Source Oil Pollution and other programs are earmarked under legislation for specific expense purposes and are not available for Transport Canada spending.

The department’s total revenues amounted to $386 million for 2010-2011. There was an increase of $9 million (2.5%) from the previous year’s revenue. Most of Transport Canada’s revenue was derived from the Efficient Transportation System program activity.

Expenses - Where Funds Go

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Total expenses for Transport Canada were $1,572 million in 2010-2011. There was an increase of $156 million (11%) from the previous year’s expenses. The majority of funds, $1,239 million or 78.8%, were spent on transportation efficiency and safety and security while other programs represented $333 million or 21.2% of total expenses.

3.2 Supplementary Information Tables

All electronic supplementary information tables found in the 2010-2011 Departmental Performance Report can be found on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s website.

  • Sources of Respendable and Non-Respendable Revenue
  • User Fees Reporting
  • Status Report on Projects Operating with Specific Treasury Board Approval
  • Status Report on Transformational Projects and Major Crown Projects
  • Details on Transfer Payment Programs
  • Up-Front Multi-Year Funding
  • Horizontal Initiatives
  • Green Procurement
  • Response to Parliamentary Committees and External Audits
  • Internal Audits and Evaluations

Section IV: Other Items of Interest

4.1 Relevant Websites

Acts and Regulations

Airports Capital Assistance Program

Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative

Assembly Resolution on International Aviation and Climate Change

Atlantic Gateway and Trade Corridor Strategy

Aviation Safety Program Activity

Aviation Security Program Activity

Blue Sky International Air Policy

Budget 2009: Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Gateways

Canadian Aviation Regulations

Canada Gazette, Part 1

Canadian Transportation Authority

Canadian Transport Emergency Centre

Child Safety

Civil Aviation

Clean Air Agenda

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy 

Detroit River International Crossing


Exclusion List Regulations

Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

Financial Reports of Transport Canada

Gateways and Border Crossings Fund

Gateways and Corridors Program Activity

Grade Crossing Improvement program

Grade Crossing Closure program

International Civil Aviation Organization

Assembly Resolution on International Aviation and Climate Change

International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage

International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships

International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004'-Ballast-Water-and-Sediments-(BWM).aspx

International Maritime Organization

Main Estimates

Marine Atlantic Inc.

Marine Security Program Activity

National Policy Framework for Strategic Gateways and Trade Corridors

Policy on Management, Resources and Results Structures

Policy on Evaluation

Public Accounts of Canada for 2010-2011 (Volume II)

Rail Freight Service Review Panel

Rail Safety Program Activity

Report on Plans and Priorities

Road Safety Program Activity

Road Safety Strategy 2015

Safety Management Systems

Speech from the Throne 2009

Surface and Intermodal Security Program Activity

Transport Canada website

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Portfolio

Transportation Infrastructure program activity

Transportation of Dangerous Goods Program Activity

Transportation in Canada 2010 (annual report)

Transportation Innovation Program Activity

Transportation Marketplace Frameworks Program Activity

Transport Canada Program Activity Architecture

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

via Rail Canada Inc.

Whole-of-Government Framework

4.2 Organizational Contact Information

We welcome your comments on this report

Phone: 613-990-2309 Toll Free: 1-866-995-9737
Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-888-675-6863
Fax: 613-954-4731

Mailing Address:

Transport Canada (ADI)
330 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0N5

[1] The purpose of this framework is to map the financial and non-financial contributions of federal organizations by aligning their program activities with a set of high-level outcome areas defined for the government as a whole.

[2] The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 was adopted by the International Maritime Organization and applies to vessels of 500 gross tonnage or more travelling in international waters.

[3] The survey was conducted by StrategYX, a team established in 2009 to provide senior management with strategic advice on how to engage young and new employees within Transport Canada.

[4] Environment Canada, "Canada’s Emissions Trends".

[5] Airport Authorities lease payments were first deposited directly into the Consolidated Revenue Fund in 2010-2011, instead of being credited to vote-netting revenue. In compensation for this change, Transport Canada received a permanent increase to its reference level.

[6] An expected result is an outcome towards which Transport Canada is contributing through various activities in its Program Activity Architecture.

[7] A performance indicator is a statistic or parameter that, tracked over time, provides information on trends in the status of an activity.

[8] A target is a specific performance goal tied to a performance indicator against which actual performance will be compared.

[9] Marine Atlantic Inc., a federal Crown corporation, delivers the only constitutional ferry service in Canada. The company also operates a non-constitutional, seasonal service from June to September between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador.

[10] This indicator was modified within the reporting year to reflect new measures adopted for improved performance analysis.

[11] Comprehensive Energy Use Database — Energy-Efficiency Trends Analysis (tables 1 and 8), Natural Resources Canada, 2011.

[12] An "invasive species" is defined as a species that is non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

[13] This indicator was modified within the reporting year to reflect new measures adopted for improved performance analysis.

[14] The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act applies to all activities under the jurisdiction of Parliament. Enforcement is conducted and compliance is ensured under the oversight sub activity, which is a shared responsibility with other federal departments, and provincial and territorial authorities.

[15] Category 1 operators are the 11 operators from the six major urban centres (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, the National Capital Region and Montreal). Category 2 operators are those from smaller municipalities and communities outside major urban areas.

[16] Commencing with the 2009-2010 Estimates cycle, the resources for the Internal Services program activity are displayed separately from other program activities; they are no longer distributed among the remaining program activities, as was the case in previous Main Estimates. This has affected the comparability of spending and FTE information by program activity across fiscal years.

[17] Management and Oversight Services include the following service groupings: Strategic Policy and Economic Analysis, Government Relations, Executive Services, Corporate Planning and Reporting, Programs and Services Management, Internal Audit, Evaluation and Crown Corporation Governance.