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Section III – Supplementary Information

Financial Highlights

The future-oriented financial highlights, prepared on an accrual basis, presented within this Report on Plans and Priorities are intended to serve as a general overview of Natural Resources Canada’s operations. These financial highlights are prepared on an accrual basis to strengthen accountability and improve transparency and financial management.

The Future-oriented Statement of Operations is available at this address:

($ millions)
Condensed Future-oriented Statement of Operations*
For the Year (Ended March 31)
Total Expenses 3,620
Total Revenues 1,828
Net Cost of Operations 1,792 

* The department has different net results of operations for the year on a government funding basis (cash) as reported in this Report on Plans and Priorities than on an accrual accounting basis as reported in the Future-oriented Statement of Operations.

Expenses by Type


On an accrual basis, total expenses are forecasted at $3,620 million in fiscal year 2011-12. The majority of these forecasted expenses ($2,828 million) are statutory amounts and transfer payments related primarily to program activities 1.1 Economic Opportunities for Natural Resources and 2.1 Clean Energy. The balance of forecasted spending is made up of salaries and employee benefits (12% or $424 million) and other operating expenses (9% or $338 million). This is the first year the Department is presenting future-oriented financial statements.

Revenues by Type


On an accrual basis, total revenues are forecasted to be $1,828 million in fiscal year 2011-12. The majority of these forecasted revenues ($1,640 million) are obtained primarily from the provision of Rights and Privileges, with the remainder from other services, fees and charges ($188 million).

Supplementary Information Tables

All electronic supplementary information tables found in the 2010-11 Report on Plans and Priorities can be found on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's web site at:

  • Details on Transfer Payment Programs (TPPs)
  • Up-Front Multi-Year Funding
  • Greening Government Operations (GGO)
  • Horizontal Initiatives
  • Upcoming Internal Audits and Evaluations over the next three fiscal years
  • Sources of Respendable and Non-Respendable Revenue
  • Summary of Capital Spending by Program Activity
  • User Fees

Section IV - Other Items of Interest

Sustainable Development

Based on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS), NRCan commits to provide in the electronic layer, Sustainable Development and Strategic Environmental Assessment Reporting, ( the following:

  • NRCan’s Vision for sustainable development.
  • Departmental processes and tools that integrate sustainable development into departmental decision-making.
  • Planning highlights and commitments for enhancing Strategic Environmental Assessment.
  • Detailed information on departmental sustainable development activities that relate to the department’s mandate and contribute to the FSDS goals, targets and implementation strategies.

For complete details on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, please see

You may also visit NRCan’s Sustainable Development web portal for information on NRCan’s mandate and sustainable development, historical Sustainable Development Strategies and more .











1 An ongoing priority has no end date; a previously committed priority has an estimated end date and was committed to in prior budgets or main estimates documents.

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