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Section III - Supplementary Information

Financial Highlights

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

The Future-oriented financial statement can be found on NSERC's Web site.

Future-Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations
For the Year (ended March 31)
($ millions)
  $ Change Future-Oriented
Total Expenses -17.7 1,056.7 1,074.4
Total Revenues - - -
Net Cost of Operations -17.7 1,056.7 1,074.4

Expense by Type

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Total expenses are projected to be $1,056.7 million in fiscal year 2012-13. The majority of these expenses are for transfer payments ($1,001 million) in the form of grants and scholarships related to departmental programs. The balance of spending is made up of salaries and employee benefits ($39.3 million) and other operating expenses ($16 million).  The latter two types of expenses are required to support departmental programs and other corporate obligations.

Condensed Statement of Financial Position
For the Year (ended March 31)
($ millions)
  $ Change Future-Oriented
Total assets - 9.1 -
Total liabilities - 8.3 -
Equity - 0.8 -
Total - 9.1 -

* No Future-Oriented statement of financial position was prepared in the 2011-12 Report on Plans and Priorities.

List of Supplementary Information Tables

All electronic supplementary information tables found in the 2012-13 Report on Plans and Priorities can be found on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's Web site:

  • Details on Transfer Payment Programs (TPPs)
  • Greening Government Operations (GGO)
  • Upcoming Internal Audits and Evaluations over the next three fiscal years

Section IV - Other Items of Interest

Organizational Contact Information

Barney Laciak
Manager, Corporate Planning and Reporting
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
350 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1H5
Telephone: 613-996-1079


1 Programs involving two or more of the federal granting agencies (NSERC, Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR], Canada Foundation for Innovation [CFI], Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [SSHRC]).

2 Recent analyses and strategies the Science and Technology Innovation Council [STIC] State of the Nation Report [2010], the Council of Canadian Academies [CCA] Innovation and Business Strategy:  Why Canada Falls Short [2009] indicate that Canada needs to better leverage its R&D and accelerating innovation and that public-private R&D partners will help achieve this goal.

3 Main Science and Technology Indicators, OECD  2008

4 While outcomes of the activities supported can affect several of the Government of Canada outcomes such as strong economic growth, income security and employment for Canadians, a clean and healthy environment, healthy Canadians with access to quality health care, and safe and secure communities; "Innovative and Knowledge-based Economy" is most appropriate to link NSERC's resources and results.

5 Observatoire des sciences et des technologies, 2008.

6 Observatoire des sciences et des technologies, 2008.

7 Internal Services include activities and resources that apply across NSERC. These do not include activities and resources provided for specific programs.

8 Observatoire des sciences et des technologies, 2008.

9 Inventions disclosed, inventions protected, new patent applications, patents issued, total patents held, new licenses, total active licenses, royalties from licensing, and total spin-off companies.