Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 2015 - 2016

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 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.

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.


The Department supports the sector from the farmer to the consumer, from the farm to global markets, through all phases of producing, processing and marketing of farm, food and agri-based products. Agriculture is a shared jurisdiction in Canada, and the Department works closely with provincial and territorial governments in the development and delivery of policies, programs and services.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures for Year ending March 31, 2016

Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

Expenditure category

Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2016 ($ thousands)


Public Servants


Non-public Servants


A. Total travel


B. Hospitality


C. Conference fees


Total [A+B+C]


International travel by minister and minister's staff (included in travel)


Explanation of significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Total travel:

Public Servants: 7967 ; Non-Public Servants: 718



Conference fees:


Minister and minister’s exempt staff - International travel: