Archived—2005-2006 Estimates — Report on Plans and Priorities

warning View the most recent version. The following document is out of date.

Archived Information

Archived information is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.

Details on Industry Canada's Transfer Payments Programs

The following table provides information on Industry Canada's transfer payments programs ($5 million and over) and the grants and/or contributions provided. Programs are presented by the departmental strategic outcome to which they contribute. Industry Canada's three strategic outcomes are

  • A Fair, Efficient and Competitive Marketplace
  • An Innovative Economy
  • Competitive Industry and Sustainable Communities.

Each program contributes to a program activity as identified in the table. Further information on Industry Canada's program activities can be found in the Department's Report on Plans and Priorities 2005–2006 on the Industry Canada Web site.

A Fair, Efficient and Competitive Marketplace
International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland
Program Activity: Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector — Marketplace
Start Date:
1932–33
End Date:
2006–2007
Total Funding:
$92,612,005*

*Total funding includes payments made as a grant or contribution since 1988–89.

Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
To secure Canada's rights in international communications matters affecting radiocommunication, standardization and development, consistent with the Minister of Industry's authority as stipulated in the Radiocommunication Act and the Department of Industry Act.
Expected Result(s)
Membership allows Canada to achieve results across a broad range of issues affecting the international management of radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits, the efficient and timely production of international standards, and the facilitation of connectivity in developing countries to help bridge the digital divide.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Grants $6,808,000 $6,808,000 $6,808,000 $6,808,000
 Total Transfer Payments $6,808,000 $6,808,000 $6,808,000 $6,808,000


An Innovative Economy
The Medical and Related Sciences (MaRS) Discovery District
Program Activity: Policy Sector — S&T and Innovation
Start Date:
January 2004
End Date:
March 2005
Total Funding:
$20,000,000
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
To enable a convergence centre for research, business, financial services and venture capital where ideas will be cross-fertilized in order to speed the development of ideas from the scientific research conducted in Toronto's research hospitals and universities to the rapid development of commercial products.
Expected Result(s)
Enhance commercialization effectiveness by providing an incubation function that houses a cross section of commercialization agents, specializing in the areas of medical and related sciences, within the same building.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Grants $10,000,000
 Total Transfer Payments $10,000,000
Commercializing Federally Sponsored Research in Universities and Research Hospitals*
Program Activity: Policy Sector — S&T and Innovation

*An Advisory Committee has been established to help in the design of the Commercialization Fund for universities and research hospitals. The consultation with the Committee is ongoing and program details for the fund are not available at this time. We expect the details on the program to be ready early in 2005 after full consultations with the Advisory Committee and Cabinet approval.

Start Date:
Not Applicable
End Date:
Not Applicable
Total Funding:
Not Applicable
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program     Not Applicable
Expected Result(s)     Not Applicable
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Transfer Payments $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
Technology Partnerships Canada — Research and Development Program
Program Activity: Technology Partnerships Canada
Start Date:
March 11, 1996
End Date:
Not Applicable
Total Funding:
$1,882,800,000
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Strategic investments in pre-competitive development projects for the economic, social and environmental benefit of all Canadians.
  1. Expected Result(s)
    • Leverage of private sector R&D investment.
    • Increased skills, knowledge and competencies of Canadian companies.
    • Repayments recycled into program funds.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $337,000,000 $319,728,000 $254,526,000 $243,154,000
 Total Transfer Payments $337,000,000 $319,728,000 $254,526,000 $243,154,000
Technology Partnerships Canada — h2 Early Adopters Program
Program Activity: Technology Partnerships Canada
Start Date:
October 9, 2003
End Date:
March 31, 2008
Total Funding:
$1,700,000
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Investments in new hydrogen technology demonstration projects that will lead to a hydrogen economy for Canada.
  1. Expected Result(s)
    • Accelerate the market adoption of hydrogen and hydrogen compatible technologies.
    • Leverage of private sector R&D investment.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $4,525,000 $17,825,000 $14,825,000 $15,125,000
 Total Transfer Payments $4,525,000 $17,825,000 $14,825,000 $15,125,000


Competitive Industry and Sustainable Communities
Aboriginal Business Canada Programs
Program Activity: Operations Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
July 1989
End Date:
Ongoing
Total Funding:
$585,000,000
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Creation and expansion of viable businesses in Canada owned and controlled by Aboriginal peoples.
Expected Result(s)
Creation and expansion of viable businesses in Canada owned and controlled by Aboriginal peoples.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $38,250,000 $37,250,000 $37,250,000 $37,250,000
 Total Transfer Payments $38,250,000 $37,250,000 $37,250,000 $37,250,000
Broadband for Rural and Northern Development Pilot Program
Program Activity: Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
2002–2003
End Date:
2006–2007
Total Funding:
$90,000,000
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Ensures Canadian communities and businesses have access to reliable modern information and communications technologies (ICT) infrastructure by bringing broadband or high-capacity Internet to rural, remote, Northern and First Nations communities.
Expected Result(s)
Access by Canadian communities and businesses to reliable modern ICT infrastructure by bringing broadband or high-capacity Internet to rural, remote, northern and First Nations communities.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $15,000,000 $51,500,000 $10,000,000
 Total Transfer Payments $15,000,000 $51,500,000 $10,000,000
Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program
Program Activity: Operations Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
October 25, 2000
End Date:
March 31, 2007
Total Funding:
$680,723,000
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Improved community infrastructure through investments in rural and municipal infrastructure in Ontario, with an emphasis on green municipal infrastructure, such as water and waste-water systems.
Expected Result(s)
Improved community infrastructure in Ontario.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $171,500,000 $207,257,000
 Total Transfer Payments $171,500,000 $207,257,000
Canada Small Business Financing Program
Program Activity: Operations Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
1961
End Date:
Not Applicable
Total Funding:
Not Applicable
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Administration of the Canada Small Business Financing Act (CSBFA) and the Small Business Loans Act.
Expected Result(s)
Access to debt financing for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Other Transfer Payments Amounts below are liabilities.
CSBFA is not a true transfer payments program.
 Total Transfer Payments $95,200,000 $117,690,000 $117,660,000 $121,030,000
Canadian Apparel and Textile Industries Program (CATIP)
Program Activity: Industry Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
January 1, 2003
End Date:
March 31, 2007
Total Funding:
$12,499,000
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Work in partnership with apparel and textile companies so they can become more innovative and pursue market opportunities.
Expected Result(s)
Increased competitiveness of Canadian apparel and textile firms.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $9,431,000 $10,464,000 $4,339,000
 Total Transfer Payments $9,431,000 $10,464,000 $4,339,000
Community Access Program
Program Activity: Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
1995
End Date:
2005–2006
Total Funding (2000–2006): $101,920,000*

*Funding for SchoolNet and the Community Access Program was allocated jointly under the SchoolNet Community Access Initiative from 1995 to 2000; funding for these programs was allocated separately beginning in 2000. Given that funds for these programs were under the same umbrella, a separate figure for each program, since their inception, is not possible. Total funding provided under the SchoolNet Community Access Initiative from 1995 to 2000 was $129,300,000.

Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Provides Canadians with affordable public access to the Internet and the skills they need to use it effectively. Helps Canadians, wherever they live, to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the new global, knowledge-based economy.
Expected Result(s)
Improved access to the Internet for Canadians most affected by the digital divide.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $17,500,000 $17,500,000
 Total Transfer Payments $17,500,000 $17,500,000
FedNor — Northern Ontario Development Fund
Program Activity: Operations Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
1996
End Date:
Ongoing
Total Funding:
$230,260,000
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Regional and community development in Northern Ontario.
  1. Expected Result(s):
    • Improved retention and development of youth to help increase business competitiveness as well as community capacity and response to local economic development opportunities and challenges.
    • Enhanced technology infrastructure and innovation through strategic and targeted support.
    • Improved business and trade skills through FedNor-supported counselling and training activities.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $34,450,000 $9,650,000 $10,650,000 $11,100,000
 Total Transfer Payments $34,450,000 $9,650,000 $10,650,000 $11,100,000
FedNor — Community Futures (Ontario)
Program Activity: Operations Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
1986*
End Date:
Ongoing
Total Funding:
$131,090,000 (since 1996)

*Transferred to Industry Canada (FedNor) from Human Resources Development Canada in 1995.

Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Community economic development in rural Ontario.
Expected Result(s)
Improved SME access to capital and leveraged capital for higher risk ventures through CFDC investments in businesses.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $20,220,000 $10,810,000 $10,810,000 $10,810,000
 Total Transfer Payments $20,220,000 $10,810,000 $10,810,000 $10,810,000
FedNor — Eastern Ontario Development Fund
Program Activity: Operations Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
October 2004
End Date:
March 31, 2006
Total Funding:
$10,000,000
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
To promote rural socio-economic development in Eastern Ontario.
  1. Expected Result(s)
    • Strengthened community capacity for economic development in Eastern Ontario through community-based strategic economic planning and implementation and enhanced technology infrastructure.
    • Improved business competitiveness in Eastern Ontario through support for initiatives to retain and expand existing businesses and social economy enterprises and encourage new start-ups, including business financing support and the development of human capital.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $5,600,000 $6,000,000
 Total Transfer Payments $5,600,000 $6,000,000
Information Highway Applications Branch — Youth Employment Strategy (IHABYES)
Program Activity: Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector — Economic Development (To be delivered under SchoolNet and the Community Access Program)
Start Date:
1996–1997
End Date:
2005–2006
Total Funding:
$54,765,604
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
To provide work internships to youths with ICT skills who are between the ages of 15 and 30 to help give them an edge in the knowledge-based economy in Canada and abroad.
Expected Result(s)
Community organizations, schools, businesses and the general public will improve their knowledge of the Internet and gain technology-related skills.
  1. YES helps in providing
    • a skilled workforce and other social, educational and economic benefits associated with the expanded use of new information technologies;
    • meaningful work experience for youth, allowing them to obtain marketable ICT skills and other important skills, such as communication, leadership, teamwork, analytical thinking and creativity;
    • increased employment prospects for youth, making them more productive in the knowledge economy;
    • an end to the cycle of "no experience, no work" that many youth face, especially those who face employment barriers; and
    • transferable skills in marketing, promotion, research, teaching and training, as well as communications skills for youth.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $15,263,604 $15,263,604
 Total Transfer Payments $15,263,604 $15,263,604
SchoolNet
Program Activity: Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
1995
End Date:
2005–2006
Total Funding (2000–2006): $55,175,000*

* Funding for SchoolNet and the Community Access Program was allocated jointly under the SchoolNet Community Access Initiative from 1995 to 2000; funding for these programs was allocated separately beginning in 2000. Given that funds for these programs were under the same umbrella, a separate figure for each program, since its inception, is not possible. Total funding provided under the SchoolNet Community Access Initiative from 1995 to 2000 was $129,300,000.

Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Works in collaboration with governments, non-profit organizations and the private sector to position Canada at the global forefront of e-learning readiness to support the innovative use of ICTs for lifelong learning and to promote the competitiveness of the e-learning industry. Works with the provinces and territories to develop and showcase best practices in the use of ICTs for learning, to improve connectivity and ICT skills development in First Nations schools, and to carry out research on the connectivity of Canadian society and on the use of ICTs for learning.
  1. Expected Result(s)
    • Increased access to, and effective use of, ICTs and the ICT infrastructure by First Nations students and learners, other Canadian learners, and learning professionals.
    • Increased availability of multimedia learning resources that are online and Canadian content-rich, and which can be reused and/or repurposed.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $16,700,000 $16,700,000
 Total Transfer Payments $16,700,000 $16,700,000
Social Economy — Financing
Program Activity: Policy Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
2004*
End Date:
Not Applicable
Total Funding:
Not Applicable

* Treasury Board approval is targeted for Summer 2005. The introduction of new financing instruments through the regional development agencies and third-party service delivery organizations will follow in the fiscal year 2005–2006.

Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
To provide access to loans and patient capital to foster the growth of social enterprises. In recognition of the social economy sector's growing contribution to Canada's communities, Budget 2004 provided $100 million in new funding over five years for pilot programs that provide financing (patient capital and lending) to social enterprises.

Access to loans and patient capital is often a critical factor in the ability of social enterprises to grow. Improving such access, and thereby easing a barrier to the role of social enterprises in meeting economic, social and community goals, is the key aim of the financing initiatives announced in Budget 2004.

The regional yearly distribution is as follows: Western Canada ($5 million/year), Ontario ($7 million/year), Quebec ($6 million/year) and Atlantic Canada ($2 million/year). Regional development agencies will deliver funding in Western Canada, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Industry Canada and FedNor will be responsible for the distribution of funds in Ontario.
  1. Expected Result(s)
    • Increased number of financially viable social enterprises in communities across Ontario as a result of Industry Canada financing.
    • Increased capacity of social enterprises to advance the economic and social well-being of the clients and communities they serve.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000
 Total Transfer Payments $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000
Softwood Industry Community Economic Adjustment Initiative
Program Activity: Industry Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
December 1, 2002
End Date:
March 31, 2005
Total Funding:
$102,493,000
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Creation of long-term sustainable economic benefits in regions and communities impacted by the U.S. duties on softwood lumber, by funding projects which will improve economic diversification and decrease dependency on softwood industries.
  1. Expected Result(s)
    • Community capacity building — reports on community needs, etc. accepted and adopted by the community.
    • Community action plans accepted and adopted.
    • Diversification/productivity improvements/new economic opportunities — businesses developed/expanded/maintained.
    • Value-added or diversified products produced.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $69,616,000
 Total Transfer Payments $69,616,000
Structured Financing Facility (SFF)
Program Activity: Industry Sector — Economic Development
Start Date:
September 2001
End Date:
March 2007
Total Funding:
$116,000,000
Purpose of Transfer Payments Program
Stimulate economic activities in the Canadian shipbuilding and industrial marine industry by providing financial assistance to buyers/lessees of Canadian-built ships.
  1. Expected Result(s)
    • Increased awareness/knowledge about SFF benefits.
    • Increased industry confidence (SFF, etc.).
    • Increased use of SFF by Canadian/foreign buyers or lessees.
  Forecast
Spending
2004–2005
Planned
Spending
2005–2006
Planned
Spending
2006–2007
Planned
Spending
2007–2008
 Total Contributions $10,218,815 $39,311,000 $7,000,000
 Total Transfer Payments $10,218,815 $39,311,000 $7,000,000
  • Email
  • Share
Help us improve
Back to "Help us improve" section.
  
Back to "What's the problem?" section.
Got it, thanks!
Um, you didn't enter anything.
Date modified: