Statistics Canada - The federal government is expected to spend less on science and technology in the coming year
July 30, 2013
Today Statistics Canada released its report “Federal Scientific Activities, 2013/2014.” The survey covers the period from Sept. 10, 2012 to Jan. 11, 2013. Some highlights include: For the fiscal year 2013/2014, federal departments and agencies reported that they intend on spending $10.5 billion on science and technology activities, which is down 3.3% from 2012/2013.
Extramural expenditures are anticipated by federal departments and agencies to account for approximately half ($5.3 billion) of expected federal S&T expenditures in 2013/2014. The higher education sector continues to be the leading recipient of federal government extramural S&T spending, receiving 61.5% of total 2013/2014 extramural expenditures.
In 2013/2014, federal departments and agencies are anticipating that they would 35,192 full-time equivalent positions engaged in S&T activities, which represents a 2.9% decline from 2012/2013 figures.
The full report can be found at the following link: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/88-204-x/88-204-x2013001-eng.pdf