Government Finance Statistics

The objective of this program is the publication of financial statistics concerning the federal government, the provincial, territorial, and local governments and the Canada and Quebec pension plans, based on the Government Finance Statistics (GFS) accounting framework developed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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  • Articles and reports: 11-637-X202000100001
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    As the first goal outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Canada and other UN member states have committed to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. This fact sheet provides an overview of indicators underlying the first Sustainable Development Goal in support of eradicating poverty, and the statistics and data sources used to monitor and report on this goal in Canada.

    Release date: 2020-10-20

  • Table: 10-10-0015-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 385-0032)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Quarterly
    Description: Quarterly data by level of government.
    Release date: 2020-09-17

  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X201000111155
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    The government finance statistical program is designed to measure and analyze the economic dimensions of the public sector of Canada

    Statistics Canada, in cooperation with representatives of all levels of government and with the academic and business communities, developed the Financial Management System (FMS) over the last 65 years. The FMS was founded on a modified-cash based system of accounting. Recently, Canadian governments have decided to move from that modified-cash based accounting system to an accrual based accounting system. In addition, an internationally accepted Government Finance Statistics (GFS) manual has been developed. This article outlines the move to Government Finance Statistics.

    Release date: 2010-05-05
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  • Articles and reports: 11-637-X202000100001
    Description:

    As the first goal outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Canada and other UN member states have committed to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. This fact sheet provides an overview of indicators underlying the first Sustainable Development Goal in support of eradicating poverty, and the statistics and data sources used to monitor and report on this goal in Canada.

    Release date: 2020-10-20
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  • Notices and consultations: 13-605-X201000111155
    Description:

    The government finance statistical program is designed to measure and analyze the economic dimensions of the public sector of Canada

    Statistics Canada, in cooperation with representatives of all levels of government and with the academic and business communities, developed the Financial Management System (FMS) over the last 65 years. The FMS was founded on a modified-cash based system of accounting. Recently, Canadian governments have decided to move from that modified-cash based accounting system to an accrual based accounting system. In addition, an internationally accepted Government Finance Statistics (GFS) manual has been developed. This article outlines the move to Government Finance Statistics.

    Release date: 2010-05-05
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