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What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level. This category is looking at budgets, or the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Planned budget divided by government department and sub-department
  • Updated once a year.
  • The budget should include descriptions regarding the different budget sections.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Yes(Here)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (Excel, PDF, HTML)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Government Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates (Parts I and II) published by Treasury Board of Canada)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The data for the most recent year is updated monthly. The annual budget data is avaible back to FY 2009. The data is available grouped in three ways (in French and English): - Statutory forecasts - Expenditures by Strategic Outcome and Program - Expenditures by Standard Object The data is available in Excel (.xls) formats. (No change from 2014)

Reviewer comments

Submission is correct.



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Mor Rubinstein