Equalization and federal transfer payments to the provinces - summary

the following statements represent the Equalization and Transfer Payments made to Provinces and Territories for the past ten years

Sourced from the Department of Finance website


summary of equalization and Federal Transfer Payments to provinces and territories
($millions$)
2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07
Major Transfers:
Canada Health Transfer 34,026 32,113 30,283 28,569 26,952 25,672 24,476 22,768 21,729 20,140
Canada Social Transfer 12,959 12,582 12,215 11,859 11,514 11,179 10,857 10,552 9,607 8,500
Equalization 17,341 16,669 16,105 15,423 14,659 14,372 14,185 13,462 12,925 11,535
Offshore Offset Payments 125 196 350 443 787 869 645 663 563 386
Terr. Formula Financing 3,561 3,469 3,288 3,111 2,876 2,664 2,498 2,313 2,279 2,118
Total Transfer Protection 0 0 56 680 952 525 0 0 0 0
Additional payment 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 0 0 0
Total - Federal Support 68,013 65,029 62,297 60,085 57,739 55,281 52,736 49,758 47,102 42,680
Per Capita Allocation 1,899 1,832 1,774 1,731 1,683 1,628 1,570 1,499 1,434 1,312

breakdown of equalization and Federal Transfer Payments to provinces and territories
($millions$)
2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07
British Columbia 6,139 5,832 5,779 5,523 5,269 5,034 4,789 4,547 4,376 4,472
Alberta 5,496 5,175 3,902 3,661 3,495 3,374 3,143 2,920 2,795 1,973
Saskatachewan 1,486 1,411 1,358 1,277 1,204 1,174 1,178 1,090 1,317 1,043
Manitoba 3,432 3,359 3,362 3,355 3,352 3,348 3,359 3,295 2,982 2,830
Ontario 20,437 19,184 19,905 19,177 17,335 15,446 14,274 13,071 12,087 10,977
Quebec 20,352 19,614 17,907 17,349 17,292 17,267 16,673 15,952 14,622 12,760
Newfoundland 693 677 669 648 1,157 1,253 1,079 1,120 1,465 1,499
Nova Scotia 3,051 3,001 2,974 2,848 2,652 2,626 2,648 2,529 2,442 2,331
New Brunswick 2,658 2,616 2,496 2,497 2,493 2,491 2,488 2,348 2,204 2,157
Prince Edward Island 553 544 519 509 493 490 490 464 429 422
Yukon 923 898 861 809 744 690 649 598 576 549
Northwest Territory 1,290 1,264 1,168 1,115 1,037 960 905 842 880 789
Nunavut 1,502 1,456 1,396 1,317 1,216 1,129 1,060 979 928 878
Total equalization payments 68,012 65,031 62,296 60,085 57,739 55,282 52,735 49,755 47,103 42,680

Last Modified Date: 04/05/2017