Report on Plans and Priorities 2013-14

Analysis of Programs by Strategic Outcome

Sub-program 2.1.4 - Compliance and Enforcement Program Capacity


Program capacity involves development and support of a skilled, equipped, well-informed, safe, and effective workforce. The foundation for this compliance and enforcement program is the recruitment of Fishery Officers through the Fishery Officer Career Progression Program. On-going training including very specialized enforcement and intelligence training is another key element that requires regular investment. A strong legal and policy framework as well as systems for information collection and analysis are also important components of the support structure. Standards, audits, and Codes of Conduct ensure that enforcement of acts and regulations is carried out in a fair, predictable, impartial, and consistent manner and in keeping with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Acquisition and management of equipment, vehicles, and vessels is necessary to ensure a well-equipped and effective workforce. Finally, strategic planning and integrated risk assessments are carried out to identify operational priorities and to ensure the right balance of tools and approaches are used to achieve the program objectives.

Financial Resources ($ millions)

Total Budgetary
(Main Estimates)
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
Planned Spending
32.8 32.8 32.8 32.8

Human Resources (FTE)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
238 235 235

Performance Measurement

Canada has the capacity to effectively administer and enforce the legislation, regulations, and other managing frameworks that govern Canadian waterways, fisheries, oceans, and habitat in a fair, predictable, and consistent manner Percentage of Fishery Officer Cadets successfully graduating from the Fishery Officer Career Progression Program and being deployed relative to planned 90% by March 31, 2014

The Compliance and Enforcement Program Capacity Sub-program is part of the Compliance and Enforcement Program.