Annual Report 2013-2014

To support new initiatives and existing ministry programs, the government, through the
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM), projects to have invested over $1.3 billion in the North and in Ontario’s mineral sectors in 2013-14.

Ring of Fire

The Ring of Fire is a geologically rich area of mineral deposits in the far north of Ontario. Located about 535km northeast of Thunder Bay, exploration to date has uncovered significant deposits of minerals including chromite, nickel, copper, vanadium, platinum group metals and gold, among others.

Current estimates put mineral potential on par with that of the Sudbury nickel basin, which has supported over 100 years of mining activity in that area. Given the volume of the deposits, it is estimated that the Ring of Fire could also support mining operations for more than a century.
Currently there are two companies with projects that have started Environmental Assessment (EA) for mine development, with five additional companies actively advancing exploration projects. Over 20 companies have approximately 12,000 claims staked in the Ring of Fire. As of 2013, MNDM estimates that exploration spending in the area has exceeded $376 million.

The Ring of Fire represents a tremendous opportunity for all of Ontario that will make significant, positive and permanent changes to the north’s socio-economic fabric.  The scale of investment anticipated would impact the entire province, and be a significant regional economic development driver for Northern Ontario.   Communities across the north would experience economic growth, infrastructure development and see value-added manufacturing opportunities, such as mineral processing, mining supplies and services.  It would also have a positive impact on the financial services sector in Toronto.

Given the complexities and challenges of such a wide-scale development, a dedicated secretariat was created in 2010 to ensure that multi-ministry, agency and stakeholder initiatives are coordinated and undertaken in a manner consistent with Ontario’s vision of a prosperous north and continuing commitment to balanced, socially and environmentally sustainable mineral development that benefits all Ontarians.

The Ring of Fire Secretariat is the lead for the proposed Ring of Fire development.  It coordinates Ontario’s staged approach to the complex phases of the development, including key elements such as transportation infrastructure needs, First Nations economic development, skills and capacity building, enhanced participation in EA processes and the participation of Aboriginal communities in the development process.

The Ring of Fire is located in an area of the province that has never before seen any development. In November 8, 2013, Ontario announced the creation of a development corporation to bring together private and public partners, including industry, First Nations and the provincial and federal governments, to lead the strategic infrastructure development for the Ring of Fire region.

On November 20, 2013, Cliffs Natural Resources indicated that it would put its planned chromite mine in the Ring of Fire region on hold. Cliffs also suspended work on its environmental assessment, but has not withdrawn its Terms of Reference for the provincial environmental assessment. The province has confirmed its intention to invest in vital transportation infrastructure needed to create the investment climate to support mining development in the region.

Discussions with other mining companies who have claims in the Ring of Fire region are ongoing. Noront Resources completed their feasibility study in 2013-14 and is continuing work on their environmental assessment.

Engagement with Aboriginal Communities

Throughout 2013-14, the ministry has continued to work with First Nation communities on their priorities related to development in the Ring of Fire, including discussions on:

  • Regional long-term environmental monitoring and enhanced participation in the environmental assessment process;
  • Regional infrastructure planning, including local access roads and transmission;
  • Social, community and economic development supports, education and skills training as well as health supports including treatment for prescription drug abuse;
  • Resource revenue sharing associated with Ring of Fire developments.

On March 6, 2013, the Premier met with the Chiefs from Matawa First Nations and received a proposal for a negotiated regional process for the Ring of Fire. The government responded favorably, and engaged former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Frank Iacobucci to negotiate on their behalf with Matawa negotiator Bob Rae.

On March 26, 2014, the Province and the Matawa-member First Nations signed a historic framework agreement to move forward with a negotiation process on a community-based regional approach to development in the Ring of Fire.

In the past year, the Ontario government has contributed more than $11 million directly to First Nation communities and the Matawa Tribal Council to support:

  • Funding for Aboriginal children and youth mental health workers;
  • Funding for an Aboriginal Skills Advanced Pilot Program;
  • Capacity funding directly to communities to enable their participation in Ring of Fire initiatives;
  • Regional Framework Agreement negotiations and related community-based supports; and
  • Community-based land use planning.

Over 1400 First Nations clients have so far received supports through skills and training programs through some of these programs and initiatives.

In 2012, MNDM signed a Renewal of Memorandum of Cooperation with Webequie First Nation and a Memorandum of Understanding with Marten Falls First Nation. Similar work with several other communities is underway.

The ministry recognizes the importance of working with First Nations across Ontario as part of our overall northern economic development goals.  First Nation communities can and must be partners with Ontario in regional economic development.

In 2013-14, the ministry:

  • Supported the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (TCU) in implementing its Aboriginal Skills Advancement Pilot Program for clients of KKETS. TCU is providing $2.2M for this pilot program. Approximately 101 participants have completed the program. Twenty-nine students graduated in June 2013 and a yet-to-be-determined number are anticipated to graduate in March 2014.
  • Supported the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in its Aboriginal Children and Youth Mental Health Workers initiatives, with, at a minimum, $375,000 supporting Matawa First Nations communities.
  • Supported the Ministry of Natural Resources in its delivery of community-based land use planning under the Far North Act; and, supported additional values collection in southern Ring of Fire First Nations
  • Worked with Public Safety Canada, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Health Canada on a community mobilization workshop for approximately 55 participants focused on community development. Public Safety Canada will be providing ongoing support for the project.
  • In partnership with Health Canada, provided $50,000 in funds for each Matawa community for a community readiness strategy aimed at strengthening the supports in place for vulnerable individuals that may wish to enter the labour market.
  • Supported the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs in supporting an Urban Aboriginal Mining Conference in Thunder Bay from February 18 – 19 focused on promoting opportunities in mining to off-reserve community members. Approximately 150 participants are expected to attend.

Throughout 2013/14 the ministry progressively developed its relationships and engagement processes with Aboriginal peoples through formal agreements, enhanced information sharing and various outreach and educational activities.

In 2013-14, the ministry continued its efforts to support First Nations and Métis participation in the mineral sector through its Aboriginal Relations Branch. The ministry entered into formal funding and relationship agreements with a number of Aboriginal organizations to increase their capacity to engage with the mineral industry, including agreements with the Union of Ontario Indians, Grand Council Treaty 3, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, the Fort Frances Chiefs Secretariat, the Matawa First Nations Management, the Mushkegowuk Council, the Wabun Tribal Council and the Métis Nation of Ontario. The agreements enabled these Aboriginal organizations to develop capacity in a number of ways which include:

  • Hiring mineral advisors and coordinators;
  • Obtaining basic skill training in GIS and values mapping;
  • Developing information sharing protocols; and
  • Developing interim guidelines for community level engagement with the mineral industry. 

The ministry has also partnered with the Ministry of Natural Resources on a number of agreements that support each ministry’s mandate, including providing support to the First Nations Natural Resources Employment Youth program, an annual summer employment program for Aboriginal youth, delivered by Confederation College.

In some of the above mentioned agreements, the ministry established technical tables with Aboriginal organizations to allow for the exchange of information, the diffusion of on-the-ground issues and, in some cases, to support the withdrawal of sites of Aboriginal cultural significance.

In addition to promoting capacity development, the ministry supported First Nations and Métis participation in numerous mineral sector educational forums, including the Canadian Aboriginal Mineral Association and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

The Northern Ontario Heritage fund Corporation (NOHFC) continues to play a lead role in expanding and developing the economy of Ontario’s north.

To ensure the evolving and unique needs of the northern economy continue to be met, a comprehensive program review was undertaken in 2012 to ensure investments are tailored to the needs of those sectors deemed to be of highest strategic importance. 

The review was undertaken in context of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario 2011 and relevant government priorities. 

In August 2013 Cabinet approved a comprehensive refocussing of the mandate of NOHFC to more fully support the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and the government’s key priorities of prosperity for people and strong communities. 

Those priorities include:

  • Strategic economic development initiatives that support the growth and sustainability of communities, businesses and industry
  • Innovation and productivity to support research and development, commercialization, innovation and productivity initiatives 
  • Community infrastructure
  • Economic development capacity enhancement
  • Attraction and retention of talent

The NOHFC was approved for the following revised programs to be implemented October 2013:

  • Northern Business Opportunity Program – Focusing on private sector job creation within priority sectors identified in the Growth Plan for Nothern Ontario.  The program includes four separate streams for specific project activities:  investment attraction, business productivity and expansion, entrepreneurship, film and television production. 
  • Northern Innovation Program – Focusing on the innovation continuum: Research and development / commercialization / innovation and productivity.
  • Northern Community Capacity Building Program – Community, Aboriginal and regional strategic development and economic development event sponsorships to support the development of enhanced capacity for these stakeholders to undertake economic development initiatives.
  • Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program – Aligned with the Growth Plan direction to advance regional priorities and make strategic investments in infrastructure.
  • Northern Ontario Internship Program – Designed to attract and retain new graduates to enhance talent retention and new knowledge capacity in northern Ontario organizations. 

The NOHFC is committed to investing in projects that boost local economies and create good jobs for northerners. It will continue to make strategic investments in areas that will have the greatest impact, such as community infrastructure projects, private-sector expansions, business start-ups and job placement opportunities for recent graduates.

Beginning in June 2013, the NOHFC embarked on a year-long celebration to commemorate its 25th anniversary. Events were staged across Northern Ontario and featured a video showcasing how NOHFC supported projects are driving economic development in the north.

$145,511,154.55 was invested in 2013-14 in 976 important projects across the North, leveraging more than $503,963,649.42 and creating or sustaining about 3,771 jobs.

Since 2003 the NOHFC has committed more than $930 million to about 6,050 projects across the north, leveraging more than $3-billion and helping to create or sustain approximately 23,400 jobs.  It has been helping to build a stronger, more competitive economy in the North for 25 years and will continue to do so for another 25.

Northern Ontario Investment and Trade

The ministry identifies and promotes new and/or expanding businesses in Northern Ontario that have the best opportunity to attract foreign direct investment and create growth and employment.  Mining, and related supplies and services, and forest derived bio-products have been identified as priorities.

In 2013-14, about 60 companies took part in the Mining Supplies and Services Export Assistance (MSSEA) Program, which provides services such as export strategy and marketing planning and one-on-one consultation.

As well, 75 companies took advantage of Export Marketing Assistance funding available through MSSEA to improve their marketing and export capacity. Some of the MSSEA budget was also directed by the ministry to lead participation in five strategic international trade shows.

The mining supply and services sector gained a new significant presence on the Internet this year as it is now a featured sector under MEDTE’s Source Ontario web tool. More than 100 mining supply and services companies from Northern Ontario are represented on this website with dedicated pages and links to their own websites.

Additionally, 27 international business development representatives, under contract with the province have been engaged to work with ministry staff to represent Northern Ontario’s opportunities abroad. Ministry staff has led seven domestic and international trade and investment marketing events, including the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Annual Conference, to promote trade and investment opportunities in the north for these priority sectors.

Ministry support for these sectors contributed to the following results in 2013-14:

  • 64 corporate calls completed;
  • 126 new investment/trade leads;
  • 32 Ontario companies participated in five outbound international trade missions;
  • 4 incoming international trade missions with representatives from Colombia, India, Australia and Greenland ;
  • A familiarization tour of forest operations and mill facilities in Northern Ontario by a European bioproduct lead ;
  • 220 business to business meetings in foreign markets; and
  • More than $62 million in closed trade sales.        

The Mining Memorandum of Understanding between Ontario and India signed in 2010 continues making significant progress towards developing trade and investment opportunities between our jurisdictions.
A market entry strategy was developed focusing on the mining supply and services sector in Australia. An initial investment mission undertaken in the fall of 2013 has resulted in three new investments into Ontario as well as substantial networking opportunities between the two jurisdictions.

Growth Plan for Northern Ontario

The Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, 2011, released under the Places to Grow Act, is a strategic plan that guides decision-making and investment planning over the next 25 years.  The plan aims to strengthen the economy of the north by:

  • Diversifying the region’s traditional resource-based industries;
  • Stimulating new investment and entrepreneurship;
  • Providing more education, training and career opportunities; and
  • Nurturing new and emerging sectors with high growth potential.

Implementation of the Growth Plan is a collective effort of various partners and participants including governments, industry and business, municipalities, Aboriginal communities and organizations and other public and private sector institutions. 

In 2013-14, Ontario delivered on a commitment to northern municipalities to hold a Northern Leaders’ Forum, which took place in Timmins on December 6, 2013.  A further commitment was given at this time to hold quarterly dialogues with northern leaders to maintain momentum in northern economic development and ensure continued cooperation between the province and municipal leadership.

During this fiscal year, the Northern Policy Institute (NPI) also submitted its five-year business plan to the NOHFC.  The NPI provides a northern perspective, grounded in quality research to serve as a guide for public policy development to help inform decisions of governments, municipalities, communities, First Nations, businesses and industries.

In partnership with other ministries, investments were made in key infrastructure to help prepare tomorrow’s workforce, including a new School of Law at Lakehead University and a new School of Architecture at Laurentian University.  Program improvements were made to the funding criteria in the Enhanced Capacity Building stream of the New Relationship Fund.
$32 million was invested to support the expansion of broadband infrastructure to 21 remote First Nations communities.

22 Northern Training Partnership Fund projects helped 2,400 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Ontario receive skills training in growth sectors including: agriculture, bio-economy, energy, environment, forestry, mining and tourism.

For 2013-14, $513 million was provided for northern highways, including $130 million for expansion and $383 million for rehabilitation.

Through the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate Program (NIER), we assisted some of the largest electricity consumers in the north to reduce their electricity costs, create and sustain jobs, and maintain long-term global competitiveness.  Under this program, which was extended until 2016, the government has distributed over $340 million in rebates to qualified participants since it was established in 2010-11. 

The Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII), led by the Ministry of Infrastructure, helped small, rural and northern municipalities strategically plan to maintain and build critical infrastructure by providing assistance to develop asset management plans.  They also carried out research and analysis to identify potential economic and service hubs, as called for in the Growth Plan.

The government launched the $100 million Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund in 2013-14 to assist small, rural and northern municipalities to build roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure identified as top priorities in the comprehensive asset management plans through MIII.

Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC)

In 2013-14, the ministry approved over $80 million for capital and operating expenses to the ONTC for the delivery of telecommunications and transportation services in Northeastern Ontario.

The province remains committed to ensuring that northern communities and industries benefit from viable, efficient and sustainable transportation and communications systems.  However, the ONTC has been operating at a deficit, spending more money on operations and capital repairs than it makes in revenue, with a gap that is projected to increase over time.  To facilitate greater input from northerners on the future of the ONTC, the minister established a Minister’s Advisory Committee (MAC) to explore a range of options for transforming ONTC’s business lines.

The MAC brought together key municipal, Aboriginal, business, and industry leaders from the ONTC service area.  Throughout 2013-14, the MAC met to review:

  • ONTC financial information and business lines;
  • The business case for divestment;
  • Telecommunications in northeastern Ontario and the regulatory environment;
  • The rail freight industry;
  • The ONTC Management Options Report; and
  • The ONTC Labour and Management Options Report.

The MAC reviewed options for the ONTC that included restructuring, alternative service delivery, new partnerships, and finding new owners for ONTC business lines. The review of options also included the Labour and Management Options Report presented to MAC by ONTC management and unions, as well as reports received from external transportation experts and from Infrastructure Ontario.

In conjunction with the transformation direction, the ONTC Commission revised its Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry in July 2013 and transitioned from a mandate for divestment to a mandate for transformation of the ONTC. 

Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC)

The OSTC operates several key ferry services in Ontario that connect communities to the rest of the province.  This includes the Chi Cheemaun between Manitoulin Island and the Bruce Peninsula, and the Niska I between Moose Factory Island and Moosonee in the Far North.

The OSTC also provides vessel management services for the Ministry of Transportation for two vessels, the M.V. Pelee Islander and the M.V. Jiimaan, operating on the Pelee Island service, and administers daily air service between the Ontario mainland and Pelee Island during the winter months when the ferry service is not in operation

In 2013-14, low water levels on Lake Huron at the start of the Chi Cheemaun season resulted in a delay to the sailing season and work being required to the ferry docks.  Ontario invested over $390,000 to ensure the federally-owned docks were updated with lower fendering units to ensure safe usage in low water conditions.  

Northern Industrial Electricity Rate Program

Beginning in 2013-14, Ontario announced an additional $360 million over three years for the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate (NIER) Program.  NIER helps Northern Ontario’s largest industrial electricity consumers reduce their electricity costs, become more energy efficient, sustain jobs and maintain global competitiveness.

Under the extended program 16 participating northern industrial companies, representing 25 facilities across the North, received a rebate of two cents per kilowatt-hour to a maximum of 2011-12 eligible consumption levels, or to a maximum of $20 million per company, per year – whichever is lower.

Northern Highways and Winter Roads

For 2013-14, MNDM invested close to $474 million in northern highway rehabilitation and expansion to improve road safety, quality of life for northerners and spur economic development. Highlights include:

  • Approximately $87.6 million for system expansion (4-laning) and safety initiative projects;
  • Approximately $386 million for system rehabilitation;
  • Work continued on 20 kilometres of Highway 69, and 13 kilometres of Highway 11/17 4-laning; and
  • 14 kilometres of new four-laned highway on 11/17 opened to traffic July 26, 2013

Through the Winter Roads Program, residents of 31 remote communities in the Far North have more economical and safe access to services and supplies via the 3,000 kilometre winter roads network.  The network expanded in 2012-13 by 180 kilometres with the construction of a new road from Moose Cree First Nation to Otter Rapids.  The ministry invested $4.725 million in the construction of the winter road system in 2013-14, and has invested over $39 million in construction and maintenance costs on the network since 2004-05.

Elliot Lake Revitalization

In 2013-14, Ontario continued to work with the City of Elliot Lake, local organizations, First Nations and businesses to help the region recover from the economic impact of the Elliot Lake Mall collapse.

Of the 30 businesses affected by the collapse, 19 have been approved under the Business Continuity Fund, with a total of $1,216,965 of funding approved.  This has allowed 81 employees to return to work.

The NOHFC has provided $3,872,500 to the community, including assistance for businesses relocating, preparation for construction of a new mall and an Economic Development and Diversity Strategy.  MNDM also provided $50,000 to the Serpent River First Nation for their Environmental Review Panel Project to develop a process for reviewing environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts of resource development in their traditional lands.

Experimental Lakes Area

In September 2013, Ontario signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Institute of Sustainable Development and Fisheries and Oceans Canada that ensured the survival of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA).  The ELA is a one-of-a-kind world-renowned freshwater research facility that attracts scientists from across Canada and around the World.

Ontario will provide $2 million per year to keep the facility operating as part of our plan to foster research and innovation in Ontario.

The important science and research conducted at the ELA informs our pollution reduction strategies, understanding of climate change, and how we can protect our lakes and rivers in Ontario, across Canada and around the world.

Ensuring this important information continues to be collected will help us identify emerging threats to our environment and understand critical changes in ecological communities over time.

Mineral Sector Highlights

Ontario remains the leading jurisdiction in Canada for the exploration and production of minerals in Canada, and one of the top players in the world.

Despite a global downturn in metals prices and a general reduction in exploration spending across the industry, Ontario remained over the $600 million mark, up from $193 million in 2003.  Ontario has gained market share of exploration in Canada from 20 per cent in 2007 to 26 per cent in 2013.

Total mineral production for 2013 was $9.8 billion, up from $5.7 billion in 2003.  Active mining claim units for 2013 are approximately 278,000, down from 306,000 in 2012, but still above historical levels.  There are over 35 advanced mineral projects in Ontario and mine construction is under way at about six of these.

More activity at metal mines increased the total number of direct jobs in mineral production from 24,000 in 2003 to 26,000 in 2013. There are an additional 50,000 jobs associated with the manufacturing and processing of these minerals.  The mineral sector is the largest private sector employer of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

Mining Act Modernization

Ontario remains fully on-track in its measured approach to the modernization of the Mining Act, first launched with the Mining Amendment Act, 2009.

While some changes came into effect at the time of Royal Assent, most of the changes have been brought into effect over time as the relevant regulations and policies were developed following extensive stakeholder and consultation with Aboriginal communities.

2013-14 saw the ministry consolidate the implementation of Phase Two of the Mining Act Modernization process, which included provisions for exploration plans and permits, the submission of expenses for geo-referencing mining claims and expenses related to Aboriginal consultation.

In 2013-14, 258 active exploration plans and 199 exploration permits were issued.

In 2013-14, MNDM approved assessment credits of more than $11.8 million for the geo-referencing of mining claims, and just over $74,000 for Aboriginal consultation. Some 1,800 prospectors and interested parties have taken the online Mining Act Awareness Program.

To help enable effective consultation with Aboriginal communities, and concurrent with Phase Two, the ministry introduced the Aboriginal Capacity Initiative. This is a three-year pilot (2012-2015) to assist Aboriginal communities to participate effectively in consultation on exploration plans and permits and closure plans within timeframes outlined in new Mining Act regulations. The initiative targets support to Aboriginal communities located in areas with high mineral exploration activity.

Currently, under Phase Three of the MAM process, the ministry is proposing to implement a move from current methods of acquiring Crown land for mineral exploration (i.e. ground staking in Northern Ontario and paper map staking in Southern Ontario) to less-intrusive online claim staking for the entire province. Phase Three would also modernize mining lands administration from the current paper-based processes to a digital-age, electronic process. Both of these elements have been included in previous public consultations and in previous postings regarding MAM implementation.

In 2013-2014, the ministry continued to consult with industry stakeholders in fourteen meetings and teleconferences.  Staff also held eight regional meetings across Ontario with First Nations, tribal councils, one political territorial organization and the Métis Nation of Ontario to keep them informed of the MAM process and obtain their feedback. In addition, the ministry consulted with relevant Ontario ministries over the course of nine meetings and teleconferences. Public consultation included a 63-day posting of the document A Proposal for Implementing Online Staking and Modernized Mining Lands Administration in Ontario on the environmental and regulatory registries.

Phase Three implementation would require some technical changes to the Mining Act. If the proposed changes to legislation are enacted, the ministry would then develop implementation regulations and policies.

Abandoned Mines Rehabilitation Program

The Abandoned Mines Rehabilitation Program (AMRP) helps to ensure that abandoned mine sites that once contributed to our province’s economic growth do not become a lasting environmental and health concern for future Ontarians.  This work demonstrates Ontario’s commitment to a strong and sustainable mining industry that works to ensure the protection of the environment and provides substantive and sustainable benefits to our residents and communities.

In 2013-14, Ontario provided $4 million in funding to conduct reclamation work on eight sites, the largest of which was the Kam Kotia site north of Timmins.

Geoscience Mapping

The Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) collects and shares geoscience information across all of Ontario to attract and guide mineral sector investment and inform a broad range of government policy priorities, such as:

  • Identify potential for minerals, energy and groundwater;
  • Land-use planning decisions by Aboriginal communities and MMAH, MNR, and municipalities; and
  • Decisions related to other ministry policy initiatives, such as the Far North Act, source water protection and development, public protection from natural geological hazards, and characterization of the state of the environment from a geological perspective.

2013-14 accomplishments that continue to grow Ontario’s geoscience information include:

  • Delivery of 50 geological projects across all of Ontario, including in the Ring of Fire area;
  • Participation in another 30 collaborative geoscience projects with other Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments, First Nation bands and organizations, conservation authorities, and academia;
  • the technical transfer of geological and groundwater, aggregate, energy, and mineral related geological insights to users at about 20 technical trade shows and meetings of International, national and provincial scope;
  • Representation of Ontario’s geoscience interests in the International Great Lakes Geological Mapping Coalition, the Institute of Lake Superior Geology, and nationally through the National Geological Surveys Committee;
  • Development of digital geoscience digital products, resulting in over 312,000  downloads;
  • Publication of 46 new geoscience products;
  • Presentations of Ontario’s geoscience interests to about 15 remote First Nation bands and organizations across the far north as part of core business and in support of the Far North Act.
Table 3: Ministry Interim Actual Expenditures 2013-14
 Ministry Interim Actual Expenditures ($M) 2013-14 *
Staff Strength ** (as of March 31, 2014)438.21

* Interim actuals reflect the numbers presented in the 2014 Ontario Budget.
** Ontario Public Service Full-Time Equivalent positions.