Summary

The Ministry of Colleges and Universities is responsible for making sure that Ontario’s postsecondary education system supports learners to get the education, skills and opportunities needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Ministry Program Summary

VoteProgram

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

3001

Ministry Administration Program

$16,147,000

$14,758,400

$1,388,600

$20,683,313

3002

Postsecondary Education Program

$6,455,038,100

$6,586,779,600

($131,741,500)

$7,398,858,795

3005

Research Program

$187,399,200

$188,689,600

($1,290,400)

$174,629,399

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$6,658,584,300

$6,790,227,600

($131,643,300)

$7,594,171,507

 

Statutory appropriations

$55,106,014

$55,106,014

-

$36,264,081

 

Ministry total operating expense

$6,713,690,314

$6,845,333,614

($131,643,300)

$7,630,435,588

 

Consolidation adjustment - Colleges

$3,504,321,700

$3,293,324,200

$210,997,500

$2,961,027,351

 

Operating expense adjustment - Student Assistance Interest Expense Reclassification

($48,979,900)

($48,979,900)

-

($33,055,246)

 

Consolidation adjustment - Hospitals

($9,886,600)

($14,994,000)

$5,107,400

($15,193,844)

 

Consolidation adjustment - General Real Estate Portfolio

($5,904,600)

($217,700)

($5,686,900)

($189,337)

 

Total including consolidation & other adjustments

$10,153,240,914

$10,074,466,214

$78,774,700

$10,543,024,512

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

 

3001

Ministry Administration Program

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

3002

Postsecondary Education Program

$395,100,000

$440,000,000

($44,900,000)

$149,521,516

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$395,101,000

$440,001,000

($44,900,000)

$149,521,516

 

Ministry total operating assets

$395,101,000

$440,001,000

($44,900,000)

$149,521,516

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

 

3002

Postsecondary Education Program

$173,021,900

$91,756,700

$81,265,200

$391,066,458

3005

Research Program

$90,700,000

$93,400,000

($2,700,000)

$88,700,000

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$263,721,900

$185,156,700

$78,565,200

$479,766,458

 

Statutory appropriations

$7,060,500

$7,060,500

-

$5,142,688

 

Ministry total capital expense

$270,782,400

$192,217,200

$78,565,200

$484,909,146

 

Consolidation adjustment - Colleges

$266,604,200

$312,746,400

($46,142,200)

$231,956,183

 

Consolidation adjustment - School Boards

-

-

-

($63,500)

 

Consolidation adjustments - Hospitals

($23,576,800)

($15,886,000)

($7,690,800)

($25,378,514)

 

Consolidation adjustment - General Real Estate Portfolio

-

-

-

($231,909)

 

Consolidation adjustment – Strategic Investment Fund

-

-

-

($44,638,499)

 

Total including consolidation & other adjustments

$513,809,800

$489,077,600

$24,732,200

$646,552,907

 

Capital assets

 

 

 

 

3002

Postsecondary Education Program

$1,000

$1,000

-

$5,170,805

 

Total capital assets to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

$5,170,805

 

Ministry total capital assets

$1,000

$1,000

-

$5,170,805

 

Ministry total operating and capital including consolidation and other adjustments (not including assets)

$10,667,050,714

$10,563,543,814

$103,506,900

$11,189,577,419

Reconciliation to previously published data

Operating expense

2019-20
Estimates

2018-19
Actual

Total operating expense previously published footnote 1

$8,028,601,914

$8,651,771,452

Government reorganization

 

 

Transfer of functions from other Ministries

$116,336,700

$221,067,576

Transfer of functions to other Ministries

($1,299,605,000)

($1,242,403,440)

Restated total operating expense$6,845,333,614$7,630,435,588
Operating assets

2019-20
Estimates

2018-19
Actual

Total operating assets previously published footnote 2

$442,001,000

$150,269,016

Government reorganization

 

 

Transfer of functions to other Ministries

($2,000,000)

($747,500)

Restated total operating assets$440,001,000$149,521,516
Capital expense

2019-20
Estimates

2018-19
Actual

Total Capital expense previously published footnote 3

$114,005,200

$411,412,446

Government reorganization

 

 

Transfer of functions from other Ministries

$93,400,000

$88,700,000

Transfer of functions to other Ministries

($15,188,000)

($15,203,300)

Restated total capital expense$192,217,200$484,909,146

Ministry Administration Program - vote 3001

To provide the overall direction required to enable the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to meet its objectives; and to provide the administrative and support services for the operational programs of the ministry.

Vote summary

Item numberItem

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

1

Ministry Administration

$16,147,000

$14,758,400

$1,388,600

$20,683,313

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$16,147,000

$14,758,400

$1,388,600

$20,683,313

S

Minister's Salary, the Executive Council Act

$47,841

$47,841

-

$49,301

S

Parliamentary Assistant's Salary, the Executive Council Act

$16,173

$16,173

-

$16,667

S

Bad Debt Expenses for Administrative Costs, the Financial Administration Act

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total statutory appropriations

$65,014

$65,014

-

$65,968

 

Total operating expense

$16,212,014

$14,823,414

$1,388,600

$20,749,281

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

 

10

Accounts receivable

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total operating assets

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

Standard account by item and sub-items

Vote-
item
number
Standard account by item and sub-items

Amount

Amount

 

Operating expense

 

 

3001-1

Ministry Administration

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

 

$5,620,800

 

Employee benefits

 

$772,000

 

Transportation and communication

 

$169,100

 

Services

 

$9,517,400

 

Supplies and equipment

 

$67,700

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

$16,147,000

 

Sub-items:

 

 

 

Main office

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

$2,926,600

 

 

Employee benefits

$489,000

 

 

Transportation and communication

$169,100

 

 

Services

$356,300

 

 

Supplies and equipment

$67,700

$4,008,700

 

Financial and Administrative Services

 

 

 

Services

$5,181,800

$5,181,800

 

Human Resources

 

 

 

Services

$998,600

$998,600

 

Communications Services

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

$2,694,200

 

 

Employee benefits

$283,000

 

 

Services

$505,300

$3,482,500

 

Legal Services

 

 

 

Services

$1,146,200

$1,146,200

 

Information Systems

 

 

 

Services

$1,329,200

$1,329,200

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

$16,147,000

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

Statutory

Minister's Salary, the Executive Council Act

 

$47,841

Statutory

Parliamentary Assistant's Salary, the Executive Council Act

 

$16,173

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

 

Statutory

Bad Debt Expenses for Administrative Costs, the Financial Administration Act

 

$1,000

 

Total operating expense for Ministry Administration Program

 

$16,212,014

 

Operating assets

 

 

3001-10

Accounts receivable

 

 

 

Advances and recoverable amounts

 

 

 

Advances and recoverable - in-year recoveries

 

$1,000

 

Total operating assets to be voted

 

$1,000

 

Total operating assets for Ministry Administration Program

 

$1,000

Postsecondary Education Program - vote 3002

The Postsecondary Education (PSE) program, supported by the Postsecondary Education Division (PSED) and the Advanced Education Learner Supports Division (AELSD) are responsible for supporting institutions and students respectively, to create an innovative, accessible and responsive PSE system in Ontario. The PSE program develops and implements strategic and operational policies, and provides financial support for postsecondary education institutions and students in Ontario. The PSE program works in support of the government's social and economic policy objectives with the goal of providing opportunities for high quality, innovative, responsive and accessible postsecondary education. The PSE program also supports Ontarians who are seeking access to the postsecondary education system by providing financial and regulatory support, as well as modern delivery channels, enabled by technology.

PSED’s key programs and activities include: developing policy, legislative and funding frameworks for colleges, Indigenous Institutes, and universities; capital policy and evaluation; administration of operating and capital transfer payments to colleges and universities; managing financial and governance relationships with postsecondary education institutions, agencies and transfer payment (TP) organizations; managing accountability mechanisms (such as enrolment, program and financial reporting, key performance indicators and Strategic Mandate Agreement annual report backs); providing supports for Indigenous learners; regulating the public colleges of applied arts and technology in accordance with applicable statutes; providing quality assurance to public colleges as well as out of province private postsecondary institutions that are seeking to offer degrees in the province; and developing vocational learning outcomes for non-degree postsecondary programs.

AELSD delivers the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), an integrated needs-based financial aid program with the federal government. OSAP provides financial assistance, in the form of grants and loans, to qualified students in postsecondary studies. In addition to the funding provided through OSAP, AELSD provides bursaries, scholarships and other aid programs to postsecondary students. Through the Office of the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges, AELSD also regulates private career colleges, ensuring student protection and program quality. AELSD administers the International Student Program which allows institutions in Ontario to accept international students. AELSD is responsible for policy that supports technology-enabled learning at the postsecondary level, the development of a province-wide Digital Learning Strategy, and also administers transfer payment agreements in support of digitally-enabled learning.

Vote summary

Item numberItem

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

1

Colleges, Universities and Student Support

$6,455,038,100

$6,586,779,600

($131,741,500)

$7,398,858,795

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$6,455,038,100

$6,586,779,600

($131,741,500)

$7,398,858,795

S

Bad Debt Expenses for Defaulted Student Loans, the Financial Administration Act

$54,540,000

$54,540,000

-

$35,058,354

S

Training Completion Assurance Fund, the Private Career Colleges Act

$1,000

$1,000

-

$639,759

S

Bad Debt Expenses for Private Career Colleges, the Financial Administration Act

$500,000

$500,000

-

$500,000

 

Total statutory appropriations

$55,041,000

$55,041,000

-

$36,198,113

 

Total operating expense

$6,510,079,100

$6,641,820,600

($131,741,500)

$7,435,056,908

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

 

4

Colleges, Universities and Student Support

$395,100,000

$440,000,000

($44,900,000)

$149,521,516

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$395,100,000

$440,000,000

($44,900,000)

$149,521,516

 

Total operating assets

$395,100,000

$440,000,000

($44,900,000)

$149,521,516

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

 

3

Support for Postsecondary Education

$173,021,900

$91,756,700

$81,265,200

$391,066,458

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$173,021,900

$91,756,700

$81,265,200

$391,066,458

S

Amortization, the Financial Administration Act

$7,060,500

$7,060,500

-

$5,142,688

 

Total statutory appropriations

$7,060,500

$7,060,500

-

$5,142,688

 

Total capital expense

$180,082,400

$98,817,200

$81,265,200

$396,209,146

 

Capital assets

 

 

 

 

6

Colleges, Universities and Student Support

$1,000

$1,000

-

$5,170,805

 

Total capital assets to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

$5,170,805

 

Total capital assets

$1,000

$1,000

-

$5,170,805

Standard account by item and sub-items

Vote-
item
number
Standard account by item and sub-items

Amount

Amount

 

Operating expense

 

 

3002-1

Colleges, Universities and Student Support

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

 

$23,328,500

 

Employee benefits

 

$3,373,400

 

Transportation and communication

 

$1,124,400

 

Services

 

$24,272,000

 

Supplies and equipment

 

$1,629,400

 

Transfer payments

 

 

 

Grants for Indigenous Institute Operating Costs

$26,702,800

 

 

Grants for College Operating Costs

$1,453,430,800

 

 

Grants for University Operating Costs

$3,632,629,600

 

 

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

$748,200

 

 

Postsecondary Transformation

$13,600,000

 

 

Student Financial Assistance Programs

$1,274,400,000

$6,401,511,400

 

Subtotal

 

$6,455,239,100

 

Less: recoveries

 

$201,000

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

$6,455,038,100

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

 

Statutory

Bad Debt Expenses for Defaulted Student Loans, the Financial Administration Act

 

$54,540,000

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

 

Statutory

Training Completion Assurance Fund, the Private Career Colleges Act

 

$1,000

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

 

Statutory

Bad Debt Expenses for Private Career Colleges, the Financial Administration Act

 

$500,000

 

Total operating expense for Postsecondary Education Program

 

$6,510,079,100

 

Operating assets

 

 

3002-4

Colleges, Universities and Student Support

 

 

 

Loans and Investments

 

 

 

Student Loans

$394,100,000

 

 

Defaulted Student Loans

$1,000,000

$395,100,000

 

Total operating assets to be voted

 

$395,100,000

 

Total operating assets for Postsecondary Education Program

 

$395,100,000

 

Capital expense

 

 

3002-3

Support for Postsecondary Education

 

 

 

Transfer payments

 

 

 

Capital Grants - Colleges

$72,543,000

 

 

Capital Grants - Universities

$100,477,900

$173,020,900

 

Other transactions

 

$1,000

 

Total capital expense to be voted

 

$173,021,900

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

 

Statutory

Amortization, the Financial Administration Act

 

$7,060,500

 

Total capital expense for Postsecondary Education Program

 

$180,082,400

 

Capital assets

 

 

3002-6

Colleges, Universities and Student Support

 

 

 

Business application software - asset costs

 

$1,000

 

Total capital assets to be voted

 

$1,000

 

Total capital assets for Postsecondary Education Program

 

$1,000

Research Program - vote 3005

The Research Program supports a stronger research and innovation ecosystem in Ontario by: developing and administering the ministry's suite of research programs that invest in operations, infrastructure and research talent to support world-class research and researchers working in publicly-funded institutions across Ontario; leveraging federal funding; advancing translational and focused research in specific areas; supporting the development of talent; and supporting global research and development collaborations via Memoranda of Understanding with other jurisdictions.

This program also leads information management and data initiatives including postsecondary metrics and Strategic Mandate Agreement metrics and fosters evidence-based decision making and continuous improvement in the ministry.

Vote summary

Item numberItem

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

1

Research support operating expense

$187,399,200

$188,689,600

($1,290,400)

$174,629,399

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$187,399,200

$188,689,600

($1,290,400)

$174,629,399

 

Total operating expense

$187,399,200

$188,689,600

($1,290,400)

$174,629,399

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

 

3

Research support capital expense

$90,700,000

$93,400,000

($2,700,000)

$88,700,000

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$90,700,000

$93,400,000

($2,700,000)

$88,700,000

 

Total capital expense

$90,700,000

$93,400,000

($2,700,000)

$88,700,000

Standard account by item and sub-items

Vote-
item
number
Standard account by item and sub-items

Amount

 

Operating expense

 

3005-1

Research support operating expense

 

 

Salaries and wages

$4,337,200

 

Employee benefits

$746,700

 

Transportation and communication

$97,000

 

Services

$324,200

 

Supplies and equipment

$90,400

 

Transfer payments

$181,803,700

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$187,399,200

 

Total operating expense for Research Program

$187,399,200

 

Capital expense

 

3005-3

Research support capital expense

 

 

Transfer payments

$90,700,000

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$90,700,000

 

Total capital expense for Research Program

$90,700,000