Summary

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is responsible for making sure that Ontario’s postsecondary education and employment and training systems support learners and job seekers so that they get the education, skills and opportunities needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow, and makes sure that businesses get the highly skilled workforce needed to build Ontario’s economy.

Ministry program summary

Vote

Program

Estimates
2019-20

Estimates
2018-19

Difference
between
2019-20
and
2018-19

Actual
2017-18

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

3001

Ministry Administration Program

$16,991,100

$20,677,400

($3,686,300)

$22,797,799

3002

Postsecondary Education Program

$6,680,779,600

$7,330,744,900

($649,965,300)

$6,954,756,923

3003

Employment Ontario Program

$1,269,225,200

$1,393,055,300

($123,830,100)

$1,225,639,721

 

Strategic Policy and Programs

-

-

-

$20,031,190

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$7,966,995,900

$8,744,477,600

($777,481,700)

$8,223,225,633

 

Statutory appropriations

$61,606,014

$61,606,014

-

$30,036,448

 

Ministry total operating expense

$8,028,601,914

$8,806,083,614

($777,481,700)

$8,253,262,081

 

Consolidation adjustment - Schools

($70,499,100)

($63,421,000)

($7,078,100)

($64,421,313)

 

Consolidation adjustment - Colleges

$3,043,732,300

$2,514,996,000

$528,736,300

$2,311,049,050

 

Operating expense adjustment - Student Assistance Interest Expense Reclassification

($48,979,900)

($48,979,900)

-

($28,167,928)

 

Operating expense adjustment – Cap and Trade Wind Down Account Reclassification

-

$42,400,000

($42,400,000)

$5,246,713

 

Total including consolidation & other adjustments

$10,952,855,214

$11,251,078,714

($298,223,500)

$10,476,968,603

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

 

3001

Ministry Administration Program

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

3002

Postsecondary Education Program

$440,000,000

$277,001,000

$162,999,000

$215,595,555

3003

Employment Ontario Program

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

-

$667,300

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$442,001,000

$279,002,000

$162,999,000

$216,262,855

 

Ministry total operating assets

$442,001,000

$279,002,000

$162,999,000

$216,262,855

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

 

3002

Postsecondary Education Program

$91,756,700

$445,392,400

($353,635,700)

$541,221,090

3003

Employment Ontario Program

$14,001,000

$14,001,000

-

$14,222,521

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$105,757,700

$459,393,400

($353,635,700)

$555,443,611

 

Statutory appropriations

$8,247,500

$6,993,900

$1,253,600

$5,774,950

 

Ministry total capital expense

$114,005,200

$466,387,300

($352,382,100)

$561,218,561

 

Consolidation adjustment - Colleges

$303,907,400

$195,882,400

$108,025,000

$100,386,314

 

Capital expense adjustment – Cap and Trade Wind Down Account Reclassification

-

$57,600,000

($57,600,000)

$218,344,126

 

Consolidation adjustment – Strategic Investment Fund

-

($54,259,300)

$54,259,300

($112,976,556)

 

Total including consolidation & other adjustments

$417,912,600

$665,610,400

($247,697,800)

$766,972,445

 

Capital assets

 

 

 

 

3002

Postsecondary Education Program

$1,000

$6,466,900

($6,465,900)

$5,284,467

 

Total capital assets to be voted

$1,000

$6,466,900

($6,465,900)

$5,284,467

 

Ministry total capital assets

$1,000

$6,466,900

($6,465,900)

$5,284,467

 

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

$11,370,767,814

$11,916,689,114

($545,921,300)

$11,243,941,048

Operating expense

2018-19
Estimates

2017-18
Actual

Total operating expense previously publishedfootnote 1

$8,677,878,614

$8,131,232,020

Government reorganization

 

 

   Transfer of functions from other Ministries

$128,205,000

$122,030,061

Restated total operating expense$8,806,083,614$8,253,262,081

Ministry Administration Program - vote 3001

To provide the overall direction required to enable the Ministry of Training, 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 number

Item

Estimates
2019-20

Estimates
2018-19

Difference
between
2019-20
and
2018-19

Actual
2017-18

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

1

Ministry administration

$16,991,100

$20,677,400

($3,686,300)

$22,797,799

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$16,991,100

$20,677,400

($3,686,300)

$22,797,799

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

$17,056,114

$20,742,414

($3,686,300)

$22,863,767

 

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

 

$5,986,600

 

Employee benefits

 

$825,000

 

Transportation and communication

 

$153,800

 

Services

 

$9,964,100

 

Supplies and equipment

 

$61,600

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

$16,991,100

 

Sub-Items:

 

 

 

Main Office

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

$2,926,600

 

 

Employee benefits

$489,000

 

 

Transportation and communication

$153,800

 

 

Services

$411,800

 

 

Supplies and equipment

$61,600

$4,042,800

 

Financial and Administrative Services

 

 

 

Services

$5,940,300

$5,940,300

 

Human Resources

 

 

 

Services

$962,100

$962,100

 

Communications Services

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

$3,060,000

 

 

Employee benefits

$336,000

 

 

Services

$493,100

$3,889,100

 

Legal Services

 

 

 

Services

$911,600

$911,600

 

Audit Services

 

 

 

Services

$947,800

$947,800

 

Information Systems

 

 

 

Services

$297,400

$297,400

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

$16,991,100

 

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

 

$17,056,114

 

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 program (PSE), 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: capital policy and evaluation; developing policy, legislative and funding frameworks for colleges, Indigenous Institutes, and universities; 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 institutes; and developing vocational learning outcomes for non-degree postsecondary programs.

AELSD delivers the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), an integrated needs-based program with the federal government, to provide students with an accessible, streamlined PSE experience, based on the ability to learn, not the ability to pay; in addition to delivering other bursaries and scholarships outside of OSAP. 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 technology-enabled postsecondary policy, and also administers transfer payment agreements in support of digitally-enabled learning.

Vote summary

Item number

Item

Estimates
2019-20

Estimates
2018-19

Difference
between
2019-20
and
2018-19

Actual
2017-18

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

1

Colleges, Universities and Student Support

$6,680,779,600

$7,330,744,900

($649,965,300)

$6,954,756,923

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$6,680,779,600

$7,330,744,900

($649,965,300)

$6,954,756,923

S

Bad debt expenses for defaulted student loans, the Financial Administration Act

$54,540,000

$54,540,000

-

$26,676,578

S

Training Completion Assurance Fund, the Private Career Colleges Act

$1,000

$1,000

-

$603,737

S

Bad debt expenses for Private Career Colleges, the Financial Administration Act

$500,000

$500,000

-

$850,920

 

Total statutory appropriations

$55,041,000

$55,041,000

-

$28,131,235

 

Total operating expense

$6,735,820,600

$7,385,785,900

($649,965,300)

$6,982,888,158

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

 

4

Colleges, Universities and Student Support

$440,000,000

$277,001,000

$162,999,000

$215,595,555

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$440,000,000

$277,001,000

$162,999,000

$215,595,555

 

Total operating assets

$440,000,000

$277,001,000

$162,999,000

$215,595,555

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

 

3

Support for Postsecondary Education

$91,756,700

$445,392,400

($353,635,700)

$541,221,090

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$91,756,700

$445,392,400

($353,635,700)

$541,221,090

S

Amortization, the Financial Administration Act

$7,060,500

$5,806,900

$1,253,600

$4,589,316

 

Total statutory appropriations

$7,060,500

$5,806,900

$1,253,600

$4,589,316

 

Total capital expense

$98,817,200

$451,199,300

($352,382,100)

$545,810,406

 

Capital assets

 

 

 

 

6

Colleges, Universities and Student Support

$1,000

$6,466,900

($6,465,900)

$5,284,467

 

Total capital assets to be voted

$1,000

$6,466,900

($6,465,900)

$5,284,467

 

Total capital assets

$1,000

$6,466,900

($6,465,900)

$5,284,467

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

 

$467,100

 

Services

 

$21,693,300

 

Supplies and equipment

 

$1,361,900

 

Transfer payments

 

 

 

Grants for College Operating Costs

$1,536,668,400

 

 

Grants for University Operating Costs

$3,707,527,700

 

 

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

$748,200

 

 

Postsecondary Transformation

$13,600,000

 

 

Student Financial Assistance Programs

$1,372,212,100

$6,630,756,400

 

Subtotal

 

$6,680,980,600

 

Less: recoveries

 

$201,000

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

$6,680,779,600

 

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

 

 

Statutory

Bad debt expenses for Private Career Colleges, the Financial Administration Act

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

$500,000

 

Total operating expense for Postsecondary Education Program

 

$6,735,820,600

 

Operating assets

 

 

3002-4

Colleges, Universities and Student Support

 

 

 

Loans and investments

 

 

 

Student loans

$438,000,000

 

 

Defaulted student loans

$2,000,000

$440,000,000

 

Total operating assets to be voted

 

$440,000,000

 

Total operating assets for Postsecondary Education Program

 

$440,000,000

 

Capital expense

 

 

3002-3

Support for Postsecondary Education

 

 

 

Transfer payments

 

 

 

Capital grants - Colleges

$40,027,000

 

 

Capital grants - Universities

$51,728,700

$91,755,700

 

Other transactions

 

$1,000

 

Total capital expense to be voted

 

$91,756,700

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

 

Statutory

Amortization, the Financial Administration Act

 

$7,060,500

 

Total capital expense for Postsecondary Education Program

 

$98,817,200

 

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

Employment Ontario Program - vote 3003

Employment Ontario (EO), Ontario's integrated employment and training network, makes it easier for employers to access a skilled workforce and for Ontarians to find the employment and training programs and services they need. To remain competitive in the current and future economy, investments in education and skills training play a critical role in preparing people for jobs that ensure future prosperity in the knowledge-based economy.

EO programs and services fall into five categories:

1. Apprenticeship

2. Employment Supports and Services

3. Skills Training

4. Adult Education

5. Labour Market Development and System Features

The majority of EO programs and services are delivered through the EO network, composed of Ontario’s community-based network including employment service providers, literacy providers, public colleges, direct delivery apprenticeship offices and training delivery agents. EO aims to deliver integrated, customer-focused and effective employment and training to advance Ontario’s economic advantage.

The Workforce Policy and Innovation Division within the EO vote works to lead labour market and workforce development policies and strategies to facilitate connections between the economy, training and education institutions, employers and job seekers, as well as disseminate labour market information.

Vote summary

Item number

Item

Estimates
2019-20

Estimates
2018-19

Difference
between
2019-20
and
2018-19

Actual
2017-18

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

7

Employment Ontario System

$1,269,225,200

$1,393,055,300

($123,830,100)

$1,225,639,721

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$1,269,225,200

$1,393,055,300

($123,830,100)

$1,225,639,721

S

Bad debt expenses for loans for tools, the Financial Administration Act

$503,600

$503,600

-

$87,448

S

Bad debt expenses - other, the Financial Administration Act

$5,996,400

$5,996,400

-

$1,751,797

 

Total statutory appropriations

$6,500,000

$6,500,000

-

$1,839,245

 

Total operating expense

$1,275,725,200

$1,399,555,300

($123,830,100)

$1,227,478,966

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

 

9

Employment Ontario System

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

-

$667,300

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

-

$667,300

 

Total operating assets

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

-

$667,300

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

 

10

Employment Ontario System

$14,001,000

$14,001,000

-

$14,222,521

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$14,001,000

$14,001,000

-

$14,222,521

S

Amortization, the Financial Administration Act

$1,187,000

$1,187,000

-

$1,185,634

 

Total statutory appropriations

$1,187,000

$1,187,000

-

$1,185,634

 

Total capital expense

$15,188,000

$15,188,000

-

$15,408,155

Standard account by item and sub-items

Vote-
item
number

Standard account by item and sub-items

Amount

Amount

 

Operating expense

 

 

3003-7

Employment Ontario System

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

 

$75,171,400

 

Employee benefits

 

$11,565,400

 

Transportation and communication

 

$3,712,300

 

Services

 

$21,354,800

 

Supplies and equipment

 

$1,114,600

 

Transfer payments

 

 

 

Employment and Training

$1,048,882,400

 

 

Ontario Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit

$36,754,300

 

 

Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit

$70,670,000

$1,156,306,700

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

$1,269,225,200

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

 

Statutory

Bad debt expenses for loans for tools, the Financial Administration Act

 

$503,600

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

 

Statutory

Bad debt expenses - other, the Financial Administration Act

 

$5,996,400

 

Total operating expense for Employment Ontario Program

 

$1,275,725,200

 

Operating assets

 

 

3003-9

Employment Ontario System

 

 

 

Loans and investments

 

 

 

Loans for Tools

 

$2,000,000

 

Total operating assets to be voted

 

$2,000,000

 

Total operating assets for Employment Ontario Program

 

$2,000,000

 

Capital expense

 

 

3003-10

Employment Ontario System

 

 

 

Transfer payments

 

 

 

Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund

 

$14,000,000

 

Other transactions

 

$1,000

 

Total capital expense to be voted

 

$14,001,000

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

 

Statutory

Amortization, the Financial Administration Act

 

$1,187,000

 

Total capital expense for Employment Ontario Program

 

$15,188,000