Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canadian Language Sector Enhancement Program

Start date: July 3, 2009

End date: March 31, 2013

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: 2009-2010

Strategic Outcome: The Canadian Language Sector Enhancement Program seeks to support the training of a skilled workforce and to strengthen the language sector's capacity through contribution agreements.

Program Activity: Linguistic Management and Services (1.6)

Program Sub-Activity: Management of Translation Function (1.6.1)

Description: PWGSC's Canadian Language Sector Enhancement Program is an initiative that has been identified as part of the government's official languages strategy in the Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: Acting for the Future. The program has two components: University Scholarships in Translation (8 M$) and the Language Industry Initiative (10 M$).

The University Scholarships in Translation component (8 M$) enables post secondary institutions to attract, retain, and graduate new translators and interpreters and to encourage students to pursue careers in these fields.

Increasing the numbers of skilled workers will enhance the capacity of public and private sector organizations. Post secondary institutions and language industry organizations will be able to meet the demand for services more effectively.

The objective of the Language Industry Initiative component (10 M$) is to strengthen the capacity of the Canadian language sector in the following areas: promoting the language industry, providing student internships, encouraging innovative projects, and integrating language technologies.

This component will help the industry implement promotional activities to enhance the industry's profile and to promote the various language professions. It will be used to offer students on-the-job internships leading to permanent jobs within the industry and to provide funding support for enhancing capacity in the context of innovative projects, including the development of tools, standards, infrastructures, studies, alternative programs and other practices. This component will also help promote and facilitate the use of language technologies in post secondary institutions, private sector companies and non profit organizations.

Expected results: The expected outcomes of the performance measurement strategy are interrelated, since they focus on training a skilled workforce and strengthening the capacity of the language sector so that it can become more attractive to potential students and workers, thus enabling the language industry to flourish. Ultimately, the program seeks to create a language sector with more skilled workers that has the capacity to meet the demand for language services and contribute to Canada's linguistic duality.

Immediate outcomes:

  • University Scholarships in Translation component: Post secondary institutions attract and retain more students in translation, interpretation, terminology and localization.
  • Language Industry Initiative component: Increased visibility for the industry and increased cooperation among the various stakeholders for carrying out promotional activities, training the workforce, and integrating language technologies.

Intermediate outcome (joint outcome for both program components):

  • The language sector employs more students, trains more workers, and better integrates language technologies.

Ultimate outcome (joint outcome for both program components):

  • Canada's language sector has the capacity to meet the demand for services to support linguistic duality in Canada.

Performance Measures

University Scholarships in Translation component:

  • Higher rate of student graduates in post-secondary translation programs
  • Higher rate of student enrolments in post-secondary translation programs

Language Industry Initiative component:

  • Increase in the language industry's capacity
  • Increased participation by businesses and non profit organizations in activities organized by project sponsors for the language sector

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation:

No evaluation has been completed yet. However, an evaluation is currently being carried out jointly by PWGSC and Canadian Heritage.

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A):N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2012-2013

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Eligible recipients of funding act as sponsors in the respective project categories. For the University Scholarships in Translation component, eligible sponsor organizations include the following:

  • Canadian post secondary institutions and other educational organizations offering educational programs in translation at the college or university level that lead to a degree in a field of study related to translation. In this document, reference to the terms "translation" and "translation program(s)" refers to all post secondary programs in translation including interpretation, terminology, localization, and language technology integration.

For the Language Industry Initiative component, eligible sponsor organizations include the following:

  • Canadian non profit organizations or businesses that can demonstrate they have the capacity to coordinate the delivery of projects across Canada for the benefit of the language industry.
  • Canadian post secondary institutions and other educational organizations offering academic programs in translation (i.e., programs at the college or university level that lead to a degree in a field of study related to translation including interpretation, terminology, localization and language technology integration).

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

An invitation to tender was issued on July 3, 2009, which has allowed PWGSC to establish multi year contribution agreements and commit all funds for the full duration of the program.


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Payments in Lieu of Taxes

Start date: 1950

End date: -

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: The last major update of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act was in fiscal year 2000-2001.

Strategic Outcome: High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions.

Program Activity: 1.2 Accommodation & Real Property Services

Program Sub-Activity: 1.2.5 Payments in Lieu of Taxes

Description: This program sub-activity administers the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program on behalf of the Government of Canada by issuing payments to taxing authorities under the authority of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act. Local taxing authorities benefit through receipt of payments, which compensate them for the services they provide federal property located in their jurisdictions.

Expected results: Local taxing authorities receive payments on behalf of the Government of Canada, as a contribution to the cost of local government

Internet PILT page: www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/biens-property/peri-pilt/index-eng.html

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