Information bulletin: exclusion of transfer payments
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This information bulletin is effective April 4, 2016.
The Ineligibility and Suspension Policy enables Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to issue information bulletins associated with the policy to provide greater clarity for informational purposes only.
Exclusion of transfer payments
The Ineligibility and Suspension Policy excludes transfer payments (grants, contributions and other transfer payments) from the application of the Integrity Regime.
Transfer payments defined
The Ineligibility and Suspension Policy defines a transfer payment as a monetary payment, or a transfer of goods, services or assets made, on the basis of an appropriation, to a third party, including a Crown corporation, that does not result in the acquisition by Canada of any goods, services or assets. Transfer payments do not include investments, loans or guarantees.
Transfer payments are categorized as:
- Grants, which are transfer payments subject to pre-established eligibility and other entitlement criteria. A grant is not subject to being accounted for by a recipient nor normally subject to audit by the department. The recipient may be required to report on results achieved;
- Contributions, which are transfer payments subject to performance conditions in a Funding Agreement. A Funding Agreement is a written agreement or instrument constituting an agreement between Canada and an applicant or a recipient setting out the obligations or understandings of both with respect to one or more transfer payments; or
- Other transfer payments, which are transfer payments, other than a grant or contribution, based on legislation or other arrangement, that may be determined by a formula.
How to contact us
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