Executive Vice-President's Transition Binder 2019
Atlantic Region

Resource profile

Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020
  Salary O&M Total
Atlantic Region $61,399,973 $3,542,804 $64,942,777
Intelligence collection and analysis $3,124,804 $315,630 $3,440,434
Traveller facilitation and compliance $38,940,386 $1,669,810 $40,610,196
Commercial trade facilitation and compliance $13,041,672 $646,922 $13,688,594
Trusted Traveller $544,244 $14,570 $558,814
Trusted Trader $123,371 $2,004 $125,375
Immigration investigations $1,057,613 $132,711 $1,190,324
Detentions $3,000 $134,397 $137,397
Hearings $102,636 $8,645 $111,281
Removals $472,611 $47,077 $519,688
Criminal investigations $1,556,893 $205,919 $1,762,812
Management and oversight $1,633,837 $340,119 $1,973,956
Financial management $747,388 $25,000 $772,388
Material management $51,518 $0 $51,518

Current resources

Mandate / Vision / Context

Atlantic Region will deliver, with fiscal probity, quality functions aligned to the CBSA mandate:
Provide integrated border services that support national security and public safety priorities, while facilitating the free flow of legitimate trade and travel.

Regional Objectives

Critical success factors

Risks, mitigation strategies and key milestones

Risk 1. Border Management

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Related improvement activity

Milestones and expected completion date

Risk 2. Intelligence and analysis

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Related improvement activity

Milestones and expected completion date

Risk 3. Infrastructure and Detection Technology

Infrastructure and technology limitations may disrupt processing of travellers and goods and impact ability to detect non-compliance.

Related improvement activity

Milestones and expected completion date

Risk 4. Employee Wellness

Operating at below minimal staffing thresholds increases reliance on overtime which may increase officer fatigue.

Related Improvement Activity: Operating at below minimal staffing thresholds increases reliance on overtime which may increase officer fatigue.

Milestones and expected completion date: Quarter 4

Risk 5. Promoting a Healthy Workplace

The Public Service Employee Survey revealed issues that requires action to ensure the Atlantic Region upholds the highest ethical standards and is committed to providing all employees with a respectful and safe workplace, free from harassment and discrimination.

Related Improvement Activity
Key activities focused on increasing awareness and accountability

Milestones and expected completion date: Ongoing

Risk 5. Leadership

There is currently no formal leadership succession and development plan to prepare for the next generation of leaders.

Related Improvement Activity
Key activities focussed on leadership development and succession planning

Milestones and expected completion date: Ongoing

Risk 6. Nationalization of Internal Services

Nationalization may result in low morale. Reduction of services previously provided to the regions and changes to responsibilities may impact service delivery.

Related Improvement Activity: Focus on managing the change process, supporting impacted employees, finalizing budget transfers, managing files no longer supported, and negotiating service level agreements.

Milestones and expected completion date: Ongoing

Additional improvement activities

Risk 1. Travellers Branch Initiatives

Branch initiatives to modernize the border, advance the trade vision, and strengthen trade compliance may impact capacity and capability in the regions.

Related improvement activity
Focus on assessing and influencing branch initiatives impacting the region

Milestones and expected completion date: Align with Branch timelines

Risk 2. Commercial and Trade Branch Initiatives

Branch initiatives to modernize the border, advance the trade vision, and strengthen trade compliance may impact capacity and capability in the regions.

Related improvement activity
Focus on assessing and influencing branch initiatives impacting the region.

Milestones and expected completion date: Align with Branch timelines

Risk 3. Intelligence and Enforcement Branch Initiatives

Branch initiatives to modernize and enhance intelligence and enforcement programs may impact capacity and capability in the regions.

Related improvement activity
Focus on ensuring capacity and capability to meet program expectations and transition to an intelligence-led organization.

Milestones and expected completion date: Align with Branch timelines

Staffing Plan

Represents external/incremental regional hiring only. Staffing actions that are anticipated to result in promotions within the region, or represent movement across districts and divisions, but result in no net new employees to the region are not included in the chart below.

 

For HR Planning purposes, the Region plans to have an additional 16 staffing process that would be promotions and movements from one section of the region to another and will not result in net new FTEs to the region.

Planned Staffing
Group and Level Full-time equivalents New hires Rationale Quarter
CR-04 7.08 9 Current vacancies 3
CR-05 1.00 1 New position for Regional Business Services Unit 3
FB-02 7.17 10 Current vacancies 3
FB-03 1.50 3 Current vacancies 3
FB-04 3.00 3 Current vacancies and attrition 2
FI-02 1.00 1 Attrition 2
FI-04 1.00 1 Current vacancy 1
GS-04 1.00 2 New position required in Regional Business Service Unit established to perform activities not supported under Nationalization 2
PM-01 1.67 2 Support Student Employment Program | Summer Action Plan 2
Students 2.00 8 Support Student Employment Program – Summer Action Plan 2
Total 26.42 39    

Procurement plan

Business cases are under development for the following

Efficiency Planning

Bids Against Reserve

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