Every year, the City completes operational and capital budgets which are adopted by Council.

The Director of Corporate and Financial Services coordinates the City’s five-year Financial Plan process, analyzes department budget information, prepares non-departmental revenue estimates, assembles the budget document and provides overview, continues financial monitoring, and reports once the budget is adopted. The Director also assists department heads in identifying budget problems and formulating solutions.

Budget Process

The City follows this budget schedule every year. See where in the process the City is right now!

Budget Process

September - October

  • Departmental staff prepare draft budgets

November - December

  • Pre-budget public consultation
  • Finance staff review departmental draft budgets
  • Senior management review draft budgets
  • Financial Sustainability and Audit Committee reviews and makes Recommendations on various budget components to Council


  • Present draft capital budget to Council
  • Present draft operating budget to Council

March - April

  • Review five year financial plan and policies


  • Council sets final tax rates
Budget Comments

The City welcomes comments about the budget throughout the year!

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2023 Budget Survey

The City would like to consult and engage with residents during the 2023 Budget Cycle. Take our annual budget survey to let us know about your priorities for City spending in 2023. The survey is open until January 27, 2023.

Take the survey

Print versions are available at City Hall or at www.letsconnectquesnel.ca/budget-2023


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