Departmental Fees Report 2017-18

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Ministers’ message

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The Honourable
Navdeep Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
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The Honourable
Kirsty Duncan

Minister of Science and Sport
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The Honourable
Mary Ng
Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion

On behalf of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), we are pleased to present the 2017 to 2018 Report on Fees.
On June 22, 2017, the Service Fees ActFootnote 1 received royal assent, thereby repealing the User Fees ActFootnote 2 .
The Service Fees Act introduces a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through enhanced reporting to Parliament, improved transparency and oversight. The act provides for:

This 2017 to 2018 Fees Report is the first report to be prepared under the Service Fees Act.  The report includes new information such as a detailed listing of all fees along with future year fee amounts. Additional fee information will be included starting next fiscal year, once ISED fully transitions to the Service Fees Act regime.
The service fees charged by ISED help deliver a wide range of services to businesses and individuals, including: patent licenses; accreditation; incorporation; and, radio and spectrum licenses. For the various fee categories managed by ISED in 2017-18, the Department collected revenue ranging from a few thousand dollars to over 150 million dollars, for a total of $304,457,318 of 2017-18 revenue.
As the implementation of the Service Fees Act continues, we expect that Canadians and Canadian businesses will benefit from increased transparency, accountability and predictability in the management of fees charged by ISED.

I) ISED departmental fees information

General fees information

The tables that follow provide information on each category of fees, including:

In addition to the information presented by fee category, there is a summary of the financial information for all fees as well as a listing of fees under the department’s authority. This listing includes the existing fee dollar amounts and the adjusted dollar fee amount for a future year.

General and financial information by fee category

Program: Marketplace Frameworks and Regulation

Sub-program: Trade Measurement

General information

Fee category

Measurement Canada: Device Approval and Measurement Standard Certification

Fee-setting authority

Weights and Measures ActFootnote 3

Year introduced

Exact year is unknown. Fees for device approval and measurement standard certification have been in existence for over 35 years.

Year last amended

1993

Service standard

Notice of Approval issued between 30 and 120 calendar days depending on complexity of submission. Certificate of Calibration issued in 60 calendar days. Service standards and associated performance targets published on Measurement Canada's websiteFootnote 4.

Performance results

Performance standard met, on average, 96% of the time for device approvals and 97% of the time for measurement standard certifications.

Other information

Workload is solely dependent on client demand for services and complexity of device approvals and measurement standard certifications requested during the fiscal year.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

149,071

137,138

537,416

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Measurement Canada: Device Inspection

Fee-setting authority

Weights and Measures ActFootnote 3

Year introduced

Exact year is unknown. Fees for device inspections have been in existence for over 35 years.

Year last amended

1993

Service standard

Mandatory inspections of devices before they are first placed into service are performed within 10 calendar days of client's request. Service standard published on Measurement Canada's websiteFootnote 4 .

Performance results

Performance standard met, on average, 95% of the time.

Other information

Workload is solely dependent on client demand for service.  The majority of device inspections for which a fee is prescribed by regulation are performed by Measurement Canada authorized service providers (private sector organizations recognized by Measurement Canada to perform inspections).  Measurement Canada performs this type of inspection when there are no authorized service providers recognized to inspect the device type.  The agency performed less than 1,000 device inspections of this type in
2017-18, compared to more than 32,000 inspections of this type performed by authorized service providers.
Fees for inspections performed by authorized service providers are determined by market forces and the organization performing the work, not Measurement Canada.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018 Revenue

2017 to 2018 Cost*

2017 to 2018 Remissions†

60,947

57,145

223,939

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Measurement Canada: Electricity and Natural Gas Meter Inspection

Fee-setting authority

Electricity and Gas Inspection ActFootnote 5

Year introduced

Exact year is unknown. Fees for meter inspections have been in existence for over 30 years.

Year last amended

1995

Service standard

Mandatory inspections of meters for which a fee applies are performed within 10 calendar days of client's request. Service standard published on Measurement Canada's websiteFootnote 4 .

Performance results

Performance standard met, on average, 93% of the time.

Other information

Workload is solely dependent on client demand for service.  The majority (approximately 90%) of meter inspections for which a fee is prescribed by regulation are performed by Measurement Canada authorized service providers (private sector organizations recognized by Measurement Canada to perform inspections).  Measurement Canada performs this type of inspection when there are no authorized service providers recognized to inspect the meter type. 
Fees for inspections performed by authorized service providers are determined by market forces and the organization performing the work, not Measurement Canada.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018  Revenue

2017 to 2018 Cost*

2017 to 2018 Remissions†

79,008

229,218

898,257

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Measurement Canada: Electricity and Natural Gas Meter Approval and Measuring Apparatus Certification

Fee-setting authority

Electricity and Gas Inspection ActFootnote 5

Year introduced

Exact year is unknown. Fees for meter approvals and measuring apparatus certifications have been in existence for over 30 years.

Year last amended

1995

Service standard

Notice of Approval issued between 30 and 120 calendar days depending on complexity of submission. Certificate of Calibration issued in 60 calendar days. Service standard published on Measurement Canada's service standards websiteFootnote 4 .

Performance results

Performance standard met, on average, 94% of the time for electricity and natural gas meter approvals and 92% of the time for measurement standards certifications.

Other information

Workload is solely dependent on client demand for services and complexity of meter approvals and measuring apparatus certifications requested during the fiscal year.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

306,561

236,252

925,820

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Measurement Canada: Electricity and Natural Gas Accreditation (initial and renewal)

Fee-setting authority

Electricity and Gas Inspection ActFootnote 5

Year introduced

Exact year is unknown. Fees for electricity and natural gas accreditation (initial and renewal) have been in existence for nearly 30 years.

Year last amended

1995

Service standard

Granting of accreditation involves the successful completion of several phases.  Measurement Canada will issue a document review report within 6 weeks of receiving all required documents and an audit report within 4 weeks of the last onsite audit.  Accreditation recognition will be granted within three weeks of confirming successful implementation of accepted procedures and confirmation of compliance with requirements. Service standard published on Measurement Canada's websiteFootnote 4 .

Performance results

Performance standard met, on average, 98% of the time.

Other information

Workload is based on the number of private sector organizations seeking to become recognized by Measurement Canada to certify electricity and natural gas meters and the number of authorized service providers who choose to renew their accreditation status.  As of February 28, 2018, there are 226 authorized service providers.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

56,500

50,500

197,899

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Sub-program: Insolvency

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

11,913,327

11,734,634

14,990,746

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy: Superintendent Levy

Fee-setting authority

Bankruptcy and Insolvency ActFootnote 6 (BIA) and Rules

Year introduced

1949

Year last amended

2001

Service standard

Letters of Comment: Issued 90% of the time within 21 business days of receipt of Statement of Receipts and Disbursements.

Performance results

The 21 business day performance standard was met 98.73% of the time.

Other information

Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

41,652,362

40,402,712

51,613,609

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy: Trustee Licence Fee

Fee-setting authority

Bankruptcy and Insolvency ActFootnote 6 (BIA) and Rules

Year introduced

1992

Year last amended

2001

Service standard

Perfected applications for annual trustee licence renewal received through the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy’s Licence Administration Application (OLAA) will be processed within 5 business days 90% of the time.

Performance results

The five-day performance standard was met 100% of the time.

Other information

A self-serve, web-based trustee licence administration portal, the OLAA, was implemented in 2017-18. For all Licensed Insolvency Trustees (LITs) using this application for 2018 annual licence renewals, the five-day performance standard was met 100 percent of the time.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

1,071,100

1,305,313

1,667,511

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy: Name Search Fee

Fee-setting authority

Bankruptcy and Insolvency ActFootnote 6 (BIA) and Rules

Year introduced

1992

Year last amended

1998

Service standard

Faxes answered within 24 hours.

Performance results

The 24-hour performance standard was met 100% of the time.

Other information

Over 90% of Insolvency Record searches are completed on-line by users.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

3,440,934

3,542,629

4,525,633

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Sub-program: Federal Incorporations

General information

Fee category

Corporations Canada has several product offerings, including name searches, and filing articles of incorporation, articles of continuance, statements of revocation of intent to dissolve, and of annual returns

Fee-setting authority

Canada Business Corporations ActFootnote 7 (CBCA), Canada Corporations ActFootnote 8 (CCA), Canada Cooperatives ActFootnote 9 (COOP)

Year introduced

Fees were introduced in 2001 for CBCA and COOP, and 1979 for CCA.

Year last amended

No recent activity for CBCA, CCA and COOP

Service standard

Performance Standard 1:
Online incorporation applications received by 1:00 p.m. EST are processed by 5:00 p.m. EST (CBCA).
Performance Standard 2:
Non-online incorporation applications are processed within five business days (CBCA, CCA and COOP Act).
Performance Standard 3:
Annual returns are processed and available on the Corporations Canada website Footnote 10 within five business days (CBCA and COOP Act).
Performance Standard 4:
Provision of other online services. A complete listing of other online services and related standards are available on the Corporations Canada websiteFootnote 10 (CBCA).

Performance Standard 5:
Provision of other non-online services. A complete listing of other non-online services and related standards are available on the Corporations Canada websiteFootnote 10 (CBCA, CCA and COOP Act).

Performance results

Performance Standard 1: 94.8%
Online incorporation applications received by 1:00 p.m. EST are processed by 5:00 p.m. EST (CBCA).
Performance Standard 2: 92.1%
Non-online incorporation applications are processed within five business days (CBCA, CCA and COOP Act).
Performance Standard 3: 99.7%
Annual returns are processed and available on the Corporations Canada website Footnote 10 within five business days (CBCA and COOP Act).
Performance Standard 4: 100%
Provision of other online services. A complete listing of other online services and related standards are available on the Corporations Canada website Footnote 10 (CBCA).

Performance Standard 5: 100%
Provision of other non-online services. A complete listing of other non-online services and related standards are available on the Corporations Canada website Footnote 10(CBCA and COOP Act).

Other information

Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

15,094,432

16,539,223

13,841,398

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Corporations Canada has several product offerings under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, including filing articles of incorporation, articles of continuance, statements of revocation of intent to dissolve, and of annual returns

Fee-setting authority

Canada Not-for-profit Corporations ActFootnote 11 (NFP Act)

Year introduced

Fee was introduced in 2011

Year last amended

2011

Service standard

Performance Standard 1:
Online incorporation applications received by 1:00 p.m. EST are processed by 5:00 p.m. EST (NFP Act).
Performance Standard 2:
Non-online incorporation applications are processed within five business days (NFP Act).
Performance Standard 3:
Annual returns are processed and available on the Corporations Canada website Footnote 10 within five business days.
Performance Standard 4:
Provision of other services for NFP Act corporations. A complete listing of other services and related standards are available on the Corporations Canada website Footnote 10 .

Performance results

Performance Standard 1: 91.7%
Online incorporation applications received by 1:00 p.m. EST are processed by 5:00 p.m. EST (NFP Act).
Performance Standard 2: 91.2%
Non-online incorporation applications are processed within five business days (NFP Act).
Performance Standard 3: 99.4%
Annual returns are processed and available on the Corporations Canada website Footnote 10 within five business days.
Performance Standard 4: 100%
Provision of other services for NFP Act corporations. A complete listing of other services and related standards are available on the Corporations Canada website Footnote 10.

Other information

Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

1,201,420

1,062,560

1,101,686

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Sub-program: Intellectual Property

General information

Fee category

Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

Fee-setting authority

Financial Administration ActFootnote 12 , Patent Act Footnote 13 , Trade-marks ActFootnote 14 , Copyright ActFootnote 15 , Industrial Design ActFootnote 16 , Integrated Circuit Topography ActFootnote 17 , Department of Industry ActFootnote 18

Year introduced

To become a Special Operating Agency and establish its revolving fund, CIPO prepared a Framework Document (August 1993) . The Framework Document establishes CIPO’s strategic objectives and accountabilities, and lists the products and services that it is responsible for providing.

Year last amended

2004

Service standard

See CIPO Client Service StandardsFootnote 19 .

Performance results

Performance standards achieved 83.8% of the time.

Other information

In 2014, the Government of Canada amended Canada’s intellectual property (IP) laws in order to join five IP treaties administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization. In 2015, the Government passed additional amendments to trademark and patent laws. Implementation of these amendments requires modifications to portions of CIPO’s fee structure as it relates to trademarks and to patents. 
Proposed fee changes as part of regulatory amendment packages for implementation of the treaties were published for trademarks in Canada Gazette I, Part I in 2016-17, and are expected to be published for patents in Canada Gazette I, Part I in fall 2018. It is anticipated that the amended fee regime and associated service standards will take effect in 2019.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

158,251,714

150,180,748

158,022,310

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Program: Marketplace Competition and Investments

Sub-program: Competition Law Enforcement

General information

Fee category

Pre-Merger Notification and Advance Ruling Certificate (ARC) requests

Fee-setting authority

Department of Industry ActFootnote 18
Competition Bureau Fees and Service Standards Policy for Mergers and Merger-Related Matters

Year introduced

1997

Year last amended

2010

Service standard

Non-Complex: 14 calendar days

Complex: 30 or 45 calendar days where a supplementary information request has been issued

Performance results

Non-complex: 96%

Complex: 86%

Other information

The Bureau increased the filing fee for merger reviews from $50,000.00 to $72,000.00, effective May 1st 2018. 
The Bureau revised its merger filing fee, and to be able to continue to effectively and efficiently review mergers and manage its merger program. Prior to this recent increase, the Bureau’s merger filing fee had not been increased since 2003, making the Bureau’s efforts to deliver merger reviews within the limits of the previous funding unsustainable.
Pursuant to the Service Fees Act (SFA), the Department of Industry Act (DIA) and relevant Treasury Board guidelines on costing, the Bureau developed a fee proposal that included a costing analysis, a consideration of the private and public benefit of the proposed fee, an international comparison of fees of other agencies, and consultations with stakeholders.
In addition to a preliminary consultation with senior members of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) in September 2017, the Bureau held in-person sessions with stakeholders in Toronto and Montreal. The proposal was also published on the Bureau’s website for public consultation from October 20, 2017 to November 20, 2017. The Bureau reviewed stakeholders’ comments and concerns and revised the proposal as necessary. In April 2018, the Minister of ISED approved the Bureau’s fee proposal. Pursuant to the DIA and SFA, the revised fee was published in the Canada Gazette on April 28, 2018.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

10,774,985

9,937,360

17,015,339

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Written Opinions

Fee-setting authority

Department of Industry ActFootnote 18
Competition Bureau Fee and Service Standards Policy

Year introduced

1997

Year last amended

Written Opinions relating to Part IX of the Act: 2010
Written Opinions relating to other parts of the Act: 2011

Service standard

  • Part IX of the Act:
    • Non-Complex: 14 days
    • Complex: 28 days
  • Other parts of the Act:
    • Sections 45 to 49, 79 and 90.1:
      • Non-complex: 6 weeks
      • Complex: 10 weeks
    • Sections 52, 52.1, 53, 54, 55, 55.1, 74.01(1)(a), 74.01(1)(c), 74.01(2), 74.01(3), 74.02, 74.04, 74.05 and 74.06:
      • Non-Complex: 2 weeks
      • Complex: 6 weeks
  • Written Opinions with respect to any other provision except mergers and merger-related matters:
    • Non-Complex: 4 weeks
Complex: 8 weeks

Performance results

Non-Complex: None of the written opinions issued in 2017-18 were designated as non-complex.
Complex: 54%

Other information

All written opinions issued in 2017-18 were designated as complex.
Due to the complexity and the additional reviews required to complete the requests, five (5) of the 10 complex written opinions issued during 2017-18 were not met within the service standards.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

18,000

14,130

226,513

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

CA Numbers

Fee-setting authority

Department of Industry ActFootnote 18

Year introduced

1972

Year last amended

1986

Service standard

Online application: 5 Business days
(use of web form and credit card payments)
Application by mail: 20 Business days, which includes validation of payment
(sent by mail with cheque or money order included)

The performance target for this service standard is 90% of completed applications that are processed within the advertised processing times.

Performance results

97%

Other information

CA Numbers fees are fees charged to obtain an identification number.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

90,300

105,400

359,218

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Program: Spectrum, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy

General information

Fee category

Registration Fee

Fee-setting authority

Radiocommunication Act Footnote 20 , section 6(1)
Department of Industry ActFootnote 18 , sections 18, 19, 20
Financial Administration ActFootnote 12 , section 19.1

Year introduced

2004

Year last amended

2007

Service standard

Processing time of two (2) business days per transaction.

Performance results

Service standard was met 100% of the time.

Other information

Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

127,500

116,000

226,846

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Listing Fee

Fee-setting authority

Radiocommunication ActFootnote 20 , section 6(1)
Department of Industry ActFootnote 18, sections 18, 19, 20
Financial Administration ActFootnote 12, section 19.1

Year introduced

2004

Year last amended

2007

Service standard

Processing time of two (2) business days per transaction.

Performance results

Service standard was met 100% of the time.

Other information

Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

464,450

501,000

979,233

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Assessment Fee

Fee-setting authority

Radiocommunication ActFootnote 20 , section 6(1)
Department of Industry ActFootnote 18, sections 18, 19, 20
Financial Administration ActFootnote 12, section 19.1

Year introduced

2004

Year last amended

2007

Service standard

Processing time of 14 calendar days per transaction.

Performance results

Service standard was met 100% of the time.

Other information

Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

6,000

13,000

25,380

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

General information

Fee category

Technical Expertise Fee

Fee-setting authority

Radiocommunication ActFootnote 20, section 6(1)
Department of Industry ActFootnote 18, sections 18, 19, 20
Financial Administration ActFootnote 12, section 19.1

Year introduced

2004

Year last amended

2007

Service standard

Processing time of ten (10) business days per transaction.

Performance results

Service standard was met 100% of the time.

Other information

Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

13,650

7,000

13,732

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

RADIOCOM:

Full Costs for RADIOCOM (New and Amended Radio Licences): Radio and spectrum licences fees are for the right and privilege to exploit spectrum. These fees do not recover administrative costs of issuing radio or spectrum licences. As such, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has not established administrative processes to track actual costs on this basis.

The tables below for RADIOCOM do not include revenues from the renewal of existing licences under the Radiocommunication Act, Department of Industry Act and Financial Administration Act. These amounts are reported in the Public Accounts of CanadaFootnote 21 .

General information

Fee category

New and Amended Radio Licences for:

  • Fixed Parameter Radio Stations
  • Mobile Radio Stations
  • Microwave Stations
  • Earth Station
  • Space Station
  • Mobile Public Safety Communications 4.9GHz

Fee-setting authority

Radiocommunication ActFootnote 20 , section 6(1)
Department of Industry ActFootnote 18, sections 18, 19, 20
Financial Administration ActFootnote 19 , section 19.1

Year introduced

2000; 2008 -- Mobile Public Safety Communications 4.9GHz

Year last amended

2000 Radio Authorization Fees;
2008 Mobile Public Safety Communications 4.9GHz

Service standard

See timeframes indicated in Spectrum Management Service StandardsFootnote 22 .

Performance results

Service standard was met at 96%;
100% Mobile Public Safety Communications 4.9GHz

Other information

Total fees reported pertain to all new and amended licenses issued across the six types of radio licenses. Performance standards and results are a total of all received applications regardless of category.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

9,143,380

7,191,811

83,642,510‡

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.
‡ The 2017 to 2018 cost is an estimate and is indicative of total costs for the Spectrum Management program for 2017-18. See note regarding Full costs for RADIOCOM above.

Program: Small Business Research, Financing and Services

Sub-program: Small Business Financing and Growth

General information

Fee category

Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP): Registration and Administration Fees

Fee-setting authority

Canada Small Business Financing ActFootnote 23 (CSBFA)

Year introduced

Fees were established for the CSBFA in 1999.

Year last amended

Not applicable.

Service standard

Two (2) days or less to register a loan.
20 days or less to process a claim.

Performance results

In 2017-18, the standard of two (2) days or less to register a loan was met 99% of the time.
On average, the time required to process a claim was 8.5 days upon receipt of all required documentation.  The standard of 20 days or less to process a claim was met 88% of the time.

Other information

The actual revenue amount represents the registration and administration fees for loans made under the CSBFP. Cost figures represent the operating cost of the Small Business Financing Directorate to administer the CSBFP. Cost does not include expenses associated with claim payments made to financial institutions as a result of defaulted loans. These expenses are integrated in the “Details on Transfer Payment Programs” section of the 2017-18 Departmental Results Report Supplementary Information Tables.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

53,776,056 

61,089,400

4,256,531‡

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.
‡ Cost does not include expenses associated with claim payments made to financial institutions as a result of defaulted loans.

Internal Services

General information

Fee category

Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the Access to Information Act (ATIA)

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information ActFootnote 24

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

2018

Service standard

On-time compliance or meeting of statutory deadlines is defined by responses provided within 30 days following receipt of requests or within statutory deadlines (as per section 9 of the ATIA). Response time may be legally extended pursuant to section 9 of the ATIA. Notice of extension is sent within 30 days after receipt of request.

The ATIA and the department’s annual report on the ATIA provide more complete details.

Performance results

Statutory deadlines (e.g., 30-days to legally extended deadlines) were met 89% of the time in 2017–18. This represents a good rating given the 92% increase in ATIA requests since 2015-16 (1,700 vs. 885). 
The public has a legal right to submit complaints to the Office of the Information Commissioner concerning the administration of the ATIA.

In 2017-18, the department received 48 complaints concerning the administration of the legislation (less than 3% of the 1700 received requests), of these 6 related to missed legal deadlines.  Overall, clients are satisfied with service delivery.

Other information

The ATIA and the ATI Regulations state that all formal requests submitted must be accompanied by a $5.00 application fee and is to be payable to the Receiver General of Canada. All fees prescribed and received pursuant to the ATIA are returned to the Consolidated Revenue Fund. All fees collected and waived under the ATIA are detailed in the department’s annual report to Parliament on the administration of the ATIA.
The fees collected during the reporting period totalled $4,145.00. In accordance with government policy, it is the Department’s practice to waive fees where the total owing per request is less than $25.00. Fees waived during 2017–18 amounted to $3,335.00 for application costs less than $25.00.

Since May 5, 2016, the Interim Directive on the Administration of the Access to Information Act directs institutions to waive all fees prescribed by the Act and the regulations, other than the $5.00 application fee.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

3,635

4,145

2,096,180

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Financial totals for all fee categories

Total revenues, cost and remissions (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

307,695,332

304,457,318

357,387,707

Not applicable

Note: the totals are the sums of the revenues, costs and remissions reported for all fee categories in the “Financial information” tables.

Fees under the department’s authority

Program: Marketplace Frameworks and Regulation

Sub-program: Trade Measurement

Fee amounts for 2017 to 2018, 2019 to 2020, and a future fiscal year, as applicable (dollars)

Name of fee

2017–18 Fee amount

2019–20 Adjusted fee amount* **

Future fee amount and fiscal year†

Weights and Measures

Evaluation and approval of prototype measuring devices for use in Canada

$30.00 per half hour during regular working hours; $45.00 per half hour outside of regular working hours
Travel and accommodation costs as per TBS Travel Directive.

$30.66 per half hour during regular working hours; $45.99 per half hour outside of regular working hours
As per fee adjustment applied by TBS as part of Travel Directive.

Not applicable

Physical measurement standard certification

$30.00 per half hour during regular working hours; $45.00 per half hour outside of regular working hours
Travel and accommodation costs as per TBS Travel Directive.

$30.66 per half hour during regular working hours; $45.99 per half hour outside of regular working hours
As per fee adjustment applied by TBS as part of Travel Directive.

Not applicable

Device inspection

$30.00 per half hour during regular working hours; $45.00 per half hour outside of regular working hours

Travel and accommodation costs as per TBS Travel Directive.

$30.66 per half hour during regular working hours; $45.99 per half hour outside of regular working hours
As per fee adjustment applied by TBS as part of Travel Directive.

Not applicable

Use of ancillary test equipment, travel and accommodation costs

Range from $20.00 to $100.00 depending on type of equipment, for the fees found in the Weights and Measures Regulations, Schedule V, Part IFootnote 25 .
Travel and accommodation costs as per TBS Travel Directive.

Range from $20.44 to $102.20 depending on type of equipment.
As per fee adjustment applied by TBS as part of Travel Directive.

Not applicable

Evaluation and approval of prototype electricity and natural gas meters for use in Canada

$25.00 per half hour during inspector’s normal  working hours as found in the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26 , subsection 47(1)

$25.55 per half hour during inspector’s normal working hours

Not applicable

Electricity Measuring Apparatus Accuracy

Measuring apparatus (test standard) certification

Range from $200.00 to $350.00 depending on the type of test standard as found in the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part VIII, Items 1-4

Range from $204.40 to $357.70 depending on the type of test standard

Not applicable

Measuring Apparatus Requiring Additional Points
(testing for each additional point when the number of points is greater than the number set out in the regulations for that measuring apparatus)

For each additional point tested, 10% of the fee for that item

For each additional point tested, 10% of the Consumer Price Index-adjusted fee for that item

Not applicable

Meter calibration console

$300.00 for single test station
and $20.00 for each additional test station

$306.60 for single test station
and $20.44 for each additional test station

Not applicable

Gas Measuring Apparatus Accuracy

Apparatus for measuring volume

Range from $50.00 to $500.00 depending on the type of test standard as found in the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part IX, Items 1-11

Range from $51.10 to $511.00 depending on the type of test standard

Not applicable

Apparatus for measuring pressure

Range from $50.00 to $150.00 depending on the type of test standard as found in the Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulationsxxvi, Schedule I, Part IX, Items 12-18

Range from $51.10 to $153.30 depending on the type of test standard

Not applicable

Apparatus for measuring temperature

Range from $25.00 to $150.00 depending on the type of test standard as found in the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part IX, Items 19-22

Range from $25.55 to $153.30 depending on the type of test standard

Not applicable

Other gas measuring apparatus

Range from $150.00 to $200.00 depending on the type of test standard as found in the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part IX, Items 23-26

Range from $153.30 to $204.40 depending on the type of test standard

Not applicable

Measuring Apparatus Requiring Additional Points
(testing for each additional point when the number of points is greater than the number set out in the regulations for that measuring apparatus)

For each additional point tested, 10% of the fee for that item

For each additional point tested, 10% of the Consumer Price Index-adjusted fee for that item

Not applicable

Electricity and natural gas meter inspection

Charges for inspector’s time and expenses

$25.00 per half hour during inspector’s normal working hours and $50.00 outside of inspector’s normal working hours
Travel and accommodation costs as per Treasury Board guidelines.

$25.55 per half hour during inspector’s normal working hours and $51.10 outside of inspector’s normal working hours
As per fee adjustment applied by TBS as part of Travel Directive.

Not applicable

Operational location fee for servicing electricity meters and electricity metering installations

Range from $3.00 to $20.00 depending on the type of meter or metering installation as found in the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part I, Column II, Items 1-17

Range from $3.07 to $20.44 depending on the type of meter or metering installation

Not applicable

Other location fee for servicing electricity meters and electricity metering installations

Range from $1.00 to $20.00 depending on the type of meter or metering installation as found in the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part I, Column III, Items 1-17

Range from $1.02 to $20.44 depending on the type of meter or metering installation

Not applicable

Fee for inspecting, testing, verifying or re-verifying an electricity meter approved to perform the functions of more than one type of meter set out in the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26

The sum of the fees payable under the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part I, Column II or III of items 1 to 17, as applicable, for each meter or metering function for the component meters in the combination meter

Determined by the formula, using adjusted fee

Not applicable

Fees for inspecting, testing, verifying or re-verifying an electricity meter with measurement functions that are not sealed and that can be programmed or re-profiled by the user

The sum of the fees payable under the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part I, Column II or III of items 1 to 17, as applicable, for each function capable of being programmed into the meter

Determined by the formula, using adjusted fee

Not applicable

Fees for inspecting, testing, verifying or re-verifying an electricity meter where the initial reverification period has been extended

The fee payable for that meter under the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part I, Column II or III of items 1 to 19, as applicable, multiplied by the length of the extension in years and divided by the initial reverification period in years referred to in subsection 12(1) of the Act for that meter

Determined by the formula, using adjusted fee

Not applicable

Voltage test referred to in section 25 of the Act (electricity meter)

$25.00

$25.55

Not applicable

Operational location fee for servicing gas meters and gas metering installations

Range from $3.00 to $100.00 depending on the type of meter or metering installation as found in the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part IV, Column II, Items 1-30

Range from $3.07 to $102.20 depending on the type of meter or metering installation

Not applicable

Other location fee for servicing gas meters and electricity metering installations

Range from $1.50 to $40 depending on the type of meter or metering installation as found in the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part IV, Column III, Items 1-30

Range from $1.53 to $40.88 depending on the type of meter or metering installation

Not applicable

Fee for inspecting, testing, verifying or re-verifying a gas meter approved to perform the functions of more than one type of meter set out in the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26

The sum of the fees payable under the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part IV, Column II or III of items 1 to 30, as applicable, for each meter or metering function for the component meters in the combination meter

Determined by the formula, using adjusted fee

Not applicable

Fee for inspecting, testing, verifying or re-verifying a gas meter with measurement functions that are not sealed and that can be programmed or re-profiled by the user

The sum of the fees payable under the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part IV, Column II or III of items 1 to 30, as applicable, for each function capable of being programmed into the meter

Determined by the formula, using adjusted fee

Not applicable

Fee for inspecting, testing, verifying or re-verifying a gas meter where the initial reverification period has been extended

The fee payable for that meter under the Electricity and Gas Inspection RegulationsFootnote 26, Schedule I, Part IV, Column II or III of items 1 to 30, as applicable, multiplied by the length of the extension in years and divided by the initial reverification period in years referred to in subsection 12(1) of the Act for that meter

Determined by the formula, using adjusted fee

Not applicable

Relative density test (gas meter)

$30.00

$30.66

Not applicable

Water vapour test (gas meter)

$30.00

$30.66

Not applicable

Audits

Accreditation (recognition to perform inspections) – initial and renewal

$1,000

$1,022

Not applicable

* Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways: (1) Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The Consumer Price Index rate for this report is 2.2%. (2) The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.
** For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20.
† The “Future fee amount and fiscal year” is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.

Sub-program: Insolvency

Fee amounts for 2017 to 2018, 2019 to 2020, and a future fiscal year, as applicable (dollars)

Name of fee

201718                    Fee amount

201920             Adjusted fee amount* **

Future fee amount and fiscal year†

Insolvency – Filing Fee (Summary Administration)

$75 for an estate under summary administration in respect of an individual bankrupt who has never before been bankrupt under the laws of Canada or of any jurisdiction prescribed under section 168.1 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency ActFootnote 6

$75.00
Bankruptcy and Insolvency General Rules: Rule 132(1) (a)Footnote 27

$76.65

Not applicable

Insolvency – Filing Fee (Ordinary Administration)
In the case of any other bankruptcy, $150, payable at the time of filing an assignment under subsection 49(3) of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency ActFootnote 6 (BIA) or at the time of the making of a bankruptcy order under subsection 43(6) of the BIA;

$150.00
Bankruptcy and Insolvency General Rules: Rule 132(1) (a)Footnote 27

$153.30

Not applicable

 

Insolvency – Filing Fee (Division I Proposal)
In the case of a proposal made by an insolvent person, $150, payable at the time of filing a copy of the proposal pursuant to subsection 62(1) of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency ActFootnote 6 ,

$150.00
Bankruptcy and Insolvency General Rules: Rule 132(1) (b)Footnote 27

$153.30

Not applicable

Insolvency – Filing Fee (Division II Proposal)
In the case of a consumer proposal made by a consumer debtor, $100, payable at the time of filing a copy of the consumer proposal pursuant to paragraph 66.13(2)(d) of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency ActFootnote 6 ;

$100.00
Bankruptcy and Insolvency General Rules: 132(1) (c)Footnote 27

$102.20

Not applicable

Insolvency – Filing Fee
If the official receiver directs, pursuant to subsection 49(8) of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency ActFootnote 6 (BIA), that subsection 49(6) of the BIA ceases to apply in respect of a bankrupt, $75, payable at the time of the official receiver’s direction

$75.00
Bankruptcy and Insolvency General Rules: Rule 132(1) (d)Footnote 27

$76.65

Not applicable

Insolvency – Notice Fee
For the purposes of subsection 245(1) of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Actvi, the fee that accompanies the notice sent to the Superintendent is $70

$70.00
Bankruptcy and Insolvency General Rules: Rule 136Footnote 27

$71.54

Not applicable

 

Insolvency – Superintendent’s Levy

The fee amount is variable. The fee is determined by a formula that can be found in the
Bankruptcy and Insolvency General Rules: Rules 123(1-4)Footnote 27

The fee amount is variable. The fee is determined by a formula that can be found in the
Bankruptcy and Insolvency General Rules: Rules 123(1-4)Footnote 27

Not applicable

Licensed Insolvency Trustee – Annual Licence Renewal Fee

$850.00

$869.00

Not applicable

Licensed Insolvency Trustee – Candidate Application Fee

$300.00

$306.60

Not applicable

Insolvency Records Search Fee

$8.00

$8.18

Not applicable

Insolvency – Unclaimed Dividends Fee

$30.00

$30.66

Not applicable

* Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways: (1) Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The Consumer Price Index rate for this report is 2.2%. (2) The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.
** For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20.
† The “Future fee amount and fiscal year” is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.

Sub-program: Federal incorporations

Fee amounts for 2017 to 2018, 2019 to 2020, and a future fiscal year, as applicable (dollars)

Name of fee

201718                    Fee amount

201920             Adjusted fee amount* **

Future fee amount and fiscal year†

Incorporation certificates issued under incorporation legislation (Online)

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Post-incorporation certificates

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Incorporation certificates issued under incorporation legislation (Paper)

$250.00

$255.50

Not applicable

Exemptions – Canada Business Corporations ActFootnote 7 and Canada Not-for-profit Corporations ActFootnote 11

$250.00

$255.50

Not applicable

Exemption – Canada Cooperatives ActFootnote 9

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Restated articles

$50.00

$51.10

Not applicable

Revocation of the intent to dissolve

$50.00

$51.10

Not applicable

Annual return (Paper)

$40.00

$40.88

Not applicable

Annual return (Online)

$20.00

$20.44

Not applicable

Certified copies of documents

$35.00

$35.77

Not applicable

Certificate of compliance or existence (COOP)

$35.00

$35.77

Not applicable

Certificate of compliance or existence (CBCA and NFP)

$10.00

$10.22

Not applicable

Copies of documents (uncertified)

$1.00 per page

$1.02 per page

Not applicable

Nuans reports and related services

$12.00

$12.26

Not applicable

Nuans (Pre-search report)

$2.00

$2.04

Not applicable

Nuans (On-screen pre-search results)

$0.20

$0.20

Not applicable

Nuans – Trademark surveillance citations

$0.10

$0.10

Not applicable

Office of the Registrar General of Canada – Railway documents
Deposit of each primary document and first secondary document

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Office of the Registrar General of Canada – Railway documents
Subsequent secondary documents

$35.00

$35.77

Not applicable

* Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways: (1) Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The Consumer Price Index rate for this report is 2.2%. (2) The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.
** For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20.
† The “Future fee amount and fiscal year” is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.

Sub-program: Intellectual Property

Fee amounts for 2017 to 2018, 2019 to 2020, and a future fiscal year, as applicable (dollars)

Name of fee

2017–18 Fee amount

2019–20 Adjusted fee amount* **

Future fee amount and fiscal year†

CIPO Client Service Centre

Providing access to a pay-for-print station in the public search room

$0.50 per page

$0.51 per page

Not applicable

Patents

Requesting publication in the Canadian Patent Office Record

$20.00

$20.44

Not applicable

Maintenance fees 2nd, 3rd, and 4th anniversary of the filing (small and medium enterprises)

$50.00

$51.10

Not applicable

Maintenance fees 2nd, 3rd, and 4th anniversary of the filing (Standard)

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Maintenance fees 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th anniversary of the filing –Small and medium enterprises

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Maintenance fees 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th anniversary of the filing -- Standard

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Maintenance fees 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th anniversary of the filing – Small and medium enterprises

$125.00

$127.75

Not applicable

Maintenance fees 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th anniversary of the filing – Standard

$250.00

$255.50

Not applicable

Maintenance fees 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th anniversary of the filing – Small and medium enterprises

$225.00

$229.95

Not applicable

Maintenance fees 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th anniversary of the filing – Standard

$450.00

$459.90

Not applicable

Priority Doc Repro

$30.00 flat + $1.00 per page

$30.66 flat + $1.02 per page

Not applicable

Final fee (under subsection 30(1) or (5) of the Patent RulesFootnote 28 for applications filed on or after October 1, 1989) – page of specification

$4.00 per page

$4.09 per page

Not applicable

Final fee (under subsection 30(1) or (5) of the Patent RulesFootnote 28 for applications filed before October 1, 1989) – each page of specification

$6.00 per page

$6.13 per page

Not applicable

Providing responses to patent search requests according to section 11 of the Patent ActFootnote 13 and item 23 of Schedule II of the Patent RulesFootnote 28

$100.00 per request + $100.00 for each add file

$102.20 per request + $102.20 for each add file

Not applicable

Providing responses to patent status search requests according to item 27 of Schedule II of the Patent RulesFootnote 28

$15.00 per request + $15.00 for add file

$15.33 per request + $15.33 for add file

Not applicable

Providing responses to patent search requests according to item 24 of Schedule II of the Patent RulesFootnote 28

$20.00 per request + $20.00 for add file

$20.44 per request + $20.44 for add file

Not applicable

Disclaimer fee

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Request for examination fee with prior international search in Canada – Small entity

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Final fee (under subsection 30(1) or (5) of the Patent RulesFootnote 28 for applications filed on or after October 1, 1989) – Small entity

$150.00

$153.30

Not applicable

Registration of a document

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Completion fee

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Extension of time

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Fee for reinstatement on the Patent Agent Register

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Filing fee Small Entity

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

International – Additional fee for late payment

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

International -- Additional fee for late payment – Under subsection 58(3) of the Patent RulesFootnote 28

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Late payment fee

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Basic national entry fee – Small entity

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

National – Additional fee for late payment Under subsection 58(3) of the Patent RulesFootnote 28

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Reinstatement – On requesting reinstatement of an abandoned application for various reasons

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Request for examination fee with prior international search in Canada – Standard

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Requesting correction of a clerical error

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Restoration – On applying for restoration of a forfeited application under subsection 73(2) of the Patent ActFootnote 13 as it read immediately before October 1, 1989

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Final fee (under subsection 30(1) or (5) of the Patent RulesFootnote 28 for applications filed on or after October 1, 1989) – Standard

$300.00

$306.60

Not applicable

International – Transmittal fee

$300.00

$306.60

Not applicable

Fee for maintaining the name of an agent to the register

$350.00

$357.70

Not applicable

Applying for Patent Register

$350.00

$357.70

Not applicable

Final fee (under subsection 30(1) or (5) of the Patent RulesFootnote 28 for applications filed before October 1, 1989) – Small entity

$350.00

$357.70

Not applicable

Amendment after allowance fee

$400.00

$408.80

Not applicable

Filing fee – Standard

$400.00

$408.80

Not applicable

Basic national entry fee – Standard

$400.00

$408.80

Not applicable

Request for examination fee with no prior international search in Canada – Small entity

$400.00

$408.80

Not applicable

Advanced examination fee

$500.00

$511.00

Not applicable

Final fee (under subsection 30(1) or (5) of the Patent RulesFootnote 28 for applications filed before October 1, 1989) – Standard

$700.00

$715.40

Not applicable

International – Additional fee

$800.00

$817.60

Not applicable

International – Additional preliminary examination fee

$800.00

$817.60

Not applicable

International – Preliminary examination fee

$800.00

$817.60

Not applicable

Request for examination fee with no prior international search in Canada – Standard

$800.00

$817.60

Not applicable

Re-examination fee – Small entity

$1,000.00

$1,022.00

Not applicable

Requesting registration of a judgment

$50.00

$51.10

Not applicable

International – Additional fee –Under Rule 40 of the Regulations under the Patent Cooperation TreatyFootnote 29

$1,600.00

$1,635.20

Not applicable

International – Search fee

$1,600.00

$1,635.20

Not applicable

Reissue fee

$1,600.00

$1,635.20

Not applicable

Re-examination fee – Standard

$2,000.00

$2,044

Not applicable

Request for exam fee with prior international search in Canada – Small entity

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Patent Agent Exam

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Reinstatement on Patent Agent Register

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Allegation of abuse –
under subsection 65(1) of the Patent ActFootnote 13 for the first patent to which the application relates

$2,500.00

$2,555.00

Not applicable

Allegation of abuse – under subsection 65(1) of the Patent ActFootnote 13 for each additional patent to which the application relates

$250.00

$255.50

Not applicable

Allegation of abuse – On requesting an advertisement of an application under subsection 65(1) of the Patent ActFootnote 13 in the Canadian Patent office Record in accordance with subsection 68(2) of the Act

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Providing a certified copy in paper form of a document, other than a certified copy made under Rule 318 or 350 of the Federal Courts RulesFootnote 30 ,

  1. for each certification 
  2. plus, for each page 

 

 

 

$35.00

$1.00

 

 

 

$35.77

$1.02

 

 

Not applicable

Not applicable

On requesting a certified copy in electronic form of a document, other than a request under Rule 317 or 350 of the Federal Courts RulesFederal Courts RulesFootnote 30,

  1. for each certification 
  2. plus, for each patent or application to which the request relates
  3. plus for each additional 10 megabytes or part of them exceeding 7 megabyte

 

 

 

$35.00

 

$10.00

 

$10.00

 

 

 

$35.77

 

$10.22

 

$10.22

 

 

 

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Patent Appeal Board

On requesting a copy of an audio magnetic tape

$5.00

$5.11

Not applicable

On requesting a transcript of an audio magnetic tape, for each page in the transcript

$50.00

$51.10

Not applicable

On notifying the Commissioner, under subparagraph 12(b)(i) of the Patent RulesFootnote 28, of the intention to sit for the whole or any part of the qualifying examination, per paper

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

On notifying the Registrar, under subparagraph 18(b)(i) of the Trade-marks RegulationsFootnote 31, of the intention to sit for the qualifying examination

$400.00

$408.80

Not applicable

On requesting re-examination of a claim or claims in a patent under subsection 48.1(1) of the Patent ActFootnote 13 – Small entity

$1,000.00

$1,022.00

Not applicable

On requesting re-examination of a claim or claims in a patent under subsection 48.1(1) of the Patent ActFootnote 13 – Large entity

$2,000.00

$2,044.00

Not applicable

Industrial Design

Examination of an application to register a design pursuant to subsection 4(1) of the Industrial Design ActFootnote 16,

  1. basic fee
  2. plus, for each page of drawings in excess of 10 pages

 

$400.00
$10.00

 

$408.80
$10.22

 

Not applicable
Not applicable

Maintenance of a registration of a design pursuant to subsection 18(1)
or (2) of the Industrial Design ActFootnote 16

$350.00

$357.70

Not applicable

Maintenance of a registration of a design pursuant to subsection 18(2) of the Industrial Design ActFootnote 16

$50.00

$51.10

Not applicable

Recording an assignment or any document affecting a design pursuant to subsection 13(1) of the Industrial Design ActFootnote 16, for each design

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Providing a copy in paper form of a document, for each page,

  1. where the user of the service makes the copy using Office equipment
  2. where the Office makes the copy

 

 

$0.50

$1.00

 

 

$0.51

$1.02

 

 

Not applicable

Not applicable

Providing a copy in electronic form of a document,

  1. for each request
  2. plus, for each design to which the request relates
  3. plus, if the copy is requested on a physical medium, for each physical medium requested in addition to the first

 

$10.00

$10.00

 

$10.00

 

$10.22

$10.22

 

$10.22

 

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Not applicable

Providing a certified copy in paper form of a document, other than a certified copy made under Rule 318 or 350 of the Federal Courts RulesFootnote 30,

  1. for each certification
  2. plus, for each page

 

 

 

$35.00
$1.00

 

 

 

$35.77
$1.02

 

 

 

Not applicable
Not applicable

Providing a certified copy in electronic form of a document, other than a certified copy made under Rule 318 or 350 of the Federal Courts Rulesxxx,

  1. for each certification
  2. plus, for each design to which the request relates

 

 

 

$35.00

$10.00

 

 

 

$35.77

$10.22

 

 

 

Not applicable

Not applicable

Delaying registration

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Reinstatement of an abandoned application

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Issuance of a correcting certificate as a result of an error not committed by the Office for an industrial design

$50.00

Repealed as of November 6, 2018

Not applicable

Processing a request for accelerated examination of an application to register a design

$500.00

$511.00

Not applicable

Copyrights

Accepting an application for registration of a copyright,

  1. pursuant to section 55 of the Copyright ActFootnote 15,
    1. where the application and fee are submitted online to the Copyright Office, via the Canadian Intellectual Property Office web site,
    2.  in any other case
  2. pursuant to section 56 of the Copyright ActFootnote 15,
    1. where the application and fee are submitted online to the Copyright Office, via the Canadian Intellectual Property Office web site
    2. in any other case

 

 

$50.00

 

$65.00

 

 

$50.00

 

 

$65.00

 

 

$51.10

 

$66.43

 

 

$51.10

 

 

$66.43

 

 

Not applicable

 

Not applicable

 

 

Not applicable

 

 

Not applicable

Accepting for registration an assignment or licence of a copyright pursuant to section 57 of the Copyright ActFootnote 15

$65.00

$66.43

Not applicable

Processing a request for accelerated action on an application for registration of a copyright or for registration of an assignment, license or other document

$65.00

$66.43

Not applicable

Correcting a clerical error not committed by the Copyright Office in any instrument of record including, without further fee, issuing a corrected certificate of registration of copyright, pursuant to section 61 of the Copyright ActFootnote 15, or processing a request to include in the Register of Copyrights any other document affecting a copyright,

  1. where the request and fee are submitted on-line to the Copyright Office, via the Canadian Intellectual Property Office web site
  2. in any other case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$50.00
$65.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$51.10
$66.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not applicable
Not applicable

Providing a certified copy in paper form of a document, other than a certified copy made under Rule 318 or 350 of the Federal Courts Rules Footnote 30,

  1. for each certification
  2. plus, for each page

 

 

 

$35.00
$1.00

 

 

$35.77
$1.02

 

 

 

Not applicable
Not applicable

Providing a certified copy in electronic form of a document, other than a certified copy made under Rule 318 or 350 of the Federal Courts RulesFootnote 30,

  1. for each certification
  2. plus, for each copyright page to which the request relates

 

 

 

$35.00

 

$10.00

 

 

 

$35.77

 

$10.22

 

 

 

Not applicable

 

Not applicable

Providing a copy in paper form of a document, for each page,

  1. where the user of the service makes the copy using Copyright Office equipment
  2. where the Copyright Office makes the copy

 

 

$0.50

 

$1.00

 

 

$0.51

 

$1.02

 

 

Not applicable

 

Not applicable

Providing a copy in electronic form of a document,

  1. for each request
  2. plus, if the copy is requested on a physical medium, for each physical medium requested in addition to the first
  3. plus, for each copyright to which the request relates

 

$10.00

 

 

$10.00

$10.00

 

$10.22

 

 

$10.22

$10.22

 

Not applicable

 

 

Not applicable

Not applicable

Trademarks
Section includes existing service fees that will be maintained in new regulationsFootnote 32 effective June 17, 2019

Application for an extension of time under section 47 of the Trade-marks ActFootnote 14, for each act for which the extension is sought

$125.00

$127.75

Not applicable

Trademark agent qualifying examination

$400.00

$408.80

Not applicable

Request for name to be entered on the list of trademark agents,

  1. if the request and fee are submitted online through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website
  2. in any other case

 

 

$300.00
$350.00

 

 

$306.60
$357.70

 

 

Not applicable
Not applicable

Maintenance of name on list of trademark agents,

  1. if the request and fee are submitted online through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website
  2. in any other case

 

 

 

$300.00
$350.00

 

 

 

$306.60
$357.70

 

 

 

Not applicable
Not applicable

Reinstatement of name on list of trademark agents

$200.00

$204.40

Not applicable

Request for the giving of public notice under paragraph 9(1)(n) or (n.1) of the Trade-marks ActFootnote 14, for each badge, crest, emblem, mark or armorial bearing

$500.00

$511

Not applicable

Certified copy in paper form,

  1. for each certification
  2. for each page

 

$35.00
$1.00

 

$35.77
$1.02

 

Not applicable
Not applicable

Certified copy in electronic form,

  1. for each certification
  2. for each page

 

$35.00
$1.00

 

$35.77
$1.02

 

Not applicable
Not applicable

Non-certified copy in paper form, for each page,

  1. if the requesting person makes the copy using equipment of the Office of the Registrar of Trademarks
  2. if the Office makes the copy

 

$0.50

 

$1.00

 

$0.51

 

$1.02

 

Not applicable

 

Not applicable

Non-certified copy in electronic form,

  1. for each request
  2. for each trademark to which the request relates
  3. if the copy is requested on a physical medium, for each physical medium requested in addition to the first

 

$10.00

$10.00

 

$10.00

 

$10.22

$10.22

 

$10.22

 

Not applicable

Not applicable

 

Not applicable

Geographical Indication Request

$450.00

$459.90

Not applicable

Request for the recording of the transfer of one or more applications for the registration of a trademark under subsection 48(3) of the Trade-marks ActFootnote 14, for each application

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Statement of opposition under subsection 38(1) of the Trade-marks Actxiv

$750.00

$766.50

Not applicable

Request for the giving of one or more notices under subsection 44(1) of the Trade-marks ActFootnote 14, for each notice requested

$400.00

$408.80

Not applicable

Request for the registration of the transfer of one or more registered trademarks under subsection 48(4) of the Trade-marks ActFootnote 14, for each trademark

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Request for the giving of one or more notices under subsection 45(1) of the Trade-marks ActFootnote 14, for each notice requested

$400.00

$408.80

Not applicable

Trademarks
Section includes existing service fees that are only applicable before June 17, 2019 as well as new fees introduced in the new Trade-marks  RegulationsFootnote 32 to be effective June 17, 2019

Application for the registration of a trademark,

  1. If the request and fee are submitted online through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website
    1. Certificate of registration
  2. In any other case
    1. Certificate of registration

 

 

$250.00 (online)


$200.00



$300.00 (paper)

$200.00

The fees related to the application for the registration of a trademark will be replaced by a new set of fees introduced in new regulations

 

 

Not applicable

Not applicable




Not applicable

Not applicable

Renewal of the registration of a trademark under section 46 of the Trade-marks ActFootnote 14,

  1. if the renewal is requested and the fee submitted online through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website
  2. in any other case

 

 

 

 

$350.00 (online)

$400.00 (paper)

The fees related to the renewal of the registration of a trademark under section 46 of the Act will be replaced by a new set of fees introduced in new regulations

 

 

 

 

Not applicable

Not applicable

Application for the registration of a trademark,

  1. If the request and fee are submitted online through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website
    1. For the first class of goods or services to which the application relates
    2. For each additional class of goods or services to which the application relates as of the filing date

Existing regulations include a different set of fees related to the application for the registration of a trademark

 

 

 

 

 

$330.00 as of
June 17, 2019

 

$100.00 as of
June 17, 2019

 

 

 

 

Not applicable

 

 

Not applicable

Renewal of the registration of a trademark under section 46 of the Trade-marks ActFootnote 14,

  1. if the renewal is requested and the fee submitted online through the Canadian Intellectual Property Office website
    1. For the first class of goods or services to which the request for renewal relates
    2. For each additional class of goods or services to which the request for renewal relates
  2. in any other case
    1. For the first class of goods or services to which the request for renewal relates
    2. For each additional class of goods or services to which the request for renewal relates

Existing regulations include a different set of fees for the renewal of the registration of a trademark under section 46 of the Act

 

 

 

 

$400.00 as of
June 17, 2019

 

$125.00 as of
June 17, 2019

 

$500.00 as of
June 17, 2019

 

$125.00 as of
June 17, 2019

 

 

 

 

Not applicable

 

Not applicable

 

 

Not applicable

 

Not applicable

Application to amend the register under subsection 41(1) of the Trade-marks ActFootnote 14 to extend the statement of goods or services in respect of which a trademark is registered

$450.00 (paper)

The fee for an application to amend the register under section 41(1) of the Act will be replaced by a new set of fees introduced in new regulations

Not applicable

Application to amend the register under subsection 41(1) of the Trade-marks ActFootnote 14 to extend the statement of goods or services in respect of which a trademark is registered,

  1. for the first class of goods or services to which the application relates
  2. for each additional class of goods or services to which the application relates

Existing regulations include a different fee for an application to amend the register under section 41(1) of the Act

 

 

 

$430.00 as of
June 17, 2019

$100.00 as of
June 17, 2019

 

 

 

Not applicable

 

Not applicable

Registration of a trademark

$200.00

Repealed as of June 17, 2019

Not applicable

Trademark Opposition Board

Process the request and send the Section 45 notice to the registered owner (electronic)

$400.00

$408.80

Not applicable

Process the request and send the Section 45 notice to the registered owner (paper)

$400.00

$408.80

Not applicable

Process and assess the Statement of Opposition and forward a copy of the Statement of Opposition to the applicant (electronic)

 

$750.00

 

$766.50

Not applicable

Process and assess the Statement of Opposition and forward a copy of the Statement of Opposition to the applicant (paper)

$750.00

$766.50

Not applicable

Statement of objection under subsection 11.13(1) of the Trade-marks ActFootnote 14

$1,000.00

$1,022.00

Not applicable

Process the request for an extension of time and send the decision to the client (electronic)

$125.00

$127.75

Not applicable

Process the request for an extension of time and send the decision to the client (paper)

$125.00

$127.75

Not applicable

Process the request for an extension of time under exceptional circumstances and send the decision to the client (electronic)

$125.00

$127.75

Not applicable

Process the request for an extension of time under exceptional circumstances and send the decision to the client (paper)

$125.00

$127.75

Not applicable

* Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways: (1) Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The Consumer Price Index rate for this report is 2.2%. (2) The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.
** For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20.
† The “Future fee amount and fiscal year” is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.

Program: Marketplace Competition and Investments

Fee amounts for 2017 to 2018, 2019 to 2020, and a future fiscal year, as applicable (dollars)

Name of fee

201718 Fee amount

201920 Adjusted fee amount* **

Future fee amount and fiscal year†

CA Identification Numbers

$100.00

$102.20

Not applicable

Merger Notification Filings and ARC Requests

$50,000.00

$73,584.00‡

Not applicable

Written Opinions

Section 45-49, 79 and 90.1

Non-Complex

$15,000.00

$15,330.00

Not applicable

Complex

$15,000.00

$15,330.00

Not applicable

Sections
52, 52.01, 52.1,
53, 54,
55, 55.1,
74.01(1)(a),
74.01(1)(c),
74.01(2),
74.01(3),74.011,
74.02, 74.04,
74.05, 74.06

Non-Complex

$1,000.00

$1,022.00

Not applicable

Complex

$1,000.00

$1,022.00

Not applicable

Part IX Written Opinions

Non-Complex

$5,000.00

$5,110.00

Not applicable

Complex

$5,000.00

$5,110.00

Not applicable

Written Opinions with respect to any other provisions

Non-Complex

$5,000.00

$5,110.00

Not applicable

Complex

$5,000.00

$5,110.00

Not applicable

* Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways: (1) Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The Consumer Price Index rate for this report is 2.2%. (2) The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.
** For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20.
† The “Future fee amount and fiscal year” is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.
‡ The fee for merger notification filings and ARC requests was increased to $72,000 effective May 1, 2018.

Program: Spectrum, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy

Fee amounts for 2017 to 2018, 2019 to 2020, and a future fiscal year, as applicable (dollars)

Name of fee

201718                    Fee amount

201920             Adjusted fee amount* **

Future fee amount and fiscal year†

Radio Authorization (Licence) Fees

Fee Schedule Applicable for Mobile Station in any Service Other than the Amateur Radio Service Radiocommunication RegulationsFootnote 33Schedule III, Part I (Sections 56 and 60)

Type of Station, for all Authorized Transmit and Receive Frequencies

 

 

 

  • Mobile station in the aeronautical or maritime services

$36.00

$36.80

Not Applicable

  • Mobile station in the public information service

$36.00

$36.80

Not Applicable

  • Mobile station in the developmental or radiodetermination service

$41.00

$42.00

Not Applicable

  • Mobile station in the land mobile service

$41.00

$42.00

Not Applicable

  • Mobile station communicating with a space station

$41.00

$42.00

Not Applicable

  • Other mobile station

$41.00

$42.00

Not Applicable

Fee Schedule Applicable to Radiocommunication Users for Fixed Stations that Communicate with other Fixed Stations or Space Stations

Radiocommunication RegulationsFootnote 33 Schedule III Part II (Sections 56, 58, 61 and 65)

Number of Telephone Channels per Radio Frequency Assigned to each Transmitter or Receiver

 

 

 

  • From 1 to 24

$34.00

$34.80

Not Applicable

  • From 25 to 60

$42.00

$43.00

Not Applicable

  • From 61 to 120

$50.00

$51.10

Not Applicable

  • From 121 to 300

$91.00

$93.10

Not Applicable

  • From 301 to 600

$151.00

$154.40

Not Applicable

  • From 601 to 960

$213.00

$217.70

Not Applicable

  • From 961 to 1,200

$277.00

$283.10

Not Applicable

  • 1,201 or more

$277.00, plus $63.00 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200

$283.10, plus $64.40 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200

Not Applicable

Fee Schedule Applicable to Radiocommunication Users for Fixed Stations Operating in Certain Services
Radiocommunication RegulationsFootnote 33 Schedule III Part III (Sections 56, 62 and 72)

Type of Station, for all Authorized Transmit and Receive Frequencies

 

 

 

Fixed station referred to in subsection 62(1) or section 72 of these Regulations

$41.00

$42.00

Not Applicable

Fixed station in the public information service

$36.00

$36.80

Not Applicable

Fee Schedule Applicable to Radiocommunication Users for Fixed Stations in the Land Mobile Service
Radiocommunication RegulationsFootnote 33Schedule III Part IV (Sections 55, 56, 63 and 64)

For each Assigned Transmit or Receive Frequency

  • Metropolitan Area

$116.00

$118.60

Not Applicable

  • Other Area

$53.00

$54.20

Not Applicable

Fee Schedule Applicable to Radiocommunication Service Providers for Fixed Stations in the Land Mobile Service
Radiocommunication RegulationsFootnote 33  Schedule III Part V (Sections 55, 56 and 66 to 71)

For each assigned transmit or receive frequency

  • Metropolitan Area

$116.00

$118.60

Not Applicable

  • Other Area

$53.00

$54.20

Not Applicable

Dispatch
For each assigned transmit or receive frequency

  • High Congestion Zone

$1,051.00

$1,074.20

Not Applicable

  • Medium Congestion Zone

$526.00

$537.60

Not Applicable

  • Low Congestion Zone

$262.00

$267.80

Not Applicable

Paging
For each assigned transmit or receive frequency

  • High Congestion Zone

$368.00

$376.10

Not Applicable

  • Medium Congestion Zone

$316.00

$323.00

Not Applicable

  • Low Congestion Zone

$262.00

$267.80

Not Applicable

Narrowband Personal Communications Services Radio Frequencies
For each 12.5 kHz assigned block of transmit or receive frequencies

$525.00

$536.60

Not Applicable

Fee Schedule Applicable for Space Stations that Communicate with Fixed Stations or Space Stations

Radiocommunication RegulationsFootnote 33 Schedule III Part VI (Sections 56, 58 and 73)

Number of Telephone Channels per Radio Frequency Assigned to each Transmitter or Receiver

 

 

 

  • From 1 to 24

$1,177.00

$1,202.90

Not Applicable

  • From 25 to 60

$1,471.00

$1,503.40

Not Applicable

  • From 61 to 120

$1,765.00

$1,803.90

Not Applicable

  • From 121 to 300

$3,152.00

$3,221.40

Not Applicable

  • From 301 to 600

$5,359.00

$5,476.90

Not Applicable

  • From 601 to 960

$7,564.00

$7,730.50

Not Applicable

  • From 961 to 1,200

$9,771.00

$9,986.00

Not Applicable

  • 1,201 or more

$9,771.00, plus $2,207.00 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200

$9,986.00, plus $2,255.60 per 300 telephone channels or portion thereof in excess of 1,200

Not Applicable

* Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways: (1) Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The Consumer Price Index rate for this report is 2.2%. (2) The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.
** For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20.
† The “Future fee amount and fiscal year” is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.

Name of fee

201718 Fee amount

201920 Adjusted fee amount* **

Future fee amount and fiscal year†

Spectrum Authorization (Licence) Fees

Cellular 824.040 MHz to 848.970 MHz, 869.040 MHz to 893.970 MHz or 1850 MHz to 1990 MHz
Gazette Notice No. DGRB-005-03 Footnote 34

$0.03512361/MHz/ pop  for the authorized service area specified in the radio authorization (2001 Census)

$0.03589633

Not Applicable

Broadband Radio Service 2500-2690 MHz
Gazette Notice DGRB-013-99Footnote 35

$1.30/MHz/1000 households per cell

See Note 1 below

Not Applicable

Broadband Wireless Access 38 GHz, first come, first served
Gazette Notice DGRB-004-97Footnote 36

$120.00 per grid cell per 50 MHz spectrum block per cell

See Note 1 below

Not Applicable

Fixed Wireless Access, first come, first served, 3400-3550 MHz
Gazette Notice DGRB-008-99Footnote 37

$60.00 per cell per 25 MHz block per cell

See Note 1 below

Not Applicable

Fixed-Satellite Service and Broadcasting-Satellite Service
Gazette Notice SMSE-008-16Footnote 38

$120.00 per MHz

$122.64 per MHz

Not Applicable

Mobile Satellite Services below 1 GHz
Gazette Notice DGRB-001-97Footnote 39

$1140.00 per 100 kHz, or portion thereof, of assigned radio spectrum for the use of radio frequency bands below 1 GHz to provide mobile satellite services in Canada.

$1165.08 per 100 kHz, or portion thereof

Not Applicable

Mobile Satellite Services above 1 GHz
Gazette Notice DGRB-009-99Footnote 40

$540.00 per 100 kHz, or portion thereof, for assigned spectrum to provide mobile satellite services in Canada.

$551.88 per 100 kHz, or portion thereof

Not Applicable

Local Multipoint Communication Systems in the 28 GHz Range (LMCS)
Gazette Notice DGRB-004-96Footnote 41

LMCS licences are no longer issued.

LMCS licences are no longer issued.

Not Applicable

Multipoint Communications Systems (MCS)
2500 MHz
Gazette Notice DGRB-013-99Footnote 35

MCS and Multipoint Distribution Systems (MDS) licences were converted to Broadband Radio Service licences in 2011. MCS licences are no longer issued.

MCS licences are no longer issued.

Not Applicable

Narrowband Multipoint Communications Systems (N-MCS) that Operate in the 1.4 GHz
Gazette Notice DGRB-003-01Footnote 42

For each 1 MHz, there is an annual fee based on the household density of each spectrum grid cell

See Note 1 below

Not Applicable

Personal communication Services (PCS) 1850-1910 MHz and 1930-1990 MHz, except G Block
Gazette Notice No. DGRB-005-03Footnote 34

$0.03512361/MHz/ pop for the authorized service area specified in the radio authorization (2001 Census)

$0.03589633

Not Applicable

Public Safety 4940 – 4990 MHz
Gazette Notice DGRB-003-08Footnote 43

$0.004166 per 50 MHz per pop per service area (2006 Census)

$0.00425765

Not Applicable

Railway Association of Canada
Gazette Notice DGRB-007-99Footnote 44
https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rac-990316.pdf/$FILE/rac-990316.pdf

$15.00 for each 25 km2  of the geographic area specified in the radio authorization

See Note 1 below

Not Applicable

Note 1:  Reissued licences:  Licence fees charged for authorized service areas for bands where new authorizations are no longer available will be adjusted each year by consumer price index on a per licence basis, and rounded to the nearest dollar.

* Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways: (1) Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The Consumer Price Index rate for this report is 2.2%. (2) The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.
** For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20.
† The “Future fee amount and fiscal year” is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.

Name of fee

201718 Fee amount

201920 Adjusted fee amount* **

Future fee amount and fiscal year†

Certification and Engineering Bureau
Gazette Notice SMSE-008-07Footnote 45

Registration Fee

$750.00

$766.50

Not Applicable

Listing Fee per each product model listed

$50.00

$51.10

Not Applicable

Assessment Fee

$1,200.00 per product model

$1,226.40

Not Applicable

Technical Expertise Fee

$150.00 per person-hour or part thereof

$153.30

Not Applicable

* Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways: (1) Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The Consumer Price Index rate for this report is 2.2%. (2) The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.
** For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20.
† The “Future fee amount and fiscal year” is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.

Program: Small Business Research, Financing and Services

Fee amounts for 2017 to 2018, 2019 to 2020, and a future fiscal year, as applicable (dollars)

Name of fee

201718 Fee amount

201920 Adjusted fee amount* **

Future fee amount and fiscal year†

Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP) – Registration and Administration Fees

2% registration fee based on the original loan amount. 1.25% administration fee based on the outstanding loan  amount

Determined by a formula that is percentage based and variable depending on the assets financed by the program, and that complies with legislative and regulatory requirements.

Not applicable

* Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways: (1) Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The Consumer Price Index rate for this report is 2.2%. (2) The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.
** For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20.
† The “Future fee amount and fiscal year” is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.

II) ISED Portfolio organizations’ fees information related to access to information

For the first year as part of the transition to reporting under the Service Fees Act, ISED’s 2017 to 2018 Fees Report integrates certain elements of information from ISED Portfolio organizations. The following tables present Portfolio organizations’ fees information relating to access to information (ATI) for those organizations that only had the ATI fee as part of their fees charged in 2017-18.

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agencies

General information

Fee category

Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information ActFootnote 24

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

2018

Service standard

A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.

Performance results

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency responded within the statutory time limit to 19 of the 23 requests it received. (This includes cases where a Notice of Extension was sent to the requester within 30 days following the receipt of the request.) Two responses were late because of the volume of records to process. The other two were late because of the time required to complete the consultation process with the third parties concerned.

Other information

Under the Access to Information Act, fees under $25.00 may be waived when deemed to be in the public interest. Fees waived during 2017 to 2018 totalled $2,470.00.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

85

80

205,596

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

General information

Fee category

Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information ActFootnote 24

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

2018

Service standard

A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.

Performance results

The Department responded within 30 days for 100% of the 36 requests received. More than half (54%) of these requests were answered within 15 days.

Other information

Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

180

110

114,120

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

General information

Fee category

Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information ActFootnote 24

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

2018

Service standard

A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.

Performance results

 

Other information

 

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

0

10

0

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Canadian Space Agency

General information

Fee category

Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information ActFootnote 24

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

2018

Service standard

A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.

Performance results

The Canadian Space Agency responded within 30 days for 16 of the 18 requests.

Other information

Fees for requests applications are collected by the Agency in accordance with the Access to Information Act and its regulations. All fees collected in 2017-2018 were for applications. As per TBS directives, no other fees were charged.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

180

85

60,660

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Copyright Board Canada

General information

Fee category

Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information ActFootnote 24

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

2018

Service standard

A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.

Performance results

The Department received 5 new requests; all of them were completed within 181 to 365 days.

Other information

Under the Access to Information Act, fees under $25 may be waived when deemed to be in the public interest. Fees waived during 2017 to 2018 totalled $5.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

300

25

23,000

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

General information

Fee category

Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information ActFootnote 24

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

2018

Service standard

A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.

Performance results

The Department responded within 30 days for 19* of the 20 cases. The remaining request was completed within 181 to 365 days.

Other information

Under the Access to Information Act, fees under $25 may be waived when deemed to be in the public interest. Fees waived during 2017 to 2018 totalled $10.

* Includes cases where a Notice of Extension is sent to the requester within 30 days of receipt of the request.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

255

60

120,722

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

General information

Fee category

Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information ActFootnote 24

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

2018

Service standard

A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.

Performance results

The Department responded within 30 days for 7 of the 13 cases; 2 requests were completed within 121 to 180 days; 1 request was completed within 181 to 365 days; 1 request is still active and 2 were abandoned.

Other information

Under the Access to Information Act, fees under $25 may be waived when deemed to be in the public interest. Fees waived during 2017–18 totalled $10.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

80

55

179,911

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

General information

Fee category

Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information ActFootnote 24

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

2018

Service standard

A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.

Performance results

The Department responded within 30 days for 18 of the 24 cases. Two requests were processed in 31 to 60 days, and three requests were processed in 61 to 120 days. One request was completed in 121 to 180 days. This includes cases where a notice of extension is sent to the requester within 30 days of receipt of the request.

Other information

Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

225

90

55,262

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Statistics Canada

General information

Fee category

Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information ActFootnote 24

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

2018

Service standard

A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.

Performance results

The Department responded within 30 days for all of the 116 cases received. These include cases where a Notice of Extension is sent to the requester within 30 days of receipt of the request.

Other information

Under the Access to Information Act, fees under $25 may be waived when deemed to be in the public interest. Fees waived during 2017 to 2018 totalled $100.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

760

480

459,564

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Western Economic Diversification Canada

General information

Fee category

Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information ActFootnote 24

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

2018

Service standard

A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.

Performance results

The Western Economic Diversification Canada received nine new requests, and carried forward four requests from 2016-17. The Department responded within 30 days on 23 percent of the requests.  *The remaining 77 percent of the requests were completed within 31 to 135 days.

Other information

Under the Access to Information Act, fees under $25.00 may be waived when deemed to be in the public interest. Western Economic Diversification Canada did not waive any fees during 2017-2018.

* A Notice of Extension is sent to the requestor within 30 days of receipt of the request.

Financial information (dollars)

2016 to 2017 Revenue

2017 to 2018Revenue

2017 to 2018Cost*

2017 to 2018   Remissions†

10

40

128,529

Not applicable

* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act.  It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

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