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User Fees / External Fees

User Fees Act
($ thousands)
User fee Fee type Fee-setting authority Date last modified 2008/09 Planning Years
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost Performance standards Performance result Fiscal year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
Statistics Canada Publications Other Goods and Service – Fee for Post-manuscript Product Ministerial authority to enter into contract April 1996 700.0 615.0 615.0 Release dates for the next year for all 29 major economic indicators are announced at the beginning of December of each year. They range from 20 to 60 days from the end of the reference month or quarter. Release dates for the next month for all data output are announced at the end of each month. Release dates for annual and occasional data output normally range from 6 to 18 months, depending on the nature of the data collection process. The Department published a total of 243 releases of the 29 major economic indicators, all as scheduled. Over 95% of the other data output were released as per the dates announced at the end of each month. 2009/2010 690.0 690.0
2010/2011 680.0 680.0
2011/2012 600.0 600.0
Online database Other Goods and Service – Fee for Access Ministerial authority to enter into contract September 2001 560.0 557.0 557.0 New data are to be made available in the CANSIM database every working day at predetermined, pre-announced times. New data are to be made available in the Trade database on a monthly basis at predetermined, pre-announced times. New data releases took place as per the announced schedule every working day. 2009/2010 540.0 540.0
2010/2011 525.0 525.0
2011/2012 500.0 500.0
Access to Information Act (ATIA) fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the ATIA1 Other Goods and Service – Application Fee Section 11 of the ATIA 1992 0.4 0.9 100.4 Response provided within 30 days following receipt of request; the response time may be extended pursuant to section 9 of the ATIA. Notice of extension to be sent within 30 days after receipt of request. The ATIA provides fuller details: Continue to meet statutory requirements under ATI legislation. 2009/2010 0.5 120.0
2010/2011 0.5 120.0
2011/2012 0.5 120.0
Total 1,260.4 1,172.9 1,272.4  
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1. Access to Information Act requests are presented as a separate fee type.
It is Statistics Canada's practice to waive fees where the total owing per request amounts to less than $25.