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User Fees

On March 31, 2004, Parliament gave legal effect to the User Fees Act with the aim of strengthening the elements of accountability, oversight, and transparency in the management of user fee activities. The User Fees Act requires departments to annually submit to Parliament a list of all user fees in effect, irrespective of when the fees were established.

This table lists Statistics Canada's user fees for which revenues were collected during the fiscal year 2009/2010.

User Fees Act
($ thousands)
User fee Fee type Fee-setting authority Date last modified 2009/2010 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 services – Fee for post-manuscript product Ministerial authority to enter into contract April 1996 690.0 519.7 519.7 Release dates for the next year for all 29 major economic indicators are announced at the end of November 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 agency published a total of 234 releases of the 29 major economic indicators, all as scheduled. As well, all other data outputs were released as per the dates announced at the end of each month. 2010/2011 442.0 442.0
2011/2012 400.0 400.0
2012/2013 380.0 380.0
Online database Other goods and services – Fee for access Ministerial authority to enter into contract September 2001 540.0 558.1 558.1 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. 2010/2011 540.0 540.0
2011/2012 540.0 540.0
2012/2013 540.0 540.0
Access to Information Act (ATIA) fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the ATIA1 Other goods and servicse – Application fee Section 11 of the ATIA 1992 0.5 0.6 71.7 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. 2010/2011 0.5 120.0
2011/2012 0.5 120.0
2012/2013 0.5 120.0
Total 1,230.5 1,078.4 1,149.5  
Statistics Canada is committed to serving its clients in a prompt, reliable and courteous manner. To this end, Statistics Canada has developed standards of service that its employees observe. These standards, which are published on the website and in paper form, make commitments in the following five categories: availability, promptness, fees, meeting clients' needs and redress mechanism.

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.