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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

User Fees

The Department currently has no planned user fee initiatives (either to introduce new fees or amend existing fees) for the departmental program covered by the User Fee Act, ie. Canadian Agricultural Loans Act (CALA) (formerly The Farm Improvement and Marketing Cooperatives Loans Act (FIMCLA) program).

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

User Fees


User Fees
Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned
Amendments to the Environmental Assessment Review Panel Service Charges Order Regulatory Service Financial Administration Act Update to reflect current costs and range of services provided 2010-2011
  • A 2008 discussion paper proposing a new cost recovery regime with fixed average fees revealed a strong preference by proponents to pay actual costs vs. average fees.
  • As a result, the Agency is reviewing options for change to its cost recovery regime and will undertake additional consultations with industry sectors whose projects may be subject to review panels and with the multi-stakeholder Regulatory Advisory Committee prior to amending the regime. Consultation input and comments would be reviewed in order to prepare a proposal for tabling in Parliament, under the User Fees Act.


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Canadian Food Inspection Agency

3.1.6 User Fees

1. Name of User Fee Certifying exports
2. Fee Type Regulatory
3. Fee-setting Authority Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Act
4. Reason for Planned Introduction of /or Amendment to Fee In the absence of an upper limit, these fees can become unreasonable and unjust, far outstripping the cost of providing the service and significantly impacting the competitiveness of these industries, and discouraging companies from accessing large-volume, low price markets.
5. Effective Date of Planned Change October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2011
6. Consultation and Review Process Planned The CFIA will consult with stakeholders in early 2010 on a cost recovery policy and framework, which will be used to guide the review of certain service standards and associated user fees that the CFIA and service recipients have identified as priorities, including certain animal health export certifications.
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Canadian Heritage

Table 7: User Fees


1) Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program (CPTC)
Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned
Fee levy under the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program (CPTC)

CAVCO is responsible for determining whether a production is a Canadian film or video production and for estimating eligible labour expenditures.

The fees are for CAVCO issuance of a Canadian Film or Video Production Certificate of Completion once the production is complete and meets the Canadian content requirements, and is thus eligible for the Canadian Production Tax Credit.

There are also fees for an amended certificate already issued and certified copy of an already issued certificate.

The Department of Canadian Heritage Act.

The Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) of Canadian Heritage co-administers this program with the Canada Revenue Agency.

CAVCO is a Vote Netted Revenues organization. It had two objectives for originally establishing the fee structure:

  • To establish fees that would be simple and equitable for the entire audio-visual industry; and
  • To recover the cost of the services provided by CAVCO.

In 2004, CAVCO modified the user fee structure for the CPTC program to maintain service standards.

N/A N/A

More detailed information on the CAVCO user fees is available at: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/bcpac-cavco/pgm/cipc-cptc/cipc-cptc-eng.cfm.


2) Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit Program (PSTC)
Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned

Fee Levy Under the Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit Program (PSTC)

CAVCO is responsible for determining whether a production is an Accredited production.

The fees are for CAVCO issuance of an Accredited Film or Video Production Services Certificate, and are thus eligible for the Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit.

There are also fees for an amended certificate already issued and certified copy of an already issued certificate.

The Department of Canadian Heritage Act.

The Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) of Canadian Heritage co-administers this program with the Canada Revenue Agency.

CAVCO is a Vote Netted Revenues organization. It had two objectives for originally establishing the fee structure:

  • To establish fees that would be simple and equitable for the entire audio-visual industry; and
  • To recover the cost of the services provided by CAVCO.

Since the introduction of the user fee structure for the PSTC, in 2007, is has never been modified.

N/A N/A

More detailed information on the CAVCO user fees is available at: http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/bcpac-cavco/pgm/cisp-pstc/cisp-pstc-eng.cfm


3) Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned

Publications & Special products

https://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/bookstore/index-e.cfm
Other Goods and Services Financial Administration Act (FAA) Part of fundamental  service review 2010-2011

2010-2011

review of types of publications, content, fees, and delivery channels

Training and Professional Development Workshops

http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/lo-od/index-eng.aspx
Other Goods and Services Financial Administration Act (FAA) Part of fundamental  service review 2010-2011

2010-2011

client consultations and feedback, post-workshop evaluations

Library Services

http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/lib-bib/services-eng.aspx
Other Goods and Services Financial Administration Act (FAA) Part of fundamental  service review 2010-2011

2010-2011

review of clients, services, standards, etc.

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Canadian International Development Agency

User fees
Name of user fee Fee type Fee setting authority Reason for fee introduction or amendment Effective date of planned change to take effect Planned consultation and review process
Access to information Application fee for formal request Access to Information Act, Section 11. N/A N/A Permanent review of Act by parliamentary committee (as per Section 75(1), Access to Information Act )
Access to information Reproduction fee Access to Information Act , Section 11. N/A N/A Permanent review of Act by parliamentary committee (as per Section 75(1), Access to Information Act )
Access to information Search and preparation fee Access to Information Act , Section 11. N/A N/A Permanent review of Act by parliamentary committee (as per Section 75(1), Access to Information Act )
Access to information Programming fee Access to Information Act , Section 11. N/A N/A Permanent review of Act by parliamentary committee (as per Section 75(1), Access to Information Act )
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Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

CRTC Fees


CRTC Fees
Name of fee Fee-setting authority Reason for fee amendment Effective date of planned change Planned consultation and review process (Note 2 & 3)
Telecom-munications Fees (Note 1) Telecommunications Act (Section 68)
Telecommunications Fees Regulations, 1995
Part VII application to revise Telecommuni-cations Fee Regulations Fiscal Year 2010–11 Full public consultation. See section "Explanation of Revenue" for further information. Telecom Decision CRTC 2009-681 and Telecom Notice of Consultation 2009-682
Broadcasting Licence Fees (Note 1)

Part I licence fee Broadcasting Act (Section 11) Broadcasting Licence Fee Regulations, 1997

Part II licence fee Broadcasting Act (Section 11) Broad-casting Licence Fee Regulations, 1997

 

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Fiscal Year 2010–11

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Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2009-797 and 2009-797-1


Note 1The Broadcasting Licence Fee Regulations, 1997 and the Telecommunications Fees Regulations, 1995 can be found on the Department of Justice website at: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/

Note 2Public consultations occur with each change to the Telecommunications Fee Regulations or the Broadcasting Licence Fee Regulations.

Note 3The CRTC's dispute-resolution process regarding the assessment of broadcasting licence fees and telecommunications fees is summarized as follows:

The first point of contact for fee payers concerning issues related to fee assessment or collection is the Commission's Assistant Director, Financial Operations and Licence Fee Processing The second point of contact is the Director General, Finance and Administrative Services. Fee payers may raise their concerns either by telephone conversation, e-mail or letter. To date, the majority of fee payers' concerns have been resolved at the staff level.

Where an issue cannot be satisfactorily resolved at the staff level, fee payers should document the nature of their concern in writing and submit it to the CRTC's Secretary General for formal consideration. The CRTC will respond to all such letters.

Explanation of revenue

The CRTC collects fees under the authority of regulations in the Broadcasting Act and Telecommunications Act. For the fiscal year 2010–11:

  • CRTC Part I broadcasting licence fees are estimated to be $35.8 million ($22.7 million respendable and $13.1 million in non-respendable revenue). The broadcasting non-respendable revenue also includes a "true-up" adjustment1 of $6.4 million.
  • CRTC telecommunications fees are estimated to be $27.6 million ($19.7 million respendable and $7.9 million in non-respendable revenue). The telecommunications non-respendable revenue also includes an estimated true-up adjustment of $1.6 million The actual amount of the true-up will be calculated at the completion of the 200910 fiscal year and reflected in the telecommunications billing for the fiscal year 201011.

Broadcasting licence fees

Section 11 of the Broadcasting Act gives the Commission the authority to make regulations regarding licence fees. These regulations apply to most licensees, who are required to pay their Part I and Part II licence fees to the Commission annually.

Part I licence fees

For 2009–10, the CRTC assessed $33.5 million in Part I fees, including true-up adjustments.

Part I licence fees are based on the broadcasting regulatory costs incurred each year by the Commission and other federal departments or agencies, and are equal to the aggregate of:

  • the costs of the Commission's broadcasting activities
  • the share of the costs of the Commission's administrative activities that is attributable to its broadcasting activities, and
  • other costs included in the net cost of the Commission's program attributable to its broadcasting activities, excluding the costs of regulating the broadcasting spectrum.

The CRTC's estimated broadcasting regulatory costs are set out in its Expenditure Plan published in Part III of the Estimates of the Government of Canada (Part III, Report on Plans and Priorities).

There is an annual adjustment amount to the Part I fee that aligns estimated costs to actual expenditures. Any excess fees or shortfalls are credited or charged to the licensee in the following year's invoice.

Part II licence fees

On October 7, 2009, the Minister of Canadian Heritage announced a settlement between the Government of Canada and the members of the broadcasting industry regarding Part II broadcasting licence fees.

The members of the broadcasting industry agreed to discontinue their court action against the Government of Canada over the legitimacy of Part II licence fees. In return, the government will not seek to recover the approximately $450 million the industry owes in unpaid fees. Specifically, in Order-in-Council 2009-1715, dated October 7, 2009, the government agreed to the remission of the broadcasters' debt for the:

  • licence fees payable under paragraph 3(b) of the Broadcasting Licence Fee Regulations, 1997, for the return years 2006, 2007 and 2008 (i.e. fees due and payable on November 30, 2007, 2008 and 2009)
  • costs awarded to Her Majesty in right of Canada against those appellants by the Federal Court of Appeal in its decision of April 28, 2008, and
  • any accrued interest in relation to the fees or costs.

Under this settlement, the government recommended that the CRTC develop a new fee regime for the broadcasting year that began on September 1, 2009. It also suggested that Part II licence fees should be capped at $100 million per year, adjusted annually according to changes in the Consumer Price Index. The CRTC is acting on this recommendation. A public process (Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2009-797 and 2009-797-1) was launched to amend the fee regulations expeditiously and in accordance with applicable law. The Part II licence fees are regulatory charges imposed for a broadcaster's privilege to hold a licence. These fees recover part of the Government of Canada's substantial annual investment in the Canadian broadcasting system.
 
The Commission anticipates that revised broadcasting licence fee regulations will be in place for the 2010–11 fiscal year.

Telecommunications fees

Section 68 of the Telecommunications Act grants the CRTC authority to create the Telecommunications Fees Regulations.

Each telecommunications company that files tariffs must pay fees based on its operating revenue. For 200910, the CRTC assessed $31 million in telecommunications fees, including true-up adjustments.

The CRTC's annual telecommunications fees are equal to the aggregate of:

  • the cost of the Commission's telecommunications activities
  • the share of the costs of the administrative activities that are attributable to the Commission's telecommunications activities, and
  • other costs attributable to the Commission's telecommunications activities.

The CRTC's estimated telecommunications regulatory costs are set out in its Expenditure Plan, published in Part III of the Estimates of the Government of Canada (Part III, Report on Plans and Priorities).

There is an annual adjustment amount to the telecommunications fees that aligns estimated costs to actual expenditures. Any excess fees or shortfalls are credited or charged to the carriers in the following year's invoice.

Revision of the Telecommunications Fees Regulations, 1995

On May 26, 2006, Aliant Telecom Inc. and Bell Canada filed an application pursuant to Part VII of the CRTC Telecommunications Rules of Procedure. They requested that the Commission revise the current regulations for telecommunications fees and, in particular, the basis on which telecommunications fees are determined and levied.

In Telecom Decision CRTC 2006-71, the Commission indicated it would revise the fees paid by telecommunications service providers. Under the amended regulations, service providers with annual revenues of less than $10 million will be exempted from paying fees.

The Commission had initiated inter-departmental deliberations and began the process of drafting changes to the fees regulations. During the deliberations, the Commission received conflicting legal opinions with respect to the application of the User Fees Act to the proposed changes to the Fee Regulations. As a result, the Commission reopened the proceeding and initiated a reference to the Federal Court of Appeal. Further details can be found in Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2008-13, dated October 15, 2008 http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2008/pt2008-13.htm.

On July 2, 2009, the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that proposed amendments to or replacement of the Telecommunications Fees Regulations, 1995 are not subject to requirements of the User Fees Act. Given this outcome, the Commission can reach a final determination without any further process.

The Commission is proceeding with the proposed changes to the Telecommunications Fees Regulations. In Telecom Notice of Consultation 2009-682, the Commission requested comments from interested parties on the text of the new Telecommunications Fees Regulations, 2010. It is anticipated that new regulations will be in place for the 2010–11 fiscal year.



Notes:


[1] The "true-up" adjustment represents the difference between the estimated costs initially billed in a previous fiscal year and the actual costs incurred.

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Canadian Space Agency


Annexe 6 - User Fees

Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-Setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned
Fees charged for the processing of access to information requests filed under the Access to Information Act Other services (O) Access to Information Act Volume change 2010-2011 The number of access requests is decreasing, therefore the total of planned User Fees are decreasing accordingly.

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Correctional Service Canada

User Fees



1. Name of User Fee 2. Fee Type 3. Fee-setting Authority 4. Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee 5. Effective Date of Planned Change 6. Consultation and Review Process Planned
Access to Information Request Regulatory Service (R) Access to information Act - CSC ATIP Compliance Manual N/A Subject to ATI Act N/A N/A

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada

User Fees

DFO implemented an External Charging Framework in 2007-08. The framework provides the necessary foundation for DFO's corporate approach that will guide responsible decision making with regard to DFO's external charging. This framework will also provide a foundation for explaining DFO external charging decisions to stakeholders. The Department has also prepared a guide to external charging for departmental managers.

No changes to user fees are planned for the upcoming planning period.


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Health Canada

User Fees
1. Name of User Fee 2. Fee Type 3. Fee-setting Authority 4. Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee 5. Effective Date of Planned Change 6. Consultation and Review Process Planned
Authority to Sell Drugs Fees - AMENDED Regulatory Service (R) Financial Administration Act (FAA) •  Fees have not been revised since originally implemented in 1995-98, while the cost of doing business and the number and scope of regulatory activities have increased

•  Current fees are not reflective of costs to deliver services within service standards

•  Auditor General recommended (2004 and 2006) costing be revised and funding be adequate

•  Part of efforts to establish a sustainable and sufficient funding platform to resource regulatory programs
2011-12 Having completed stakeholder consultations and two Independent Advisory Panels (to address complaints under the User Fees Act), tabling of a User Fee Proposal for the Modernization of Human Drug and Medical Device Fees is proposed for 2009-10, with publication of fee regulations in Canada Gazette expected in 2010-11.

Additional information on consultation activities is available on the HPFB Cost Recovery Initiative website: www.healthcanada.gc.ca/ hpfb_costrecovery
Certificates of Pharmaceutical Product Fees - AMENDED Other Goods and Services (O) Ministerial authority to enter into contract
Drug Establishment Licensing Fees - AMENDED R FAA
Drug Master File Fees - AMENDED O Ministerial authority to enter into contract
Drug Submission Evaluation Fees - AMENDED R FAA
Medical Device Licence Application Fees - AMENDED R FAA
Fees for Right to Sell a Licenced Medical Device - AMENDED R FAA
Medical Device Establishment Licensing Fees - AMENDED R FAA

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Industry Canada

User Fees for 2010–11


Name of User Fee

PCS/Cellular Fees — Amended

Fee Type

Regulatory

Fee-Setting Authority

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

Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee

Amended fees will apply to long-term licences coming up for renewal as well as existing licences with annual fees.

Effective Date of Planned Change

It is anticipated that the resulting fee regime will take effect in 2011.

Consultation and Review Process Planned

The first phase of the consultation process is expected to begin in early 2010. It is anticipated that the proposed fee will be reviewed by Parliament under the User Fees Act in 2011.




Name of User Fee

Spectrum Licence Renewal Fees for 24, 28 and 38 GHz Wireless Broadband Communications — New

Fee Type

Regulatory

Fee-Setting Authority

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

Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee

The licence terms of 24/38 GHz spectrum licences obtained via the 1999 Auction were coming to an end starting in 2010. A decision released in March 2006 extended the initial licence terms of these licences. The decision also announced a licensing process available for 24, 28 and 38 GHz spectrum. Issuing these licences will require that an annual fee be in place. A consultation was undertaken and the results are being reviewed prior to proceeding with the required stages under the User Fees Act.

Effective Date of Planned Change

The fee is expected to be in place in 2010–11.

Consultation and Review Process Planned

The initial public consultation took place in April 2008. It is anticipated that the proposed fee may be reviewed by Parliament under the User Fees Act in 2010–11.


 


Name of User Fee

User Fees under the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Fee Type

Regulatory

Fee-Setting Authority

Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee

To bring into force the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

Effective Date of Planned Change

The fee is expected to be in place in 2010–11

Consultation and Review Process Planned

Parliamentary review


 


Name of User Fee

CA Number

Fee Type

Other Goods and Services

Fee-Setting Authority

Textile Labelling Act

Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee

There are no service standards associated with this service. The Bureau plans to introduce service standards at the same time it reviews CA Number fees.

Effective Date of Planned Change

It is anticipated that the resulting fee regime will take effect in 2011.

Consultation and Review Process Planned

The Bureau will meet with stakeholders to consult on proposed changes to the process, service standards and CA Number fees.


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National Parole Board

User Fees



Name of User Fee Fee Type Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned
Processing pardon application Regulatory Service User Fee Act

The NPB is proposing to increase the user fee for the processing of pardon applications to enable it to manage workload increases associated with the processing of pardon applications, to ensure the provision of services to pardon applicants at a reasonable level and to establish sustainability for the pardon program.

In recent years, the Board has experienced a significant increase in the number of pardon applications received annually. Historically, the Board received 15,000 to 20,000 pardon applications per year. In the past number of years however, application volumes have risen steadily, and are anticipated to reach approximately 33,000 in 2009-10. Looking to 2010-11 and future years, the Board anticipates that application volumes will continue to rise and could eventually reach 40,000 per year.

Workload growth of this magnitude cannot be managed with the current level of resources available for pardons, nor can the Board reallocate internally to the pardon program without jeopardizing its capacity for effective management of its legislated responsibilities for conditional release, and therefore, its ability to contribute to public safety in an effective manner.

While numerous steps have been taken to streamline pardon processes, the Board must also obtain access to increased revenues from the pardon user fee in order to establish sustainability for the pardon program.

2010-11

Implementation of this proposal, which will be consistent with the requirements of the User Fee Act, will be supported by a series of consultations involving:

  • key federal partners with an interest in the pardon program;
  • national offender advocacy groups representing potential pardon applicants;
  • court organizations;
  • selected police services; and
  • victim advocates.

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Natural Resources Canada

User Fees


User Fees
Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned
Explosives licence, permit and certificate fees Regulatory Explosives Act

Update to fee schedule.

Fees received Royal Assent in April 2009 and the new fees structure was implemented in June 2009

Next review planned for 2014‑15 All affected stakeholders will be consulted.


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Parks Canada

User Fees


 
Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee Setting Authority Reason for Planned Fee Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective date of planned change Consultation and Review Process Planned
National Park and National Historic Site Entry Fees - Proposed amendments Service Parks Canada Agency Act Adjustments to national pricing to keep pace with inflationary pressures on costs 2011/12
2012/13

In 2009 Parks Canada announced a fee freeze for all existing user fees. Under the fee freeze, all fees for services such as entry, camping, canal lockage, recreation fees, fishing licenses, hot pools and business licenses will be frozen at 2008 rates until March 2011. Commercial fees will be frozen at 2009 rates until March 2012.

Regarding the 2010/11 proposals for new services at some national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas, Parks Canada consulted locally in 2009 with the affected public and stakeholders through meetings with advisory and client groups and through direct mailings.

For the proposed 2011/12 and 2012/13 adjustments, Parks Canada will also hold meetings with commercial group tour operators at travel trade shows, consult directly with national stakeholders and interest groups and conduct a national public opinion poll and focus group sessions. Notice will be provided on the Parks Canada website on proposals for price increases.

A comparison of Parks Canada's proposed fees with those charged by parks organizations in Canada and other countries will be conducted.

Pursuant to the User Fees Act, the local fee proposals for new services will be tabled in Parliament in January 2010 and a national fee proposal for inflation adjustments will be tabled in January 2011 prior to being submitted to the Minister responsible for Parks Canada for enactment.

National Park Camping
Fees - Proposed new fees and proposed amended fees
Service Parks Canada Agency Act 2010/11: New local fees for new services

2011/12 and 2012/13: Adjustments to national pricing to keep pace with inflationary pressures on costs
2010/11



2011/12
2012/13
Historic Canal Lockage Fees – Proposed new fees and proposed amended fees Service Parks Canada Agency Act As above 2010/11
2011/12
2012/13
National Park and National Historic Site Recreation Fees - Proposed new fees and proposed amended fees Service Parks Canada Agency Act As above 2010/11
2011/12
2012/13

Hot Pool Fees Proposed new fees and proposed amended fees

Service Parks Canada Agency Act As above

2011/12 2010/11
2012/13


Fishing License Fees – Proposed amended fees Rights and Privileges Parks Canada Agency Act To earn a fair return for the use of publicly owned resources. 2011/12
2012/13
Business Licenses – Proposed new fees and proposed amended fees Rights and Privileges Parks Canada Agency Act To earn a fair return for the commercial use of publicly owned resources. 2012/13 Parks Canada will consult on a business license fees proposal with business operators, business associations, chambers of commerce, elected officials, provincial parks and tourism ministries, national tourism organizations, park stakeholder groups and Canadians generally in 2010.

To respect our commitment to provide 18 months advance notice, implementation of the proposed new business fees will be 2012/13. Pursuant to the User Fees Act, this proposal will be tabled in Parliament in January 2011 prior to being submitted to the Minister responsible for Parks Canada for approval.


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Public Works and Government Services Canada

User Fees


User Fees
Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned
Access to Information Policy Other Products and Services (O); Access to Information Act No planned changes    


User Fees
Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned
Canada Gazette - Subscription Fees Regulatory Statutory Instruments Act, 1971 No planned changes    


User Fees
Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned
Public Ports and Harbours - Esquimalt Graving Dock Regulatory Public Works Act / Order-in-Council To bring the dock to a position of full cost recovery. Planned for April 1, 2010 All steps in the consultation process under the User Fees Act have been completed, seeking Governor in Council approval. http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/pac/cse-egd/index-eng.html
Public Ports and Harbours - Selkirk Marine Railway Dry Dock Regulatory Public Works Act / Order-in-Council Anticipated Asset Disposal    

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police

User Fees

RCMP Canadian Firearms Program

User Fees
Name of User Fee Fee Type Fee-setting Authority Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Effective Date of Planned Change Consultation and Review Process Planned
Business Licences Regulatory Firearms Fees Regulations Firearms Fees Regulations N/A See note 1 below
Individual Licences Regulatory Firearms Fees Regulations Firearms Fees Regulations N/A See note 2 below
Registration Certificates Regulatory Firearms Fees Regulations Firearms Fees Regulations N/A See note 3 below
Authorizations Regulatory Firearms Fees Regulations Firearms Fees Regulations N/A See note 5 below
Non-resident Permits Regulatory Firearms Fees Regulations Firearms Fees Regulations N/A See note 4 below
Services for replacement of documents Regulatory Firearms Fees Regulations Firearms Fees Regulations N/A See note 2 below
Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the Access to Information Act Other Products and Services Access to Information Act Access to Information Act N/A See note 6 below

Performance monitoring mechanisms have been established using the RCMP's Annual Performance Plan tool.

Explanations:

1. Business firearms licences are renewable every three years (except for an Ammo only business).

2. On May 17, 2006, the Government of Canada announced that individuals no longer have to pay a fee for the renewal of their possession-only licence (POL) or their possession and acquisition licence (PAL). The fee waiver also applies to:

  • individuals who are modifying their licence to upgrade from a POL to a PAL;
  • individuals who are adding new privileges to their licence;
  • individuals whose licence expired and are obtaining a new licence; and
  • minors who renew their minor's possession licence.

The fee waiver is anticipated to be in effect until May 17, 2011.

3. Fees for registration of firearms were repealed on May 20, 2004.

4. A Non-Resident Firearms Declaration, confirmed by a customs officer, is deemed to be a temporary licence valid for a period up to 60 days.

Other Information:

5. Fee costing studies were conducted in 1995.

6. For Access to information requests, the policy of the RCMP is to waive reproduction fees whenever less than 200 pages are disclosed. However, when more than 200 pages are disclosed, fees may be calculated for the total number of pages. For extensive or complex requests, search and preparation fees are charged as determined on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please refer to the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program website.