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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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Canada School of Public Service

User Fees


Name of User Fee Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the Access to Information Act (ATIA)
Fee Type Other products and services (O)
Fee-setting Authority Access to Information Act
Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the Access to Information Act (ATIA)
Effective Date of Planned Change N/A
Consultation and Review Process Planned N/A

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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

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
Environmental Assessment Review Panel Service Charges Order Regulatory Service Financial Administration Act Update to reflect current costs and range of services provided 2011-2012 The Agency is reviewing options for change to its cost recovery regime to address issues that were outlined in a 2008 discussion paper. Consultations on the option selected will be undertaken with industry sectors whose projects may be subject to review panels. Consultation input and comments will 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

2011–12 User Fees Reporting – User Fees Act

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 consulted with stakeholders in April 2010 on a cost recovery policy and framework which will be used to guide the review of service standards and associated user fees for services that the CFIA delivers, including certain animal health export certifications.
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Canadian Grain Commission

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
Inward Inspection Regulatory (R) Canada Grain Act (CGA) and Schedule 1 - Canada Grain Regulations (CGR) To develop a user fee structure and a funding mechanism that eliminates support on annual ad hoc funding; and develop fair and consistent user fees, service standards and performance measures for CGC services. Amended fees are planned to take effect in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

The CGC services. plans to conduct consultations in two phases. In the first phase held from December 2010 – January 2011, the CGC services. released a User Fees Consultation Document and held information sessions across Canada.

In the second phase, the CGC services. plans to release a schedule of individual fees as a part of pre-proposal notification in March 2011. This will be followed by a 30 day official complaint period. Once the complaint period is finished an independent advisory panel will be set up if there are any outstanding concerns.

The CGC services. is also establishing a review cycle that will repeat every five years. Issues may be addressed outside the review cycle as warranted.

Outward Inspection R CGA and Schedule 1 - CGR
Inward Weighing R CGA and Schedule 1 - CGR
Outward Weighing R CGA and Schedule 1 - CGR
Registration and Cancellation R CGA and Schedule 1 - CGR
Licensing R CGA and Schedule 1 - CGR
Producer Cars R CGA and Schedule 1 - CGR
Other Inspection Services Other Services (O) CGA
Market Support Documentation O CGA

*The CGC is currently undertaking User Fee Consultations to amend existing User Fees.

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Canadian Heritage

User Fees 2011-12

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 products and services Financial Administration Act Part of fundamental service review 2012-13 Consultation process in 2010-11: Program Evaluation will carry out a client survey which includes a question on fees1. Review process in 2011-12: Program Evaluation recommendations will be addressed.
Training and Professional Development Workshops http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/
lo-od/index-eng.aspx
 
Other products and services Financial Administration Act Part of fundamental service review 2012-13 Consultation process in 2010-11: Program Evaluation will carry out a client survey which includes a question on fees1. Review process in 2011-12: Program Evaluation recommendations will be addressed.
Library Services http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/lib-bib/services-eng.aspx   Other products and services Financial Administration Act Part of fundamental service review 2012-13 Consultation process in 2011-12: ongoing internal review of library clients and services, initiated in 2010-11. Review process in 2011-12: recommendations for improved service delivery as required, and as appropriate, with implementation in 2012-13.

Access to Information & Privacy (ATIP)

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
Fees charged for processing access requests filed under the Access to Information Act Other products and services Access to Information Act N/A N/A N/A

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program (CPTC) – Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO)

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 and a 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/eng/1268752355851/1268755942629.

Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit Program (PSTC) – Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO)


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 is 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

  • 1. On-line survey question on fees:   Based on what you know, how would you rate the level of fees charged by CCI for the following services and training? (scale 1 to 5 from Very reasonable to Very high).

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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 parliementary 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 parliementary 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 parliementary 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 parliementary committee (as per Section 75(1), Access to Information Act)

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Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

User Fees


User Fees
Name of Fee Fee Setting Authority Reason for Amendment to Fee Effective date of planned change to take effect Planned Consultation & Review Process Planned
Telecommunications Fees Telecommunications Act (Section 68)
Telecommunications Fees Regulations, 2010
N/A N/A N/A
Broadcasting Licence Fees

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

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

N/A – Not Applicable
See section “ Explanation of Revenue” for details on changes to the fees regulations that were approved in 2010

Explanation of Revenue

The CRTC collects fees under the authority of regulations in the Broadcasting Act and Telecommunications Act. For the fiscal year 2011-2012:

  • CRTC Part I broadcasting-licence fees are estimated to be $31.9 million ($22.8 million respendable and $9.1 million in non-respendable revenue). The broadcasting non-respendable revenue also includes a "true-up" adjustment of $2.1 million.

  • CRTC telecommunications fees are estimated to be $28 million ($19.8 million respendable and $8.2 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 2010-2011 fiscal year and reflected in the telecommunications billing for the fiscal year 2011-2012.

Broadcasting licence fees

Section 11 of the Broadcasting Act gives the Commission the authority to make regulations respecting 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. The last amendment to the Broadcasting Licence Fee Regulations was done in 2010 Details on the amendment can be found in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-476 on the CRTC website at http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-476.htm. The Broadcasting Licence Fee Regulations can be found on the Department of Justice web site at: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/.

Part I licence fees

For 2010–2011, the CRTC assessed $35.8 million in Part I fees, including "true-up" and 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 (‘true-up’) amount to the Part I fee to adjust estimated costs to actual expenditures. Any excess fees or shortfalls are credited or charged to the licensee in a following year’s invoice.

Part II licence fees

The Broadcasting Licence Fee Regulations, 1997 were amended in 2010 (Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-476). A cap of $100 million was introduced for the calculation of Part II licence fees and this cap will be adjusted annually on a compound basis in accordance with the percentage increase or decrease to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the calendar year prior to the year of the adjustments. The CPI is the annual average all-items CPI for Canada that is published by Statistics Canada.

These fees recover part of the Government of Canada’s substantial annual investment in the Canadian broadcasting system.

Telecommunications fees

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

The Telecommunications Fees Regulations amended in March 2010 (Telecom Decision CRTC 2010-183 dated 25 March 2010) require all telecommunications service providers (TSPs), or groups of related TSPs, with at least $10 million dollars in Canadian telecommunications service revenues (CTSR) to pay telecommunications fees, whether or not they file a tariff for approval with the Commission. The Telecommunications Fees Regulations can be found on the Department of Justice web site at: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/.


For 2010–2011, the CRTC assessed $27.3 million in telecommunications fees, including "true-up" and 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 (‘true-up’) amount to the telecommunications fees to adjust estimated costs to actual expenditures. Any excess fees or shortfalls are credited or charged to the carriers in the following year’s invoice.

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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 2011-2012 The number of access requests is changing. Therefore, the planned User Fees are changing accordingly.
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Correctional Service 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 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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Environment Canada

User Fees


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
Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations (site monitoring) R Financial Administration Act, s. 19.1 Revision of payment schedule to account for the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) change to possible length of permit from 1 to 5 years. 2011–2012 consultation expected to begin. Final changes dependant upon CEPA review timelines. Results of any review will be shared with the regulated community and input will be sought.
Disposal at Sea Permit Fee Regulations R CEPA, s. 135 Revision of payment schedule and amount of fee to account for CEPA change to possible length of permit from 1 to 5 years. 2011–2012 consultation expected to begin. Final changes dependant upon CEPA review timelines. Results of any review will be shared with the regulated community and input will be sought, as per requirements of the  User's Fee Act.
Wildlife Area Regulations
a) Schedule II:  AMOUNTS PAYABLE TO ENTER CAP TOURMENTE NATIONAL WILDLIFE AREA
R • Canada Wildlife Act
• Financial Administration Act
Increase entrance fees to cover costs. 2012–2013 In 2011–2012: Analysis of the tourism market in the area to validate the amount of the increase.
Wildlife Area Regulations
b) Schedule III - APPLICATION FEES PAYABLE FOR A HUNT
R • Canada Wildlife Act
• Financial Administration Act
Increase permit fees to cover costs. 2012–2013 In 2011–2012:
Survey to hunters:
•Perform analysis of comparative hunting package
•Inform regional tables, hunting/fishing association of our plans to augment prices.

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Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Up-Front Multi-Year Funding


Strategic outcome: The economy of southern Ontario is competitive and diversified

Program activity: Economic Regional Development and Infrastructure Development

Name of recipient: Brantford Greenwich-Mohawk Remediation Project

Start date: October 12, 2007

End date: N/A

Description: In 2007, the Government of Canada made a commitment to assist with the clean-up and redevelopment of brownfields in Brantford, Ontario, totalling more than 50 acres. In 2011–2012, FedDev Ontario will continue to provide funding for the redevelopment of this site with the aim of improving environmental quality, health and safety, helping create and retain employment opportunities, and revitalizing land and leading to infrastructure development in the city.

($ millions)
Total Funding Prior Years' Funding Planned Funding
2011–12
Planned Funding
2012–13
Planned Funding
2013–14
12 10.8 1.2    

Summary of annual plans of recipient:

FedDev Ontario has approved for the City of Brantford to implement a project entailing the demolition of derelict properties. A total of $12 million in funding is committed for this project. To date $400 thousand has been spent on the project. A remaining commitment exists for $11.6 million of funding over 2010–11 and 2011–12.

Link to recipient's website: www.brantford.ca


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Health 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
Authority to Sell Drugs Fees - AMENDED Regulatory Service (R) Financial Administration Act (FAA) Existing fees have not been revised since originally implemented in 1995-2000, while the cost of doing business and the number and scope of regulatory activities has increased.

Updated fees will provide stable and sustainable resourcing of these regulatory programs. It will allow Health Canada to meets its internationally-recognized performance standards.
2011-2012 Having completed stakeholder consultations and two Independent Advisory Panels (to address complaints under the User Fees Act), the Parliamentary tabling of a User Fee Proposal to update Human Drug and Medical Device Fees took place in April 2010. It was officially approved by Parliament in May 2010, and the publication of revised fee regulations in the Canada Gazette is anticipated to take place in late 2010.

Additional information on consultation activities is available on the HPFB Cost Recovery Initiative website: www.healthcanada.gc.ca/ hpfb_costrecovery
Drug Establishment Licensing Fees - AMENDED R FAA
Drug Submission Evaluation Fees - AMENDED R FAA
Medical Device License Application Fees - AMENDED R FAA
Authority to Sell Medical Device Fees - AMENDED R FAA
Medical Device Establishment Licensing Fees - AMENDED R FAA
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Industry Canada

User Fees for 2011–12


User Fee: Written Opinions
Fee Type Other Goods and Services
Fee-Setting Authority Competition Bureau’s Fee and Service Standards Policy, through the Department of Industry Act
Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Fees and service standards related to written opinions were last revised in 2002. Several changes since that time warrant a review of both the fees and the service standards.
Effective Date of Planned Change It is anticipated that the newly revised fee regime will take effect in 2012–13.
Consultation and Review Process Planned The Competition Bureau will meet with stakeholders to consult on proposed revisions to its Fee and Service Standards Policy for written opinions.


User Fee: CA Number
Fee Type Other Goods and Services
Fee-Setting Authority Textile Labelling Act and Department of Industry Act
Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee The Competition Bureau expects to make changes to pricing to reflect increased costs associated with administering this program.
Effective Date of Planned Change It is anticipated that the revised fee regime will take effect in 2012–13.
Consultation and Review Process Planned The Competition Bureau will meet with stakeholders to consult on proposed changes to the process, service standards and CA Number fees.


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 (not yet in force)
Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee Establishing user fees is a preliminary step before an order-in-council can bring into force the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
Effective Date of Planned Change The fee is expected to be in place when an order-in-council brings the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act into force.
Consultation and Review Process Planned None

*Parliamentary review of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act occurred in 2010–11.


User Fee: Spectrum Licence Renewal Fees for 24, 28 and 38 GHz Wireless Broadband Communications – New
Fee Type Regulatory
Fee-Setting Authority Department of Industry Act, section 19; Financial Administration Act, section 19.1
Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee The terms of the 24 and 38 GHz spectrum licences obtained through the 1999 auction were coming to an end in 2010. A decision released in March 2006 extended the initial terms of these licences and 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 before proceeding with the required stages under the User Fees Act.
Effective Date of Planned Change The fee is expected to be in place in 2011–12.
Consultation and Review Process Planned The initial public consultation took place in April 2008. It is anticipated that the proposed fee under the User Fees Act may be reviewed by Parliament in 2011–12.


User Fee: Spectrum Licence Fees for Wireless Broadband Services in the Band 3650–3700 MHz – New
Fee Type Regulatory
Fee-Setting Authority Department of Industry Act, section 19; Financial Administration Act, section 19.1
Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee

To make this spectrum available for use, the Department held and subsequently published the public consultation on the licensing rules and applicable fees: Proposed Spectrum Utilization Policy, Technical and Licensing Requirements for Wireless Broadband Services (WBS) in the Band 3650–3700 MHz (DGTP-006-06).

The consultation regarding the use of the band and the fee proposal was launched in 2006 and completed in June 2009; however, the formal User Fees Act process has not yet begun. It is anticipated to be completed in 2011–12.
Effective Date of Planned Change The fee is expected to be in place in 2011–12.
Consultation and Review Process Planned The initial public consultation was launched in 2006. The User Fees Act process is anticipated to be completed in 2011–12.


User Fee: Fixed and Broadcast Satellite Licences
Fee Type Regulatory
Fee-Setting Authority Radiocommunication Act, section 6(1); Department of Industry Act, sections 18, 19 and 20; Financial Administration Act, section 19.1
Reason for Planned Introduction of or Amendment to Fee The Department intends to move away from a radio apparatus licence regime to a spectrum licence regime with applicable fees. Amended fees will aim to recover fair value for the use of the orbital and spectrum resources.
Effective Date of Planned Change In light of the User Fees Act, the original implementation date has been delayed. It is anticipated that the amended fee regime will take effect in 2012–13.
Consultation and Review Process Planned The consultation process has been delayed, as more market analysis was needed. A public consultation should be launched during the first quarter of 2011–12.
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Natural Resources Canada

User Fees


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
Explosives license, 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 2013-14 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 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 and to realign entry fees with the level of service being offered. 2012/2013
2013/2014

In 2010, Parks Canada announced a one year extension to the previously announced fee freeze due to the slow economic recovery. As such, all fees for entry, camping, canal lockage, recreation fees, fishing licenses, hot pools and business licenses will be frozen at 2008 rates until March 2012. Commercial fees will be frozen at 2009 rates until March 2013.

For the proposed 2012/13 and 2013/14 adjustments, Parks Canada will consult on two levels in 2011. National consultations will occur for all user fees that are to be applied nationally. The Agency will hold meetings with commercial group tour operators at travel trade shows, consult directly with national stakeholders and tourism interest groups and use social media such as Twitter and Facebook.

For user fees of a unique local nature, to a national park, national historic site and national marine conservation area, Parks Canada will consult locally with the affected public, business operators, tourism partners and stakeholders through meetings with advisory and client groups and through direct mailings and posted notices.

In both instances notice will be provided on the Parks Canada website on the 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, a national fee proposal will be tabled in January 2012 prior to being submitted to the Minister responsible for Parks Canada for enactment.

To respect our commitment to provide 18 months advance notice, implementation of the proposed new business fees and commercial rates will be 2013/14.

National Park Camping
Fees

Proposed amended fees

Service Parks Canada Agency Act Adjustments to national pricing to keep pace with inflationary pressures on costs. 2012/2013
2013/2014

Historic Canal Lockage Fees 

Proposed amended fees

Service Parks Canada Agency Act As above 2012/2013
2013/2014

National Park and National Historic Site Recreation Fees 

Proposed amended fees

Service Parks Canada Agency Act As above 2012/2013
2013/2014

Hot Pool Fees

Proposed amended fees

Service Parks Canada Agency Act As above 2012/2013
2013/2014

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.

2012/2013
2013/2014

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.

The fees were previously increased in 1994.
2013/2014

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Parole Board of Canada

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 Criminal Records Act (CRA)authorizes the Board to grant, deny or revoke pardons for convictions under federal acts or regulations.

The Minister of Public Safety tabled a proposal to increase the pardon user fee to $150 in both Houses on September 20th, 2010. On November 24, 2010, parliament adopted the fee proposal. The Ministerial Order which is the authority to fix the fee of $150 was signed and registered and came into effect on December 29, 2010.

This fee increase from $50 to $150 represented the first step in the Government’s plan to move to full cost-recovery for the pardons program.

This was an interim measure designed to provide the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) with increased capacity to manage heavy and ongoing pardon workloads, while addressing important changes in the pardon process as a result of Bill C-23A (which came into force on June 29, 2010), and preparing for implementation for a full cost-recovery approach for pardons.

The Government of Canada is now seeking to implement a new fee system that would require users to assume the full cost of processing a pardon application.

This model will ensure sustainability for the Parole Board of Canada’s (PBC) pardon program, and secure the resources needed to efficiently and effectively deliver pardon services to users under the revised CRA.

2011-12

Implementation of this proposal, which will be consistent with the requirements of the User Fees 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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Public Works and Government Services Canada

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
  Amended tariff implemented April 1, 2010. 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
No change to user fees. Anticipated Asset Disposal  

Adherence to the Directive on the Sale or Transfer of Surplus Real Property

http://www.tbs-
sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=12043&
section=text

Canada Gazette - Subscription Fees Regulatory Statutory Instruments Act No planned changes    

   
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 Other Products and Services (O); Access to Information Act No planned changes    
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police

User Fees


RCMP Canadian Firearms Program
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 Regulation Firearms Fees Regulation N/A See note 1 below
Individual Licences Regulatory Firearms Fees Regulation Firearms Fees Regulation N/A See note 2 below
Authorizations Regulatory Firearms Fees Regulation Firearms Fees Regulation N/A See note 3 below
Non-resident Permits Regulatory Firearms Fees Regulation Firearms Fees Regulation N/A See note 4 below
Services for replacement of documents Regulatory Firearms Fees Regulation Firearms Fees Regulation N/A See note 2 below

RCMP Access to Information and Privacy Branch
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
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 5 below


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

Notes:

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. Fee costing studies were conducted in 1995.

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.

5. For Access to Information requests, the policy of the RCMP is to waive reproduction fees whenever less than 50 pages are disclosed. However, when more than 50 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 Access to Information and Privacy Branch website.