User fees - Departmental Results Report 2016-2017

Fee name

Fee levy under the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program (CPTC)

Fee type

Regulatory fee

The Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) is responsible for determining whether a production is a Canadian film or video production and for estimating eligible labour expenditures for the CPTC.

The fees allow CAVCO to administer the program and recommend to the Minister of Canadian Heritage the issuance of a Canadian Film or Video Production Certificate and a Certificate of Completion for productions that meet Canadian content requirements and are thus eligible for the CPTC.

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

Fee-setting authority

Department of Canadian Heritage Act, Financial Administration Act.

CAVCO, a directorate of Canadian Heritage, co-administers this program with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Year last modified

February 26, 2004

Reason for change of existing fee

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.

Performance standards

Issuance of certificates within 90 to 120 working days from receipt of a complete application.

Performance results

The 90 to 120 working days processing standard was met 82% of the time.

2016-17
($ dollars)
Planning years
($ dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost Fiscal year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
3,300,000 3,363,363 3,185,030 2017-18 3,380,000 3,300,000
2018-19 3,400,000 3,300,000
2019-20 3,400,000 3,300,000

More detailed information on CAVCO user fees, visit the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) Program web page.

Fee name

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

Fee type

Regulatory fee

The Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) is responsible for determining whether a production is an accredited production.

The fees allow CAVCO to administer the program and recommend to the Minister of Canadian Heritage the issuance of an Accredited Film or Video Production Certificate for productions that qualify and are thus eligible for the PSTC.

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

Fee-setting authority

Department of Canadian Heritage Act, Financial Administration Act

CAVCO, a directorate of Canadian Heritage, co-administers this program with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Year last modified

The accreditation fees have never been modified since their introduction on October 24, 1997.

Reason for change of existing fee

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.

The user fee structure for the PSTC established in 1997 has never been modified.

Performance Standards

Issuance of certificates within 90 to 120 working days from receipt of a complete application.

Performance results

The 90 to 120 working days processing standard was met 90% of the time.

2016-17
($ dollars)
Planning years
($ dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost Fiscal year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
1,100,000 1,827,289 1,061,676 2017-18 1,700,000 1,200,000
2018-19 1,500,000 1,200,000
2019-20 1,500,000 1,200,000

More detailed information on CAVCO user fees, visit the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) Program web page.

Fee name

Fees charged for processing access requests files under the Access to Information Act

Fee type

Other products and services

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information Act

Year last modified

2006

Reason for change of existing fee

N/A

Performance Standards

Response provided within 30 days of receipt of request. Response time may be extended pursuant to s. 9 of the Act. A notice of extension is sent within 30 days of receipt of request.

Performance results

Taking into account external factors, 94% of requests were completed within the prescribed time frame.

2016–17
($ dollars)
Planning years
($ dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost Fiscal year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost

1,250

2,300

780,839
(See Note 1)

2017–18

2,500

840,000

2018–19

(See Note 2)

(See Note 3)

2019–20

(See Note 2)

(See Note 3)

Other Information:

Fee name

Canadian Conservation Institute user fees
Publications and Special Products

Fee type

Other products and services

Fee-setting authority

Financial Administration Act, paragraph 19 (1) (b)
Department of Canadian Heritage Act, subsection 8 (1)

Year introduced

1996

Year last amended

2016-2017

Performance standard

Publications and special products are delivered within a week of receiving payment.

Performance results

The one week delivery standard was met 100% of the time.

Other information

Fees for recent publications available for purchase are determined at the time of publishing and are based on a comparison of comparable CCI and/or market prices.

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