2017-18 Fees Report - Departmental Results Report 2017-18

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© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2018

Catalogue No. CH1-41E-PDF

ISSN: 2562-279X

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List of acronyms

CAVCO
Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office
CCI
Canadian Conservation Institute
CPI
Consumer Price Index
CPTC
Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program
M.P.
House of Commons of Canada
P.C.
Queen's Privy Council for Canada
PSTC
Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit Program
VHS
Video Home System

Message from Minister Rodriguez

On behalf of Canadian Heritage, I am pleased to present the 2017 to 2018 Fees Report.

On June 22, 2017, the Service Fees Act received royal assent, thereby repealing the User Fees Act.

The Service Fees Act introduces a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through enhanced reporting to Parliament, improved transparency and oversight. The act provides for:

  • a streamlined approach to consultation and the approval of new or modified fees
  • a requirement for services to have service standards and reporting against these standards, along with a policy to remit fees to fee payers when standards are not met
  • an automatic annual fee adjustment by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to ensure that fees keep pace with inflation
  • annual detailed reporting to Parliament in order to increase transparency

This 2017 to 2018 Fees Report is the first report to be prepared under the Service Fees Act. The report includes new information such as a detailed listing of all fees along with future year fee amounts. Additional fee information will be included starting next fiscal year, once Canadian Heritage fully transitions to the Service Fees Act regime.

I welcome the increased transparency and oversight that the Service Fees Act's reporting regime embodies, and I am fully committed to transitioning my department to this modern framework.

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, P.C., M.P.

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

General fees information

The tables that follow provide information on each category of fees, including:

  • the name of the fee category;
  • the date that the fee (or fee category) was introduced and last amended (if applicable);
  • service standards;
  • performance results against these standards; and
  • financial information regarding total costs, total revenues and remissions.

In addition to the information presented by fee category, there is a summary of the financial information for all fees as well as a listing of fees under the department's authority. This listing includes the existing fee dollar amounts and the adjusted dollar fee amount for a future year.

General and financial information by fee category

General information - Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program (CPTC)

Fee category
Fee levy under the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program (CPTC)
Fee-setting authority
Financial Administration Act, paragraph 19 (1) (b)
Department of Canadian Heritage Act, subsection 10
Year introduced
December 28, 1996
Year last amended
April 1, 2004
Service standard
Issuance of a certificate within 120 working days from receipt of a complete application. The target is to meet this standard 85% of the time.
Performance results
The 120 working days processing standard was met 54% of the time over the course of the year. However, due to efforts to improve service delivery, this standard was being met 80% of the time by March 2018.
Other information
Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO), a directorate of Canadian Heritage, co-administers this program with the Canada Revenue Agency.
  • 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.
Financial information (dollars)
2016–17 Revenue 2017–18 Revenue 2017–18 Cost* 2017–18 Remissions
3,363,363 3,496,307 6,042,279 Not applicable
* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid.

General information - Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit Program (PSTC)

Fee category
Fee Levy Under the Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit Program (PSTC)
Fee-setting authority
Financial Administration Act, paragraph 19 (1) (b)
Department of Canadian Heritage Act, subsection 10
Year introduced
October 24, 1998
Year last modified
The accreditation fees have never been modified since their introduction on October 24, 1998.
Service Standard
Issuance of a certificate within 120 working days from receipt of a complete application. The target is to meet this standard 85% of the time.
Performance results
The service standard of 120 working days to issue a certificate was met 97% of the time.
Other information
CAVCO, a directorate of Canadian Heritage, co-administers this program with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Financial information (dollars)
2016–17 Revenue 2017–18 Revenue 2017–18 Cost* 2017–18 Remissions
1,827,289 2,171,000 1,237,575 Not applicable
* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid.

General information - Processing access requests files under the Access to Information Act

Fee category
Fees charged for processing access requests files under the Access to Information Act ($5.00)
Fee-setting authority
Access to Information Act
Year introduced
1983
Year last modified
2006
Service Standard
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, 84% of requests were completed within the prescribed time frame.
Other information
Not applicable
Financial information (dollars)
2016–17 Revenue 2017–18 Revenue 2017–18 Cost* 2017–18 Remissions
2,300 2,770 1,599,193 Not applicable
* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid.

General information - Canadian Conservation Institute - Publications and Special Products

Fee category
Canadian Conservation Institute - Publications and Special Products
Fee-setting authority
Financial Administration Act, paragraph 19 (1) (b)
Department of Canadian Heritage Act, subsection 9
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 to partially recover printing costs.
Financial information (dollars)
2016–17 Revenue 2017–18 Revenue 2017–18 Cost* 2017–18 Remissions
24,481 19,703 80,120 Not applicable
* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid.

General information - Capital Experience - Rent and Loan Program

Fee category
Capital Experience - Rent and Loan Program
Fee-setting authority
Financial Administration Act, paragraph 19 (1) (b)
Department of Canadian Heritage Act, subsection 4.2 (k.1) and 9
Year introduced
In 1994 by the National Capital Commission and transferred to the Department of Canadian Heritage in October of 2013
Year last amended
Not applicable
Performance standard
As per the Service Fees Act, Performance Standards are not required for the provision of a product (Article 3 (1)). Therefore, none were established for the Rent and Loan Program.
Performance results
Not applicable
Other information

The Capital Experience inventory primary function is to support the delivery of Canadian Heritage Major Events and Celebration programs. The Rent and Loan program is to contribute to the animation of the Capital objective by offering festival hardware inventory at a minimal cost to non-profit organizations producing events when the equipment is not required by Canadian Heritage events. Approximately 40 different non-profit Organizations and Festivals in the National Capital Region benefit from this program. Only low value assets representing a portion of the Capital Experiences inventory are made available via the Rent and Loan Program.

Since no employees are assigned at 100% of their workload to this program, the salary costs consists of a percentage of related task assignations for multiple Capital Experiences Employees. Only the Life Cycle Management cost related to the specific inventory items available via the Rent and Loan program have been calculated in the reported cost.

The revenues are meant to offset Capital Experiences Rent and Loan program costs and consists of administration fees and rental fees. The direct and indirect costs identified in this report are based on a pro-rata ratio of numbers of rental days over the course of the report period.

The rental and fee structure has not been increased since the launch of the program back in 1994. At the time of the Capital Experience program transfer from the National Capital Commission to the Department of Canadian Heritage back in 2013, nine of the local major festivals who benefit from the Rent and Loan program were exempted of paying rental fees as part of the National Capital Commission land access exemption program. Since then, the National Capital Commission has abolished their exemption program and increased their land use fees but the Canadian Heritage Rent and Loan Program still to this day honour the fee exemptions.

Financial information (dollars)
2016–17 Revenue 2017–18 Revenue 2017–18 Cost* 2017–18 Remissions
33,435 31,836 72,146 Not applicable
* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.
† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid.

Financial totals for all fee categories

Total revenues, cost and remissions (dollars)
2016–17 Total revenue 2017–18 Total revenue 2017–18 Total cost 2017–18 Total remissions
5,250,868 5,721,616 9,031,313 Not applicable
Note: the totals are the sums of the revenues, costs and remissions reported for all fee categories in the "Financial information" tables.

Fees under the Department's authority

Fee amounts for 2017–18 and 2019–20 and for a future fiscal year, as applicable (dollars)
Name of fee 2017 – 18 Fee amount 2019 – 20 Adjusted fee amount* Future fee amount and fiscal year
Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit 0.15% of the Eligible Production Cost for a Part A or a Part B application; or
0.30% of the Eligible Production Cost for a Part A/B application, with a minimum fee of $200.
The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit is exempted from this section of the Service Fees Act since fees are determined based on a production's eligible production costs, which CAVCO does not control. Not applicable
Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit $5,000 per application.
Rebate available based on a sliding scale related to value of tax credit received.
The Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit is exempted from this section of the Service Fees Act since fees are determined based on the ultimate value of the tax credit received. This in turn is based on a production's labour expenditures, which CAVCO does not control. Not applicable
Canadian Conservation Institute - Publications and Special Products See Appendix A Not applicable
Capital Experience – Rent and Loan Program See Appendix B Not applicable
* The "Adjusted fee amount" is the new amount of the fee in 2019–20, adjusted by the Consumer Price Index rate.
† The "Future fee amount and fiscal year" is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019–20, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.
** This increase may not take place in light of regulations for low materiality fee coming into force at a later date.

Appendix A

2017-18 As at March 31, 2020 (Additionnal 2.2%**)
Publications - Books Fee in Canada Fee for Other Countries Fee in Canada Fee for Other Countries
Adhesive Compendium for Conservation 90.00 110.00 91.98 112.42
Lighting Methods for Photographing Museum Objects 40.00 50.00 40.88 51.10
Metals and Corrosion: A Handbook for the Conservation Professional 65.00 81.25 66.43 83.04
Airborne Pollutants in Museums, Galleries, and Archives: Risk Assessment, Control Strategies, and Preservation Management 50.00 62.50 51.10 63.88
The Gentle Art of Applied Pressure 26.00 32.50 26.57 33.22
Mount-making for Museum Objects (second edition) 20.00 25.00 20.44 25.55
Publications - Technical Bulletins
Technical Bulletins 32
Products Used in Preventive Conservation
25.00 30.00 25.55 30.66
Technical Bulletin 31
The Digitization of VHS Video Tapes
25.00 30.00 25.55 30.66
Special Products
Framework for Preserving Heritage Collections poster 25.00 30.00 25.55 30.66

Appendix B

Rental fees

2017-18 As at March 31, 2020 (Additional 2.2%**)
Item Rental Fee For Two Days or Less Rental Fee For Three Days or More Replacement Fees Rental Fee For Two Days or Less Rental Fee For Three Days or More Replacement Fees
Barricade (metal) 2.00 4.00 150.00 2.04 4.09 153.30
Garbage barrel 4.00 8.00 100.00 4.09 8.18 102.20
Recycling Container 4.00 8.00 350.00 4.09 8.18 357.70
Riser 6.00 12.00 125.00 6.13 12.26 127.75
Picnic table 9.00 18.00 175.00 9.20 18.40 178.85
White picket fence 5.00 10.00 100.00 5.11 10.22 102.20
Small entrance arch 325.00 650.00 6,500.00 332.15 664.30 6,643.00
Large entrance arch 325.00 670.00 6,700.00 332.15 684.74 6,847.40
2.4-metre tower (almost 8 ft.) 80.00 160.00 1,600.00 81.76 163.52 1,635.20
Activity tower (ladder) 32.00 65.00 650.00 32.70 66.43 664.30
Activity tower (truss) 32.00 65.00 650.00 32.70 66.43 664.30
- Note: For each rental agreement there is a $250 administration fee, plus the rental costs. Note: For each rental agreement there is a $255.50 administration fee, plus the rental costs.
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