Fees Report 2019-20 — Department of Canadian Heritage

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Minister’s message

Steven Guilbeault

On behalf of Canadian Heritage, I am pleased to present the Report on fees for 2019–20.

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

For the first time, on March 31, 2020, Canadian Heritage adjusted some of its fees, as per section 17 of the Service Fees Act.

I am pleased that Canadian Heritage is continuing its transition to the reporting regime provided under the Service Fees Act.

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Canadian Heritage

About this report

This report, which is tabled under section 20 of the Service Fees Act and section 4.2.8 of the Directive on Charging and Special Financial Authorities, contains information about the fees that Canadian Heritage had the authority to set in 2019-20.

Government of Canada departments may set fees for services, licences, permits, products, the use of facilities; for other authorizations of rights or privileges; or to recover, in whole or in part, costs incurred in relation to a regulatory scheme.

For reporting purposes, fees must be categorized under the following three fee setting mechanisms:

  1. Act, regulation or fees notice
    • An act of Parliament delegates the fee setting authority to a department, minister or Governor in Council.
  2. Contract
    • Ministers have the authority to enter into contracts, which are usually negotiated between the minister and an individual or organization, and which cover fees and other terms and conditions. In some cases, that authority may also be provided by an act of Parliament.
  3. Market-rate or auction or both
    • The authority to set these fees is pursuant to an act of Parliament or regulation, and the minister, department or Governor in Council has no control over the fee amount.

This report contains information about all fees that are under Canadian Heritage’s authority.

The information covers fees that are subject to the Service Fees Act and fees that are exempted from the Service Fees Act.

For fees set by contract, fees set by market-rate, auction or both, the report provides totals only. For fees set by act, regulation or fees notice, it provides totals for fee groupings, as well as detailed information for each fee.

Although the fees that Canadian Heritage charges under the Access to Information Act are subject to the Service Fees Act, they are not included in this report. Rather, information on Canadian Heritage’s access to information fees can be found in our access to information report, which is posted on Plans and reports – Canadian Heritage web page.Footnote 1

Remissions

A remission is a partial or full return of a fee to a fee payer who paid for a service for which a department deemed that the service standard was not met.

Under the Service Fees Act, departments must develop policies for determining whether a service standard has been met and for determining how much of a fee will be remitted to a fee payer if a service standard is not met. This requirement will not take effect until April 1, 2021, so this report does not include remissions issued under the Service Fees Act. The report does not include other remissions.

Overall totals, by fee setting mechanism

The following table presents the total revenue, cost and remissions for all fees that Canadian Heritage had the authority to set in 2019–20, by fee setting mechanism.

Overall totals for 2019–20, by fee setting mechanism
Fee setting mechanism Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
Fees set by contract 5,397 5,475 Remissions do not apply to fees set by contract.
Fees set by market-rate, auction or both 0 0 Remissions do not apply to fees set by market-rate, auction or both.
Fees set by act, regulation or fees notice 6,045,907 6,376,125 n/a
Total 6,051,304 6,381,600 n/a

Totals, by fee grouping, for fees set by act, regulation or fees notice

The following tables present, for each fee grouping, the total revenue, cost and remissions for all fees that Canadian Heritage had the authority to set in 2019–20 that are set by any of the following:

A fee grouping is a grouping of all the fees that a department has the authority to set for activities relating to a single business line, directorate or program.

Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office – Fee grouping: totals for fiscal year 2019 to 2020
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
5,949,793 5,953,433 n/a
Canadian Conservation Institute – Fee grouping: totals for fiscal year 2019 to 2020
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
63,587 333,404 n/a
Capital Experience – Fee grouping: totals for fiscal year 2019 to 2020
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
32,527 89,288 n/a

Details on each fee set by act, regulation or fees notice

This section provides detailed information on each fee that Canadian Heritage had the authority to set in 2019–20 and that was set by any of the following:

Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office

Canadian Film or Video Production Certificate and Certificate of Completion

Fee grouping
Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office
Fee
Canadian Film or Video Production Certificate and Certificate of Completion
Fee-setting authority
Department of Canadian Heritage Act, subsection 10
Year fee-setting authority was introduced
December 28, 1996
Last year fee-setting authority was amended
April 1, 2004
Service standard
Exempt from the Service Fees Act. Issuance of a certificate within 120 working days from receipt of a complete application.
Performance result
The 120 working days processing standard was met 80% of the time over the course of the year.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations
Material (formula)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

Fees based on percentage of Eligible Production Costs:

0.30% of the Eligible Production Cost for a Part A/B application, with a minimum fee of 204.40

2019–20 total fee revenue ($)
3,614,343
Fee adjustment date
March 31, 2022
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)
0.30% with a minimum fee of 208.07

Canadian Film or Video Production Certificate – amendment

Fee grouping
Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office
Fee
Canadian Film or Video Production Certificate – amendment
Fee-setting authority
Department of Canadian Heritage Act, subsection 10
Year fee-setting authority was introduced
December 28, 1996
Last year fee-setting authority was amended
April 1, 2004
Service standard
Exempt from the Service Fees Act.
Performance result
Exempt from the Service Fees Act
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations
Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)
306.60
2019–20 total fee revenue ($)
0
Fee adjustment date
March 31, 2022
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)
312.11

Canadian Film or Video Production Certificate – certified copy

Fee grouping
Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office
Fee
Canadian Film or Video Production Certificate – certified copy
Fee-setting authority
Department of Canadian Heritage Act, subsection 10
Year fee-setting authority was introduced
December 28, 1996
Last year fee-setting authority was amended
April 1, 2004
Service standard
Exempt from the Service Fees Act.
Performance result
Exempt from the Service Fees Act.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations
Low-materiality ($51–$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)
100
2019–20 total fee revenue ($)
1,200
Fee adjustment date
n/a
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)
n/a

Accredited Film or Video Production Certificate

Fee grouping
Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office
Fee
Accredited Film or Video Production Certificate
Fee-setting authority
Department of Canadian Heritage Act, subsection 10
Year fee-setting authority was introduced
October 24, 1998
Last year fee-setting authority was amended
n/a
Service standard
Exempt from the Service Fees Act. Issuance of a certificate within 120 working days from receipt of a complete application.
Performance result
The 120 working days processing standard was met 92% of the time over the course of the year.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations
Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)
5,110 per application. Rebate available based on a sliding scale related to value of tax credit received.
2019–20 total fee revenue ($)
2,329,250
Fee adjustment date
March 31, 2022
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)
5,201.78

Accredited Film or Video Production Certificate - amendment

Fee grouping
Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office
Fee
Accredited Film or Video Production Certificate - amendment
Fee-setting authority
Department of Canadian Heritage Act, subsection 10
Year fee-setting authority was introduced
October 24, 1998
Last year fee-setting authority was amended
n/a
Service standard
Exempt from the Service Fees Act.
Performance result
Exempt from the Service Fees Act.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations
Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)
1,022
2019–20 total fee revenue ($)
5,000
Fee adjustment date
March 31, 2022
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)
1,040.36

Accredited Film or Video Production Certificate – certified copy

Fee grouping
Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office
Fee
Accredited Film or Video Production Certificate – certified copy
Fee-setting authority
Department of Canadian Heritage Act, subsection 10
Year fee-setting authority was introduced
October 24, 1998
Last year fee-setting authority was amended
n/a
Service standard
Exempt from the Service Fees Act.
Performance result
Exempt from the Service Fees Act.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations
Low-materiality ($51–$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)
100
2019–20 total fee revenue ($)
0
Fee adjustment date
n/a
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)
n/a

Canadian Conservation Institute

Publications

Fee grouping
Canadian Conservation Institute
Fee
Publications
Fee-setting authority
Minister’s authority to enter into a contract
Year fee-setting authority was introduced
1996
Last year fee-setting authority was amended
n/a
Service standard
n/a
Performance result
n/a
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations
Not subject to section 17 of the Service Fees Act.
2019–20 fee amount ($)
Publication prices vary between 25 and 110, depending on the product types (books, technical bulletins, poster)
2019–20 total fee revenue ($)
14,574
Fee adjustment date
n/a
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)
n/a

Workshops and Conferences

Fee grouping
Canadian Conservation Institute
Fee
Workshops and Conferences
Fee-setting authority
Minister’s authority to enter into a contract
Year fee-setting authority was introduced
1997
Last year fee-setting authority was amended
2013-14
Service standard
n/a
Performance result
n/a
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations
Not subject to section 17 of the Service Fees Act.
2019–20 fee amount ($)

Fees vary depending on the type and the length of time of the workshops and conferences:

250 (Lecture);

750 (Regional Workshops);

150 to 1,500 (Advanced Professional Workshops).

2019–20 total fee revenue ($)
23,457
Fee adjustment date
n/a
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)
n/a

Professional Conservation Services

Fee grouping
Canadian Conservation Institute
Fee
Professional Conservation Services
Fee-setting authority
Minister’s authority to enter into a contract
Year fee-setting authority was introduced
1997
Last year fee-setting authority was amended
2013-14
Service standard
n/a
Performance result
n/a
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations
Not subject to section 17 of the Service Fees Act.
2019–20 fee amount ($)

Professional services fees vary depending of the type of services, the client category and their eligibility to free services.

Hourly rate between 80 to 170;

Daily rate between 600 and 1,275;

Overtime hourly rate between 115 and 200.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($)
25,556
Fee adjustment date
n/a
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)
n/a

Capital Experience

Rent and Loan Program

Fee grouping
Capital Experience
Fee
Rent and Loan Program
Fee-setting authority
Minister’s authority to enter into a contract
Year fee-setting authority was introduced
In 1994 by the National Capital Commission and transferred to the Department of Canadian Heritage in October of 2013
Last year fee-setting authority was amended
n/a
Service standard
n/a
Performance result
n/a
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations
Not subject to section 17 of the Service Fees Act.
2019–20 fee amount ($)
Between 2 and 6,700
2019–20 total fee revenue ($)
32,527
Fee adjustment date
n/a
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)
n/a

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Catalogue No. CH1-41E-PDF
ISSN 2562-279X

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