Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2021 - Canadian Heritage

The Administrative Burden Baseline provides Canadians with a clear metric on the total number of requirements in federal regulations and associated forms that impose administrative burden on business. This baseline contributes to the openness and transparency of the federal regulatory system.

All federal regulations administered by Canadian Heritage that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2021 count is 684. The total June 30th 2014 baseline count is 797.

For the second year in a row , minor changes to the online application system for the audio-visual tax credits under the Income Tax Regulations (Sections 1106 & 9300) resulted in a small net decrease (six) for 2021. There were no associated regulatory changes.

Title of the regulation Statutory Orders and Regulations Number 2021 Count
Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Regulations 99-467 17
Cultural Property Export Regulations C.R.C., c. 449 161
Income Tax Regulations (Sections 1106 & 9300 specifically) CH C.R.C., c. 945 506
Total count 684

Previous years’ counts for Canadian Heritage are available upon request.


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Consult Canadian Heritage’s acts and regulations web page for:

  • a list of acts and regulations administered by Canadian Heritage
  • further information on Canadian Heritage’s implementation of government-wide regulatory management initiatives

Consult the following for links to the Cabinet Directive on Regulation and supporting policies and guidance, and for information on government-wide regulatory initiatives implemented by departments and agencies across the Government of Canada:

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