Competition Bureau announces adjustment to merger review filing fees, effective April 1, 2024

News release

March 27, 2024 – GATINEAU, QC – Competition Bureau

Today, the Competition Bureau announced that the filing fee for merger reviews will increase from $82,719.12 to $86,358.76, effective April 1, 2024. The increase is a result of an annual adjustment described in the Service Fees Act.

The Competition Act requires that entities notify the Bureau if proposed mergers, acquisitions and other transactions meet certain thresholds. The Bureau reviews these notifiable transactions to determine if they are likely to substantially prevent or lessen competition. The filing fee applies to parties who are filing a pre-merger notification or requesting an Advance Ruling Certificate.

Quick facts

  • Under the Service Fees Act, the Bureau’s filing fee for merger reviews is subject to an annual Consumer Price Index adjustment.

  • Filing fees are used to support the Bureau’s merger review mandate and to meet its service standards.

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