Environment Climate Change Canada - Fees report, Fiscal year 2018 to 2019

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Environment Climate Change Canada - Fees report, Fiscal year 2018 to 2019

Issued also in French under title:

Environnement et Changement climatique Canada - Rapport sur les frais, Exercice 2018 à 2019

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ISBN: 2562-3389

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Minister’s message

On behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada, I am pleased to present our report on fees for fiscal year 2018 to 2019, my organization’s second annual report under the Service Fees Act.

The Act provides a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through better reporting to Parliament, improves transparency and oversight.

Last year, a detailed listing of individual fees under the department’s authority, along with anticipated increases, was added to the reporting requirements.

This year’s report provides more detail on each fee, such as the type and rate of adjustment, the service standard and the performance result. This information provides additional context on each fee, in the spirit of open and transparent fee management.

I welcome the increased transparency and oversight that the Service Fees Act’s reporting regime embodies. I will continue to lead my department’s transition to this modern framework.

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change

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 Environment and Climate Change Canada had the authority to charge in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year.

This report contains information about all fees that are under Environment and Climate Change Canada’s authority, even if some or all of the fees are collected by another department.

The information reported includes fees that:

The information covers fees set by:

For fees set by the following mechanisms, the report provides totals only:

For fees set by act, regulation or fees notice, the report provides totals for fee groupings, as well as detailed information for each individual fee.

Although the fees charged by Environment and Climate Change Canada under the Access to Information Act are subject to the Service Fees Act, they are not included in this report. Information on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s access to information fees for fiscal year 2018 to 2019 can be found in our access to information report, which is posted on Reports tabled in Parliament: Environment and Climate Change Canada.

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. This requirement does not take effect until April 1, 2020. This report therefore includes only those remissions issued under Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enabling legislation. It does not include remissions issued under the Service Fees Act.

Overall totals, by fee type

The following table presents the total revenue, cost and remissions for all fees that Environment and Climate Change Canada had the authority to charge in fiscal year 2018 to 2019, by fee type.

Overall totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019, by fee type
Fee type Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
Fees set by contract 82,639,483 83,377,980 Remissions do not apply to fees set by contract.
Fees set by market base, auction or both 0 0 Remissions do not apply to fees set by market base, auction or both.
Fees set by act, regulation or fees notice 6,849,071 15,835,382 * 0
Total 89,488,554 99,213,362 0

*Includes Vote Netted and non-Vote Netted costs.

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

The following tables present, for each fee grouping, the total revenue, cost and remissions for all fees that Environment and Climate Change Canada had the authority to charge in fiscal year 2018 to 2019 that are set by any of the following:

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

New Substances Fees: totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
344,222 4,165,956 0
Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area: totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019
Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
194,971 916,039 0
Migratory Bird Program: totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019
Fee grouping Migratory Bird Program
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
3,299,784 6,210,563 0
Disposal at Sea Program: totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019
Fee grouping Disposal at Sea Program
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
3,010,094 4,542,824 0

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

This section provides detailed information on each fee that Environment and Climate Change Canada had the authority to charge in fiscal year 2018 to 2019 and that was set by any of the following:

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 1
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

500:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,000:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

1,500:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

2,000:  >$40 million in annual sales

Total fee revenue ($) 10,093
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

521.22:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,042.44:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

1,563.66:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

2,084.88:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 30 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100% of the time (11 of 11 applications received).
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 2
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

500:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,000:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

1,500:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

2000:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 3,845
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

521.22:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,042.44:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

1,563.66:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

2,084.88:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 30 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100% of the time (2 of 2 applications received).
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 3
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

50:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

100:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

Total fee revenue ($) 2,564
Adjustment type Exempt
Adjustment rate (% or formula) Exempt
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

51.10:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

102.20:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Exempt
Adjustment date Not applicable
Fee‑adjustment authority Exempt
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 30 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 35% of the time (42 of 120 applications received).
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 3
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

150:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

200:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 9,645
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

156.37 >$26-40 million in annual sales;

208.49:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 30 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 35% of the time (42 of 120 applications received).
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 4
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

500:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,000:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

1,500:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

2000:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 14,515
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

521.22:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,042.44:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

1,563.66:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

2,084.88:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 60 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100% of the time (12 of 12 applications received).
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 5
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

875:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,750:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

2,625:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

3,500:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 31,769
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

912.14:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,824.27:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

2,736.41:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

3,648.54:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 75 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100% of the time (12 of 12 applications received).
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 6
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($) 125:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;
Total fee revenue ($) 1,998
Adjustment type Exempt
Adjustment rate (% or formula) Exempt
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 127.75:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Exempt
Adjustment date Not applicable
Fee‑adjustment authority Exempt
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 30 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 86.4% of the time (51 of 59 applications received).
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 6
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

250:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

375:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

500:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 20,207
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

260.61:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

390.92:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

521.22:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 30 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 86.4% of the time (51 of 59 applications received).
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 7
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

875:  ≥$13 million in annual sales.

1,750:  >$13-26 million in annual sales.

2,625:  >$26-40 million in annual sales.

3,500:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 45,443
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

912.14:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,824.27:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

2,736.41:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

3,648.54:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 60 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 96.6% of the time (28 of 29 applications received).
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 8
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

875:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,750:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

2,625:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

3,500:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 0
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

912.14:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,824.27:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

2,736.41:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

3,648.54:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 60 days of their receipt.
Performance result No applications were received in 2018-19.
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 2, Item 1
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

750:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,500:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

2,250:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;     

3,000:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 31,529
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

781.83:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

1,563.66:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

2,345.49:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

3,127.32:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 60 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 85% of the time (17 of 20 applications received).
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 2, Item 2
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

375:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

750:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

1,125:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

1,500:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 106,626
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

390.92:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

781.83:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

1,172.75:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

1,563.66:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 30 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 95.3% of the time (82 of 86 applications received).
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Confidential search, Schedule 3, Item 1
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

62.50:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

125:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

Total fee revenue ($) 481
Adjustment type Exempt
Adjustment rate (% or formula) Exempt
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

63.88:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

127.75:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Exempt
Adjustment date Not applicable
Fee‑adjustment authority Exempt
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 30 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met more than 95% of time for the 16 applications received.
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Confidential search, Schedule 3, Item 1
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

187.50:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

250:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 4,325
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

195.46:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

260.61:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard As per the regulations, New substances notification submissions for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 30 days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met more than 95% of time for the 16 applications received.
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Masked name application, Schedule 3, Item 2
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($)

150:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

300:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

450:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

600:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 51,763
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

156.37:  ≥$13 million in annual sales;

312.73:  >$13-26 million in annual sales;

469.10:  >$26-40 million in annual sales;

625.46:  >$40 million in annual sales.

Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard The program has determined that no service standard has yet been established for this fee. As a result, a service standard will be developed by April 1st, 2020.
Performance result There were 28 applications received. For the New Substances program, a plan for review will be developed by the end of the fiscal year. Regulatory amendments may follow depending on the result of the review.
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Matched notification
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($) 200
Total fee revenue ($) 3,653
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 208.49
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard New substances notification submissions for this fee were received in 2018–19 were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within the service standard established for each schedule.  The average acknowledgement was 30 days
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met more than 95% of time for the 107 applications received.
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Consolidated Notification
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Fee type Assessment Fee
Fee amount ($) 250
Total fee revenue ($) 5,767
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 260.61
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard New substances notification submissions for this fee were received in 2018–19 were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within the service standard established for each schedule.  The average acknowledgement was 30 days.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met more than 95% of the time for the 10 applications received.
Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Fee Access Fees, Schedule 2, Items 1, 2 and 3
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 1985
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018
Fee type Permit
Fee amount ($) 6.00 (adults), 5.00 (students), 25.00 (adult annual access), 20.00 (students annual access), 5.00 (adult group price), 3.50 (student group price), 2.00 (0 to 5-year-old children's group price)
Total fee revenue ($) 137,097
Adjustment type Exempt
Adjustment rate (% or formula) Exempt
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 6.00 (adults), 5.00 (students), 25.00 (adult annual access), 20.00 (students annual access), 5.00 (adult group price), 3.50 (student group price), 2.00 (0 to 5-year-old children's group price)
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Exempt
Adjustment date Not applicable
Fee‑adjustment authority Exempt
Service standard Requests for access (April to October) in the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area are to be processed and entry granted within 5 minutes of arrival at the main entrance.
Performance result

The service standard for this fee was met for 100% of the 37,231 applications received with an average response time of 5 minutes.

In 2018–19, all visitors (37,231) received access to services within 5 minutes of entering the National Wildlife Area. A survey of 500 visitors was conducted in July 2013 and October 2014 to assess the service standards and to obtain results on program performance. The results demonstrate a high-level of satisfaction with the quality of visitor and interpretation services as 96% of participants were “extremely satisfied” with the services offered.

Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Fee Winter Access Fee, Schedule 2, Item 4
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 1985
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018
Fee type Permit
Fee amount ($) 4.00
Total fee revenue ($) 2,734
Adjustment type Exempt
Adjustment rate (% or formula) Exempt
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 4.00
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Exempt
Adjustment date Not applicable
Fee‑adjustment authority Exempt
Service standard Requests for winter access in the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area are to be processed and entry granted within 5 minutes of arrival at the main entrance.
Performance result

The service standard for this fee was met for 100% of the 1,214 applications received with an average response time of 5 minutes.

In 2018–19, all visitors (1,214) received access to services within 5 minutes of entering the National Wildlife Area. A survey of 500 visitors was conducted in July 2013 and October 2014 to assess the service standards and to obtain results on program performance. The results demonstrate a high-level of satisfaction with the quality of visitor and interpretation services as 96% of participants were “extremely satisfied” with the services offered.

Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Fee Private Naturalist Service Fee, Schedule 2, Item 5
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 1985
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018
Fee type Permit
Fee amount ($) 60.00
Total fee revenue ($) 365
Adjustment type Exempt
Adjustment rate (% or formula) Exempt
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 60.00
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Exempt
Adjustment date Not applicable
Fee‑adjustment authority Exempt
Service standard Requests for a Private Naturalist Service in the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area are to be processed and entry granted within 15 minutes of arrival at the main entrance.
Performance result

The service standard for this fee was met for 100% of the 7 applications received with an average response time of 15 minutes.

In 2018–19, all private naturalist service (7) received access to services within 5 minutes of entering the National Wildlife Area. A survey of 500 visitors was conducted in July 2013 and October 2014 to assess the service standards and to obtain results on program performance. The results demonstrate a high-level of satisfaction with the quality of visitor and interpretation services as 96% of participants were “extremely satisfied” with the services offered.

Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Fee Application Fees Payable for the Drawing of Lots for a Hunt, Schedule 3, Part 1, Item 1
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 1972
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018
Fee type Permit
Fee amount ($) 6.96
Total fee revenue ($) 6,897
Adjustment type Exempt
Adjustment rate (% or formula) Exempt
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 6.96
 Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Exempt
Adjustment date Not applicable
Fee‑adjustment authority Exempt
Service standard

Requests for a Hunting Permit Registration in the Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area for the controlled fall hunt for greater snow goose are issued through a lottery system for which the following service standards apply:

  • Hunters will be informed if they have been selected to take place in the controlled fall hunt for Greater Snow Goose by May 31st.
  • If selected to take part in the hunt, hunters will receive their confirmation of their permit dates by email by no later than July 31st.
  • The public has access to high-quality controlled hunting activities, including hunting site preparation, decoys, training sessions supervised by qualified staff, and safe facilities. To access the activities, Canadian residents must pay a non-refundable application fee. If they are chosen by lot, they are issued a non-refundable hunting permit.
Performance result

The service standard for this fee was met for 100% of the applications received.

In 2018–19, 991 applications were submitted and 512 hunters participated in the program (128 permits for 4 hunters each were drawn). Informal comments received confirm that hunters continue to be satisfied with the services received. In 2013–14, a survey on the hunting program was conducted with 166 hunters to assess the service standards and obtain performance results. The results demonstrated high overall satisfaction with the quality of the site and equipment (81% were satisfied) and services (86% were satisfied). Service satisfaction is also demonstrated by the steady number of hunting permit applications (800-950 per year), including the 128 hunting packages sold each year.

Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Fee Permit for a hunt without a guide (up to three guests), Schedule 3, Part 3, Item 4
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 1972
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2001
Fee type Permit
Fee amount ($) 373.84
Total fee revenue ($) 47,878
Adjustment type Exempt
Adjustment rate (% or formula) Exempt
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 373.84
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Exempt
Adjustment date Not applicable
Fee‑adjustment authority Exempt
Service standard Selected hunters obtain their official and signed hunting permit on the morning of the first day of hunting.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met for 100% of permit applications.
Fee grouping Migratory Bird Program
Fee Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit, Schedule 2, Item 1
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 1966
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018
Fee type Permit
Fee amount ($) 8.50
Total fee revenue ($) 1,645,572
Adjustment type Exempt
Adjustment rate (% or formula) Exempt
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 8.50
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Exempt
Adjustment date Not applicable
Fee‑adjustment authority Exempt
Service standard

A sufficient number of permits are available for distribution for the open hunting season, and Canadian citizens or other individuals acquiring a permit can obtain one within a reasonable time.

A Canadian wildlife habitat conservation stamp must be affixed to the permit to make it valid. The fee for the stamp is separate (see user fee on Migratory Bird Program - Wildlife habitat conservation stamp). Migratory game bird hunting permits are available for sale as of August 1 at Canada Post offices, from select provincial and private vendors and directly from Environment and Climate Change Canada through an online ordering system, Hunters can also purchase their permits online and receive them by email, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.

Performance result

The service standard for this fee was met for 96% of the applications received.

Migratory game bird hunting electronic permits were available online on August 31, 2019. The permits were available within minutes after transactions were completed.

Fee grouping Migratory Bird Program
Fee Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp, Schedule 2, Item 9
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 1985
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018
Fee type Permit
Fee amount ($) 8.50
Total fee revenue ($) 1,645,572
Adjustment type Exempt
Adjustment rate (% or formula) Exempt
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 8.50
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Exempt
Adjustment date Not applicable
Fee‑adjustment authority Exempt
Service standard
  1. Permits are available at select Canada Post outlets and select independent vendors, during normal business hours. 
  2. The printable permits and the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamp can be purchased online through the Migratory Game Bird Hunting e-Permitting system, which is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week during the hunting season.
  3. For a Migratory Game Bird Hunting permit to be valid, the stamp must be affixed to it. Stamps pre-affixed to the Migratory Game Bird Hunting permits are available for sale as of August 1 at Canada Post offices and from select provincial and private vendors. The online Migratory Game Bird Hunting e-Permitting system, which is available on the Environment and Climate Change Canada website, allows hunters to receive their permit by mail no later than August 2019, in addition to receiving a PDF of the permit by email with a printed image of a stamp. The stamp is also available in philatelic form for collectors.
Performance result

The service standard for this fee was met for 96% of the applications received.

Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamps were available in the numbers required for the Migratory Game Bird Hunting permits and for predicted philatelic purposes. The permits were available for purchase through independent vendors and Canada Post outlets within minutes after transactions were completed.

Hunters who chose to purchase their permit online received it by email, with the option of receiving a physical stamp by mail. The physical stamp was delivered directly to the applicant’s address within 21 days. Environment and Climate Change Canada also ensured sufficient philatelic products were transferred to Wildlife Habitat Canada for sale through Rousseau Collections.

Fee grouping Migratory Bird Program
Fee Aviculture, Taxidermy or Eiderdown Permits, Schedule 2, Item 3, 6 and 7
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced Taxidermy 1946; Aviculture and Eiderdown 1976
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018 
Fee type Permit
Fee amount ($) 10
Total fee revenue ($) 8,640
Adjustment type Exempt
Adjustment rate (% or formula) Exempt
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 10
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Exempt
Adjustment date Not applicable
Fee‑adjustment authority Exempt
Service standard

The current service standard for a decision to issue or refuse a permit is set at 14 calendar days for eiderdown and 35 calendar days for aviculture and taxidermy after receipt of completed application. Performance targets for taxidermy, aviculture and eiderdown permits are set at 90% from 2016–17 onward.

Where a permit application made under the Migratory Birds Regulations involves activities that may affect a species protected by the Species at Risk Act, a 90-day service standard will apply in order to ensure consistency with the Permits Authorizing an Activity Affecting Listed Wildlife Species Regulations under Species at Risk Act.

To be successful, applicants must meet certain requirements. Each region can attach specific conditions to each permit. Permits generally expire on December 31 of the year issued.

Performance result

Services standards were met for the following fees:

  • Taxidermy: 100% of permits were issued within 35 days;
  • Aviculture: 99% of permits were issued within 35 days;
  • Eiderdown: 50% of permits were issued in 14 days.

Performance results for all permit types issued under the Migratory Birds Regulations are posted annually on the departmental website, no later than June 1, for the preceding fiscal year.

Fee grouping Disposal at Sea Program
Fee Disposal at Sea Permit Application Fee
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 2001
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2014
Fee type Permit
Fee amount ($) 2,500
Total fee revenue ($) 200,000
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index)
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 2,606.10
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard

The service standard is to reach a permit decision within 90 days after the applicant has been advised that their application is complete. This standard is subject to some conditions under which the 90 day period is suspended or does not apply, for example, if the applicant asks for a later date.

Under the application fee, each application is reviewed according to Schedule 6 of Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the Disposal at Sea Regulations. This involves public notice, an application that provides detailed data, scientific review, and the payment of fees. Each permit is published on the Canadian Environmental Protection Act Registry and issued to the permit holder.

Performance result 100% of permits received were delivered within timelines as per the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 regulations.
Fee grouping Disposal at Sea Program
Fee Disposal at Sea Permit Fee
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 1999
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2010
Fee type Permit
Fee amount ($) 470 per 1,000 cubic meters of dredged or inert material. 
Total fee revenue ($) 2,810,094
Adjustment type Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Adjustment rate (% or formula) 2.0
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) 489.95
Future fee-adjusted amount ($) Not applicable
Adjustment date April 1, 2020
Fee‑adjustment authority Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index).
Service standard

The following service standards apply:

  1. For the Disposal at Sea Permit Fee payments, Environment and Climate Change Canada will issue the permit holder or applicant an acknowledgment of receipt within 10 business days of receipt of that payment.
  2. For refunds associated with the Disposal at Sea permit fee, Environment and Climate Change Canada will confirm the amount of the refund to be expected within 15 business days of receiving a complete request for a refund.

The permit holder has access to a permitted site and the ability to dispose of 1,000 m3 of dredged or excavated material for each $470 paid. Refunds are issued for units that are not disposed.

Performance result

For the period from April 1, 2018 to March 30, 2019:

  1. The first Service Standard was met in 77% of cases. Note that payments transferred between Federal departments are acknowledged automatically by the financial system and are included in these statistics. The first Standard performance has increased from 57% in 2017-18. Further improvement is expected with clarification on use of Program’s new Project Management Database
  2. For the same period, the second Service Standard was met in 90% of cases.
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