Environment Climate Change Canada 2019 to 2020 fees report

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Environment Climate Change Canada - Fees report, Fiscal year 2019-2020

Issued also in French under title:

Environnement et Changement climatique Canada - Rapport sur les frais, Exercice 2019-2020

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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 2019–20.

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

This year’s report includes factors or events that have affected the information in the report, anticipated changes relating to fees, instances when the department applied section 17 of the Service Fees Act, and how many of its fees are subject to the Low-Materiality Fees Regulations.

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 the reporting regime provided under the Service Fees Act.

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 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 Environment and Climate Change Canada’s authority, including any that are collected by another department.

The information covers fees that are subject to 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 Environment and Climate Change Canada charges 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 2019–20 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 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 also 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 Environment and Climate Change Canada 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 contracta 80,102,199 79,956,580 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 7,395,552 19,270,386 0
Total 87,497,751 99,226,966 0

a Fees set by contracts are reported in compliance with the Financial Administration Act.

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 Environment and Climate Change Canada 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.

New Substances Fees: totals for 2019-20
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
354,112 4,569,145 0
Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area: totals for 2019-20
Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
229,221 736,847 0
Migratory Bird Program: totals for 2019-20
Fee grouping Migratory Bird Program
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
3,184,788 6,305,826 0
Disposal at Sea Program: totals for 2019-20
Fee grouping Disposal at Sea Program
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
2,854,808 4,725,301 0
Montreal Biosphere (Fee Notice): totals for 2019-20
Fee grouping Montreal Biosphere Fee Notice
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
772,623 2,933,267 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 set in 2019–20 and that was set by any of the following:

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 1 (New Substances Notification (NSN) Schedule 1)
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 30 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100% of the time (20 of 20 applications completed).
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

511.00: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,022.00: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

1,533.00: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

2,044.00: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 28,105.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

520.18: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,040.36: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

1,560.53: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

2,080.71: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1 , Item 2 (NSN Schedule 3)
Fee-setting authority
Year fee-setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 30 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result Not applicable since the program did not receive any notifications.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 total fee amount ($)

511.00: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,022.00: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

1,533.00: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

2,044.00: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 0
Fee adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

520.18: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,040.36: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

1,560.53: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

2,080.71: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 3 (Non-Domestic Substances List (NDSL) (30days))
Fee-setting authority
Year fee setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 30 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result The service standard was met 100 % of the time (50 of 50 applications completed).  
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality ($51–$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

51.10: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

102.20: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 7,661.00
Adjustment date Exempt
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

51.10: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

102.20: >$13 to ≤26 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 3 (NSN Schedule 4-not on NDSL (5 days))
Fee-setting authority
Year fee setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 5 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result The service standard was met 0 % of the time (0 of 49 applications completed).
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

153.30: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

204.40: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 6,950.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
2021 to 2022 fee amount ($)

156.05: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

208.07: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 4  (NSN Schedule 5)
Fee-setting authority
Year fee setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 60 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100% of the time (20 of 20 applications completed).
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

511.00: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,022.00: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

1,533.00: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

2,044.00: >$40 million in annual sales.

Total fee revenue ($) 18,440.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
2021 to 2022 fee amount ($)

520.18: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,040.36: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

1,560.53: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

2,080.71: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee   Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 5  (NSN Schedule 6)
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 75 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100% of the time (13 of 13 applications completed).
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

894.25: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,788.50: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

2,682.75: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

3,577.00: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 30,781.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

910.31: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,820.62: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

2,730.93: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

3,641.24: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 6  (NSN Schedule 9)
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 30 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result The service standard for was met 100% of the time (2 of 2 applications completed).
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality ($51–$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 127.75: ≤ $13 million in annual sales.
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 383.00
Adjustment date Exempt
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 127.75: ≤ $13 million in annual sales.
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 6 (NSN Schedule 9)
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 30 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result The service standard was met 100% of the time (46 of 46 applications completed).
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

255.50: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

383.25: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

511.00: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 14,010.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

260.09: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

390.13: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

520.18: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 7 (NSN Schedule 10)
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 60 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100% of the time (21 of 21 applications completed).
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

894.25: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,788.50: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

2,682.75: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

3,577.00: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 56,578.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

910.31: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,820.62:: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

2,730.93: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

3,641.24: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 1, Item 8 (NSN Schedule 11)
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 60 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100% of the time (2 of 2 applications completed).
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

894.25: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,788.50: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

2,682.75: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

3,577.00: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 7,154.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

910.31: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,820.62: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

2,730.93: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

3,641.24: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 2, Item 1  (NSN Schedule 5)
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 60 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100% of the time (12 of 12 applications completed).
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
Fee amount ($)

766.50: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,533.00: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

2,299.50: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

3,066.00: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 23,223.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

780.27: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,560.53: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

2,340.80: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

3,121.07: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Assessment Fees, Schedule 2, Item 2 (NSN Schedule 9)
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 30 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100 % of the time (84 of 84 applications completed).
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

383.25: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

766.50: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

1,149.75: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

1,533.00: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 88,577.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

390.13: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

780.27: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

1,170.40: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

1,560.53: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Fees for Other Services, Schedule 3, Item 1 - Confidential search
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard As per the regulations, Confidential search requests for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 7 calendar days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100% of time for the 3 applications received.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality ($51–$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

63.88: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

127.75: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 256.00
Adjustment date Exempt
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

63.88: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

127.75: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Fees for Other Services, Schedule 3, Item 1 - Confidential search
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard As per the regulations, Confidential search requests for this fee were acknowledged by letter, email or facsimile within 7 calendar days of their receipt.
Performance result The service standard for this fee was met 100 % of time for the 20 applications received.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

191.63: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

255.50: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 5,360.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

195.07: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

260.09: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Fees for Other Services, Schedule 3, Item 2 - Masked name application
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
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 159 applications received.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

153.30: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

306.60: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

459.90: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

613.20: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 55,801.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

156.05: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

312.11: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

468.16: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

624.21: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Fees for Other Services, Schedule 3, Item 3 - Application under Four Corners Agreement
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions were assessed within 90 days of receipt as per regulatory timelines.
Performance result No applications were received in 2019-20.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

511.00: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,022.00: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

1,533.00: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

2,044.00: >$40 million in annual sales.

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 0
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

520.18: ≤$13 million in annual sales;

1,040.36: >$13 to ≤$26 million in annual sales;

1,560.53: >$26 to ≤$40 million in annual sales;

2,080.71: >$40 million in annual sales.

Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Matched Notification
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions received on this category were assessed as per regulatory timelines (based on the specific fees already presented above).
Performance result 47 applications were received. The service standard results are presented in specific fees above.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 204.40
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 7,767.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 208.07
Fee grouping New Substances Fees
Fee Consolidated Notification
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2002
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2005
Service standard New substances notification submissions received on this category were assessed as per regulatory timelines (based on the specific fees already presented above).
Performance result 16 applications were received. The service standard results are presented in specific fees above.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 255.50
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 3,066.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 260.09
Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Fee Access Fees, Schedule 2, Items 1, 2 and 3
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 1985
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018
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 45,452 applications received with an average response time of 5 minutes.

In 2019–20, all visitors (45,452) received access to services within 5 minutes of entering the National Wildlife Area.

Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality (<$51)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

Adult: 6.00

Student: 5.00

Adult’s group: 5.00

Senior’s group: 4.00

Student’s group and children’s group (6 to 12 years): 3.50

Children’s group (0 to 5 years): 2.00

Adult annual access: 25.00

Student annual access: 20.00

One-day access on days on which interpretive services are not offered – adult and student: 2.00

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 168,780.00
Adjustment date Not applicable
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

Adult: 6.00

Student: 5.00

Adult’s group: 5.00

Senior’s group: 4.00

Student’s group and children’s group (6 to 12 years): 3.50

Children’s group (0 to 5 years): 2.00

Adult annual access: 25.00

Student annual access: 20.00

One-day access on days on which interpretive services are not offered – adult and student: 2.00

Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Fee Winter Access Fee, Schedule 2, Item 4
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 1985
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018
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 1,501 applications received with an average response time of 5 minutes.

In 2019–20, all visitors (1,501) received access to services within 5 minutes of entering the National Wildlife Area.

Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality (<$51)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 4.00
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 6,004.00
Adjustment date Not applicable
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 4.00
Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Fee Private Naturalist Service Fee, Schedule 2, Item 5
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 1985
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018
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 14 applications received with an average response time of 15 minutes.

In 2019–20, all private naturalist service (14) received access to services within 5 minutes of entering the National Wildlife Area.

Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality ($51–$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 60.00
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 840.00
Adjustment date Not applicable
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 60.00
Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Fee Application Fees Payable for the Drawing of Lots for a Hunt with a Guide or for a Hunt Without a Guide, Schedule 3, Part 1, Item 4
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 1972
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018
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 100% of the time for the 823 permit applications received.

In 2019–20, 823 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.

Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality (<$51)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 6.96
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 5,726.46
Adjustment date Not applicable
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 6.96
Fee grouping Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
Fee Permit for a hunt without a guide (Applicant and up to three guests), Schedule 3, Part 3, Item 4
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 1972
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2018
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 100% of the time for the 128 permit applications received.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality (Schedule 1)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 373.84
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 47,870.72
Adjustment date Not applicable
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 373.84
Fee grouping Migratory Bird Program
Fee Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit, Schedule 2, Item 1
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 1966
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2020
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 99% of the time for the 186,868 permit applications received.

Migratory game bird hunting electronic permits were available online on August 1, 2019. The permits were available within minutes after transactions were completed.

Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality (<$51)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 8.50
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 1,588,379.00
Adjustment date Not applicable
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 8.50
Fee grouping Migratory Bird Program
Fee Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp, Schedule 2, Item 9
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 1985
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2020
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 1 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 99% of the time for the 186,868 permit applications received.More information are available on the Service standards and performance: permits for migratory game bird hunting website.

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.

Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality (<$51)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 8.50
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 1,588,379.00
Adjustment date Not applicable
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 8.50
Fee grouping Migratory Bird Program
Fee Aviculture, Taxidermy or Eiderdown Permits, Schedule 2, Item 3, 6 and 7
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced Taxidermy 1946; Aviculture and Eiderdown 1976
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2020
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 and aviculture is 90%, and eiderdown permits are set at 100% in 2019-20.

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 143 decisions made within 35 days;
  • Aviculture: 100% of 604 decisions made within 35 days;
  • Eiderdown: 75% of 4 decisions made within 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.

Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality (<$51)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 10.00
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 8,030.00
Adjustment date Not applicable
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 10.00
Fee grouping Disposal at Sea Program
Fee Disposal at Sea Permit Application Fee
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 2001
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2014
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 98% of the 85 permits received were delivered within timelines as per the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (>$151)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 2,555.00
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 254,350.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 2,600.89
Fee grouping Disposal at Sea Program
Fee Disposal at Sea Permit Fee
Fee-setting authority
Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 1999
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended 2010
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 $480.34 paid. Refunds are issued for units that are not disposed.

Performance result

For the period from April 1, 2019 to March 30, 2020:

  1. The first Service Standard was met in 97% of 83 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 77% in 2018-19.
  2. For the same period, the second Service Standard was met in 94% of 34 cases.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (Formula)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 480.34 per 1,000 cubic meters of dredged or inert material.
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 2,600,458.00
Adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 488.97 per 1,000 cubic meters of dredged or inert material
Fee grouping Montreal Biosphere Fee Notice
Fee Montreal Biosphere Entrance Fee
Fee-setting authority

Minister’s Authority

Biosphere general information - Entrances fees

Year fee‑setting authority was introduced 1995
Last year fee‑setting authority was amended Not applicable
Service standard Not applicable - The Montreal Biosphere fee was originally set in 1995 under the Minister’s inherent authority to enter into a contract and is published at a set rate. This fee notice does not require a published service standard and is exempt from sections 3 to 18 of the Service Fee Act per s. 22(1).
Performance result Not applicable
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality (<$51)
2019–20 fee amount ($)

Adults: 15.00

Seniors (65 and older): 12.00

Students (18 and older): 10.00

2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 772,623.00
Adjustment date Exempt
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

Adults: 15.00

Seniors (65 and older): 12.00

Students (18 and older): 10.00

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