New substances notification fees

Under the New Substances Fees Regulations, fees must be provided for submissions made under the New Substance Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers). The amount of fees required is dependent on the annual sales in Canada for the notifier, the specific Schedule of the New Substances Notification (NSN) and other requested services (such as a confidential search of the DSL [Domestic Substances List] or NDSL [Non-Domestic Substances List], or masked name application).

How to pay

To pay for services subject to fees, payment must first be authorized in the New Substances Fees Calculation and Authorization Form included in your submission (Appendix I of the New Substances Notification Forms). Once your submission has been screened and progresses to Assessment, the New Substances program will contact the designated payment contact person with further instructions for completing their payment by credit card. Credit card payments are processed over the phone through the Fees Payment phone line at 1-833-225-2883 (in Canada) or 819-994-8167 (outside Canada). For alternate payment options, please contact us.

Annual adjustment of fees

As of April 1, 2019, fees for notification of new substances filed under the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) are modified annually based on the country’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) – specifically the previous year's April All-Items CPI.

See the fee table [PDF] for adjusted fees effective April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025.

Environment and Climate Change Canada has implemented this fee adjustment for the New Substances Program to be in compliance with Canada's Service Fees Act which requires annual fee adjustments based on the country’s CPI. This change applies to all federal service fees.

New substances remissions approach

Under the Service Fees Act (SFA), all federal departments and agencies that collect fees for regulatory and non-regulatory services were required to develop and implement a Departmental Remission's Policy by April 1, 2021. Each program that charges fees is also required to establish a remissions approach that aligns with the Departmental Remission's Policy.

The New Substances Program (NSP) Remissions Approach [PDF] sets out the scope and application for remission payments should a regulatory timeline or non-regulatory performance standard be missed by the NSP.

Stakeholders can access frequently asked questions [PDF] related to the Remissions Approach along with the presentation slides [PDF] used during webinars held in November 2020. Following the webinars, the NSP published a What Was Heard Report [PDF] summarizing issues raised by stakeholders regarding remissions along with the program’s response to these issues.

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