Pesticide registration cost recovery

Pesticide applicants and registrants pay fees for the review of applications to register pesticides, and an annual charge for every registered pesticide.

After extensive consultation with stakeholders, the Pest Control Products Fees and Charges Regulations were published on February 22, 2017, and include:

  • updated fees for regulatory activities to reflect current costs
  • an annual adjustment for fees
  • new application fees for pesticides containing microbial agents and semiochemicals, as well as chemically-equivalent generic pesticides
  • an increased annual charge for registered pesticides

The updated fees and charges better reflect the current costs of regulating pesticides in Canada. The additional resources from the fees and charges will help Health Canada maintain service delivery standards for reviewing pesticide applications and support post-market review activities that help to protect Canadians' health and the environment.

For additional information, please consult the Guidance Document: Pest Control Products Fees and Charges Regulations and Frequently Asked Questions page.

Additional Resources

Adjustment of the Annual Charge

Under the Service Fees Act, the charge is subject to an annual increase based on the previous year's All-Items Consumer Price Index (CPI). Based on the April 2019 CPI for Canada of 2.0 %, the annual charge for 2020 is $3,752.78, and the minimum charge is $104.24 .

Annual Adjustment of Application Fees

On April 1 of every year, the application fees increase by 2% (rounded to the nearest dollar) to account for inflation and other cost increases. Details on the application fee increases are provided in the following tables.

Applications submitted on or after April 1, 2020 must be sent with the up-to-date fee form and corresponding fees.

Schedule 1 Fees for Applications to Register, or to Amend the Registration of, a Pest Control Product Other than a Semiochemical or Microbial Agent
Component of Application Fee as of
April 1, 2019
Fee as of
April 1, 2020
1. Product chemistry - active ingredient $5,071 $5,173
2. Product chemistry - end-use product or manufacturing concentrate $2,824 $2,881
3a. Toxicology data accompanying an application to register a pest control product that consists of or that contains a new active ingredient $78,871 $80,449
3b. Toxicology data accompanying an application to register a pest control product - or to amend the registration of a pest control product - that contains a registered active ingredient $16,470 $16,800
3c. Toxicology data - acute toxicity studies only $3,075 $3,137
4a. Exposure data accompanying an application to register a pest control product that consists of or that contains a new active ingredient $18,205 $18,570
4b. Exposure data accompanying an application to register a pest control product - or to amend the registration of a pest control product - that contains a registered active ingredient, when a new risk assessment is necessary $5,992 $6,112
4c. Exposure data - other $5,426 $5,535
5. Metabolism data $30,113 $30,716
6. Residue data $16,479 $16,809
7a. Environmental fate data accompanying an application to register a pest control product that consists of or that contains a new active ingredient $44,410 $45,299
7b. Environmental fate data accompanying an application to register a pest control product - or to amend the registration of a pest control product - that contains a registered active ingredient, when a new risk assessment is necessary $24,593 $25,085
7c. Environmental fate data - other $12,013 $12,254
8a. Environmental toxicology data accompanying an application to register a pest control product that consists of or that contains a new active ingredient $38,784 $39,560
8b. Environmental toxicology data accompanying an application to register a pest control product - or to amend the registration of a pest control product - that contains a registered active ingredient, when a new risk assessment is necessary $24,648 $25,141
8c. Environmental toxicology data - other $2,566 $2,618
9. Value and effectiveness data for a pest control product $944 $963
10. Identification of compensable data $2,251 $2,297
11. Processing fee as per subsection 3(b) of the Pest Control Products Fees and Charges regulations (PCPFCR) $1,180 $1,204
Schedule 2 Fees for Applications in Respect of a Pest Control Product that is a Semiochemical or Microbial Agent
Type of Application Fee as of
April 1, 2019
Fee as of
April 1, 2020
Semiochemicals, other than straight-chain lepidopteran pheromones, and microbial agents
1. Registration of a new active ingredient - food use $7,529 $7,680
2. Registration of a new active ingredient - non-food use $4,517 $4,608
3. Amendment of registration - new risk assessment necessary - environmental fate data, environmental toxicity data or exposure data $3,012 $3,073
4. Amendment of registration - data required, label changes $1,506 $1,537
5. Amendment of registration - data required, other $1,206 $1,231
6. Amendment of registration - no data required $302 $309
Straight-chain lepidopteran pheromones
7. Registration of new active ingredient $603 $616
8. Amendment of registration $302 $309
Schedule 3 Fees for Other Applications in Respect of a Pest Control Product
Type of Application Fee as of
April 1, 2019
Fee as of
April 1, 2020
1a. Research authorization - major crops, other than research authorizations set out in items 1(c) and 1(d) of this table $5,286 $5,392
1b. Research authorization - minor use crops, other than research authorizations set out in items 1(c) and 1(d) of this table $5,286 $5,392
1c. Research authorization - microbial agents, semiochemicals and any substance identified in subparagraph 1(d)(ii) of the Pest Control Products Fees and Charges Regulations $1,267 $1,293
1d. Research authorization - greenhouse crops and non-agricultural uses $1,267 $1,293
2. Research notification $258 $264
3a. Registration of active ingredient to be used in pest control product manufactured only for export $8,144 $8,307
3b. Amendment to registration of active ingredient used in pest control product manufactured only for export $1,180 $1,204
4a. Specification of Maximum Residue Limit for a previously unexamined pest control product (+HST or GST) $130,531 $133,142
4b. Specification of maximum residue limit for an unregistered use of a previously examined pest control product (+HST or GST) $16,479 $16,809
Other Fees
Application Fee Fee as of
April 1, 2019
Fee as of
April 1, 2020
1. Processing fee as outlined under Section 3 of the Pest Control Product Fees and Charges Regulations (PCPFCR). For example, applications with active ingredients described in paragraph 1d, Category C applications, master copy and private label applications. $1,180 $1,204
2. Fees for applications that do not require an evaluation, as outlined under Section 4 of the PCPFCR (Notification applications only) $258 $264
3. Renewal fees as outlined under section 5 of the PCPFCR $84 $86
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