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2019-2020 Departmental Fees Report

2019-2020 Departmental Fees Report (PDF, 393KB)

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau,
Privy Councillor, Member of Parliament,
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Minister's message

On behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food 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, AAFC's Fees Report provided information on eight fees. This year's report provides information on seven fees as the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Pari-Mutuel Proficiency Test Fee has been discontinued as of April 1, 2019.

I will continue to lead my department's transition to this modern framework.

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau,
Privy Councillor, Member of Parliament,
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

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 Agriculture and Agri-Food 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:

This report contains information about all fees that are under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's authority, including any that are collected by another department.

The information covers fees that are subject to the Service Fees Act and fees that are exempted from 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 Agriculture and Agri-Food charges under the Access to Information Act are subject to the Service Fees Act, they are not included in this report. Information on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's access to information fees for 2019–20 can be found in our access to information report, which is posted on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Annual Report to Parliament – Access to Information Act and Privacy Act.

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. It does, however, include remissions issued under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's enabling legislation.

Overall totals, by fee setting mechanism

The following table presents the total revenue, cost and remissions for all fees that Agriculture and Agri-Food 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 contract 399,598 13,453,470 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 9,964,312 11,031,120 0
Total 10,363,910 24,484,590 0

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 Agriculture and Agri-Food 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.

Canadian Agricultural Loans Act Registration Fees: totals for 2019–20

Fee groupingCanadian Agricultural Loans Act  registration fees
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
621,932 1,456,474 Not applicable

Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency pari-mutuel betting levy: totals for 2019–20

Fee grouping – Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency pari-mutuel betting levy
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
9,194,986 9,424,112 Not applicable

Facility and personal fees under the Research – Sale Services Agreements: totals for 2019–20

Fee grouping – Facility and personal fees under the Research – Sale Services Agreement
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
147,394 150,534 0

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

This section provides detailed information on each fee that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada had the authority to set in 2019–20 and that was set by any of the following:

Detailed information Fees for Canadian Agricultural Loans Act Registration Fees
Fee grouping Canadian Agricultural Loans Act  Registration Fees
Fee Canadian Agricultural Loans Act  Registration Fees
Fee-setting authority Canadian Agricultural Loans Act
Year fee-setting authority was introduced 2009
Last year fee-setting authority was amended Not applicable
Service standard Not applicable
Performance result Not applicable
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Low-materiality (Schedule 1)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 0.85% of the loan amount
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 621,932
Fee adjustment date Not applicable
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($) 0.85% of the loan amount
Detailed information for Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Pari-Mutuel Betting Levy
Fee grouping Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Pari-Mutuel Betting Levy
Fee Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Pari-Mutuel Betting Levy
Fee-setting authority Criminal Code of Canada, Section 204
Year fee-setting authority was introduced 1920
Last year fee-setting authority was amended 1983
Service standard Not applicable
Performance result Not applicable
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (formula)
2019–20 fee amount ($) 0.8% of each dollar bet through an approved pari-mutuel system on horse race betting made in Canada, as operated in conjunction with the conduct of horse racing.
2019–20 total fee revenue ($) 9,194,986
Fee adjustment date April 1, 2021
Adjusted fee amount in 2021–22 ($)

0.8%

(The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency’s betting levy is unchanged in anticipation of an amendment to the Service Fees Act that would exempt the betting levy from the Service Fees Act’s requirement to adjust the fee annually based on the Consumer Price Index, as the 0.8% levy on every dollar bet in Canada on horse racing already accounts for inflation).

Detailed information for Facility and personal fees under the Research —Sale Services Agreements
Fee grouping Facility and personal fees under the Research – Sale Services Agreements
Fee

As outlined in the 1992 Order:

  • Research – development assistant
  • Research – research assistant
  • Research – right of access
  • Research – scientific professional
  • Research – scientific researcher
Fee-setting authority Ministerial order: Treasury Board Research Memorandum of Understanding/Governor in Council St. Hyacinthe, Food Research and Development Centre Fees Order SR/92-478
Year fee-setting authority was introduced 1992
Last year fee-setting authority was amended Not Applicable
Service standard An approval or rejection decision is rendered and communicated from a properly completed application within 10 business days of receipt.
Performance result Service standard met for all applications received.
Application of Low-Materiality Fees Regulations Material (formula)
Detailed information for Facility and personal fees under the Research
Fee 2019–20
fee amount ($)
2019–20
total fee
revenue ($)
Fee
adjustment
date
Adjusted fee
amount in
2021–22 ($)
Research – development assistant 30.66 per hour 0 April 1, 2021 31.22 per hour
Research – research assistant 30.66 per hour 14,364 April 1, 2021 31.22 per hour
Research – right of access 42.92 per hour 131,250 April 1, 2021 43.69 per hour
Research – scientific professional 40.88 per hour 1,780 April 1, 2021 41.62 per hour
Research – scientific researcher 64.39 per hour 0 April 1, 2021 65.55 per hour
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