Administrative Burden Baseline: Update 2023

The Administrative Burden Baseline provides Canadians with a clear metric on the total number of requirements in federal regulations and associated forms that impose administrative burden on business. This baseline contributes to the openness and transparency of the federal regulatory system.

All federal regulations administered by Statistics Canada that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2023 count is 157. The total June 30, 2014 baseline count was 157.

For the 2023 year, the department's total count of administrative burden requirements did not change from the 2022 count of 157. There were no regulatory changes that affected the existing count of administrative burden requirements in any of the department's regulations. In addition there were no changes to forms or schedules attached to or associated with the regulations. As a result the baseline count remains unchanged from the 2014 baseline count of 157.

Administrative burden
Title of the regulation SOR Number 2023 Count
Corporations Returns Regulations 2014-13 157
Total Count 157

Previous years' counts for Statistics Canada are available upon request.


Mario Bricault
Chief, Corporations Returns Act
Statistics Canada
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