Statistics Canada Fees Report
Fiscal year 2019-20

Catalogue no. 892600012020001
ISSN 2562-1602

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Minister's message

Photo of The Honourable Navdeep Bains

On behalf of Statistics 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.

As part of the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio, Statistics Canada collects fees set by contract from external clients for cost-recovered statistical services.

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

About this report

This report, which is tabled under section 20 of the Service Fees Act and subsection 4.2.8 of the Directive on Charging and Special Financial Authorities, contains information about the fees that Statistics 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:

  • Act, regulation or fees notice
    • An act of Parliament delegates the fee-setting authority to a department, minister or Governor in Council.
  • 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.
  • 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 fees that are under Statistics Canada's authority, including any that are collected by another department. No fees under Statistics Canada's authority are set by act, regulation or fees notice. This report therefore only covers fees set by contract. It provides total revenue and costs only.

Although the fees charged by Statistics Canada under the Access to Information Act are subject to the Service Fees Act, they are not included in this report. Information on Statistics Canada's access to information fees for 2019–20 can be found in our access to information report, which is posted on our Corporate Management Reporting web page.

Overall totals, by fee setting mechanism

The following table presents the total revenue and total cost for all fees that Statistics 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 ($) Cost ($)
Fees set by contract 18,921,362 18,921,362
Fees set by market-rate, auction or both 0 0
Total 18,921,362 18,921,362


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