Canada Fees Report
Fiscal year 2020-21

Catalogue no. 892600012021001
ISSN 2562-1602

Statistics Canada Fees Report, 2020-2021 (PDF, 462.36 KB)

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Minister's message

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P.

On behalf of Statistics Canada, I am pleased to present our report on fees for 2020–21.

Statistics Canada reports to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. Its mandate, as defined in the Statistics Act, is to “collect, compile, analyse, abstract and publish statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities and condition of the people of Canada.”

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

I will continue to lead my department’s transition to the reporting regime provided under the Service Fees Act.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

About this report

This report, which is tabled under section 20 of the Service Fees Act, including the Low-Materiality Fees Regulations 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 2020–21.Footnote 1

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
    • 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. 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 that Statistics Canada charges under the Access to Information Act were subject to the Service Fees Act, they are not included in this report. Information on Statistics Canada’s access to information fees for 2020–21 can be found in our access to information report, which is posted on our Web page: Corporate Management Reporting.

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 2020–21, by fee-setting mechanism.

Overall totals for 2020–21, by fee setting mechanism
Fee setting mechanism Revenue ($) Cost ($)
Fees set by contract 22,135,093 22,135,093
Fees set by market-rate, auction or both 0 0
Total 22,135,093 22,135,093


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