Archived – User fees and regulatory charges (User Fees Act)

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Statistics Canada publications

User fee: Statistics Canada publications

Fee type: Other goods and services—fee for post-manuscript products

Fee-setting authority: Ministerial authority to enter into contract

Year last modified: 1996

Performance standards: Release dates for the next year for all 27 major economic indicators are announced each year at the end of November. The dates range from 20 to 60 days from the end of the reference month or quarter. Release dates for the next month for all data outputs are announced at the end of each month. Release dates for annual and occasional data outputs normally range from 6 to 18 months, depending on the nature of the data-collection process.

Performance results: The Agency published 235 releases of the 27 major economic indicators, all as scheduled. As well, all other data outputs were released as per the dates announced at the end of each month.

Statistics Canada publicationsThis table displays the actual and forecast revenue, and cost of Statistics Canada's publications. The column headers provide information in thousands of dollars on the forecast, actual revenue and full cost in 2011-–2012, as well as on the forecast revenue and estimated full cost for planning years by fiscal year.
2011-2012 ($ thousands) Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost Fiscal year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
350.0 294.1 294.1 2012–2013 225.0 225.0
2013–2014 175.0 175.0
2014–2015 125.0 125.0

Other information: The number of print publications offered continues to decline as they are replaced by alternative electronic versions available free of charge on the Statistics Canada website. The demand for remaining print publications continues to decline in favour of free electronic versions. This movement is expected to continue in the next few years. Costs drop as printing and distribution costs are shed.

Online databases

User fee: Online databases

Fee type: Other goods and services—fee for access

Fee-setting authority: Ministerial authority to enter into contract

Year last modified: 2001

Performance standards: New data are to be made available in the CANSIM database every working day at predetermined, pre-announced times. New data are to be made available in the trade database each month at predetermined, pre-announced times.

Performance results: New data releases took place as per the announced schedule every working day.

Online databasesThis table displays the actual and forecast revenue, and cost of online databases. The column headers provide information in thousands of dollars on the forecast, actual revenue and full cost in 2011-–2012, as well as on the forecast revenue and estimated full cost for planning years by fiscal year.
2011-–2012 ($ thousands) Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost Fiscal year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
405.0 347.6 347.6 2012-2013 0.0 0.0
2013–2014 0.0 0.0
2014–2015 0.0 0.0

Other information: Access to the content of all online databases became free in February 2012.

Access to Information Act (ATIA) fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the ATIA

User fee: Access to Information Act (ATIA) fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the ATIA

Fee type: Other goods and services—application fee

Fee-setting authority: Section 11 of the ATIA

Year last modified: 1992

Performance standards: Response provided within 30 days of receipt of request; the response time may be extended pursuant to Section 9 of the ATIA. Notice of extension to be sent within 30 days of receipt of request. The ATIA provides fuller details.

Performance results: Continue to meet statutory requirements of access to information legislation.

Access to Information Act (ATIA) fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the ATIAThis table displays the actual and forecast revenue, and cost charged for processing ATIA requests. The column headers provide information in thousands of dollars on the forecast, actual revenue and full cost in 2011-–2012, as well as on the forecast revenue and estimated full cost for planning years by fiscal year.
2011-2012 ($ thousands) Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost Fiscal year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
500.0 1.0 270.9 2012–2013 0.5 407.0
2013–2014 0.8 260.0
2014–2015 0.8 260.0
User fee totalsThis table displays the actual and forecast revenue, and cost charged for user fees, by category. The three row categories are subtotal regulatory, subtotal other products and services, and total. The column headers provide information in thousands of dollars on the forecast, actual revenue and full cost in 2011-–2012, as well as on the forecast revenue and estimated full cost for planning years by fiscal year.
  2011-–2012 ($ thousands) Planning years ($ thousands)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost Fiscal year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
Subtotal regulatory       2012-–2013    
2013-–2014    
2014-–2015    
Subtotal other products and services       2012-–2013 495.9 495.9
2013-–2014 435.0 435.0
2014-–2015 385.0 385.0
Total       2012-–2013 495.9 495.9
2013-–2014 435.0 435.0
2014-–2015 385.0 385.0
External fees (Policy on Service Standards for External Fees)
External fee Service standard Performance results Stakeholder consultation
Statistics Canada publications Release dates for the next year for all 27 major economic indicators are announced each year at the end of November. The dates range from 20 to 60 days from the end of the reference month or quarter.
Release dates for the next month for all data outputs are announced at the end of each month. Release dates for annual and occasional data outputs normally range from 6 to 18 months, depending on the nature of the data-collection process.
The Agency published 235 releases of the 27 major economic indicators, all as scheduled. As well, all other data outputs were released as per the dates announced at the end of each month. Client satisfaction measurement survey conducted with a sample of clients in June 2006. Declared level of satisfaction with service was very high.
Online databases New data are to be made available in the CANSIM database every working day at predetermined, pre-announced times. New data are to be made available in the trade database each month at predetermined, pre-announced times. New data releases took place as per the announced schedule every working day. Usability and client satisfaction survey conducted with a sample of clients in early 2005. Declared level of satisfaction with service was very high.
Access to Information Act (ATIA) fees charged for processing access requests filed under the Access to Information Act Response provided within 30 days of receipt of request; the response time may be extended pursuant to Section 9 of the ATIA. Notice of extension to be sent within 30 days of receipt of request. The ATIA provides fuller details. Continue to meet statutory requirements of access to information legislation. The service standard is established by the ATIA and the Access to Information Regulations. Consultations with stakeholders were undertaken by the Department of Justice and the Treasury Board Secretariat for amendments done in 1986 and 1992.
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