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Fees Report 2017–2018

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  • © Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by the President of the Treasury Board, 2019
  • Catalogue No.: SC100-12E-PDF
  • ISSN: 2562-2129

Minister's message

The Honourable Joyce Murray

On behalf of the Canada School of Public Service (the School), I am pleased to present the Fees Report 2017 to 2018.

On June 22, 2017, the Service Fees Act received Royal Assent, thereby repealing the User Fees Act.

The Service Fees Act introduces a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through enhanced reporting to Parliament, improved transparency and oversight. The act provides for:

  • a streamlined approach to consultation and the approval of new or modified fees
  • a requirement for services to have service standards and reporting against these standards, along with a policy to remit fees to fee payers when standards are not met
  • an automatic annual fee adjustment by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to ensure that fees keep pace with inflation
  • annual detailed reporting to Parliament in order to increase transparency

This Fees Report 2017 to 2018 is the first report to be prepared under the Service Fees Act. The report includes information on the School's fees.

I welcome the increased transparency and oversight that the Service Fees Act's reporting regime embodies.

The Honourable Joyce Murray
President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government

General and financial information by fee category

General information

This table presents general information for the fee category, the fee-setting authority, the year the authority was introduced, the date it was last updated, the service standard, performance results, and other information.
Fee category Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act
Fee-setting authority Access to Information Act
Year introduced 1983
Year last amended 1992
Service standard A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.
Performance results The department responded within 30 days for 26 of the 30 cases. The remaining requests were completed within 31 to 120 days, after requesting extensions.
Other information Under the Access to Information Act, fees under $25 may be waived when deemed to be in the public interest. No fees were waived for 2017 to 2018.

Financial information (dollars)

This table shows the revenue received in the 2016-to-2017 and 2017-to-2018 fiscal years, the cost for 2017 to 2018, and the remissions for 2017 to 2018. Two notes are included beneath the table.
2016 to 2017
2017 to 2018
2017 to 2017
2017 to 2018
100 150 75,698 Not applicable

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