User Fees, Regulatory Charges and External Fees

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Fee name: Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the Access to Information Act (ATIA)

Fee type: Other Products and Services

Fee-setting authority: Access to Information Act, s. 11(1)(a) and (b)

Year introduced: 1985

Year last amended: 1992

Performance standard: Response provided within 30 days following 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 after receipt of request. The ATIA provides fuller details.

Performance results: On-time responses (i.e. responses completed within their 30-day or extended statutory deadline) were provided for 99.5% of requests that were completed in 2014–2015.

Other information: Not applicable

Financial Information, 2014–2015 (dollars)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost
3,000 3,580 749,700
Financial Information, 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 (dollars)
Planning Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
2015–2016 3,000 749,700
2016–2017 3,000 760,000
2017–2018 3,000 775,000

Summary of Financial Information for All User Fees and Regulatory Charges: Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)

Summary of Financial Information for All User Fees and Regulatory Charges, 2014–2015 (dollars)
  Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost
Regulatory Subtotal: s. 11(1)(a) 3,000 3,580 749,700
Other Products and Services Subtotal: s. 11(1)(b) 0 0 0
Total, All Fee Types 3,000 3,580 749,700
Summary of Financial Information for All User Fees and Regulatory Charges, 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 (dollars)
  Planning Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
Regulatory Subtotal: s. 11(1)(a) 2015–2016 3,000 749,700
2016–2017 3,000 760,000
2017–2018 3,000 775,000
Other Products and Services Subtotal: s. 11(1)(b) 2015–2016 0 0
2016–2017 0 0
2017–2018 0 0
Total, All Fee Types 2015–2016 3,000 749,700
2016–2017 3,000 760,000
2017–2018 3,000 775,000

External Fees (Policy on Service Standards for External Fees)

External Fee Name Service Standard Performance Results Stakeholder Consultation in 2014–2015 or Prior Fiscal Years
Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the ATIA Response provided within 30 days following 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. AANDC has met the statutory deadline for ATIA requests 100% of the time from 2011 to 2014 and 99.5% during the last fiscal year. The performance standards are established by the ATIA and the Access to Information Regulations. Consultations with stakeholders are undertaken as necessary.

Other Information: Not applicable

Fee name: Nunavut Mining Regulations

Fee type: Regulatory

Fee-setting authority: Territorial Lands Act

Year introduced: Effective since at least 1978, although exact date fees were introduced prior to 1978 is unknown.

Year last amended: The Canada Mining Regulations (CMR) name was changed to Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations in 2007 and amendments were made to the royalty sections. On April 1, 2014, a modern version of the Regulations was split into two sets of regulations. The Nunavut Mining Regulations apply to Crown lands in Nunavut. The Northwest Territories Mining Regulations apply to the residual Crown lands that are still under the responsibility of the Minister of AANDC post-devolution. AANDC is currently working with the Department of Justice to modify the Nunavut Mining Regulations to allow for the electronic selection of mineral claims on a map using the Internet. The map selection system will replace the current process of physically staking (locating) mineral claims on the ground in Nunavut. The mining industry representatives were consulted by various methods and they are very supportive of the project. Stakeholders will be offered to provide comments through the pre-publication of the proposed amendments in Part I of the Canada Gazette, later in 2016.

Performance standard: Current service standards are set in existing legislation and regulations or published on AANDC's website.

Performance results: All applications processed within set timelines. These timelines vary depending on the transaction. For example, application to record is completed approximately 90 days from the date of receipt. Some files may not be completed within this timeframe if there are issues to be dealt with beforehand.

Other information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment.

The metric system was introduced in the Nunavut Mining Regulations on April 1, 2014, thereby changing the fee schedule to reflect the amounts required by hectares instead of acres, and no complaints about the changes were received.

Reviewed annually, the full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time.

Financial Information, 2014–2015 (dollars)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost
1,242,000 2,323,000 2,167,000
Financial Information, 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 (dollars)
Planning Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
2015–2016 2,323,000 2,210,000
2016–2017 2,323,000 2,255,000
2017–2018 2,323,000 2,300,000

Fee Name: Northwest Territories Mining Regulations

Fee type: Regulatory

Fee-setting authority: Territorial Lands Act

Year introduced: Effective since at least 1978, although exact date fees were introduced prior to 1978 is unknown.

Year last amended: The Canada Mining Regulations (CMR) name was changed to Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations in 2007 and amendments were made to the royalty sections. On April 1, 2014, a modern version of the Regulations was split into two sets of regulations. The Nunavut Mining Regulations apply to Crown lands in Nunavut. The Northwest Territories Mining Regulations apply to the residual Crown lands that are still under the responsibility of the Minister of AANDC post-devolution. As the Northwest Territories Mining Regulations only apply to a very small quantum of lands, there is no plan to update them in the near future or to have them amended to allow for the electronic map selection of mineral claims using the Internet.

Performance standard: Current service standards are set in existing legislation and regulations. There are no other separate service standards created given the low volume of applications. However, the applications are nonetheless treated with the same standards established for Nunavut.

Performance results: All applications processed within set timelines. These timelines vary depending on the transaction. For example, application to record is completed approximately 90 days from the date of receipt. Some files may not be completed within this time frame if there are issues to be dealt with beforehand.

Other information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment.

The metric system was introduced in the Northwest Territories Mining Regulations on April 1, 2014, thereby changing the fee schedule to reflect the amounts required by hectares instead of acres, and no complaints about the changes were received.

Reviewed annually, the full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time.

The devolution of jurisdiction to the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) in April 2014 has been taken into consideration in the above forecast. However, there are remaining user fees that will be excluded from the transfer to the GNWT, which explains why Northwest Territories will have only a small amount of forecasted user fees after devolution.

Financial Information, 2014–2015 (dollars)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost
0 0 0
Financial Information, 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 (dollars)
Planning Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
2015–2016 0 0
2016–2017 0 0
2017–2018 0 0

Fee name: Territorial Land Use

Fee type: Regulatory

Fee-setting authority: Territorial Lands Act and Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Year introduced: 1996

Year last amended: 1996 (for the inclusion of the user fee).

Performance standard: Current service standards are set in existing legislation and regulations.

Performance results: All permits were issued within the regulated timeline.

Other information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment, all of which are controlled by the nature and scope of the resource development projects, e.g. mine development.

Reviewed annually, the full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time.

Financial Information, 2014–2015 (dollars)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost
46,000 1,000 21,000
Financial Information, 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 (dollars)
Planning Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
2015–2016 2,000 22,000
2016–2017 2,000 22,000
2017–2018 2,000 23,000

Fee name: Territorial Lands

Fee type: Regulatory

Fee-setting authority: Territorial Lands Act

Year introduced: 1996

Year last amended: 1996 (for the inclusion of the user fee).

Performance standard: Performance standards vary depending on research, negotiations and environmental assessment decisions and are shared with clients throughout the process.

Performance results: All authorizations were issued once all pre-conditions met.

Other information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment, all of which are controlled by the nature and scope of the resource development projects, e.g. mine development.

Territorial Lands full cost only reflects the processing of rental; it does not include the full use of land.

The devolution of jurisdiction to the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) in April 2014 has been taken into consideration in the above forecast. However, there are remaining user fees that will be excluded from the transfer to the GNWT, which explains why Northwest Territories will have only a small amount of forecasted user fees after devolution.

Reviewed annually, the full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time.

Financial Information, 2014–2015 (dollars)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost
95,000 277,000 626,000
Financial Information, 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 (dollars)
Planning Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
2015–2016 156,000 638,000
2016–2017 156,000 770,000
2017–2018 156,000 664,000

Fee name: Frontier Lands Registration Regulations (FLRR)

Fee type: Regulatory

Fee-setting authority: Canada Petroleum Resource Act (CPRA)

Year introduced: 1988

Year last amended: 1988

Performance standard: Standard requests should be processed within 10 working days. Requests that require additional research take additional time to process (requestor is advised of the delay at the time the request is made). Please refer to Schedule 15 of the FLRR. The tariff of fees for a service set out in these columns is payable at the time the service is rendered. Where a fee is payable pursuant to these Regulations, it is payable to the Receiver General.

Performance results: All standard requests were processed within the established timeline. A number of requests necessitated further research, which resulted in additional processing time. Please refer to Schedule 15 of the FLRR. The fee for a service set out in these columns is payable at the time the service is rendered. Where a fee is payable pursuant to these Regulations, it is payable to the Receiver General.

Other information: Reviewed annually, the full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time.

Financial Information, 2014–2015 (dollars)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost
11,000 5,000 85,000
Financial Information, 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 (dollars)
Planning Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
2015–2016 7,000 87,000
2016–2017 9,000 88,000
2017–2018 12,000 90,000

Fee name: Territorial Quarrying

Fee type: Regulatory

Fee-setting authority: Territorial Lands Act and Mackenzie Valley Land Use Regulations

Year introduced: 1996

Year last amended: 2003

Performance standard: The issuance of a quarrying permit leads to the granting of a land use permit. As such, there is no timeline set in Regulations to process, issue or reject a quarrying permit application.

Performance results: Permits were issued once pre-conditions are met.

Other information: Not applicable

Financial Information, 2014–2015 (dollars)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost
0 0 0
Financial Information, 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 (dollars)
Planning Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
2015–2016 0 0
2016–2017 0 0
2017–2018 0 0

Fee name: Territorial Water

Fee type: Regulatory

Fee-setting authority: Northwest Territories Waters Act, Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act and Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act

Year introduced: 1993, 2002 and 2003 respectively.

Year last amended: 1992, 2002 and 2003 respectively.

Performance standard: Performance standards vary depending on research, negotiations and environmental assessment decisions and are shared with clients throughout the process.

Performance results: All permits and letters patent were issued once all pre-conditions were met.

Other information: The fee or service triggers a series of activities related to land and resource management and the protection of the environment, all of which are controlled by the nature and scope of the resource development projects, e.g. mine development. The Nunavut Waters Regulations under the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act are currently in the process of being written. Industry and other stakeholders have not yet been extensively consulted. Changes to the fee structure are still under consideration.

Reviewed annually, the full costs and estimated full costs for planning years represent the best available cost data at this time.

The devolution of jurisdiction to the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) in April 2014 has been taken into consideration in the above forecast. However, there are remaining user fees that will be excluded from the transfer to the GNWT, which explains why Northwest Territories will have only a small amount of forecasted user fees after devolution.

Financial Information, 2014–2015 (dollars)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost
144,000 124,000 125,000
Financial Information, 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 (dollars)
Planning Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
2015–2016 168,000 127,000
2016–2017 168,000 130,000
2017–2018 95,000 132,000

Fee name: Territorial Coal

Fee type: Regulatory

Fee-setting authority: Territorial Lands Act

Year introduced: Effective since at least 1978, although exact date fees were introduced prior to 1978 is unknown.

Year last amended: 2003

Performance standard: Exploration permits are issued once consultations are complete.

Performance results: Permits were issued upon completion of consultations.

Other information: Not applicable

Financial Information, 2014–2015 (dollars)
Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost
0 0 0
Financial Information, 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 (dollars)
Planning Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
2015–2016 0 0
2016–2017 0 0
2017–2018 0 0

Summary of Financial Information for User Fees and Regulatory Charges, excluding Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)

Summary of Financial Information for All User Fees and Regulatory Charges, 2014–2015 (dollars)
  Forecast Revenue Actual Revenue Full Cost
Regulatory Subtotal 1,538,000 2,730,000 3,024,000
Other Products and Services Subtotal 0 0 0
Total, All Fee Types 1,538,000 2,730,000 3,024,000
Summary of Financial Information for All User Fees and Regulatory Charges, 2015–2016, 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 (dollars)
  Planning Year Forecast Revenue Estimated Full Cost
Regulatory Subtotal 2015–2016 2,655,000 3,085,000
2016–2017 2,657,000 3,266,000
2017–2018 2,587,000 3,209,000
Other Products and Services Subtotal 2015–2016 0 0
2016–2017 0 0
2017–2018 0 0
Total, All Fee Types 2015–2016 2,655,000 3,085,000
2016–2017 2,657,000 3,266,000
2017–2018 2,587,000 3,209,000

External Fees (Policy on Service Standards for External Fees)

External Fee Name Service Standard Performance Results Stakeholder Consultation in 2014–2015 or Prior Fiscal Years
Nunavut Mining Regulations Applications for licence to prospect on Crown lands in Nunavut are issued within 30 days of receiving the application, provided the application is complete.

Applications to record mineral claim on Crown lands in Nunavut are recorded within 90 days of receiving the application, provided the application is complete.

Applications for permit to prospect on Crown lands in Nunavut are issued as soon as possible after January 31 in the year following the receipt of the application, and within 75 days from the closing date of the application period, provided the application is complete.
Service standard for all applications was met. Fee rate is unchanged; however, the calculation will be based per hectare with the introduction of the metric system in the Nunavut Mining Regulations on April 1, 2014. The mining industry and other stakeholders were consulted and no complaints regarding the changes were received.
Northwest Territories Mining Regulations There are no separate service standards created given the low volume of applications. However, the applications are nonetheless treated with the same standards established for Nunavut. Applications from Northwest Territories are met with same standards established for Nunavut. Fee rate is unchanged; however, the calculation will be based per hectare with the introduction of the metric system in the Northwest Territories Mining Regulations on April 1, 2014. The mining industry and other stakeholders were consulted and no complaints regarding the changes were received.
Territorial Land Use As per s. 25 and 27, of the Territorial Land Use Regulations, land use permit applications are to be accepted or rejected within 10 days of receipt. Service standard for all applications was met as per the timelines set in the Regulations. The Regulations are currently in the process of modernization. Consultations on the Territorial Land Use Regulations were conducted. The mining industry and other stakeholders were consulted with meetings, information sessions and in writing, and no complaints regarding the changes were submitted.
Territorial Lands Applications are reviewed and processed within 10 days of receipt.

Issuance of land authorizations may vary due to the complexity of the application or review process.
Service standard was met.

Issuances of documents vary depending on research, negotiations and environmental assessment decisions and are shared with clients throughout the process. Documents were issued once all pre-conditions were met (e.g. environmental assessment decisions, lease negotiations).
The Territorial Lands Act was amended in 2013–2014 and during the broad stakeholder consultations, no issues were raised about the service standard.
Frontier Lands Registration Regulations Standard requests to be processed within 10 working days.

Requests that require additional research, such as requests for amending an interest, will take additional time to be processed (requestor to be advised of the delay at the time the request is made).
All standard requests were processed within the established timeline.

No more than 20% of requests necessitated further research, which resulted in additional time and resources.
Consultation with primary stakeholders, including the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, its members companies, and other non-member petroleum exploration and development companies, on general administrative practices related to land management interests, occurs approximately once or twice annually.

In October 2014, the Department consulted with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and its Northern Committee as part of the review of general administrative practices. No concerns were raised with respect to the delivery of service pursuant to s. 15, Schedule of Fees, Frontier Lands Registration Regulations.
Territorial Quarrying Applications are reviewed and processed within 10 days of receipt.

Where applicable, quarrying permits are issued at the same time as a land use permit.
Service standard was met.

Quarrying permits are issued once pre-conditions for a land use permit are met.
The Regulations are currently in the process of modernization. Consultations on the Territorial Quarrying Regulations were conducted. The mining industry and other stakeholders were consulted with meetings, information sessions and in writing, and no complaints regarding the changes were submitted.
Territorial Coal Service standards have been developed for the services identified in the Territorial Coal Regulations. The performance standards were met for all of the service standards identified in the Territorial Coal Regulations. Amendments were made in 2003 for the purposes of removing Yukon from the Regulations and no comments were made by stakeholders with regards to the Regulations.
Territorial Water Service standards have been developed for all of the services identified in Regulations. All of the service standards established for services identified in Regulations were met. The Regulations are currently in the process of modernization. Consultations on the various water-related regulations were conducted. The stakeholders were consulted with meetings, information sessions and in writing, and no complaints regarding fees or service standards were submitted.
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