Fees report 2017-2018

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada,
As represented by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 2018
2017-18 Fees Report
ISSN 2562-1645
Catalogue PS61-37E

Table of contents


Minister's message

On behalf of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, I am pleased to present the 2017 to 2018 Report on Fees.

On June 22, 2017, the Service Fees ActEndnote i received royal assent, thereby repealing the User Fees ActEndnote ii.

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 2017 to 2018 Fees Report is the first report to be prepared under the Service Fees Act. The report includes new information, such as a detailed listing of all fees.
I welcome the increased transparency and oversight that the Service Fees Act's reporting regime embodies, and fully support the RCMP as it assesses the feasibility of applying the Service Fees Act in its operational context.

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

General fees information

The tables that follow provide information on each category of fees, including:

  • the name of the fee category
  • the date that the fee (or fee category) was introduced and last amended (if applicable)
  • service standards
  • performance results against these standards
  • financial information regarding total costs, total revenues and remissions

In addition to the information presented by fee category, there is a summary of the financial information for all fees as well as a listing of fees under the department's authority. This listing includes the existing fee dollar amounts and the adjusted dollar fee amount for a future year.

General and financial information by fee category

General information: Access to information and privacy branch application fee

Fee category RCMP – Access to information and privacy branch application fee
Fee-setting authority Access to Information RegulationsEndnote iii
Year introduced 1982
Year last amended Not applicable
Service standard Government institutions must respond to all formal Access to Information Act requests within the legislated time frame (30 days) as defined under the Act. If required, under section 9 of the Act, the response time may be extended.
Performance results For fiscal year 2017-18, the RCMP processed 29.9% of all Access to Information requests within the legislative time frame.
Other information

In the 2017-18 reporting period, the RCMP's compliance rate was 29.9% compared to 65.4% in the previous reporting period.

This change in compliance can be attributed, in part, to the Treasury Board Secretariat's Interim Directive on the Administration of the Access to Information Act. The elimination of all fees prescribed by the Act and Regulations, other than the application fee, contributed directly to an increase in complex requests with the increased vagueness, scope, and volume. Due to these contributing factors there are over 4,000 files that have not been responded to and are past their legislative due date.
Financial information (dollars)
2016-2017 Revenue 2017-2018 Revenue 2017-2018 Cost Endnote iv 2017-2018 Remissions
$22,410 $24,740 $2,576,799 $150

General information: Firearms business licences

Fee category Regulatory
Fee-setting authority Firearms Fees RegulationsEndnote v
Year introduced 1998
Year last amended Not applicable
Service standard The Canadian Firearms Program (CFP) service standard to process a properly completed business licence application is 55 days.Endnote vi
Performance results In 2017-18, 88% of properly completed business licence applications were processed and completed within 55 days.
Other information

Business licences are renewed on a three-year cycle, except for ammunition only business licences, which are renewed on a five-year cycle.

Financial information (dollars)
2016-2017 Revenue 2017-2018 Revenue 2017-2018 Cost 2017-2018 Remissions
$191,947 $410,180 See endnote iv Not Applicable

General information: Firearms licences for individuals

Fee category Regulatory
Fee-setting authority Firearms Fees Regulations
Year introduced 1998
Year last amended Not applicable
Service standard The CFP service standard to process a properly completed individual licence application (see endnote vi) is 45 days.
Performance results In 2017-18, 92% of properly completed individual licence applications were processed and completed within 45 days.
Other information

Most individual licences are renewed on a five-year cycle, except for minor's licences, which will expire on the holder's 18th birthday or the expiry date shown on their licence, whichever comes first.

Financial information (dollars)
2016-2017 Revenue 2017-2018 Revenue 2017-2018 Cost 2017-2018 Remissions Endnote vii
$25,902,693 $26,784,200 See endnote iv Not Applicable

General information: Authorization to carry restricted firearms and certain handguns (ATC)

Fee category Regulatory
Fee-setting authority Firearms Fees Regulations
Year introduced 1998
Year last amended Not applicable
Service standard The CFP service standard to process an Authorization to Carry Restricted Firearms and Certain Handguns (ATC) application is 30 days.
Performance results In 2017-18, 100% of properly completed ATC applications were processed and completed within 30 days.
Other information

ATCs are valid for a maximum of two years.

Financial information (dollars)
2016-2017 Revenue 2017-2018 Revenue 2017-2018 Cost 2017-2018 Remissions
$211,297 $202,189 See endnote iv Not Applicable

General information: Non-resident permits

Fee category Regulatory
Fee-setting authority Firearms Fees Regulations
Year introduced 1998
Year last amended Not applicable
Service standard All requests for non-resident permits are fulfilled for eligible applicants by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) as per section 35 of the Firearms Act.
Performance results CBSA fulfilled 49,358 requests for non-resident firearms declarations.
Other information

The count of 49,358 requests fulfilled represents first-time imports and does not include re-importations under the same declaration form, which require a subsequent confirmation by a Border Services Officer. The form is valid for 60 days and can be used to re-import the firearms multiple times within that time frame. The reusing of the form within this time frame is not part of the count of 49,358.

Financial information (dollars)
2016-2017 Revenue 2017-2018 Revenue 2017-2018 Cost 2017-2018 Remissions
$1,230,670 $1,233,955 See endnote iv Not Applicable

General information: Replacement services for firearms documents

Fee category Regulatory
Fee-setting authority Firearms Fees Regulations
Year introduced 1998
Year last amended Not applicable
Service standard The CFP service standard to process a replacement document application is 25 days.
Performance results In 2017-18, 94% of applications for replacement documents were completed within 25 days.
Other information

Not applicable

Financial information (dollars)
2016-2017 Revenue 2017-2018 Revenue 2017-2018 Cost 2017-2018 Remissions
$219,666 $239,256 See endnote iv Not Applicable

Financial totals for all fee categories

Total revenues, cost and remissions (dollars)
2016-2017 Revenue 2017-2018 Revenue 2017-2018 Cost 2017-2018 Remissions
$27,778,683 $28,894,520 $56,808,717 $150

Fees under the department's authority

Fee amounts for 2017 to 2018, 2019 to 2020, and a future fiscal year, as applicable (dollars)

Fees for licences — individuals
Name of fee 2017 to 2018 Fee amount 2019 to 2020 Adjusted fee amount Endnote viii Future fee amount and fiscal year
Renewal of a possession licence for firearms (Note: This type of licence no longer exists, but fee remains as a part of the regulations.) $60.00 $61.32 Not Applicable
Possession licence for firearms for individuals who are less than 18 years old
(a) for a period of up to one year $10.00 $10.22 Not Applicable
(b) for a period of more than one year but not more than two years $20.00 $20.44 Not Applicable
(c) for a period of more than two years $30.00 $30.66 Not Applicable
Non-resident's 60-day possession licence (borrowed firearms) $30.00 $30.66 Not Applicable
Possession and acquisition licence for firearms
(a) non-restricted firearms $60.00 $61.32 Not Applicable
(b) restricted firearms $80.00 $81.76 Not Applicable
(c) prohibited firearms $80.00 $81.76 Not Applicable
Business activity
Name of fee 2017 to 2018 Fee amount 2019 to 2020 Adjusted fee amount Future fee amount and fiscal year
Retail sale of firearms
(a) selling fewer than 50 non-restricted firearms $125.00 $127.75 Not Applicable
(b) selling 50 or more non-restricted firearms $250.00 $255.50 Not Applicable
(c) selling fewer than 50 firearms, including at least 1 restricted firearm or prohibited firearm $325.00 $332.15 Not Applicable
(d) selling 50 or more firearms, including at least 1 restricted firearm or prohibited firearm $450.00 $459.90 Not Applicable
Selling at auction $125.00 $127.75 Not Applicable
Taking in pawn $250.00 $255.50 Not Applicable
Attendance at an out-of-province gun show $25.00 $25.55 Not Applicable
Wholesale or retail sale of firearms, as an agent $125.00 $127.75 Not Applicable
Wholesale sale of firearms $950.00 $970.90 Not Applicable
Manufacture, processing or assembly, other than any activity referred to in item 14:
(a) of firearms $1,075.00 $1,098.65 Not Applicable
(b) of prohibited devices (other than replica firearms), prohibited and restricted weapons and prohibited ammunition $125.00 $127.75 Not Applicable
Operating the business of a gunsmith $100.00 $102.20 Not Applicable
Storage of firearms $100.00 $102.20 Not Applicable
Transportation of firearms by a carrier $125.00 $127.75 Not Applicable
Activities of a museum possessing:
(a) fewer than 20 firearms $40.00 $40.88 Not Applicable
(b) 20 to 49 firearms $60.00 $61.32 Not Applicable
(c) 50 or more firearms $150.00 $153.30 Not Applicable
Display or storage of firearms by the Royal Canadian Legion or an organized group of veterans of any armed forces of Canada or of a police force $25.00 $25.55 Not Applicable
Supplying to, or possessing for the purposes of, motion picture, video, television or theatrical productions, or publishing activities, other than activities referred to in item 14
(a) firearms (other than prohibited firearms referred to in paragraph (b)), prohibited weapons and prohibited devices including replica firearms $250.00 $255.50 Not Applicable
(b) prohibited firearms other than handguns under paragraph (a) of the definition prohibited firearm in subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code $1,250.00 $1,277.50 Not Applicable
For the purposes of theatrical productions or publishing activities, manufacturing or supplying or possessing replica firearms or supplying or possessing firearms except prohibited firearms referred to in item 13(b) $50.00 $51.10 Not Applicable
Ammunition
(a) retail sale $25.00 $25.55 Not Applicable
(b) wholesale sale and manufacturing $625.00 $638.75 Not Applicable
Possession for a purpose referred to in paragraph 22(j) of the Firearms Licences Regulations $125.00 $127.75 Not Applicable
Possession for a purpose referred to in section 22 of the Firearms Licences Regulations, other than the activities set out in items 1 to 16 $125.00 $127.75 Not Applicable
Activities other than those set out in items 1 to 17 $50.00 $51.10 Not Applicable
Fees for authorizations and confirmations
Name of fee 2017 to 2018 Fee amount 2019 to 2020 Adjusted fee amount Future fee amount and fiscal year
Authorization to carry — to protect life $100.00 $102.20 Not Applicable
Authorization to carry — lawful profession or occupation
(a) for a period of one year or less $40.00 $40.88 Not Applicable
(b) for a period of more than one year $80.00 $81.76 Not Applicable
Issuance of a confirmation made under subsection 35(1) of the Act (importation by a non-resident without a licence) $25.00 $25.55 Not Applicable
General
Name of fee 2017 to 2018 Fee amount 2019 to 2020 Adjusted fee amount Future fee amount and fiscal year
Replacement of a lost, stolen or destroyed licence, including any document referred to in subsection 120(4) of the Act, or for a lost, stolen or destroyed authorization or confirmation $25.00 $25.55 Not Applicable
The replacement of a lost, stolen or destroyed possession licence for firearms for individuals who are less than 18 years $10.00 $10.22 Not Applicable
The replacement of lost, stolen or destroyed registration certificates for each set of four or fewer certificates replaced at the same time. $10.00 $10.22 Not Applicable
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