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2018 to 19 – Fees report

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Minister of Health
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, PC, MP
Minister of Health

Minister's message

On behalf of Canadian Food Inspection of Agency (CFIA), I am pleased to present our report on fees for fiscal year 2018 to 2019, my organization's second annual report under the Service Fees Act.

The act provides a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through better reporting to Parliament, improves transparency and oversight.

Last year, a detailed listing of individual fees under the Agency's authority, along with anticipated increases, was added to the reporting requirements.

This year's report provides more detail on each fee, such as the type and rate of adjustment, across CFIA's business lines (food, animal and plant).

CFIA is committed to continuous improvement to better serve stakeholders and Canadians. CFIA continues to review its service fees as it progresses toward the best method to recover costs, in the spirit of open and transparent fee management.

Service fees support the important initiatives delivered by CFIA. I invite you to read this report, which provides a record of how the Agency works to better serve regulated parties and advance key mandate priorities that maintain and improve the health and safety of all Canadians.


About this report

This report, which is tabled under section 20 of the Service Fees Act and section 4.2.8 of the Directive on Charging and Special Financial Authorities, contains information about the fees that Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has the authority to charge in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year.

This report contains information about all fees that are under CFIA's authority, even if some or all of the fees are collected by another department.

The information reported includes fees that:

The information covers fees set by:

For fees set by the following mechanisms, the report provides totals only:

For fees set by act, regulation or fees notice, the report provides totals for fee groupings, and provides links to details on individual fees.

Although the fees charged by CFIA under the Access to Information Act are subject to the Service Fees Act, they are not included in this report. Information on CFIA's access to information fees for fiscal year 2018 to 2019 can be found in our Annual Report on the Access to Information Act, which is posted online at: Annual Reports on the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

Remissions

A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act (CFIA Act), Subsection 29(1), provides the Minister of Health with the authority to remit all or part of any fee fixed under section 24 or 25 of the CFIA Act, or under any Act that CFIA enforces. CFIA's User Fee Remission Policy provides for remission of fees to be remitted in cases where the fees are unreasonable, unjust or not in the public interest.

Under the Service Fees Act, departments and agencies must develop policies for determining whether a service standard has been met and for determining how much of a fee will be remitted to a fee payer. This requirement does not take effect until April 1, 2020. This report therefore includes only those remissions issued under the CFIA's enabling legislation. It does not include remissions issued under the Service Fees Act.

Overall totals, by fee type

The following table presents the total revenue, cost and remissions for all fees that CFIA has the authority to charge in fiscal year 2018 to 2019, by fee type.

Overall totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019, by fee type
Fee type Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
Fees set by contract 195,891 195,891 0
Fees set by market base, auction or both 0 0 0
Fees set by act, regulation or fees notice 57,568,717Table Note 1 499,873,447 1,053,197
Total 57,764,608 500,069,338 1,053,197

Table Note

Table Note 1

This total includes $3,225,151 in fees collected by Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) under CFIA's legislative authority. This revenue is submitted directly to the Consolidated Revenue Fund and is not accounted for in CFIA's actual or planned revenue amounts.

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Totals for fees set by act, regulation or fees notice, by fee grouping

The following tables present, for each fee grouping, the total revenue, cost and remissions for all fees that CFIA has the authority to charge in fiscal year 2018 to 2019 that are set by any of the following:

A fee grouping is a grouping of all of the fees that a department or Agency has the authority to charge for activities relating to a single business line, directorate or program.

Food Safety Business Line: totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019
Fee grouping –
Revenue ($)
Food Safety Business Line –
Cost ($)
Food Safety Business Line –
Remissions ($)
35,980,748 318,552,106 0
Animal Health Business Line: totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019
Fee grouping –
Revenue ($)
Animal Health Business Line –
Cost ($)
Animal Health Business Line –
Remissions ($)
10,615,702Table Note 2 106,334,774 1,052,707Table Note 3

Table Notes

Table Note 2

Revenue total includes $3,225,151 collected by CBSA under CFIA's legislative authority. This revenue is submitted directly to the Consolidated Revenue Fund and is not accounted for in CFIA's actual or planned revenue amounts.

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Table Note 3

Remission of export certification fees for certain shipments of animals and animal products.

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Plant Business Line: totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019
Fee grouping –
Revenue ($)
Plant Business Line –
Cost ($)
Plant Business Line –
Remissions ($)
10,972,266 74,986,567 490Table Note 4

Table Note

Table Note 4

Remission of fees for the issuance of movement certificates related to Japanese beetle in British Columbia.

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Details on fees set by act, regulation or fees notice

This section provides detailed information on fees that CFIA has the authority to charge in fiscal year 2018 to 2019 and that were set by any of the following:

Food Safety Business Line
Fee grouping Food Safety Business Line
FeesTable Note 5
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 1997
Last year fee-setting authority was amended Not applicable
Fee type
  • service
  • product
  • license
  • permit
  • other authorization
Fee amount ($) From 0.002 to 25,107
Total fee revenue ($)Table Note 6 35,980,748
Adjustment type
  • Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index)
Adjustment rate (% or formula)Table Note 7 2.0%
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) From 0.002 to 25,609.14
Future fee-adjusted amount ($)Table Note 8 Not applicable
Adjustment date March 31, 2021
Fee-adjustment authority Service Fees Act
Service standard Pending
Performance result Pending

Table Notes

Table Note 5

Fees are inclusive of activities under the International Collaboration and Technical Program pertinent to the CFIA's Food Business Line Fees Notice.

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Table Note 6

Some fees are not subject to Consumer Price Index (CPI) if considered low-materiality.

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Table Note 7

Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways:

  1. Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items CPI for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The CPI rate for this report is 2.0%.
  2. The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.

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Table Note 8

For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20. The "Future fee amount and fiscal year" is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.

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Animal Health Business Line
Fee grouping Animal Health Business Line
FeesTable Note 9
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 1997
Last year fee-setting authority was amended Not applicable
Fee type
  • service
  • product
  • use of facility
  • license
  • permit
  • other authorization
Fee amount ($) From 1.02 to 2,044
Total fee revenue ($) 10,615,702
Adjustment typeTable Note 10
Adjustment rate (% or formula)Table Note 11 2.0%
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) From 1.04 to 2,084.88
Future fee-adjusted amount ($)Table Note 12 Not applicable
Adjustment date March 31, 2021
Fee-adjustment authority Service Fees Act
Service standard Pending
Performance result Pending

Table Notes

Table Note 9

Fees are inclusive of activities under the International Collaboration and Technical Program pertinent to the CFIA's Animal Business Line Fees Notice.

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Table Note 10

All fees are material, as per Schedule II of the Low-Materiality Fees Regulations.

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Table Note 11

Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways:

  1. Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items CPI for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The CPI rate for this report is 2.0%.
  2. The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.

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Table Note 12

For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20. The "Future fee amount and fiscal year" is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.

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Plant Health Business Line
Fee grouping Plant Health Business Line
FeesTable Note 13
Fee-setting authority
Year introduced 1997
Last year fee-setting authority was amended Not applicable
Fee type
  • service
  • product
  • license
  • permit
  • other authorization
Fee amount ($) From 1.23 to 1,564
Total fee revenue ($)Table Note 14 10,972,266
Adjustment type
Adjustment rate (% or formula)Table Note 15 2.0%
2020 to 2021 fee amount ($) From 1.25 to 1,595.28
Future fee-adjusted amount ($)Table Note 16 Not applicable
Adjustment date March 31, 2021
Fee-adjustment authority Service Fees Act
Service standard Pending
Performance result Pending

Table Notes

Table Note 13

Fees are inclusive of activities under the International Collaboration and Technical Program pertinent to the CFIA's Plant Business Line Fees Notice.

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Table Note 14

All fees are material, as per Schedule II of the Low-Materiality Fees Regulations.

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Table Note 15

Fees are adjusted annually in one of two ways:

  1. Under the Service Fees Act, fees are adjusted in each fiscal year by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-Items CPI for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada for the previous fiscal year. The CPI rate for this report is 2.0%.
  2. The fee is subject to a periodic adjustment at a predetermined rate, in accordance with another authority in legislation or regulation.

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Table Note 16

For some fees, the projected adjusted fee amount for 2019-20 and the actual fee amount may differ due to amendments in existing legislation (acts or regulations) and/or the introduction of new regulations during 2019-20. The "Future fee amount and fiscal year" is the new amount of the fee, in a future fiscal year other than 2019 to 2020, adjusted by a predetermined rate, in accordance with the authority in legislation or regulation.

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