2017 to 2018 Fees Report

2017 to 2018 Fees Report

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada,
represented by the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 2018

Catalogue No. PS81-18E-PDF

ISSN 2562-1386

This document is available on the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat website at http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca

This document is available in alternative formats upon request.

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

Minister's message

On behalf of the Correctional Service of Canada, I am pleased to present the 2017 to 2018 Fees Report.

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:

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 along with future-year fee amounts. Additional fee information will be included starting next fiscal year, once the Correctional Service of Canada fully transitions to the Service Fees Act regime.

I welcome the increased transparency and oversight that the Service Fees Act's reporting regime embodies, and I am fully committed to transitioning CSC to this modern framework.



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:

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
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 2018
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 In fiscal year 2017-2018, CSC received 474 formal access requests and had 327 requests outstanding from fiscal year 2016-2017 for 801 requests. CSC responded to 377 access to information requests, representing a compliance rate of 47% (of the total number of requests received and outstanding from the previous reporting period).  
Other information Effective March 31, 2015 no fees are required other than the $5.00 application fee. This is a result of direction from the Treasury Board Secretariat on transforming the Access to Information Act, which has been confirmed in the TBS Interim Directive on the Administration of the Access to Information Act.

Under the Access to Information Act, fees under $25 may be waived when deemed to be in the public interest. Fees waived during 2017–18 totalled $20.

Financial information (dollars)
2016 to 2017
2017 to 2018
2017 to 2018
2017 to 2018
1,845 1,815 624,609 20
* The amount includes direct and indirect costs, where such costs are identifiable and material.

† A remission is a partial or full return of a fee paid. Under the Service Fees Act, departments are required to develop policies that determine when fees will be remitted to fee payers should service standards not be met. The requirement for departments to remit is anticipated to come into effect on March 31, 2020. This effective date allows departments time to develop remissions policies and adjust service standard tracking and remittance systems. During fiscal year 2017 to 2018, some departments may have issued remissions, in accordance with the authority of their enabling legislation or regulation, as opposed to the authority given by the Service Fees Act. It is remissions issued under enabling legislations or regulations that are shown above.

Fees under the department's authority

Based on an analysis of Correctional Service of Canada's activities, there are no fees under the department's authority.

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