Fees and applicable taxes for Canadian residents

Merger Notification and Advance Ruling Certificate Requests

The filing fee for merger reviews is $72,000 for all residents of Canada, and it is subject to an annual inflation adjustment. The inflation-adjusted fee will be announced annually by the Bureau.

Written Opinions

The following table sets out the various fees and applicable taxes for Canadian residents requesting a written opinion.

Written opinion requests
  Section 45 to 51 and 79 Sections
52, 52.01,
52.1,

53, 54,
55, 55.1,
74.01(1)(a),
74.01(1)(c),
74.01(2),
74.01(3),
74.011,
74.02, 74.04,
74.05, 74.06
Other Provisions
Quebec $15,000.00 + GST ($750.00) + QST ($1,496.25) Total = $17,246.25 $1,000.00 + GST ($50.00) + QST ($99.75) Total = $1149.75 $5,000.00 + GST ($250.00) + QST ($498.75) Total = $5,748.75
Nova Scotia $15,000.00 + HST ($2,250.00) Total = $17,250.00 $1,000.00 + HST ($150.00) Total = $1,150.00 $5,000.00 + HST ($750.00) Total = $5,750.00
Prince Edward Island $15,000.00 + HST ($2,100.00) Total = $17,100.00 $1,000.00 + HST ($140.00) Total = $1,140.00 $5,000.00 + HST ($700.00) Total = $5,700.00
Ontario, New-Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador $15,000.00 + HST ($1,950.00) Total = $16,950.00 $1,000.00 + HST ($130.00) Total = $1,130.00 $5,000.00 + HST ($650.00) Total = $5,650.00
British Columbia $15,000.00 + GST ($750.00) + PST ($1,050.00) Total = $16,800.00 $1,000.00 + GST ($50.00) + PST ($70.00) Total = $1,120.00 $5,000.00 + GST ($250.00) + PST ($350.00) Total = $5,600.00
Saskatchewan $15,000.00 + GST ($750.00) + PST ($750.00) Total = $16,500.00 $1,000.00 + GST ($50.00) + PST ($50.00) Total = $1,100.00 $5,000.00 + GST ($250.00) + PST ($250.00) Total = $5,500.00
Manitoba $15,000.00 + GST ($750.00) + PST ($1,050.00) Total = $16,800 $1,000.00 + GST ($50.00) + PST ($70.00) Total = $1,120.00 $5,000.00 + GST ($250.00) + PST ($350.00) Total = $5,600.00
Alberta and Territories $15,000.00 + GST ($750.00) Total = $15,750.00 $1,000.00 + GST ($50.00) Total = $1,050.00 $5,000.00 + GST ($250.00) Total = $5,250.00
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