Fees and applicable taxes for Canadian residents

Please note that on July 1, 2014, the Fee Tables relating to written opinions were updated to include the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.

On August 31, 2017, the Fee Tables relating to the Bureau's Fee and Service Standards were updated in order to reflect recent changes to provincial sales taxes. All other information remains unchanged.

Merger Notification and Advance Ruling Certificate Requests

The following table sets out the various fees and applicable taxes for Canadian residents requesting merger notifications and advance ruling certificates.

Written opinion requests
Provisions for which Written Opinions requested  Section 45 to 49, 79 and 90.1 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 = $1,149.75 $5,000.00 + GST ($250.00) + QST ($498.75) Total = $5,748.75
Nova Scotia, New-Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island $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
Ontario $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 ($900.00) Total = $16,650.00 $1,000.00 + GST ($50.00) + PST ($60.00) Total = $1,110.00 $5,000.00 + GST ($250.00) + PST ($300.00) Total = $5,550.00
Manitoba $15,000.00 + GST ($750.00) + PST ($1,200.00) Total = $16,950 $1,000.00 + GST ($50.00) + PST ($80.00) Total = $1,130.00 $5,000.00 + GST ($250.00) + PST ($400.00) Total = $5,650.00
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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