Annual Increase of Fees

The Explosives Regulatory Division (ERD) will implement annual, indexed increase to its fees to keep pace with inflation.  Annual fees increment based the Consumer Price Index (CPI), as per the Service Fees Act provisions, will be added to ERD’s fees for authorizations, permits, licences and certificates.

On April 1, 2019 and every subsequent year on April 1, all fees set out in PART 19 of Explosives Regulations, 2013 will be adjusted by the percentage change over 12 months in the April All-items Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada under the Statistics Act, for the previous fiscal year.  All adjusted fees will be rounded to the nearest dollar.

The April 2018 CPI rate of 2.2% will be used for our indexing for the fiscal year of 2019-20 beginning on April 1, 2019.  Therefore, the following fees of PART 19 table will be in effect April 1st, 2019:

Item   Current fees Fees as of April 1, 2019
Authorization of an *explosive:
1 Authorization for an indefinite period $12 for each explosive, subject to a minimum fee per application of $125 and a maximum fee of $2,500 per year, plus

(a) for an explosive *manufactured in Canada, $4 per year for each  *explosive substance and each group of *explosive articles having the same design and construction (regardless of differences in size or colour effects), subject to a minimum fee per manufacturer of $125 per year and a maximum fee per manufacturer of $1,250 per year, and

(b) for an explosive manufactured outside Canada, $15 per year for each explosive substance and each group of explosive articles having the same design and construction (regardless of differences in size or colour effects), subject to a minimum fee per manufacturer of $125 per year and a maximum fee per manufacturer of $2,500 per year
$12 for each explosive, subject to a minimum fee per application of $128 and a maximum fee of $2,555 per year, plus

(a) for an explosive *manufactured in Canada, $4 per year for each  *explosive substance and each group of *explosive articles having the same design and construction (regardless of differences in size or colour effects), subject to a minimum fee per manufacturer of $128 per year and a maximum fee per manufacturer of $1,278 per year, and

(b) for an explosive manufactured outside Canada, $15 per year for each explosive substance and each group of explosive articles having the same design and construction (regardless of differences in size or colour effects), subject to a minimum fee per manufacturer of $128 per year and a maximum fee per manufacturer of $2,555 per year
2 Authorization for a specified period, for use other than at a special event, tour or international competition $150 $153
3 Authorization for a specified period for use at a special event, tour or international competition $500 for each *pyrotechnic event or fireworks display, subject to a maximum fee of $2,500 for events or displays that are part of the same special event, tour or international competition $511 for each *pyrotechnic event or fireworks display, subject to a maximum fee of $2,555 for events or displays that are part of the same special event, tour or international competition
Permit to import explosives
4 Single use permit $160 $164
5 Annual permit $160 plus $20 for each 1 000 kg NEQ imported, subject to a maximum fee of $1,300, calculated

(a) on the basis of the estimated maximum quantity to be imported during the year, for an initial application, and

(b) on the basis of the quantity imported during the most recent year of importation, for any subsequent application
$164 plus $20 for each 1 000 kg NEQ imported, subject to a maximum fee of $1,324, calculated

(a) on the basis of the estimated maximum quantity to be imported during the year, for an initial application, and

(b) on the basis of the quantity imported during the most recent year of importation, for any subsequent application
Factory licence:
6 Initial division 1 factory licence to manufacture blasting or military explosives Subject to a minimum fee of $3,000 and a maximum fee of $30,000, the total of
(a) $800 for each process unit,

(b) $800 for each mobile process unit,

(c) $17 for each 1 000 kg NEQ storage limit increment of each magazine other than a detonator magazine, and

(d) $225 for each detonator magazine
Subject to a minimum fee of $3,066 and a maximum fee of $30,660, the total of

(a) $818 for each process unit,

(b) $818 for each mobile process unit,

(c) $17 for each 1 000 kg NEQ storage limit increment of each magazine other than a detonator magazine, and

(d) $230 for each detonator magazine
7 Renewal of a division 1 factory licence to manufacture blasting or military explosives Subject to a minimum fee of $3,000 and a maximum fee of $30,000, the total of

(a) $575 for each process unit,

(b) $575 for each mobile process unit,

(c) $17 for each 1 000 kg NEQ storage limit increment of each magazine other than a detonator magazine, and

(d) $225 for each detonator magazine
Subject to a minimum fee of $3,066 and a maximum fee of $30,660, the total of

(a) $588 for each process unit,

(b) $588 for each mobile process unit,

(c) $17 for each 1 000 kg NEQ storage limit increment of each magazine other than a detonator magazine, and

(d) $230 for each detonator magazine
8 Division 1 factory licence to manufacture any other explosives, and any other factory licence Subject to a minimum fee of $800 and a maximum fee of $3,000, the total of

(a) $800 for each process unit, and

(b) $17 for each 1 000 kg NEQ storage limit increment, for any quantity greater than 250 kg NEQ

Subject to a minimum fee of $816 and a maximum fee of $3,066, the total of

(a) $816 for each process unit, and
(b) $17 for each 1 000 kg NEQ storage limit increment, for any quantity greater than 250 kg NEQ
Vendor magazine licence:
9 Vendor magazine licence to store high explosives or initiation systems The total of

(a) $25 for each 1 000 kg NEQ of storage limit increment of each magazine other than a detonator magazine, and

(b) $275 for each detonator magazine
The total of

(a) $26 for each 1 000 kg NEQ of storage limit increment of each magazine other than a detonator magazine, and

(b) $281 for each detonator magazine
10 Vendor magazine licence to store any other explosives (a) $140 for each retail establishment;

(b) $350 for each distribution establishment; and

(c) $700 for each distribution establishment that repackages explosives
(a) $143 for each retail establishment;

(b) $358 for each distribution establishment; and

(c) $715 for each distribution establishment that repackages explosives
User magazine licence:
11 User magazine licence to store high explosives or initiation systems, other than high explosives and initiation systems stored by law enforcement agencies $140 per magazine, subject to a minimum fee of $280 $143 per magazine, subject to a minimum fee of $286
12 User magazine zone licence to store high explosives or initiation systems $200 per magazine, subject to a minimum fee of $400 $204 per magazine, subject to a minimum fee of $408
13 User magazine licence to store any other explosives, other than explosives stored by law enforcement agencies $70 $72
Manufacturing certificate:
14 Certificate to manufacture blasting explosives $200 per month, subject to a minimum fee of $800 and a maximum fee of $1,600 $204 per month, subject to a minimum fee of $816 and a maximum fee of $1,632
15 Certificate to mechanically blend ammonium nitrate and fuel oil for immediate use at a blast site $800 $818
16 Any other manufacturing certificate $75 $77
  Fireworks operator certificate:    
17 Initial certificate $150 $153
18 Modification to or change of certificate $100 $102
19 Renewal of certificate $100 $102

*Terms preceded by an asterisk are defined in section 6 of Explosives Regulations, 2013