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2011-2012 Supplementary Tables

User Fees Reporting

User Fees and Regulatory Charges (User Fees Act)
  • 1. User fee: Fees charged for the processing of requests filed under the Access to Information Act (AIA)
  • 2. Fee type: Other products and services
  • 3. Fee-setting authority: Access to Information Act
  • 4. Year last modified: 1992
  • 5. Performance standards: Response is to be provided within 30 days following receipt of a request. The response time may be extended pursuant to Section 9 of the AIA. Notice of extension is to be provided within 30 days after receipt of the request.
  • 6. Performance results:
    • Of the 25 AIA requests received in 2011-2012 and carried over from 2010-2011, 92 per cent were completed during the reporting year.
    • SWC was able to respond in 30 days in 53 per cent of the completed cases. Responding time for the remaining cases was:
      • 13 per cent within 31-60 days
      • 4 per cent within 61-120 days
      • 30 per cent within 121 days or more
This table shows fees charged for, revenue from, and the agency's service standards and performance in handling access to information requests under the Access to Information Act.
7. 2011-2012 (in dollars) 11. Planning years (in dollars)
Full cost
Fiscal year 12.
full cost
50 70 235,268 2012-2013 300 190,000
2013-2014 300 195,000
2014-2015 300 195,000
Other Information

SWC collects user fees for information requests in accordance with the AIA. The total user fees collected in 2011-2012 represent application fees only. SWC did not collect preparation, search or reproduction fees.

In 2011-2012, SWC enhanced its information processing system, offered in-house training and disseminated information on the various sections of SWC, including protection of personal information. As a result, the processing steps were reduced by 50 per cent and paper consumption by 80 per cent.

Note: According to prevailing legal opinion, where the corresponding fee introduction or most recent modification occurred prior to March 31, 2004:

  • the performance standard, if provided, would not have received parliamentary review;
  • the performance standard, if provided, may not respect all established requirements under the User Fees Act; and
  • the performance result, if provided, is not legally subject to Section 5.1 of the User Fees Act regarding fee reduction of unachieved performance.