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Minister’s Order under the FCA

Fees under the Film Classification Act, 2005, were set by Minister's Order when the Ontario government was responsible for administering the Act. The fees remain in effect unless changed by the OFA.


MINISTER’S ORDER
made under the
FILM CLASSIFICATION ACT, 2005

FEES

Pursuant to section 46 of the Film Classification Act, 2005, the Minister of Government Services makes the following Order:

  1. (1) The fees set out in Column 2 of the Table to this Order are payable under the Act in respect of the matter set out opposite in Column 1.
    (2) The fees are payable to the Minister of Finance Ontario Film Authority.
  2. This Order comes into force on August 31, 2005.
TABLE
Column 1 Column 2
Item Matter Amount of Fee
1. For reviewing a film, including an adult sex film, for the purpose of classifying it or making an approval or non-approval decision, except if the film is a film described in item 2 $4.20 per minute of footage of the film
2. For reviewing a film for the purpose of classifying it, if the film is not an adult sex film and if,
(a) the film is wholly produced in Canada; No fee
(b) the film is a trailer that is no more than three minutes in length and is not a film described in clause (a); $7.35
(c) the dialogue in the film is spoken in a language other than English or French and the film is not a film described in clause (a) or (b); $78.75
(d) the film is to be distributed only by a public art gallery; No fee
(e) the film is produced and to be distributed only by a non-profit religious organization No fee
3. For classifying a film on the basis of documentation, without reviewing it, except if the film is a film described in item 4 $63.00
4. For classifying a film, if the film is to be exhibited only at a film festival, in and under the sponsorship of a public library or at the fixed premises occupied by a public art gallery No fee
5. For reviewing a film for the purpose of classifying it, if the film is not an adult sex film and the film has previously been classified and includes portions of film added to the film since it was classified $4.20 per minute of footage of the portions of film added to the film since it was classified
6. For issuing a copy of a certificate of classification for a film, if
(a) the film is wholly produced in Canada and the film is not an adult sex film; No fee
(b) the film is a trailer and the film is not an adult sex film; $7.35
(c) the film is not a film described in clause (a) or (b); $26.25
(d) the film is produced and to be distributed only by a non-profit religious organization and the film is not an adult sex film; No fee
(e) the film is to be exhibited only at a film festival, in and under the sponsorship of a public library or at the fixed premises occupied by a public art gallery and the film is not an adult sex film; No fee
(f) the film is to be distributed only by a public art gallery and the film is not an adult sex film No fee
7. Subject to item 9, for the issuance or renewal of a Class A or Class B Exhibitor licence,
(a) if the premises specified in the licence is located in a municipality having a population of fewer than 10,000 inhabitants according to the latest enumeration conducted for the municipality under section 15 of the Assessment Act; $0.32 for each seat in the premises specified in the licence, for each year of the term of the licence
(b) if the premises specified in the licence is located in a municipality having a population of 10,000 inhabitants or more, but fewer than 50,000, according to the latest enumeration conducted for the municipality under0652Charlie section 15 of the Assessment Act; $0.63 for each seat in the premises specified in the licence, for each year of the term of the licence
(c) if the premises specified in the licence is located in a municipality having a population of 50,000 inhabitants or more, but fewer than 100,000, according to the latest enumeration conducted for the municipality under section 15 of the Assessment Act; $0.95 for each seat in the premises specified in the licence, for each year of the term of the licence
(d) if the premises specified in the licence is located in a municipality having a population of 100,000 inhabitants or more according to the latest enumeration conducted for the municipality under section 15 of the Assessment Act $1.26 for each seat in the premises specified in the licence, for each year of the term of the licence
8. Subject to item 9, for the issuance or renewal of a Class C Exhibitor licence $1.26 for each vehicle space, for each year of the term of the licence
9. For the issuance of a Class A, B or C Exhibitor licence if the registrar issues the licence on the same day as cancelling another Class A, B or C Exhibitor licence that specifies the same premises No fee
10. For the issuance or renewal of a Class A or B Distributor licence $575.00 for each year of the term of the licence
11. For the issuance or renewal of a Class A or B Retailer licence $100.00 for each year of the term of the licence

Date made: August 5, 2005

Made by: THE HONOURABLE GERRY PHILLIPS
Minister of Government Services

Important Notice:
Fees under the Film Classification Act, 2005, were set by Minister's Order when the Ontario government was responsible for administering the Act. The fees remain in effect unless changed by the Ontario Film Authority.

Fees are payable to the Ontario Film Authority, effective October 1, 2015