The Bureau aims to meet specific service standards. (A service standard is the maximum amount of time that it should take before the Bureau provides a response.) The Bureau has established standards for a number of services, including requests for written opinions and Advance Ruling Certificates and processing of merger notification filings.
Fees and standards vary depending on the type of service being provided and its complexity. The table below provides an overview of our service standards and fees. Note: The fees listed do not include applicable taxes, which will be added to the final total (see Further Reading below for information on how taxes are calculated).
(Not Including Applicable Taxes)
|Merger notification filing or request for an Advance Ruling Certificate|
|Non-complex||$82,719.12Footnote 1||2 weeks|
|Very complex||5 months|
|CA Identification Number application|
|Online application||$100||5 business days|
|By mail (with cheque or money order enclosed)||20 business days
(includes validation of payment)
|Request related to sections 45 to 51 and 79 of the Competition Act|
|Request related to sections 52, 52.1, 53, 54, 55, 55.1, 74.01(1)(a), 74.01(1)(c), 74.01(2), 74.01(3), 74.02, 74.04, 74.05, and 74.06 of the Competition Act|
|Written opinion regarding the applicability or interpretation of Part IX of the Competition Act|
|Written opinion with respect to any other provision of the Competition Act|