ESRF Levies

Funding for ESRF are collected annually through levies paid by lease-holding oil and gas companies active in Canada’s frontier lands. In accordance with the legislation, levies are recommended by the Management Board to the Ministers of NRCan and INAC for approval.  The levies are calculated by multiplying the levy rate of a region by the number of hectares of land under lease.

ESRF Regions 2015-16*
Levy #27
Rate ($/ha)
2016-17*
Levy #28
Rate ($/ha)
2017-18*
Levy #29
Rate ($/ha)
Southern Regions
1 Queens Charlottes North 0 0 0
2 Hecate Strait 0 0 0
3 Queen Charlottes South 0 0 0
4 Vancouver Island 0 0 0
5 Labrador North 0.1981 0 0
6 Labrador Central 0.3110 0.2537 0
7 Labrador South 0.3110 0.2537 0
8 Northeast Newfoundland 0.4323 0.6240 0.7037
9 Newfoundland Slope 0.4323 0.6181 0.4645
10 Grand Banks North 0.4323 0.5781 0.4467
11 Grand Banks South 0.4323 0.6154 0
12 Scotian Shelf East 0.8360 0.5517 0.3175
13 Scotian Shelf West 0.3110 1.5621 0.4077
14 Scotian Slope 0.1981 0.1656 0.1826
15 Gulf of St. Lawrence 0.3110 0.5987 0.4032
16 Hudson Bay 0 0 0
Northern Regions
17 Beaufort South 0.3586 0.0281 0.3410
18 Beaufort North 0.3586 0 0.5065
19 Western Archipelago-Offshore 0 0 0
20 Central Archipelago-Offshore 0 0 0
21 Eastern Archipelago-Offshore 0 0 0
22 Baffin Bay 0 0 0
23 Yukon North 0 0 0
24 Yukon South 0 0 0
25 Mackenzie Delta 0.3586 0 0.3722
26 Mackenzie North 0 0 0
27 Mackenzie Central 0 0 0
28 Mackenzie South 0 0 0
29 Western Archipelago-Onshore 0 0 0
30 Central Archipelago-Onshore 0 0 0
31 Eastern Archipelago-Onshore 0 0 0

*These levies apply April 1 to March 31 of the stated years.