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 2017-18
Levy #29
Rate ($/ha)
2018-19
Levy #30
Rate ($/ha)
2019-20
Levy #31
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 0.1194 0.0540
6 Labrador Central 0 0 0.1684
7 Labrador South 0 0.1803 0
8 Northeast Newfoundland 0.7037 0.2991 0.4270
9 Newfoundland Slope 0.4645 0.2596 0.2018
10 Grand Banks North 0.4467 0.1067 0
11 Grand Banks South 0 0.1776 0.3912
12 Scotian Shelf East 0.3175 0.1519 0.2163
13 Scotian Shelf West 0.4077 0.1769 0
14 Scotian Slope 0.1826 0.1377 0.2448
15 Gulf of St. Lawrence 0.4032 0.3696 0.2899
16 Hudson Bay 0 0 0
Northern Regions
17 Beaufort South 0.3410 0 0
18 Beaufort North 0.5065 0 0
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 0.3722 0 0
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.