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A complete list of the Government's User Fees, including Court Costs and Fees, can be found on the Department of Finance website: Government User Fees 2013-14-12

 

Fee Tables For Various Courts

Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Fees Family Court Fees
Supreme Court Family Division Fees Small Claims Court Fees
Family Proceedings in District Courts - Fees Probate Court Fees
Provincial Court Fees Sheriffs Fees

 

Waiver of Court Fees
NOTE: In Supreme Court, Supreme Court Family Division, and Court of Appeal ONLY

A current pay stub, current benefit stub, a copy of the most recent income tax return or a copy of the most recent notice of assessment must be attached to the application form.

If the applicant is not in receipt of any monies whatsoever, a letter signed by the applicant's medical doctor, priest or other official confirming that the applicant is in receipt of no income and is not surviving from any savings MUST be attached to the application form.

The eligibility criteria set out below must be met for the waiver of fees. The monthly income levels are:

One Adult $1067
and 1 child $1416
and 2 children $1700
and 3 children $1924
and 4 children $2148
and 5 children $2372
and 6 children $2596
and 7 children $2820
  Two Adults $1424
and 1 child $1708
and 2 children $1932
and 3 children $2156
and 4 children $2380
and 5 children $2604
and 6 children $2828
and 7 children $3052

The ONLY court filing fees that can be waived are as follows:

- fee to commence a proceeding pursuant to the Maintenance and Custody Act
- to set a matter down for trial without a jury
- to set a matter down for trial with a jury
- for a settlement conference
- to commence a divorce proceeding (other than the $10.00 Government of
   Canada fee)
- to file an answer
- for filing an answer and counter petition or defence and counterclaim in a divorce    proceeding
- to purchase a tape
- for commencing an action
- for filing a defence
- fee for an interlocutory notice
- for an application to extend the time to file an appeal in the Supreme Court
- to an application to extend the time to file an appeal in the Court of Appeal
- for a Notice of Appeal to the Supreme Court
- for a Notice of Appeal to the Court of Appeal
- a maximum of 25 copies
- a maximum of 3 court file searches, and
- the administration of one oath for one affidavit relating to the deponent's court action.