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Human Resources

The Commission currently has a total of 16 part-time members, including the Chair and one Vice-Chair. All members are appointed by an Order-in-Council for terms totalling up to 10 years, in accordance with Management Board of Cabinet’s Agencies and Appointments Directive. The Chair and Vice-Chairs are responsible for agency governance and relations with the Ministry.

The following divisions of the Ministry support the Commission in fulfilling the Agencies and Appointments Directive:

  • the Municipal Services Division’s Building and Development Branch;
  • the Business Management Division’s Corporate Services Branch and Controllership and Financial Planning Branch;
  • Legal Services Branch; and
  • the I&IT Community Services Cluster

The Commission’s direct support staff (who are Ministry employees) consists of a 1.0 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Commission Secretary, a 0.4 FTE Coordinator, Building Innovation, and a 0.4 FTE administrative assistant.

Financial Resources

The Commission has no financial budget of its own. The Commission is supported by Ministry staff. The operating expenses for this Commission are charged to the Ministry’s Municipal Services Division (Municipal Services and Building Regulation Vote/Item - 1902-04).

The chart below provides details on the costs associated with supporting the Commission:

Expense
Type
2015-2016
Actuals1
2016-2017
Interim Actuals2
2017-2018
Estimates
2018-2019
Estimates
2019-2020 Estimates 
Per Diems $81,801 $36,8583 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 
Travel/Hearing Expenses $17,916 $16,165 $11,500 $12,000 $12,360 
Other
Administration
$8,525 $5,604 $7,500 $8,000 $8,240
Subtotal $108,2424 $58,6275 $69,0006 $70,000 $70,6006
Full Time
Equivalents - numbers
1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 
Full Time
Equivalents - costs
(salary + benefits)
$141,790 $125,426 $148,000 $152,000 $156,560
Total  $250,032 $184,053 $217,000 $222,000 $227,160

Notes:
1The Commission’s fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31. The actuals for 2015-2016 cover the period from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.
2The interim actuals for 2016-2017 do not reflect the entire fiscal period. The numbers are interim actuals that cover the period from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
3As a result of a change in the way members are paid their per diems, the 2016-2017 per diem interim actuals reflect from April 2016 to November 2016.
4The operating expenses cover costs associated with hearings, per diems for Commission members and reimbursement for out-of-pocket travel expenses related to hearings, including hotel accommodations, meal allowances (to the maximum allowed through the Travel, Meals and Hospitality Expenses Directive), parking and public transit.
5Some expense claims were not reflected in the 2016-2017 interim numbers, as the claims have not been processed.
6The expenditure estimates for 2017-2018 and ongoing are based on typical application rates (using historical data and projecting forward), which determine the number of hearings and member per diem compensation rates. Member per diem compensation rates are established by the Agencies and Appointments Directive applying to part-time OIC appointed members.

Revenue

A fee for filing an application to the Building Code Commission was implemented starting January 1, 2014 ($170 per application) and is set to increase annually up to the rate of the Consumer Price Index. Accordingly, the application fee increased to $177.00, on January 1, 2016 and increased to $181.00 effective January 1, 2017.

Revenues received from the application fee are recorded as part of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs’ non-tax revenues.

The chart below provides details of the revenues associated with applications to the Commission:

Revenues 2015-2016 Actuals
2016-2017
Interim Actuals1
2017-2018 Estimates2 2018-2019 Estimates2 2019-2020 Estimates2 
Application Fees $7,612 $4,602 $6,300 $6,500 $6,600
Total Revenues $7,612 $4,602 $6,300 $6,500 $6,600

Notes:
1The actuals for 2016-2017 do not reflect the entire fiscal period. The numbers are interim actuals that cover the period from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
2Estimated revenues for 2017-2018 and ongoing are based on an average of 35 applications per year. Applications fees were established on January 1, 2014 and set to increase annually up to the rate of the Consumer Price Index.