The RHRA is a not-for-profit corporation and is required by legislation to finance its operations through assessment of fees in accordance with the RHRA Fee Setting Policy. Revenues from fees support the RHRA’s regulatory activities related to the administration for the Retirement Homes Act, 2010. The RHRA does not receive funding from the government.
The application fee is not subject to tax. The payment of the application fee does not entitle the applicant to an RHRA licence.
A licensee must also pay an annual fee to the RHRA. These fees will go toward the cost of administering the Act, including RHRA activities relating to educating the public, compliance, and enforcement of the Act. Rates for the annual fee are included in the 2023 Fee Schedule.
Annual fees are levied based on the number of residential units (or suites) in a retirement home.
Residential Unit – Suites are residential rental units, for example, private or bachelor units, or one-or two-bedroom suites. Suites include portions or divisions of a unit that are separately rented to multiple residents, for example, semi-private or ward-type accommodation.
Please note that annual fees will be levied on unoccupied residential units.
In order to obtain a licence, applicants must provide the RHRA with the total number of rentable units (including those unoccupied) in their home. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the RHRA of any changes to the number of residential units that occur during the application process.