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Materials Testing Laboratory Fees

  • Content last reviewed: September 2015

The Materials Testing Laboratory (MTL) located in Sudbury, Ontario, is operated by the Ministry of Labour. The MTL tests and examines wire ropes used in mine shaft applications or other hoisting appliances. For a mine in Ontario, the fees charged by the MTL for these tests are prescribed under section 20 of Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

For mines and mining plants located outside of Ontario, manufacturers of shaft ropes, and/or Ontario workplaces that are not mines or mining plants or other entities that are not covered by Regulation 854, the fees charged by the MTL for destructive testing of wire samples are set out in the charts below.

Depending on the diameter and rope construction of the sample, the total fee for testing would be the corresponding base amount plus any additional fees that may apply.

For more information, contact:

Material Testing Laboratory
Wilett Green Miller Centre Building C
933 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 6B5
Tel: 705-670-5695
Fax: 705-670-5698
MaterialsTestingLab@ontario.ca

Table of Fees (as of January 1, 2016)

Table of Fees (as of January 1, 2016)
Rope Construction
(diameter in millimetres)
Base Fee (in dollars)Additional Fee for PVC Filled Ropes (in dollars)Additional Fee
for Compacted/Die Form Ropes
(in dollars)
6 Strand (up to 19.05)672.13461.8292.36
6 Strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)720.80461.8292.36
6 Strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)806.59461.8292.36
6 Strand (> 63.50)989.73461.8292.36
7 - 24 strand (up to 19.05)903.04346.36138.55
7 - 24 strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)951.71346.36138.55
7 - 24 strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)1037.50346.36138.55
7 - 24 strand (> 63.50)1220.64346.36138.55
25 - 35 strand (up to 19.05)1191.67923.64184.73
25 - 35 strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)1182.62923.64184.73
25 - 35 strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)1268.41923.64184.73
25 - 35 strand (> 63.50)1451.55923.64184.73
36 + strand (up to 19.05)1307.131039.09207.82
36 + strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)1298.071039.09207.82
36 + strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)1383.871039.09207.82
36 + strand (> 63.50)1567.001039.09207.82
Full lock Coil Rope (up to 19.05)672.13  
Full lock Coil Rope (> 19.05 to 44.45)720.80  
Full lock Coil Rope (> 44.45 to 63.50)806.59  
Full lock Coil Rope (> 63.50)989.73  
Half lock Coil Rope (up to 19.05)441.22  
Half lock Coil Rope (> 19.05 to 44.45)489.89  
Half lock Coil Rope (> 44.45 to 63.50)575.68  
Half lock Coil Rope (> 63.50)758.82  

Table of Fees (as of January 1, 2017)

Table of Fees (as of January 1, 2017)
Rope Construction
(diameter in millimetres)
Base Fee (in dollars)Additional Fee for PVC Filled Ropes (in dollars)Additional Fee
for Compacted/Die Form Ropes
(in dollars)
6 Strand (up to 19.05)896.17615.76123.15
6 Strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)961.06615.76123.15
6 Strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)1075.46615.76123.15
6 Strand (> 63.50)1319.64615.76123.15
7 - 24 strand (up to 19.05)1204.05461.82184.73
7 - 24 strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)1268.94461.82184.73
7 - 24 strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)1383.34461.82184.73
7 - 24 strand (> 63.50)1627.52461.82184.73
25 - 35 strand (up to 19.05)1588.901231.52246.30
25 - 35 strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)1576.821231.52246.30
25 - 35 strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)1691.221231.52246.30
25 - 35 strand (> 63.50)1935.401231.52246.30
36 + strand (up to 19.05)1742.841385.46277.09
36 + strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)1730.761385.46277.09
36 + strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)1845.161385.46277.09
36 + strand (> 63.50)2089.341385.46277.09
Full lock Coil Rope (up to 19.05)896.17  
Full lock Coil Rope (> 19.05 to 44.45)961.06  
Full lock Coil Rope (> 44.45 to 63.50)1075.46  
Full lock Coil Rope (> 63.50)1319.64  
Half lock Coil Rope (up to 19.05)588.29  
Half lock Coil Rope (> 19.05 to 44.45)653.18  
Half lock Coil Rope (> 44.45 to 63.50)767.58  
Half lock Coil Rope (> 63.50)1011.76  

Table of Fees (as of January 1, 2018)

Table of Fees (as of January 1, 2018)
Rope Construction
(diameter in millimetres)
Base Fee (in dollars)Additional Fee for PVC Filled Ropes (in dollars)Additional Fee
for Compacted/Die Form Ropes
(in dollars)
6 Strand (up to 19.05)1120.21769.70153.94
6 Strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)1201.33769.70153.94
6 Strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)1344.32769.70153.94
6 Strand (> 63.50)1649.55769.70153.94
7 - 24 strand (up to 19.05)1505.06577.27230.91
7 - 24 strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)1586.18577.27230.91
7 - 24 strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)1729.17577.27230.91
7 - 24 strand (> 63.50)2034.40577.27230.91
25 - 35 strand (up to 19.05)1986.121539.40307.88
25 - 35 strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)1971.031539.40307.88
25 - 35 strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)2114.021539.40307.88
25 - 35 strand (> 63.50)2419.251539.40307.88
36 + strand (up to 19.05)2178.551731.82346.36
36 + strand (> 19.05 to 44.45)2163.451731.82346.36
36 + strand (> 44.45 to 63.50)2306.451731.82346.36
36 + strand (> 63.50)2611.671731.82346.36
Full lock Coil Rope (up to 19.05)1120.21  
Full lock Coil Rope (> 19.05 to 44.45)1201.33  
Full lock Coil Rope (> 44.45 to 63.50)1344.32  
Full lock Coil Rope (> 63.50)1649.55  
Half lock Coil Rope (up to 19.05)735.36  
Half lock Coil Rope (> 19.05 to 44.45)816.48  
Half lock Coil Rope (> 44.45 to 63.50)959.47  
Half lock Coil Rope (> 63.50)1264.70