Overview

This page contains direct purchase pricing information. There is also information about the direct purchase process.

This page does not address direct purchases within Metis Settlements pursuant to the Co-Management Agreement.

Applying

You can calculate the cost of a parcel of land prior to submitting a direct purchase application.

Use the pricing structure in this Information Letter to do your calculations:

Direct purchase applications can only be submitted using the Electronic Transfer System (ETS).

Land portions

A portion is an area of Crown land that constitutes less than 50% of the smallest applicable spacing unit. The department’s minimum acceptable sales price for portions remains $500 per hectare or $2,000, whichever is greater, and is non-negotiable. The department reserves the right to adjust the minimum sales price periodically.

Complementing rights

When the lessee of an existing Petroleum and Natural Gas Agreement requests a purchase of oil sands rights, the private sale price (that is, bonus) will be calculated as follows:

  • Average cost per hectare (Average $/ha) is calculated using bonus amounts received divided by total hectares leased. This excludes the bonus received and hectares leased on Metis Settlement lands (or distributed via permits) in the previous 6 months, as indicated in the Public Offering Statistics.
  • Direct purchase price is based on 125% of the average $/ha.
  • *Indicates the figure has been revised

Direct purchase charts

These charts outline the following monthly information by calendar year:

  • direct purchase applications received
  • average $/ha
  • direct purchase price $/ha

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Scroll down to view all calendar years from 2000 to 2018.

Table 1. 2019

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
November $124.47 $155.71
October $125.34 $156.68
September $160.79 $200.99
August $160.80 $201.00
July $76.10 $95.13
June $75.19 $93.99
May $74.78 $93.48
April $78.08 $97.60
March $90.22 $112.78
February $97.43 $121.79
January $114.11 $142.64

Table 2. 2018

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $140.16 $175.20
November $174.51 $218.14
October $171.69 $214.61
September $173.12 $216.40
August $171.51 $214.39
July $225.81 $282.26
June $206.39 $257.99
May $207.18 $258.98
April $211.61 $264.51
March $257.52 $321.90
February $260.11 $325.14
January $227.40 $284.25

Table 3. 2017

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $279.56 $349.45
November $289.72 $362.15
October $283.36 $354.20
September $135.69 $169.61
August $133.21 $166.51
July $197.21 $246.51
June $172.80 $216.00
May $109.15 $136.44
April $102.92 $128.65
March $160.22 $200.28
February $106.30 $132.88
January $70.94 $88.68

Table 4. 2016

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $330.78 $413.48
November $283.02 $353.78
October $298.04 $372.55
September $279.79 $349.74
August $299.25 $374.06
July $305.57 $381.96
June $26.36 $32.95
May $61.11 $76.39
April $39.19 $48.99
March $66.62 $83.28
February $79.35 $99.19
January $102.20 $127.75

Table 5. 2015

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $95.21 $119.01
November $64.78 $80.98
October $43.11 $53.89
September $451.78 $564.73
August $453.43 $566.79
July $424.44 $530.55
June $393.83 $492.29
May $433.45 $541.81
April $613.59 $766.99
March $38.20 $47.75
February $38.62 $48.27
January $38.78 $48.47

Table 6. 2014

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $131.41 $164.27
November $124.63 $155.79
October $233.20 $291.51
September $233.11 $291.38
August $233.39 $291.74
July $215.45 $269.31
June $190.65 $238.31
May $184.56 $230.70
April $272.97 $341.21
March $276.34 $345.42
February $247.82 $309.77
January $223.08 $278.85

Table 7. 2013

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $188.68 $235.85
November $188.89 $236.11
October $140.48 $175.60
September $155.93 $194.91
August $171.23 $214.04
July $81.16 $101.45
June $88.45 $110.57
May $102.32 $127.90
April $95.14 $118.92
March $79.36 $99.20
February $80.11 $100.14
January $349.65 $437.06

Table 8. 2012

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $364.56 $455.70
November $230.71 $288.39
October $273.95 $342.44
September $100.76 $125.95
August $103.80 $129.75
July $75.07 $93.84
June $667.98 $834.97
May $749.27 $936.58
April $470.47 $588.09
March $569.01 $711.27
February $1,722.52 $2,153.15
January $1,480.57 $1,850.72

Table 9. 2011

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $219.78 $274.72
November $186.71 $233.39
October $88.65 $110.81
September $108.38 $135.47
August $108.05 $135.07
July $104.52 $130.66
June $111.70 $139.63
May $111.83 $139.78
April $133.01 $166.26
March $124.33 $155.41
February $133.03 $166.28
January $178.93 $223.66

Table 10. 2010

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $142.30 $177.88
November $181.60 $227.00
October $200.07 $250.09
September $489.02 $611.28
August $553.13 $691.41
July $507.64 $634.56
June $283.62 $354.53
May $82.98 $103.73
April $89.92 $112.41
March $103.78 $129.73
February $104.08 $130.09
January $114.43 $143.04

Table 11. 2009

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $145.67 $182.09
November $234.94 $293.67
October $245.76 $307.19
September $256.77 $320.97
August $94.72 $118.40
July $78.56 $98.20
June $58.75 $73.44
May $58.87 $73.58
April $98.10 $122.63
March $107.63 $134.54
February $119.60 $149.50
January $132.50 $165.63

Table 12. 2008

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $148.25 $185.31
November $137.85 $172.32
October $171.82 $214.77
September $204.20 $255.25
August $202.50 $253.12
July $224.81 $281.01
June $269.27 $336.59
May $425.22 $531.53
April $441.38 $551.72
March *$529.60 *$662.00
February $580.58 $725.72
January $611.40 $764.25

Table 13. 2007

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $651.23 $814.04
November $564.17 $705.22
October $524.52 $655.65
September $562.76 *$673.39
August $533.36 *$611.38
July $540.61 $675.76
June $550.23 $687.79
May $684.21 $855.27
April $670.30 $837.88
March $1,029.02 $1,286.28
February $866.87 $1,083.59
January $874.62 $1,093.27

Table 14. 2006

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $836.67 $1,045.83
November $898.93 $1,123.67
October $945.75 $1,182.19
September $630.71 $788.39
August $1,688.25 $2,110.32
July $1,752.70 $2,190.87
June $1,885.28 $2,356.60
May $1,842.43 $2,303.04
April $1,744.62 $2,180.78
March $1,934.99 $2,418.74
February $1,356.47 $1,695.59
January $1,426.37 $1,782.97

Table 15. 2005

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $1,388.33 $1,735.41
November $1,068.17 $1,335.21
October $1,111.71 $1,389.64
September $620.35 $775.43
August $190.52 $238.15
July $210.32 $262.90
June $342.83 $428.54
May $404.12 $505.15
April $458.56 $573.21
March $489.77 $612.22
February $474.91 $593.63
January $445.30 $556.62

Table 16. 2004

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $445.05 $556.32
November $389.93 $487.41
October $104.81 $131.01
September $84.49 $105.61
August $88.25 $110.31
July $88.58 $110.72
June $88.31 $110.39
May +$89.37 *$111.71
April $121.21 $151.51
March $82.61 $103.26
February $152.71 $190.89
January $305.77 $382.22

Table 17. 2003

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $270.45 $338.06
November $274.46 $343.08
October $289.78 $362.22
September $257.64 $322.05
August $253.78 $317.23
July $283.05 $353.82
June $301.49 $376.86
May $309.67 $387.09
April $240.25 $300.31
March $282.49 $353.11
February $192.89 $241.11
January $192.66 $240.82

Table 18. 2002

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $167.58 $209.47
November $131.19 $163.99
October $130.10 $162.62
September $129.98 $162.48
August $145.90 $182.38
July $124.46 $155.58
June $133.21 $166.52
May $142.79 $178.48
April $275.11 $343.89
March $265.27 $331.58
February $267.49 $334.36
January $330.64 $413.30

Table 19. 2001

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $356.43 $445.54
November $347.03 $433.79
October $324.82 $406.02
September $358.81 $448.52
August $359.66 $449.57
July $401.48 $501.86
June $367.98 $459.98
May $525.58 $656.97
April $398.05 $497.57
March $369.09 $461.37
February $364.71 $455.89
January $271.36 $339.20

Table 20. 2000

Application Received Average $/ha Direct Purchase Price $/ha
December $240.26 $300.33
November $163.16 $203.95
October $185.11 $231.39

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