Starting May 1st the initial issuance and qualifying an additional business entity application fees for the CILB increased by $100. This means that the fee to get a new license is now $249 ($409 if you completed testing prior to 2009) and the fee to get an additional license is $209. Funny enough, just because the fees went up it does not mean you as the applicant are actually paying more in the long run.
Any new licenses that are applied for right now will be issued with a 2014 renewal date instead of a 2012 renewal date. This means that you won't have to pay a renewal fee in August to keep the license active for another cycle. Also, no continuing education is necessary until the 2014 renewal period either and as we know time is money. Really, the savings outweigh the costs.
If you have any questions about this change in fees, do not hesitate to reach out. We are the gals with the answers!