Copying fees

Various fees apply for copies of archival material, whether ordered directly from the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives or via the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network ( website.

The following information applies to all material for which reproductions are permitted, in accordance with Canadian copyright and privacy laws as well as donor restrictions, where applicable. 

Photographic reproductions (digital)

For an already-scanned image, in our standard size (300 dpi tiff)
$10.00 CAD per image
For a newly scanned image in standard size (300 dpi tiff) or conversion of a standard tiff to a large jpeg
$20.00 CAD per image
For larger format, special order scans
$30.00 CAD per image
Digital material delivery charges
  • No charge for up to 3 images if they are under 6 mgs and can be sent by email, after that $5.00 per transmission.
  • For images larger than 6 mgs, delivery by post on a CD-ROM is $5.00 CAD for the CD, plus postage charges (between $1.50 and $5.00 per package, depending on location).
  • To propose alternate methods of delivery such as ftp or large file delivery websites, please contact us.


Photographic reproductions (prints)

Photographic prints of photographs can be ordered, but as they must be sent out to an external photographer, the time delay is greater and our charges are much higher (starting at $35.00, for a 8" by 10" print). We therefore recommend that you order a digital file and specify that you want it large enough for printing in a specific size.

Digital reproduction of documents

Limited quantities of material can be sent by email, usually as multi-page PDF format documents. For certain types of material, up to three pages may be sent free of charge. In other cases a minimum fee of $5.00 applies. Additional pages will be charged at a rate of $1.00 CAD per page for a multipage PDF document or documents. For a larger volume of copied material, please see the "Photocopies" option below.

Photocopies of specific documents

For copies of letter- or legal-size documents requested by a remote researcher, paper photocopies are 30 cents per page, plus the cost of the postage to your location. A limit of 50 pages may apply to some collections, or there may be additional fees for the research time required to select pages (see details in following section). Please allow two weeks per order.

Standard-size copies made onsite by researchers are 15 cents per page. Oversize (11 inch by 17 inch) photocopies are 50 cents per page.

Research and document selection

Up to one hour of research and selection time can be done free of charge. After this limit has been reached, you will be notified that a charge of $25.00 per hour will apply for further work. Please allow two weeks per order.

Retrieval of personal files from remote storage

Due to the fees charged to us for retrieval of recent personal case files (JIAS and URO), those with authorization to access these files will be required to pay a retrieval fee of $65.00 for an initial file and $25.00 for an additional file ordered at the same time.

Audio or audio visual materials (digital)

For non-copyright-protected audio or audio-visual archival material that is already available in digitally copied form, the cost is $10.00 per digital copy of a CD-ROM and $15.00 per digital copy of a DVD, plus from $1.50 to $5.00 for postage charges, depending on location. We suggest that you communicate with us first to ensure that our digital format is compatible with your equipment.

Audio or audio visual materials (digital copies of older formats)

The cost of copying audio  cassette or VHS format audiovisual materials is $20.00 per hour plus $5.00 per CD-ROM or $7.00 per DVD, plus the cost of postage (between $1.50 and $5.00 CAD, depending on location).The cost for copying fragile reel-to-reel tapes and audiovisual material from film formats other than VHS is a minimum of $40.00 per hour. At this time, audio material can be provided in WMA or WAV format, but the greater size of WAV files may necessitate more than one CD. Audiovisual materials are generally copied only in compressed format. Contact us for further details.

Payment methods

All prices listed above are in Canadian dollars. Orders can be paid online via cedit card or Paypal account, using our Paypal link page. We also accept payments via Canadian funds cheques made to Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA (JFC-UIA) with "Canadian Jewish Archives" specified in the description field. Please contact us if you have further questions.