Immigration application fees for permanent residency programs in Canada to increase starting from April 30th 2022

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Canada released the new immigration fees for applications for permanent residency under economic, permit holder, family, and humanitarian programs starting April 30, 2022.
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On April 30, Canada will increase fees for all permanent residence applications. These fee increases will apply to the economic, permit holder, family, and humanitarian programs.

For the first time since 2002, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) raised permanent residence fees in 2020 to account for inflation. At that time, IRCC announced that fees would be adjusted every two years to keep up with inflation. All amounts are in Canadian dollars.

 

Programs

 

Applicants

 

Current Fees

Updated Fees (Starting April 30, 2022)

Right of Permanent Residence Fee

Principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$500

$515

Federal High Skilled, Provincial Nominee Program and Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most Economic Pilots (Rural, Agri-Food)

Principal applicant

$825

$850

 

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$825

$850

Accompanying dependent child

$225

$230

Live-in Caregiver Program and Caregivers Pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot)

Principal applicant

$550

$570

 

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$550

$570

Accompanying dependent child

$150

$155

Business (Federal and Quebec)

Principal applicant

$1,575

$1,625

 

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$825

$850

Accompanying dependent child

$225

$230

Family Reunification (Spouses, Partners and Children; Parents and Grandparents; and other relatives)

Sponsorship fee

$75

$75

 

Sponsored principal applicant

$475

$490

Sponsored dependent child

$75

$75

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$550

$570

Accompanying dependent child

$150

$155

Protected Persons

Principal applicant

$550

$570

 

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$550

$570

Accompanying dependent child

$150

$155

Humanitarian and Compassionate / Public Policy

Principal applicant

$550

$570

 

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner

$550

$570

Accompanying dependent child

$150

$155

Permit Holders

Principal applicant

$325

$335

Once an application is approved for permanent residency, the applicant and his spouse are also required to pay Right to permanent residency fees of $500, which will be increased to $515 from April 30, 2022.  Payment can be made along with your application or after it has been approved. These fees are reserved only for people who are approved for permanent residency, and they are refunded if their applications are denied. It must be paid, though, in order for permanent residency status to be activated.

Fees for permanent residence do not apply to:

  • Dependent children for principal applicant or sponsor’s
  • Adopted children (dependent)
  • Applications for sponsorships for orphaned siblings, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren
  • Protected Persons, including Convention refugees

For more details on the fees, you can refer to the IRCC website.

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Are you planning on immigrating to Canada and want to check if you are eligible for permanent residency? Book a consultation with us, Chitra and Associates, or give us a call at +1-604-484-9474, to help you find the perfect immigration program that you can apply for. We work with our clients throughout the process, starting with a strategy call where we determine which program will help you achieve your goals in the fastest and most efficient way.

Disclaimer

Please note that none of the information on this website should be construed as being legal advice. As well, you should not rely on any of the information contained in this website when determining whether and how to apply to a given program.
Canadian immigration law is constantly changing, and the information above may be outdated.
If you have a question about the contents of this blog, or any question about Canadian immigration law, please contact the Author. Please book a consultation if you would like to get answers to general immigration questions and advice specific to your situation.

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