Ottawa has increased permanent residence application fees

Ottawa has increased permanent residence application fees

Ottawa has increased permanent residence application fees

On April 5, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has increased application fees for all permanent residence (PR) applications, including economic, permit holder, family, and humanitarian classes. For the first time since 2002, IRCC increased PR fees in 2020 to account for inflation. According to the Government website, application fees are subject to increase every 2 years to adjust for inflation. In addition, the Federal Government supports a cost-effective approach to financing government programs, where individuals who receive the services and benefit directly from them are responsible for most of the costs.

Permanent residence application fees

These fees apply to:

  • Quebec business immigration
  • Self-employed people
  • Start-up visa
Fees $CAN

Your application

Processing fee ($1575) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

2,075
Your application (without right of permanent residence fee) 1,575

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,325
Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee) 825
Include a dependent child 225(per child)

 

 

Caregivers

These fees apply to:

Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot

If you are applying for a work permit, you must pay for it separately:

  1. pay your caregiver fees and get your receipt, then
  2. pay your work permit fees and get another receipt.

Include both receipts with your application.

Fees $CAN

Your application

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,050
Your application (without right of permanent residence fee) 550

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,050
Include your spouse or partner without right of permanent residence fee 550
Include a dependent child 150(per child)

 

 

 

Economic immigration (including Express Entry)

These fees apply to:

  • Agri-food pilot
  • Atlantic immigration pilot
  • Atlantic immigration program
  • Canadian experience class
  • Federal skilled workers
  • Federal skilled trades
  • Provincial nominee
  • Rural and northern immigration pilot
  • Quebec-selected skilled workers
Fees $CAN

Your application

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,325
Your application (without right of permanent residence fee) 825

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,325
Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee) 825
Include a dependent child 225(per child)

 

 

Humanitarian and compassionate

These fees also apply to the

  • Health-care worker permanent residence pathway
  • Pathway to permanent residence – In-Canada families of Canadian victims of recent air disasters
  • Temporary public policy for Hong Kong residents
  • Temporary public policy to further facilitate access to permanent resident status for out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • Temporary resident to permanent resident pathway (TR to PR pathway)
Fees $CAN

Your application

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,050
Your application (without right of permanent residence fee) 550

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

1,050
Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee) 550
Include a dependent child 150(per child)

 

 

Permanent resident cards

Your permanent resident (PR) card can only be delivered to an address in Canada. If you are outside Canada and don’t have a valid PR card, or if your card is lost or stolen, apply for a permanent resident travel document to return to Canada.

Fees $CAN
Permanent resident card 50

 

Permanent resident travel document

Permit Holders Class

Fees $CAN

Your application

Processing fee ($325) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)

825
Your application (without right of permanent residence fee) 325

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship may grant permanent resident status to an inadmissible foreign national based on humanitarian and compassionate or public policy grounds.

 

Protected person

Fees $CAN

Your application

Processing fee ($550)

550

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($550)

550
Include a dependent child 150(per child)

 

Right of permanent residence fee

Fees $CAN
Right of permanent residence fee 500

For most permanent residence applications, you need to pay the right of permanent residence fee (RPRF) when your application is approved. You will have to pay it before you can become a permanent resident.

You can pay the RPRF at the same time as your application fees to avoid delays. If we approve your application before you pay it, we will contact you to explain how.

We will refund the RPRF if you withdraw or we refuse your application. The RPRF is the only fee that we can refund after we start processing your application.

The RPRF does not apply to:

  • the dependent children of a principal applicant or sponsor
  • sponsorship applications for adopted children
  • sponsorship applications for an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild or
  • protected persons, including applicants eligible on humanitarian and compassionate grounds and convention refugees.
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