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Canadian Immigration: Fee Structure Increased as of April 30

As of April 30, Canada has increased its fee structure for all the applications of permanent residents.

The changes will apply to all the categories; economic, permit holders, family & humanitarian classes.

Previously, IRCC had changed its fee structure in 2020 for the first time due to inflation & announced that the fee structure would increase every two years to adjust the inflation rates.

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Details of new Fee Structure:

ProgramApplicantsCurrent FeeNew Fee as of April 30
Right of Permanent Residence FeePrincipal 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 PersonsPrincipal applicant$550$570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$550$570
Accompanying dependent child$150$155
Humanitarian and Compassionate / Public PolicyPrincipal applicant$550$570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$550$570
Accompanying dependent child$150$155
Permit HoldersPrincipal applicant$325$335

Besides, the candidates need to make a payment of $500 in the right of permanent resident fees. The amount can be paid at the time of application, or when the application is approved.

The same will be refunded in case of rejection of the application.

The right of permanent residence fee 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.

There will be no changes in permanent resident cards, permanent resident travel documents, and certification or replacement immigration documents.

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