Canada announces new immigration fees for 2022

Canada announces new immigration fees for 2022 (1)

The fees on the applications of all permanent residents in Canada will be increased on the 30th of April. The increase in the fees will be applied to the permit holder, humanitarian, and family classes.

For the first time since 2002, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has decided to account for expansion by increasing the permanent residence fees in 2020. The IRCC declared that the fees would increase every second year to adapt to inflation. All the amounts are in the CAD below:

Program Candidates Current fee Fees from 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

 

Apart from the fees mentioned above, you must probably pay the right of permanent residence fee of $500. This is reserved for the individuals whose application is approved for PR; if not, the amount is refunded immediately after the application gets rejected. You can pay this fee right away along with the application or after approval. Although, paying the fees is compulsory to activate the permanent residency status.

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You do not have to pay the right of permanent residency fee if;

  • You are the dependent child of the sponsor or primary applicant
  • You are sponsored under the application of adopted children
  • You are sponsored under the application of an orphaned sister, brother, grandchild, nephew, or niece.
  • You are eligible on compassionate grounds, humanitarian, conventional refugees, and other protected individuals.

The documents for which the fees would remain the same are replacement immigration, permanent resident travel, and permanent resident documents.

Canada adapts and initiates a cost-effective method to finance the programs of the government, wherein almost all the costs are dealt with by individuals who obtain the services and not taxpayers.

The increase in the fees is only to keep up and continue the competitive nature of Canada and to be aligned with the fees charged by the rest of the countries that receive immigrants. The subsequent increase in fees is to be declared in 2024, depending on the applicable Consumer Price Index.

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