Application Requirements

Immigration Processing Fees

Applications for Visas & Permits (CAD)

Permanent Resident Visas
Family Class Applicants
Sponsorship application (per application) $75
Principal applicant $475
Principal applicant, if less than 22 years of age and not a spouse or common-law partner (including a dependent child of the sponsor, a child to be adopted and an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild) $75
A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner $150
Note: Fees assessed for principal applicants and family members under the Family Class are payable, along with the sponsorship fee, when the sponsor files the sponsorship application.
Investor, Entrepreneur or Self-employed Persons Class applicants
Principal applicant $1,050
A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner $150
Other classes of applicants
Principal applicant $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner $150
Temporary Resident Visas
Single entry to Canada $75
Multiple entry $150
Note: The total will not exceed $400 per family, provided that the family members all apply at the same time and place.
Work Permits
Work permit $150
Note: This fee is per person, but the total amount will not exceed $450 in the case of a group of three or more performing artists and their staff who apply at the same time and place.
Study Permits
Study permit $125


Fees for Applications to Remain in Canada as a Permanent Resident (CAD)

Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada Class
Sponsorship application (per application) $75
Principal applicant $475
A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner $150
Note: Fees assessed under the Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada Class are payable, along with the sponsorship fee, when the sponsor files the sponsorship application. Refunds will be issued only if the sponsor withdraws the sponsorship application before processing of the application has begun. The $75 sponsorship fee will not normally be refunded.
Other applicants
Principal applicant $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner $150
Permit Holders Class
Applicant $325
Application under Section 25 of the Act*
Principal applicant $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older, or is less than 22 years of age and is a spouse or common-law partner $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is less than 22 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner $150
*Under this section, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration may grant permanent resident status to an inadmissible foreign national based on humanitarian and compassionate considerations or public policy considerations.


Right of Permanent Residence Fee - RPRF (CAD)

For the acquisition of permanent resident status $490
This fee is payable by principal applicants (with some exceptions) and accompanying spouses and common-law partners. It must be paid before the immigrant visa is issued overseas or before the applicant becomes a permanent resident in Canada.

The following applicants are not required to pay this fee:
  • dependent children of a principal applicant or sponsor, a child to be adopted, or an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild; and
  • Protected persons, including Convention refugees.

Source: Citizenship & Immigration Canada website.

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