As of April 30, 2022, Canada has increased the processing fees for Canadian immigration applications for permanent residence. Full details about the fee increases are listed below. These increases are to account for the inflation of the past several years. These fee increases do not impact applications for temporary residence (work permits, study permits, visitor visas).

The increased fee structure, which was first announced on April 5, are in effect as of April 30, 2022:

ProgramApplicantsOld Fee (in CAD)New Fee (in CAD)
April 30, 2022
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

Please note that the fees listed above are exclusively related to the cost of processing an application for Canadian immigration. You may incur other expenses related to your application, including costs of documents, language tests, translations, and more.

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