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Number of family membersRequired funds (in CAD)
1 (single applicant)$12,960
For each additional family member, add$3,492

Before entering the pool

ItemCostIs this required, or optional?
Edcuational Credential Assessment (ECA)$200+Required for FSWC candidates, and recommended for FSTC & CEC candidates, who studied outside Canada
Language test(s)$200+Required

Other items and costs

(These items or services may also be obtained before entering the pool, but are not required for that stage)
ItemCostIs this required, or optional?
Police clearance certificate(s)Depends on the country. May range from free service to up to $100 or more.Required
Medical report$200+Required
Representation by a lawyer or regulated consultantRanges, but fees typically range from $2,000 to $5,000Optional

Government fees

ItemCostIs this required, or optional?
Processing fee$550Required
Right of permanent residence fee$490Required
Addition of accompanying spouse/partner$550 for processing fee, $490 for right of permanent residenceRequired, if applicable
Addition of dependent child(ren)$150 per childRequired, if applicable

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