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Residence

The Canadian government grants permanent residence visas to members of the Family Class and the Economic Class

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Point System

Using a point system, an applicant is assessed and will indicate the applicant and dependents will successfully establish in Canada

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Business

Canada admits immigrants under the Business Immigration program which comprises Investors, Entrepreneurs and the Self-Employed

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Family

Under the family class, sponsorship programs promote the reunion in Canada of Canadian citizens and permanent residents with their close relatives

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Permanent Resident Visas
Family Class applicants
Sponsorship application (per application) $75
Principal applicant $475
Principal applicant, if under 19 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
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant or, where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 years of age or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition $150
Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who:

  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition  
$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
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant, or where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 years of age or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition $150
Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who:

  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition
$150
Other classes of applicants

(Federal Skilled Workers, Quebec Skilled Workers, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominees)

Principal applicant $550
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant, or where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 years of age or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition $150
Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who:

  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition 
$150
Temporary Resident Visas
Single entry to Canada  $100
Multiple entry  $100
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)  $500
Visas de transit (moins de 48 heures au Canada) Free
Extension of Authorization to stay in Canada as a visitor (temporary resident) $100
Note: The total will not exceed $500 per family, provided that the family members all apply at the same time and place.
Work Permits
Work Permits  $155
Note :This fee is per person, but the total amount will not exceed $465 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 Permits $150
Temporary Resident Permits
Temporary Resident Permits  $200
Spouse or Common-law Partner in Canada Class
Sponsorship application (per application)  $75
Principal applicant $475
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant, or where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 years of age or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition $150
Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who:

  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition
$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.
Permit Holders Class
Applicant $325
Even if a foreign national is inadmissible, the Minister may grant him/her permanent resident status based on humanitarian and compassionate or public policy grounds.
Application under Section 25 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act *
Principal Applicant $550
Spouse, common-law partner or conjugal partner of the principal applicant, or where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who is 22 years of age or older $550
A family member of the principal applicant who is under 19 years of age and is not a spouse or common-law partner, or is 19 years of age or older who has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 19, due to a physical or mental condition $150
Where a transitional provision applies, a family member of the principal applicant who:

  • is under 22 years of age, unmarried and not in a common-law relationship, or
  • is 22 years of age or older and has been unable to be financially self-supporting since before the age of 22, due to a physical or mental condition   
$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.
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.
Restoration of Temporary Resident Status
Application processing fee $200
Permanent Resident Cards*
Application processing fee $50
Renewal or replacement of lost, damaged or stolen card $50
* Permanent residents who are outside Canada and do not have a Permanent Resident Card nor an Immigration Record of Landing, may apply for a travel document so that they may return to Canada.
Verification of status or replacement of an immigration document
Application processing fee $30
Application for a travel document
Application processing fee $50
After-hours examination
For entry into Canada, outside of normal service hours (payable at time of examination) $100*
*For the first four hours of the examination; $30 for each additional hour or part thereof.
Alternative means of examination
Application processing fee $30
Immigration statistical data
Application processing fee $100*
*For the first 10 minutes or less of access to the Department’s database in order to respond to such a request; $30 for each additional minute or less of access.
Determination of rehabilitation
Application processing fee, if inadmissible on the grounds of serious criminality $1000
Application processing fee, if inadmissible on the grounds of criminality $200
Authorization to return to Canada
Application processing fee $400
Repayment of removal expenses
To the U.S.A. and St. Pierre and Miquelon $750
To any other country $1500

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