For more than a century, immigration has been a means of supporting Canada’s growth. Many people come to Canada to stay temporarily, in addition to those who migrate permanently (whether as visitors, international students, or temporary foreign workers). Regardless of how they arrived in Canada, everyone contributes meaningfully to the Canadian economy and the growth of various industries, as well as to Canada’s diversity and multiculturalism. Immigration has aided in the development of the country.

In order to manage increasing program and service delivery costs, the immigration department of Canada, i.e., IRCC, in collaboration with the government of Canada, revised application processing fees for PR applications under the economic, permit holder, family, and humanitarian classes, except caregivers. 

Earlier the fees were revised by IRCC (for the first time since 2002) in 2020. It was announced at the time that fees would be increased every two years to account for inflation.

The changes made by the IRCC and the government ensure that Canada remains competitive and in line with fees charged by other immigrant-receiving countries. In most cases, Canada’s fees are significantly lower than those of countries with similar migration systems, such as Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Comparison of current applicable fees and the revised fees is as follows:
(Note: If not compatible in mobile view, please turn-on Desktop view)

Have a Question?
Request a Call Back

ProgramApplicantsNew Fee
(effective from April 30, 2022)
Current Fee
Right of Permanent Residence FeePrincipal Applicant, & accompanying Spouse or Common-law Partner$515$500
Federal High Skilled, Provincial Nominee Program and Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most Economic Pilots (Rural, Agri-Food)Principal Applicant$850$825
Accompanying Spouse or Common-law Partner$850$825
Accompanying Dependent Child$230$225
Live-in Caregiver Program and Caregivers Pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot)Principal Applicant$570$550
Accompanying Spouse or Common-law Partner$570$550
Accompanying Dependent Child$155$150
Business (Federal and Quebec)Principal Applicant$1,625$1,575
Accompanying Spouse or Common-law Partner$850$825
Accompanying Dependent Child$230$225
Family Reunification (Spouses, Partners and Children; Parents and Grandparents; and other relatives)Sponsorship Fee$75$75
Sponsored Principal Applicant$490$475
Sponsored Dependent Child$75$75
Accompanying Spouse or Common-law Partner$570$550
Accompanying Dependent Child$155$150
Protected PersonsPrincipal Applicant$570$550
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$570$550
Accompanying dependent child$155$150
Humanitarian and Compassionate / Public PolicyPrincipal Applicant$570$550
Accompanying Spouse or Common-law Partner$570$550
Accompanying Dependent Child$155$150
Permit HoldersPrincipal Applicant$335$325
Final-Logo-1-min
Request A Call Back