17 Apr Canadian immigration processing fees will increase on April 30
April 15th, 2020
Canada is increasing immigration processing fees, effective April 30, 2020.
These increases are in accordance with percentage increases in Canada’s Consumer Price Index, and will be reviewed again in two years’ time.
The following fee increases will take effect on April 30:
Fees for principal applicants of non-business economic classes (Express Entry, Quebec Skilled Worker, Provincial Nominee Programs, etc.) will go from $550 to $825 (an increase of 50%). Note: this increase will not apply to fees for principal applicants and their families in the Caregivers programs, which will remain unchanged.
Fees for principal applicants of business classes (including self-employed, start-up visa, Quebec investor, Quebec entrepreneur, and Quebec self-employed) will increase from $1,050 to $1,575 (an increase of 50%).
Fees for spouses or common-law partners of all Economic classes will go from $550 to $825 (an increase of 50%).
Fees for dependent children of all Economic classes will go from $150 to $225 (an increase of 50%).
The right of permanent resident fee will increase from $490 to $500 (an increase of 2%).
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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