Fees to apply for Canada PR to increase starting April 30, 2024

Fees to apply for Canada PR to increase starting April 30, 2024

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 03 Apr, 2024 | 04:20 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that starting April 30, 2024, 9:00:00 AM Eastern Time, the fees to apply for Canada PR will be increased.

IRCC stated that this increase in Canada PR fees is being introduced according to Canada’s Immigrant and Refugee Protection (IRPR), which is calculated “in accordance with the cumulative percentage increase to the Consumer Price Index for Canada, published by Statistics Canada.”

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Changes To Canada PR Fees - Updated List

Program
Applicants
Current Fees (April 2022 – March 2024)
New Fees (April 2024 – March 2026)
Right of Permanent Residence Fee
Principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner
$515
$575
Federal Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most economic pilots (Rural, Agri-Food) Principal applicant $850 $950 
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $850 $950
Accompanying dependent child $230 $260
Live-in Caregiver Program and caregivers pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot) Principal applicant $570 $635
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $570 $635
Accompanying dependent child $155 $175
Business (federal and Quebec) Principal applicant $1,625 $1,810
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $850 $950
Accompanying dependent child $230 $260
Family reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and other relatives) Sponsorship fee $75 $85
Sponsored principal applicant $490 $545
Sponsored child (principal applicant under 22 years old and not a spouse/partner) $75 $85
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner
$570
$635
Accompanying dependent child $155 $175
Protected persons Principal applicant $570 $635
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $570 $635
Accompanying dependent child $155 $175
Humanitarian and compassionate consideration / Public policy Principal applicant $570 $635
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $570 $635
Accompanying dependent child $155 $175
Permit holders
Principal applicant
$335
$375

The current fees to apply for Canada PR and the fees updated as of April 30, 2024, are listed below.

IRCC stated that, in addition to dependent children and protected persons, the following applicants are exempt from paying the Right of Permanent Residence (RPR) fee:

  • Sponsored child under 22 years of age of a principal applicant under the family reunification class.
  • Principal applicants under the humanitarian and compassionate consideration and public policy classes.

Furthermore, the department clarifies that “Permit Holder” applicants are not eligible to include accompanying family members as part of their PR applications. Instead, all individuals applying for Canada PR under this class must submit their own applications.

IRCC updates the fees to apply for Canada PR, every two years. Candidates who apply for Canada PR on or after April 30, 2024 - must pay the updated processing fee.

Stay tuned for more Canada Immigration News.

Read More: Canada Announces Changes To TFWP

Source: canada.ca



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