When considering your immigration options, one question that will baffle your mind is estimating the application processing fees. Most common ways of moving to Canada are Express Entry system and Provincial Nominee Programs for skilled workers.
IRCC increased immigration fees effective April 30, 2022 for all lines of business. This article enlists:
- Express Entry System Fees
- Family Settlement Funds
- Application Processing Fees For All the Canadian PNPs
Express Entry System Fees
If you are applying under the Express Entry system, after you complete your application, you’ll be asked to pay for the following:
|Your applicationProcessing fee ($850) and right of permanent residence fee ($515)||1,365|
|Your application (without right of permanent residence fee)||850|
|Include your spouse or partnerProcessing fee ($850) and right of permanent residence fee ($515)||1,365|
|Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee)||850|
|Include a dependent child||230(per child)|
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Family Settlement Funds
If you apply under the Federal Skilled Worker or Federal Skilled Trades, you must have the required settlement funds available. Unless you are currently permitted to work in Canada and have a valid employment offer, you need to have settlement funds.
Your family size determines the settlement amount, which must be liquid, accessible, and free of debt. Therefore, you need to prepare enough settlement money to cover the size of your family, including your dependents (spouse and dependent children), even if they aren’t travelling with you.
Be mindful that your settlement funds are not something you pay the Canadian government for immigration. Therefore, it is not a fee. Instead, you keep these funds to start and manage your life in Canada. The necessary fund amount required is as follows:
(in Canadian dollars)
|For each additional family member||$3,586|
Application Processing Fees For All PNPs
Each province and territory sets its application or processing fees. Hence, your cost will depend on the program you are applying for and the number of applicants. The table below shows the accurate breakdown of each PNP.
|Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)||Application Fee|
|Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP)||$0|
|British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)||$1,150|
|Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)||$500|
|New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)||$250|
|Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP)||$250|
|Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)||$0|
|Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP)||$0|
|Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)||$1,500-2,000|
|Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP)||$300|
|Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)||$350|
|Yukon Nominee Program (YNP)||$0|
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