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Know What Is The Cost Of Moving To Canada!

Know Processing Fees For Express Entry & All The Canada PNPs

Last Updated On 15 February 2023, 9:40 AM EST (Toronto Time)

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 child230(per child)
IRCC Fee List

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:

Number of
family members
Funds required
(in Canadian dollars)
For each additional family member$3,586
IRCC: Proof of funds required for skilled immigrant

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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Moving to Canada is full of surprises and stress. But once you complete your journey of moving to Canada, there are several benefits! Check out the latest Express Entry and PNPs news to stay updated.


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