New Immigration Fees for 2022

New Immigration Fees for 2022
The Government of Canada announced that its immigration fees for all permanent residence applications would increase from April 30.The fee increases will apply to the following classes: 
  • The economic class
  •  Permit holder
  • Family and humanitarian classes
In 2002,  IRCC announced increasing immigration fees every two years to adjust for inflation. 

These are the new immigration fees:

ProgramApplicantsCurrent immigrationfees CADNew immigration fees April 30, 2022CAD
Right of Permanent Residence FeePrincipal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner$500$515
Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program and Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most Economic Pilots (Rural, Agri-Food)Principal applicant$825$850
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$825$850
Accompanying dependent child$225$230
Live-in Caregiver Program and Caregivers Pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot)Principal applicant$550$570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$550$570
Accompanying dependent child$150$155
Business (Federal and Quebec)Principal applicant$1,575$1,625
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$825$850
Accompanying dependent child$225$230
Family Reunification (Spouses, Partners and Children; Parents and Grandparents; and other relatives)Sponsorship fee$75$75
Sponsored principal applicant$475$490
Sponsored dependent child$75$75
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$550$570
Accompanying dependent child$150$155
Protected PersonsPrincipal applicant$550$570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$550$570
Accompanying dependent child$150$155
Humanitarian and Compassionate / Public PolicyPrincipal applicant$550$570
Accompanying spouse or common-law partner$550$570
Accompanying dependent child$150$155
Permit HoldersPrincipal applicant$325$335
Besides these fees, you also need to pay the right of permanent residence fee, which will go up to $515 on April 30. It can be paid simultaneously as the application or when your application is approved. This fee is reserved only for those already approved for permanent residence and will be refunded if an immigration application is declined. The following categories are exempted from the right of permanent residence fee:
  • Children of principal applicants or sponsors.
  • Sponsorship and adopted children.
  • Sponsorship applications for orphaned relatives
  • Protected persons. It includes applicants eligible on humanitarian and compassionate grounds and convention refugees.
On the other hand, the following fees won’t increase:
  • Permanent resident cards
  • Permanent resident travel documents 
  • Certification or replacement immigration documents 
These fee increases are aimed to ensure that Canada stays competitive and aligns with fees charged by other immigrant-receiving countries. Indeed, Canada’s immigration fees are often less expensive than Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which also have similar immigration systems.The following increase in immigration fees is expected to be in 2024.

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