What Are Canadian Visa Processing Fees

According to the last update on May 10th, 2022, the cost of a Canadian immigration visa depends significantly on the kind of visa or immigration program you’re looking for as well as how many family members will be traveling with you. Remember that fees can change, so it’s always a good idea to check Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) official website for the most recent information. Here is a general breakdown of the costs associated with various popular immigration categories: Government processing fees have been mandated by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for most visa applications. No matter what your nationality or place of origin is, these fees are the same.

Express Entry System (Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class

  • Primary Applicant: CAD $1365
  • Spouse or Common-law Partner: CAD $1,325
  • Dependent Child: CAD $1080 per child

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Application Fee: Varies by province and stream

Family Sponsorship (Spousal/Common-law Partner, Dependent Child, Parent/Grandparent)

  • Sponsorship Fee: CAD $75
  • Principal Applicant Processing Fee: CAD $1080
  • Dependent Child Processing Fee: CAD $155 per child

Study Permit

  • Study Permit Fee: CAD $150
  • Biometrics Fee (if applicable): CAD $85

Work Permit

  • Work Permit Fee: CAD $155
  • Biometrics Fee (if applicable): CAD $85

Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa)

  • Visitor Visa Single Entry: CAD $100
  • Visitor Visa Multiple Entry: CAD $100
  • Family: CAD $500

Please note that these fees are subject to change and may not include additional fees for things like biometrics (fingerprints and photos), medical exams, police certificates, language tests, and other documentation.

It’s also important to remember that application fees are non-refundable, regardless of the outcome of your application. When applying for a visa, permit, or other immigration program, always refer to the official IRCC website or consult with a qualified immigration consultant for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding fees and requirements.

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