Permanent residence processing fees: increase ahead!

If you plan to submit your application for permanent residence soon, you only have a few days left to take advantage of the current fees. Indeed, on April 30th, at 9:00 am Eastern Daylight Time, the fees will increase on average by 50%!

For the Economic class applicants:

  • Fees for principal applicants of the Economic business class (including self-employed, start-up visa, Quebec investor, Quebec entrepreneur, and Quebec self-employed) will increase from $1,050 to $1,575 (an increase of 50%);
  • Fees for principal applicants of the Economic non-business class will go from $550 to $825 (an increase of 50%).

Please note that this increase will not apply to fees for principal applicants and their families in the Caregivers programs, which will remain unchanged.

  • Fees for spouses or common-law partners of all Economic classes will go from $550 to $825 (an increase of 50%);
  • Fees for dependent children of all Economic classes will go from $150 to $225 (an increase of 50%).

Don’t forget that for most adult applicants, the right of permanent residence fee also applies.  This fee will also see an increase, going from $490 to $500 (an increase of 2%).

Please note that the fees for permanent resident cards, permanent resident travel documents and certification or replacement immigration documents will not increase.

The next fee increase is scheduled in 2022.

For further details:

Canada Gazette

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