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Canada Announces Permanent Residence Applications Fee Increment For 2022

Canada Announces Permanent Residence Applications Fee Increment For 2022

If you are planning to apply for permanent residence, please note that there have been small increments in the fee structure. In order to ensure that your application is successful, it is advisable to keep an eye out for the latest amendments in the immigration formalities.

Permanent residence applications filed after April 30 will now proceed at different fee rates. The Canadian government has increased the permanent residence application fee from 30 April 2022. This increase in fee applies to the economic, permit holders, family, and humanitarian classes.

This increment was certain as in 2020, the Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased the fees for permanent residence applications for the first time since 2002 to account for inflation. It was further stipulated that there will be an increase in permanent residence fees every 2 years to account for inflation. IRCC has not clarified whether this policy will be temporary or permanent.

Right Of Permanent Residence Fee

When the application for Permanent Residence is accepted then the right of permanent residence fee has to be paid. Without paying, Permanent Residence status cannot be acquired.

The applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner, now, has to pay $515 (new fee as of April 2022).

Economic Immigration: For Federal High Skilled, Provincial Nominee Program and Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most Economic Pilot Programs

The fee increase as of April 2022 will apply as follows:

The principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner has to pay $850.

For accompanying dependent child, the new fee is $230.

For The Family Reunification (Spouses, Partners and Children; Parents and Grandparents; and Other Relatives)

The sponsorship fee is $75. The current fee for the sponsored principal applicant is $490, and for accompanying spouse or common-law partner is $570.

While for the sponsored dependent child, the fee of $75 remains the same, the fee for accompanying dependent child has been updated to $155.

For Humanitarian and Compassionate Or Public Policy

The fee for the principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner is currently $570.

For the accompanying dependent child, it is $155.

For Permit Holders

The Permit Holders will now have to pay $335 as of April 30, 2022.

Immigration For Caregiver Program and Caregivers Pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot)

The fee for the principal applicant, and accompanying spouse/ common-law spouse, under this category, is now $570; and for the accompanying dependent child, it is $155.

For Business Immigration (Federal and Quebec)

It is $1,625 for the principal applicant, $850 for accompanying spouse or common-law partner, and $230 for accompanying dependent child.

Get In Touch With Us

For a successful immigration application, it is prudent to engage the services of qualified immigration lawyers. Ayaz Mehdi Professional Corporation has skilled immigration lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the Canadian immigration system who can guide you through the entire process of immigration discreetly.

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