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Canada PR application fees going up April 30, 2022


Canada PR application fees going up on April 30, 2022. The fees for all Canada permanent residence applications will go up on April 30, 2022.

Economic, permit holder, family and humanitarian classes will all be affected by the coming fee hikes.

Canada’s immigration fees are generally lower than countries with similar immigration systems, such as Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.


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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) stated that the increase is to reflect current level of inflation. In 2020, IRCC increased permanent residence fees to account for inflation for the first time since 2002. At that time, IRCC also announced that fees would increase every two years to adjust for inflation. It’s been two years since the 2020 increase, and the next fee increase will be in 2024.

However, immigration applicants will not face the massive fee increases that the current rate of inflation otherwise warrants. Canada’s current rate of inflation is 5.7 percent, but the government instead opted to raise prices by the average inflation rate during the past two years. The proposed fee increases seem to be only about 3.2 percent higher than the current rates.

The biggest Canada PR application fees increase in dollar terms is for the Quebec and federal business programs. Both are going up $50, or 3.2%, from $1,575 to $1,625. Right of Permanent Residence fee is also going up by about 3% or $15 to $515.

And also, fees are going up by 3% or $25, to $850 for:


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  • Federal High-Skilled
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Quebec Skilled Workers
  • Atlantic Immigration Class, and also
  • Economic pilot programs

Note that fees for PR cards, PR travel documents and certification or replacement immigration documents will not increase.


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Increases in Canada PR fees effective April 30, 2022

ProgramApplicantsCurrent FeeNew Fee
Right of Permanent Residence FeePrincipal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner$500$515
Federal High Skilled, 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 also 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

And see also Alberta AINP introduces new portal, online processes and fees.


You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.