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How much money do you need to immigrate to Canada?

The applicants who want to get permanent residency in Canada, often remain confused about the funds’ requirement for immigration to Canada, i.e. PR Visa fee, proof of funds for Canada immigration, etc.

We divide the funds’ requirement for Canada Immigration into two parts.

  1. Firstly, the funds required to create EE profile in the Federal Express Entry system or any other Canada Permanent Residency Program and
  2. The funds’ requirement after when submitting Canada PR application (after receiving the Invitation to Apply).

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Canada PR Fee Applicable from April 30, 2020

Charges applied for

Amount in CAD$

Amount in INR

Canada PR Fee for Primary Applicant

825

44,546

Right of PR Fee

500

27,018

Spouse or Partner processing fee

825

44,546

Dependent Child (Per child)

225

12,158

IELTS Test fees

 

13,250

* ECA from WES fees –  Approx.-(including  courier charge)

230

13,078

Medical Test

 

5,500 (vary place to place)

PCC Fees

 

1000 (vary place to place)

 

*ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) fees mentioned here is for WES only; however, the assessment fee can vary for ECA in case of other assessing authorities, i.e. IQAS, ICASC, CES, ICES.

Note: The INR amount may vary depending on the value of the Canadian dollar at a particular point. 

Here is the breakdown and explanation of all the applied cost for Canada PR:

Funds needed to create an online profile

To create a profile on express entry, etc., you need two primary documents, i.e. IELTS test result and Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). To obtain both the documents, you need to pay applicable fees.

  • IELTS Test fee(Approx. INR 13,250) for English proficiency
  • ECA Through WES fee(Approx. CAD$230)

Funds requirement while submitting Canada PR visa application

To apply Canadian PR, you have to pay the PR fee for primary applicant, spouse, and dependent on the application. Here is the breakup of charges you require paying:

  • The Canada PR visa fee for the primary applicant at now is CAD $825 (primary applicant)+ Right of PR fee- CAD $500
  • Spouse/common-law partner or family member fee- CAD $825+ Right of PR free CAD $500
  • Child (Under 22 years of age) – CAD $225

Charges for obtaining Medical and PCC

You need some crucial documents along with the visa application form, i.e.

  • Medical Exam (Approx. 5,500)- Though it can vary place to place
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) – This document may cost you around INR 1,000 or above depending upon the place you are applying.

Funds needed to show as Proof of Funds along with the visa application.

To immigrate to Canada, you need to show acceptable proof of funds Canada to convince the immigration authorities that you can support the stay of you and your family members for the initial period until you get your first income in Canada. You need to show the proof of funds when applying Canada PR as a skilled immigrant through Canada’s popular express entry system.

How to show proof of funds for Canada immigration

To show proof of funds for Canada immigration, you need to show the adequate amount in your bank account, as desired by the Canadian government. For evidence or proof, an applicant must get official letters from banks or financial institutions where he/she is keeping money.

Proof of Funds Requirement from IRCC for Canada PR (Updated)

Find below the proof of funds required to apply in FSW and FST categories of Express Entry system: 

Number of

Funds required

family members

(in Canadian dollars)

1

$12,960

2

$16,135

3

$19,836

4

$24,083

5

$27,315

6

$30,806

7

$34,299

For each additional family member

$3,492

 

The applicant must bring as much money as he/she can to make moving and finding a home in Canada conveniently. Canadian customs regulations need an applicant to declare if you are bringing more than CAN$10,000 into Canada.

If an applicant does not disclose the amount, he/she may face a fine, and funds could be seized. It includes:

  • cash
  • documents that show property or capital payable to you, such as:
  • stocks
  • bonds
  • debentures
  • treasury bills
  • documents that guarantee payment of a set amount of money, which are payable to you, such as:
  • banker’s drafts
  • cheques
  • travellers’ cheques
  • Money orders).

Proof of funds Canada provincial nominee program also needed as per the respective Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada.

Note: The charges given below gets updated periodically by the Canadian government and different entities involved, hence, to get updated list of Canada immigration charges on your email id, you may fill the Free Enquiry Form given here.

If you need further detail or clarification about the Canada PR settlement funds requirement, you may get in touch with certified Canada immigration expert by calling on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

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