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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 total cost for Canada PR from India, including PR visa fee, proof of settlement funds for Canada immigration, etc.

The Canadian government has divided the requirement for Canada PR into two parts.

  • Costs involved in creating EE profile in the Federal Express Entry system or any other Canada Permanent Residency Program and
  • Costs involved after receiving the Invitation to Apply

Note: Canadian government has revised the immigration fees for all PR (Permanent Residence) Visa applications including economic, permit holder, family and humanitarian classes with effect from April 30, 2022.

What is the total cost for Canada PR from India?

Here is a breakup of the total cost involved in applying for a Canadian permanent residence visa from India:

Charges applied for

Amount in CAD$

Amount in INR*

Canada PR Fee for Primary Applicant

850

51,483

Right of PR Fee

515

31,192

Spouse or Partner processing fee

850

51,483

Dependent Child (Per child)

230

13,930

IELTS Test fees

 

15,500

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

240

14,545

Medical Test

 

5,500 (vary place to place)

PCC Fees

 

1000 (vary place to place)

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

*ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) fees mentioned here is for WES only; however, the assessment fee can vary for ECA in the case of other assessing authorities, i.e., IQAS, ICASC, CES, and ICES. In addition, WES fees does not include delivery fees, additional fees, or a 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

Note: Various government and other relevant authorities charge all the fees /charges mentioned on this page, hence, the fee mentioned on this page is subject to change at any point depending upon the order/update from respective authorities. Hence, Visas Avenue team is not accountable for any variance found in the fees/charges. To confirm the status of latest applicable fee/charges, contact Visas Avenue immigration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or e-mail at info@visasavenue.com.

Explanation of Total Cost for Canada PR

Here is the breakdown and explanation of the total cost for Canada PR from India:

Funds Required for Online Express Entry Profile Creation

To create an Express Entry, you need two primary documents, i.e., IELTS test result and Educational Credential Assessment (ECA). To obtain both documents, you need to pay applicable fees.

  • IELTS Test fee (Approx. INR 15,500) for English proficiency
  • ECA Through WES fee (Approx. CAD$240= INR 14,545)

Funds required while submitting Canada PR visa application

You have to pay the PR fee for primary applicant, spouse or common-law partner, and dependent children. Here is the breakup of cost for Canada PR from India after receiving an ITA:

  • Canada PR visa fee for the primary applicant - CAD 850 (primary applicant)+ Right of PR fee- CAD 515
  • Spouse/common-law partner or family member fee- CAD 850+ Right of PR free CAD 515
  • Child (Under 22 years of age) – CAD 230

Cost 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 from place to place
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) – This document may cost you around INR 1,000 or above, depending on where you are applying.
  • Proof of having enough settlement funds

What is the acceptable proof of settlement funds for Canadian immigration?

To immigrate to Canada, you need to have enough settlement funds to manage your expenses in Canada. In addition, you need to show proof of funds when applying Canada PR as a skilled immigrant through Canada's popular express entry system.

While calculating the total cost for Canada PR from India, you must include the settlement fund cost.

Note: Canadian government has recently revised the Proof of Funds (POF) requirement for Express Entry candidates. To keep Express Entry profile eligible, all Express Entry candidates need to update settlement fund numbers (as per increased POF requirement) in their respective EE profiles by June 8, 2022.

Updated Proof of Funds Requirement Table as of 9 June 2022

 

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

Number of family members

Funds required (in Canadian dollars)

1

$13,310

2

$16,570

3

$20,371

4

$24,733

5

$28,052

6

$31,638

7

$35,224

For each additional family member

$3,586


The applicant must bring as much money as possible to conveniently manage daily expenses and find accommodation in Canada.

Below are the acceptable proof of funds:

  • 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

Moreover, Canada provincial nominee programs also need you to submit proof of funds as per their requirements.

Please note, the charges mentioned above are updated periodically by the Canadian government and different entities involved; hence, to get an updated list of Canada immigration charges on your email id, you may fill the Free Enquiry Form.

For further detail or clarification about the total cost for Canada PR from India and settlement funds requirements, you may get in touch with a certified Canada immigration expert at Visas Avenue. You may call us on Toll-Free Number- 78-18-000-777 or drop an email at info@visasavenue.com.

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