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IRCC has announced to revise the Canada PR Visa fee w.e.f. April 30, 2020

Posted - 09, Apr 2020

Canadian government is planning to update the Permanent residency fee for the key immigration programs with effect from April 30, 2020. The Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration with respect to the provisions of the annexed Regulations, and on recommendation of other key authorities amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, i.e. Amendment of Certain Fees. Let's find out more about the upcoming fee update.

Canada PR visa fee is being revised

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations are revised to make certain that the costs of managing and delivering PR programs are more fairly shared between the Government of Canada and those who get the services and benefit from them (i.e. permanent resident applicants). The fee is likely to be amended for the 2020-21.

For the amendment in the fee, two-phased approach will be undertaken starting in 2020. The Regulations are amended such that
Visa Applicant Category Fee before 30th April, 2020 Fee applicable from April 30, 2020
Economy Class-Canada PR Fees for Primary Applicant - (Express Entry and PNP programs) $550 $825
Spouse or Common-law Partners $550 $825
Right of PR Fee $490 $500
Child (Under 22 years of age) $150 $225
Business Class (self-employed, start-up visa, Quebec investor, Quebec entrepreneur, Quebec self-employed) $1,050 $1,575

*The fee mentioned above is in CAD$

* Note: This rise in fee will not apply to fees for the Caregivers programs, which will remain unchanged.)

The fees regarding the permanent residence applications are set by regulation. Hence, in order to raise the same, a regulatory change is necessary. Apart from fee upsurge in 2020-2021, the regulations are amended as such that starting in 2022-2023, on the day of the two-year anniversary of the coming into force of these Regulations and every two years thereafter, selected permanent resident processing fees will get raised every 2 years by the applicable Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase, rounded to the nearest $5.
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The estimated assumption being that the CPI is 2% per year on average, however, the fees would nonetheless be subject to inflation calculated totally from the time of coming into force. The applicable Canadian PR visa fee at now is as follows:

Existing Canada PR fee as on date

Charges applied for Amount in CAD$
Canada PR Fees - (Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($490) 1040
Right of PR Fee 490
Child (Under 22 years of age) 150

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