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IRCC has revised the Canadian PR fee from 30th April 2020

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 01, May 2020

visas default image Canadian government has revised the Canada Permanent Residency fee with effect from April 30, 2020. The announcement regarding the fee revision was made few weeks earlier and now the same has been implemented by the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). The increased fee will be applicable to the key Economic immigration programs of Canada including Federal Express Entry System.

Let's find out the details of the latest Fee structure.

New Canada PR fee Applicable from April 30, 2020

The IRCC has increased the Canadian PR fee for its economic immigration programs, i.e. express Entry System (all three categories), PNP, QSWP, etc. Find below the details or description of the increased fee for Canada PR.

New Canadian PR fee effective from April 30, 2020
Fees $CAN
Primary Applicant 1,325
(Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)
Primary Applicant (without right of permanent residence fee) 825
Spouse or Partner fee 1,325
(Processing fee ($825) and right of permanent residence fee ($500)
Spouse or Partner fee (without right of permanent residence fee) 825
Dependent child fee (Per Child) 225

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This increase in fee will be applicable to following immigration programs:
  • Express Entry System, i.e.
    • Federal skilled workers
    • Federal skilled trades
    • Canadian experience class
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Atlantic immigration pilot
  • Rural and northern immigration pilot
  • Quebec-selected skilled workers
The increased fee for PR will impact the applicants to most economic immigration programs, except caregivers program.

Key Aspects of Canada PR fee change

As per IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada), the increased fee will help in managing the rising costs of the program and service delivery. The government says that the PR fees have not been raised since 2002, i.e. the change didn't reflect the upsurge in inflation over the past 18 years and the rising cost of PR operations and processing.

The government claims that the fees is significantly less costly compared to other countries with similar migration systems, i.e. UK, USA, etc. Hence, the new changes will make certain that from 2022, the fees will be automatically adjusted for inflation every 2 years for all PR applications, i.e. economic, family and humanitarian programs.

If you wish to apply for Canadian immigration on PR visa, Study visa, Visit visa, family sponsored visa, etc. this year, you may prepare your file in coordination with trusted Migration Experts at Visas Avenue Immigration.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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