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Cost of applying Canada PR visa in 2023

Posted on December 27, 2022
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Why invest in Canada PR?

  • Canada PR provides the right to live and work in Canada
  • Immigrants are allowed to bring their family
  • Students can get education for free
  • Canada PR is a road to citizenship
  • Permanent residence in Canada gives freedom to start a business

About Canada PR visa

A Canada PR visa gives the status of permanent resident to the visa holder. Canada PR has become a popular option for people who want to migrate to Canada to live, study, and work. The immigration policies are easy to follow. Applicants can have a comfortable lifestyle and excellent living conditions.

The validity of a Canada PR visa is five years, and applicants have the option to renew it before its expiry. After living in Canada as a permanent resident for three years, individuals also have the opportunity to apply for Canada Citizenship.

Canada has plans to welcome a large number of permanent residents as per the 2023-2025 immigration levels plan. The table below reveals the details of the plan:

Immigration Class

2023 2024 2025
Economic 266,210 281,135

301,250

Family

106,500 114,000 118,000
Refugee 76,305 76,115

72,750

Humanitarian

15,985 13,750 8000
Total 465,000 485,000

500,000

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Steps to apply

The steps to apply for a Canada PR visa are as follows:

  • Get the educational Credential Assessment to prove that foreign education is equivalent to the Canadian level.
  • Get the IELTS score which should be at least CLB 7.
  • After having ECA and language proficiency report, create an online Express Entry profile.
  • Get the required CRS score to become eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa.
  • Wait for the Express Entry draw that is held at regular intervals
  • Wait for invitations to apply
  • Submit the Canada PR application along with the requirements

The processing time for the Canada PR visa is six months.

Break-down of Canada PR Visa Fees

The fee for the Canada PR depends on the primary applicants and the number of dependents accompanying them.

PR Applicant fee

The fee for a PR applicant is as follows:

  • Single applicant

The application fee for the principal applicant is CAD 850, and the Right to Permanent Residence fee is CAD 515.

  • Spouse

The application fee for a spouse is $850, and the Right to Permanent Residence fee is CAD 515.

  • Child

The application fee per child is CAD 230.

Education Credential Assessment fees

  • WES

The cost of an Educational Credential Assessment through the WES is CAD 200. An additional cost of delivery will also be included, which depends on the way through which ECA has to be sent. Delivery through the courier is the most expensive way of receiving the ECA. The approx. courier charges are CAD 10, and fast express courier charges are CAD 85. If candidates are pharmacists or specialist physicians, their cost of ECA report will be higher. The report will be valid for five years.

  • IQAS

The cost of ECA through IQAS is CAD 220. The validity of this report will be five years.

Medical Examination fees

The medical examination fee for Canada PR is CAD 47.33 to CAD 85.19. The validity of the certificate is one year. After that, candidates may have to get this report again. For having a medical exam, candidates need to go to an approved panel physician.

Police Clearance Certificate fees

The police clearance certificate fee is 16.52

Application Processing fee

The application processing fee for the principal applicant is $1,625 while for the spouse or common-law partner, it is CAD 850. The fee for dependent children under the age of 22 is $230 per child.

Right of permanent residence fee

The right to permanent residence fee is $200 which has to be paid at the time of application for permanent residence in Canada. The fee is applicable to all applicants but not on dependent children or protected persons. If the application for the Canada PR is rejected, the right of permanent residence fee will be refunded.

Canada Provincial Nominee Program Fees (if you opt to apply)

The fee for the Canada Provincial Nominee Program is as follows:

Factor

Average cost
Language test

$300

ECA

$200
Biometrics per person

$85

Government fee (per adult)

$1,325
Government fee (per child)

$225

Police clearance certificate per country

$100
Provincial Nominee Program processing fee

$1,500

  • Ontario Immigration Nominee Program(OINP): The application fee for OINP is CAD 1,500.
  • Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP): The application fee for the OINP is CAD 350.
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP): The application fee for the MPNP is $500.
  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP): Fee for BC PNP depends upon the streams under which application has been submitted. The tables below will reveal the fee to be paid for this program:

Skills Immigration fee

Registration

No fee
Application

$1,150

Request for Review

$500

Entrepreneur Immigration Fee

Registration

$300
Application

$3,500

Request for Review

$500

Strategic Projects fee

Registration

$300

Application

$3,500
Key Staff

$1,000

Request for Review

$500

Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)

The fee for the principal applicant is CAD 844 and for the spouse, it is CAD 181. For each dependent child also, the fee is CAD 181. Candidates have to pay the fee within 30 days after the submission of the application else the application will be rejected.

Proof of Funds

The proof of funds is provided in the table below:

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

Other miscellaneous charges

IELTS Exam Cost: The IELTS exam cost for an individual is CAD 300

Traveling Tickets: The cost to migrate to Canada for a single person is CAD 15,000. Couples have to pay around $21,000, while couples with children have to pay around $25,000.

Conclusion

Candidates have to pay different types of fees to apply for a Canada PR visa. These fees can be found in the table below:

Category

Single – No kids Couple – No kids Couple – One kid
Application Processing Fee 850 CAD 1,700 CAD

1,930 CAD

Right of Permanent Residence Fee

515 CAD 1,030 CAD 1,030 CAD
Educational Credential Assessment 300 CAD 600 CAD

600 CAD

Language test

300 CAD 600 CAD 600 CAD
Medical exam 200 CAD 400 CAD

600 CAD

Other expenses

175 CAD 350 CAD 525 CAD
Total 2,340 CAD 4,680 CAD

5,285 CAD

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