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What is the Cost of Applying for Canada PR in 2022?

Posted on December 2, 2021
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cost of applying for Canada PR in 2022

Canadian immigration has a lot to offer. When you decide to migrate to Canada, there are many possibilities that open up before you.

Among the most immigrant-friendly countries in the world, Canada is also considered as one of the Top 3 countries for immigration post COVID-19 pandemic.

When you decide to settle in Canada, you get to experience a high standard of living, with free education and world-class healthcare.

Top Canada Immigration Pathways Available
·         Express Entry

·         Provincial Nomination Program (PNP)

·         Quebec-selected skilled workers

·         Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP)*

·         Family sponsorship

·         Start-Up Visa

·         Self-employed

·         Agri-Food Pilot (AFP)

·         Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)

·         Healthcare workers PR pathway

*Only applicable to the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Launched in 2015, the Express Entry system is an online application management system. Express Entry is used by the federal government of Canada for the processing of permanent residence applications from foreign skilled workers.

The Express Entry system of Canada comes under the purview of the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Three of the main Canadian immigration programs are managed through IRCC Express Entry –

[1] Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP),

[2] Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and

[3] Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

With a standard processing time of within six months – from the receipt of a complete application, requiring no further documents, by IRCC – the Express Entry system is considered to be the quickest route to Canada PR.

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Here, we shall be reviewing the cost of applying for Canada PR in 2022.

Cost of applying for Canada PR in 2022

 [all fees are given in Canadian Dollars] 

 ECONOMIC IMMIGRATION 

The costs given below are for economic immigration to Canada and will be applicable to – Express Entry, Canadian PNP, Quebec-selected skilled workers, AFP, AIP, and RNIP.

Application – Main applicant Processing fee CAD825
Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) CAD500
Application – Spouse/Partner Processing fee CAD825
RPRF CAD500
Dependent child CAD225 per child
Biometrics CAD85 per person
 
 BUSINESS IMMIGRATION

The costs given below are for business immigration to Canada and will be applicable to – Start-Up Visa, Self-employed people, and Quebec business immigration.

Application – Main applicant Processing fee CAD1,575
RPRF CAD500
Application – Spouse/Partner Processing fee CAD825
RPRF CAD500
Dependent child CAD225 per child
Biometrics CAD85 per person
 
 HUMANITARIAN AND COMPASSIONATE 

The costs given below are for immigration to Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds and will be applicable to the Healthcare worker permanent residence pathway, among others.

Application – Main applicant Processing fee CAD550
RPRF CAD500
Application – Spouse/Partner Processing fee CAD550
RPRF CAD500
Dependent child CAD150 per child
Biometrics CAD85 per person
 

The Right of Permanent Residence Fee, commonly referred to as the RPRF, is to be paid by Canadian permanent residence applicants. The RPRF is to be paid after the Canada PR application has been approved by IRCC.

Permanent residence status is not granted until the RPRF is paid.

The RPRF is not applicable for the dependent children of the main applicant.

Biometrics fee will also have to be paid and covers –

  • The collection of a digital photo and fingerprints, and
  • Moving your documents between the Visa Application Centre (VAC) where you gave your biometrics and the visa office.

Proof of funds will have to be shown to meet the minimum requirements of the FSTP and FSWP under IRCC Express Entry. No proof of funds requirement if applying under the CEC.

Do I have to show proof of funds for Express Entry even if I have a valid job offer in Canada?
No need to show proof of funds (for supporting yourself and family in Canada) if –

·         Applying under CEC, or

·         Even if applying for the FSWP/FSTP: Are authorized to work in Canada and have a valid job offer in Canada.

Do keep in mind that you might be eligible for more than one Express Entry program.

 

The amount to be shown towards meeting the proof of funds requirement will be as per the size of the family. For Canada immigration, family includes – the main applicant, spouse/partner, dependent child, or the dependent children of the spouse/partner.

The spouse/partner and dependent children of the main applicant will have to be included in the proof of funds calculation even if they will not be coming to Canada.

Canada Immigration – Proof of Funds Requirement for Express Entry
Number of family members Funds needed
1 CAD13,213
2 CAD16,449
3 CAD20,222
4 CAD24,553
5 CAD27,847
6 CAD31,407
7 CAD34,967
For each additional family member CAD3,560

Other costs to be considered for Canada immigration include

  • medical examination,
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC),
  • language proficiency test (IELTS/CELPIP for English), and
  • Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report.

Provincial and territorial governments have their own processing costs that vary from pathway to pathway. For example, applying under Ontario PNP’s Employer Job Offer or Human Capital Priorities Stream will cost an additional CAD1,500 or CAD2,000.

Manitoba PNP, on the other hand, charges a non-refundable application fee of CAD500 from skilled workers applying through the MPNP’s Skilled Workers stream.

Saskatchewan PNP requires candidates selected in Expression of Interest (EOI) draws to pay a non-refundable application processing fee of CAD350.

Provincial Nominee Program Fees
Ontario PNP

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)

CAD1,500 to CAD2,000

For Employer Job Offer or Human Capital Priorities Stream

Manitoba PNP

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)

CAD500

For skilled workers applying through the MPNP’s Skilled Workers stream

Saskatchewan PNP 

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) 

CAD350
British Columbia PNP

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP)

·         CAD1,150 (For Skills Immigration)

·         CAD3,500 (For Entrepreneur Immigration)

Alberta PNP 

Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)

CAD500 (applicable to all online applications)
Prince Edward Island PNP 

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) 

CAD300

411,000 permanent residents are to be welcomed by Canada in 2022. Of these, 110,500 will be through the federal economic immigration programs. Another 81,500 will get their PR in 2022 through PNP.

If you are looking to Work, Study, Invest, Visit, or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No. 1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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