IRCC fees permanent residence

IRCC is increasing fees for all permanent residence applications

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is increasing fees for all permanent residence applications effective April 30, 2022. This includes economic, permit holder, family and humanitarian classes.

The last time that IRCC increased the permanent residence fees was in 2020. At the time, IRCC announced that fees would increase every 2 years to adjust for inflation.

It is important to mention that in February 2022, Canadian consumer prices increased to 5.7%, up from a 5.1% gain in January. This was the largest gain since August 1991 (+6.0%). “February marked the second consecutive month where headline inflation exceeded 5%,” said Statistics Canada.

<<Also Read: Young new Canadians could leave Canada due to high cost of living>>

However, “the Government of Canada supports a cost-effective approach to financing government programs, where most of the costs are the responsibility of those who receive the services and benefit directly from them,” says the IRCC notice.

Permanent Residence Fees

The differences between current and new permanent residence fees are the following:

Program Applicants Current Fee New Fee
April 30, 2022
Right of Permanent Residence Fee
  • Principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner
$500 $515
Federal High Skilled, Provincial Nominee Program and Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most Economic Pilots (Rural, Agri-Food)
  • Principal applicant
  • Accompanying spouse or common-law partner
  • Accompanying dependent child
$825

$825

$225

$850

$850

$230

Live-in Caregiver Program and Caregivers Pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot)
  • Principal applicant
  • Accompanying spouse or common-law partner
  • Accompanying dependent child

$550

$550

$150

$570

$570

$155

Business (Federal and Quebec)
  • Principal applicant
  • Accompanying spouse or common-law partner
  • Accompanying dependent child
$1,575

$825

$225

$1,625

$850

$230

Family Reunification (Spouses, Partners and Children; Parents and Grandparents; and other relatives)
  • Sponsorship fee
  • Sponsored principal applicant
  • Sponsored dependent child
  • Accompanying spouse or common-law partner
  • Accompanying dependent child

$75

$475

$75

$550

$150

$75

$490

$75

$570

$155

Protected Persons
  • Principal applicant
  • Accompanying spouse or common-law partner
  • Accompanying dependent child

$550

$550

$150

$570

$570

$155

Humanitarian and Compassionate / Public Policy
  • Principal applicant
  • Accompanying spouse or common-law partner
  • Accompanying dependent child

$550

$550

$150

$570

$570

$155

Permit Holders
  • Principal applicant
$325 $335

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