fees for temporary and permanent applications in Canada 2023

The Processing Fees for Temporary and Permanent Residence applications 2023

Last year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased the fees for all permanent residence applications. This included Business ImmigrationCaregiversEconomic ImmigrationHumanitarian and Compassionate, and Permit Holders Class.

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. “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,” said the IRCC.

In this article, we will not only explore the fees for permanent residence applications but the fees for temporary residence as well.

Temporary Residence Fees

Electronic Travel Authorization$7
International Experience Canada $161
Study permit
– Study permit (including extensions)
– Restore your status as a student ($200) and a get a new study permit ($150)
$150 per person
Temporary resident permit$200 per person
Visitor visa
– Visitor visa (including super visa)

– Extend your stay as a visitor
– Restore your status as a visitor

$100 per person and $500 per family of 5 or more people
$100 per person
Work Permits
Work permit (including extensions)

Open work permit holder
– Restore your status as a worker

$155 per person and $465 per group of 3 or more performing artists
Source: IRCC

Permanent Residence Fees

The current permanent residence fees are the following:

ProgramApplicantsNew Fee
Right of Permanent Residence FeeThe principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner$515

Economic immigration (including Express Entry)
– Agri-food pilot
– Atlantic immigration pilot
– Atlantic immigration program
Canadian experience class
– Federal skilled workers
– Federal skilled trades
– Provincial nominee
– Rural and northern immigration pilot
– Quebec-selected skilled workers
Principal applicant
Spouse or partner
Dependent child

– Live-in Caregiver Program
– Home Child Care Provider Pilot (without the work permit fee)
– Home Support Worker Pilot (without the work permit fee)
Principal applicant
Spouse or partner
Dependent child

Business Immigration
-Quebec business immigration
– Self-employed people
– Start-up visa
Principal applicant
Spouse or partner
Dependent child

Humanitarian and Compassionate:
– Health-care worker permanent residence pathway
– Pathway to permanent residence (In-Canada) families of Canadian victims of recent air disasters
– Temporary public policy for Hong Kong residents
– Public policy to further facilitate access to permanent resident status for out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
– Temporary resident to permanent resident pathway (TR to PR pathway)
Principal applicant
Spouse or partner
Dependent child
Protected personPrincipal applicant
Spouse or partner
Dependent child
Permanent resident cards and
Permanent resident travel document
Principal applicant$50

Permit Holders Class
Principal applicant$335
Source: IRCC
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How to Become a Permanent Resident

You need to immigrate to Canada to become a Permanent Resident. Read the following article for potential methods of immigration:

If you successfully immigrate to Canada and stay in the country for a while, you could become a Canadian Citizen. Read the following article for more information:

Other Canadian immigration options

You can explore the factors that Canada takes into account when selecting new immigrants, here. You could also explore all the immigration options in Canada in the following article:

In addition, you could fill out our free assessment form and a member of our team will review the information. If we find an opportunity for you we will contact you in 5 to 10 days. Otherwise, we will keep you on file for future opportunities.

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