processing fees for permanent residence applications 2022

The new processing fees for all permanent residence applications 2022

On April 30, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) increased the fees for all permanent residence applications. This included Business Immigration, Caregivers, Economic Immigration, Humanitarian 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. 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.

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.

<<Also Read: Canada admitted nearly 232,000 new permanent residents in Q2 of 2022>>

Permanent Residence Fees

The current permanent residence fees are the following:

ProgramApplicantsNew Fee
April 30, 2022
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
$850   $850

– 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
$570 $155

Business Immigration
-Quebec business immigration
– Self-employed people
– Start-up visa
Principal applicant
Spouse or partner
Dependent child
$1,625   $850

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
$570 $570 $155
Protected personPrincipal applicant
Spouse or partner
Dependent child
$570 $570 $155
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:

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