When you apply for a visa to Canada, you must pay an application fee and any other fees required for processing. These fees are also called embassy fees for Canada, but the amount of the fees depends on the type of visa you are applying for.
Fees for a permanent resident visa.
Permanent resident visa fees vary from program to program depending on the immigration you are applying for. However, Right of Permanent Resident Fees (RPRF) are paid upon approval of the application. Regardless of which immigration you apply for, this fee must be paid. In other words, this fee is non-refundable. However, it can be refunded to you if you withdraw your application or the government denies it. The RPRF does not apply to the following applications;
- Sponsorship applications for adopted children;
- Dependent children of the sponsor or applicant;
- Applications for sponsorship of an orphaned sister, brother, nephew, or niece;
- Protected persons.
However, the fee is $490.
There are six types of fees (see below);
Business Immigration Fees.
These are divided into three groups and the fees apply to all three groups;
- Quebec Business Immigration
- Business Start-Up Visa.
The fee for applying for permanent residency is $1540 (this includes the RPRF of $490). However, without the RPRF, the fee is $1050. If you are applying for your spouse/home partner, the fee without the RPRF is $825. For dependent children, the fee is also $225.
Note: Applications under certain provincial immigration programs may be subject to additional processing fees as determined by the provincial immigration office.
Economic Immigration Fees.
These fees apply to;
- Atlantic immigration pilot;
- Canadian Experience Class;
- Federal Skilled Trades;
- Federal Skilled Workers;
- Selected Quebec Skilled Workers;
- Provincial Nominee;
- Express Entry.
The fee to apply for permanent residency is $1040 (this includes $490 for the RPRF). However, without the RPRF, the fee is $550. If you are applying for your spouse/domestic partner, the fee without the RPRF is $550. For dependent children, the fee is $150.
Note: Applications to certain provincial immigration programs may be subject to additional processing fees as determined by the provincial immigration office.
Humanitarian and Compassionate Immigration Fees.
The fee for applying for permanent residence is $1040 (this includes the RPRF of $490). However, without the RPRF, the fee is $550. If you are applying for your spouse/domestic partner, the fee without the RPRF is $550. For dependent children, the fee is $150.
Fees for protected persons
The fee to apply for permanent residency is $550. If applying for a spouse/domestic partner, the fee is $550. For dependent children, the fee is $150.
Fees for residence permit holders
The fee to apply for permanent residency is $815 (this includes the RPRF of $490). However, without the RPRF, the fee is $325.
Fees for the permanent residence card
When you obtain permanent residency, you must have a permanent residency card. This card is only sent to an address in Canada, not an international address. It costs $50.
Fees for a temporary residence permit
Similar to how permanent residency processing fees vary from program to program, temporary residency fees also vary depending on the type of visa. They are issued to international visitors to Canada. There are 5 types of visa fees, which are explained below;
Visitor Visa Fee
Applying for a visitor visa (including super visa) for single or multiple entry costs $100 per person. For a family of five (who must apply at the same time and have dependent children under the age of 22), the fee for single or multiple entry is $500. However, all applications must be submitted at the same time. However, renewal costs $100 per person. Restoring the application costs $200.
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Fees.
Visa-exempt travelers who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents must pay a $7 eTA fee. However, this does not guarantee entry into Canada.
Work Permit Fees
Work permit applications cost $155 per person (including renewal applications). An artist who wishes to make three or more applications must make them at the same time, at a cost of $465. However, reissuing a permit costs $355. Open work permits cost $100 per person.
Fees for study permits
Students who wish to continue their education in Canada must pay some fees. Study permits cost $150 per person, and permit re-issuance costs $350. Some schools or universities in Canada offer scholarships for students that cover transportation and other costs.
Fees for bio-metrics
Each person submitting the following applications must include fingerprints and a photograph. If the Embassy asks you to submit your bio-metrics, they are included in the cost of your Canada visa.
The fee for bio-metrics is $85 per person and $170 for a family of two or more. For a group of artists, the fee is $255.