Canada is a very beautiful country with diverse cultures and people. It is known to have great opportunities for foreigners who are either looking to find a job, live, visit, or even study here. But how much does it cost to immigrate to Canada? And how can I afford it?
In this post, you will find the cost of several immigration and visa fees. For each visa application in Canada, you pay a certain fee. This fee is usually for processing your application, and the processing time depends entirely on which type of visa you are applying for. The general estimated time for any visa to Canada is at least 3 months except for special cases like medical conditions, or special assignments.
One thing you should have in mind is that Canada changes the price of processing fees for different applications. So, the amount on this page is by no means constant and it is bound to change in the future. This is just to give you an idea of what your budget should look like if you are going to apply for a visa to Canada.
What are the Fees You Pay For?
The programs that you should expect to for are narrowed down into 4 major groups, and then we can include other service charges and application charges such as IELTS fees and so on.
- Temporary residence fees;
- Permanent residence fees;
- Family sponsorship fees;
- Citizenship fees;
- Other applications and services fees;
Canada Temporary Residence Fees
Canada temporary residence application is for those who are coming to Canada to work temporarily, students who are coming to study, or visitors. The temporary visa is bound to expire at some point during your stay, and you will be required to renew it. There are 5 types of visa fees under the temporary residence application and they include
- Canada Visitor Visa Fee
- Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Fees
- Work Permit Fees
- Study Permit Fees
- Biometric fees
|Visa||Type of fee||Amount $CAN|
|Visitor Visa||Visitor Visa Application Fee (including the Super Visa) for one person Visitor Visa Application Fee (including the Super Visa) for 5 or more persons Visa Extension fee Restoration Status as a Visitor||100 500 100 200|
|Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)||Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Fees||7|
|Work Permit Fees||Work Permit Application Fee for one person. (Including extension applications) Work Permit Application Fee for a group of 3 or more Open Work Permit Fee Restoration Status||155 465 100 355 (Includes restoration of status fee of $200 and a new work permit fee for $155)|
|Study Permit Fees||Study Permit Application Fee for one person. (Including extension applications) Restoration Status||150 355 (Includes restoration of status fee of $200 and a new work permit fee for $155)|
|Biometric fees||Biometrics fee – per person Biometrics fee – for families of 2 or more members Biometrics fee – for a group of 3 or more performing artists||85 170 255|
Note: Biometrics fees cover the cost of a digital photo and fingerprint, it will also cover the costs of service at Visa Application Center where you submitted your application. These include fees to
- Help you check if your application is complete;
- Sending application to the visa office;
- Moving passports and supporting documents to and from the visa office;
- Tracking applications that are submitted online;
Canada Permanent Residence Fees
If you are eligible to apply for Canada’s permanent residency, then you should know the amount you are expected to pay. There are over 8 different fees you will be required to pay, each with its own difference depending on your interest.
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