April 3, 2024

Canada’s Permanent Residence Fees

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that, as of 9:00:00 AM Eastern Time on April 30, 2024, the department will be increasing certain permanent residence (PR) fees.

IRCC notes that this fee increase is being introduced according to Canada’s Immigrant and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), calculated “in accordance with the cumulative percentage increase to the Consumer Price Index for Canada, published by Statistics Canada.”

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Changes to PR fees

The following fee increases, which are marked as applicable to the period between April 2024 and March 2026, apply as follows:

ProgramApplicantsCurrent fees (April 2022– March 2024)New fees
(April 2024–March 2026)
Right of Permanent Residence Fee3Principal
applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner
 $515$575
 Federal
Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic
Immigration Class and most economic pilots (Rural, Agri-Food)
Accompanying
spouse or common-law partner
$850$950
Federal
Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic
Immigration Class and most economic pilots (Rural, Agri-Food)
Principal
applicant
$850$950
 Federal
Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic
Immigration Class and most economic pilots (Rural, Agri-Food)
 Accompanying
dependent child
 $230 $260
Live-in
Caregiver Program and caregivers pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home
Support Worker Pilot)
Accompanying
dependent child
$155$175
Live-in Caregiver Program and caregivers pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot)Principal
applicant
$570 $635
Live-in
Caregiver Program and caregivers pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home
Support Worker Pilot)
Accompanying
spouse or common-law partner
$570$635
Business
(federal and Quebec)
Accompanying
dependent child
$230$260
Business
(federal and Quebec)
Principal
applicant
$1,625$1,810
Business
(federal and Quebec)
Accompanying
spouse or common-law partner
$850$950
Family
reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and
other relatives)
Sponsorship
fee
$75$85
Notes from IRCC

IRCC notes that, in addition to dependent children and protected persons (including principal applicants and all accompanying family members), the following groups of applicants are exempt from paying the department’s Right of Permanent Residence (RPR) Fee:

·         Sponsored child (of a principal applicant under the family reunification class) – the child must be under 22 years old and not have a spouse/partner

·         Principal applicants under the humanitarian and compassionate consideration and public policy classes

Note: This fee is normally paid by all permanent residence applicants (except for dependent children and protected persons). Principal applicants in the “humanitarian and compassionate consideration” and “public policy” categories are only exempt from the RPR fee under certain circumstances.

 

Additionally, IRCC clarifies that “permit holder” class permanent residence applicants are not eligible to include accompanying family members as part of their PR applications. Instead, all individuals eligible for PR through this class must submit their own applications for Canadian PR as a principal applicant.

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