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Canada to increase permanent residence fees this April 30



Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released regulations which are set to increase processing fees for foreign nationals who wish to become permanent residents.


The fees that foreign nationals pay include operational, processing and service delivery costs related to all permanent residence immigration programs.


They say it is an effort to reflect the actual costs of managing and delivering permanent resident programs and that the fees have not increased since 2002.


Completed applications received before this time will be processed in accordance with the current fee schedule. Applications received on or after that time that do not include the correct fees will be returned to the applicant as incomplete.

So save yourself from the upcoming increase of fees by starting your application and submitting it before the new regulations come into effect on April 30, 2020.


At The Visa Center, we guide clients with the best possible opportunity fit for their background and profession.


We have processed several successful applications which helped several individuals to save more time and money.


The general increase of Permanent Residence Fees will be 50 per cent of its current amount. So we highly recommend that you speed up your application.


We request you to fill up our Free Evaluation Form and take the initial step towards your Visa and Immigration Process.


See changes per class applications below:


  • Principal applicants of the Economic business class (self-employed, start-up visa, Quebec investor, Quebec entrepreneur, and Quebec self-employed) will increase from $1,050 to $1,575;

  • Principal applicants in the economic non-business class will go up from $550 to $825. This increase will not apply to principal applicants and their families in the Caregivers programs, which will remain unchanged;

  • Fees for spouses or common-law partners of all economic classes will go up from $550 to $825;

  • Fees for dependent children of all economic classes will go up from $150 to $225;

  • The right of permanent resident fee will increase from $490 to $500, which is an increase of two per cent.


Fees are expected to increase in two years based on the applicable Consumer Price Index increase rounded to the nearest $5. New fee amounts will be released in 2022.


So consider the time of your application and make the most out of the opportunity to save money.



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