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What is Canada PR Visa Fee ?

December 17, 2018BY Naveen ( 0 ) Comment

What is Canada PR Visa Fee ?

Immigration to Canada is one of the most economically viable and inexpensive immigration processes in the world. Aside from the benefits of immigration for persons with permanent resident visa like free healthcare and free education, the actual cost of moving to Canada is very low. In the initial phases of application, you don’t actually need to pay a cent. You will only need to pay for the cost of procuring documents. However, there are certain costs involved with immigrating to Canada that will need to be undertaken.

The best thing about Canada immigration is that you only have to pay once you have already been selected for immigration to Canada. There is no cost involved in applying through the Express Entry program. However, some PNPs do charge you a nominal sum for processing your application. The entire process will cost you between 1700 and 1800 CAD. In case you are going to Canada with your family, you will have to carry as certain sum along with you to get through all the processing once you reach Canada. Further when you are immigrating to Canada then there is a standardised sum that you can carry with you which is around 10,000$ anything above that sum in Cash, Cheque or bank deposits needs to be declared at the time of Immigration.

We can help you cut down the cost of getting a Canada PR by helping you get one in the first go.

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Processing Fee for immigration to Canada

The processing fee for Canada immigration varies on the basis of category one has opted for immigration to Canada. The most popular models for immigration has the following demarcation for immigration

Economic class application- Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP) category:

  • Primary Applicant – 550$
  • Secondary Candidate (Spouse / Common-law partner) = 550$
  • Children (Under 22 years of age) = 150$ each

Canada PR fee,

Federal Skilled Workers Program

Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP) category:

  • Primary Applicant – C$785
  • Spouse or de facto spouse – C$168
  • Each dependent child = C$168

Provincial Nominee Program – Exact amount will depend on the Province you are migrating but general consensus is

  • Primary Applicant – 550$
  • Secondary Candidate (Spouse / Common-law partner) = 550$
  • Children (Under 22 years of age) = 150$ each

Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) Fees:

There is an estimated charge of CAD$1500 when someone is planning to migrate to the province of Ontario in Canada. Here, one should keep in mind that the estimation is based on the key charges involved and the process of getting the necessary documents together. Further, the fee charges for primary and secondary candidates is different from one another.

Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) Fees:

There are different categories and sub categories through which one can apply for Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) and the PR fee in all these categories vary from one another. However, on an average an estimated price of CAD$ 300 would suffice for someone who is planning to migrate to Saskatchewan. Naturally, the fee structure would change if you have a child or any other dependent attached as a secondary candidate.

Apart from the Processing charges few other charges that are included in the immigration list are

  • Right to Permanent Resident Fee (RPRF) – This is the fee that is paid by all the candidates upon arrival in Canada and this needs to be paid to the CIC before the Permanent Resident (PR) Fee is issued to the candidate. The fee charged under this category is 490$. Once you are selected and apply for a PR visa, you will need to pay the cost of issuance of the PR visa to Canada. The average cost of issuance revolves around 550 CAD
  • Travelling Tickets – This expenditure will vary depending upon the size of the family and number of immigrants. The general airplane ticket for one person is 1300$ – 1800 $ per person.
  • IELTS Exam Cost – IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System and is a globally recognized and standardized English language testing system. This mandatory documentation proves that you have the minimal language proficiency that is required by the IRCC to allow you entry into Canada as a permanent resident (PR). The registration cost for the exam at present is Rs. 12,100
  • The Education Credential Assessment (ECA) – The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada’s premier immigration body, requires that all immigration applicants who have earned their educational qualifications from outside Canada must get the ECA from the World Education Services. The purpose of this document is to show that the certification you have is equivalent to that of the Canadian education system. An ECA remains valid for up to five years, so you will most likely have to take up this expense only once. The cost of the acquiring this document is 200 Canadian dollars (CAD). In addition, you may have to pay for any associated delivery charges.
  • Passport Cost – These are costs which you will need to bear in order to get the passport to travel abroad and validate your identity to the Canadian authorities. The total cost of this process depends upon the number of people travelling with you to Canada. The average cost of issuance of a passport varies between Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000 for a personi.e around 20$. If you do it by Tatkal, then you will have to pay addition costs of around Rs. 2000 for each passport.
  • Medical examination – The IRCC mandates that every immigrant, upon landing on Canadian soil, must undergo a complete medical exam. Naturally, the cost of this exam will vary depending upon the number of people coming along with you. You can always enquire locally to find out the exact cost of this procedure or make a query to a reliable immigration consultant for the same. The average cost of each medical exam is 250 CAD.
  • Police Certification Cost – These certificates verify that you do not have any charges pending against you and also showcase your legal history. Certain immigration applicants are denied PR visa if they have a criminal record. The total cost of getting these certificates varies and depends upon the number of persons traveling with you but on average you will require 15$per person

As you can see from the above, there are several independent factors that come together to determine how much your Canada immigration will cost you. However, as an average you should assume that the entire process will cost you between 1700 and 1800 CAD. Many times, immigration applicants are not able to get through in their first attempt and thus, have to take up the additional cost of applying in the next year. This unnecessary expense can be avoided by applying for a Canadian PR from a reliable immigration consultant. They will help you keep expenses to a minimum and make the entire immigration process highly cost efficient.

The documents are:

  1. Passport Procurement Costs
  2.  Medical Certificate Fees
  3. Permanent Residency Application and Right of Permanent Residency Costs
  4. Proof of Funds

Proof of Funds

Money is the most important asset when you are planning to migrate to any country. It not only brings you financial security but also adds positively to your application as no country would prefer an unemployed immigrant in its domain. Also, the amount of money needed for survival depends on the size of the family. As an applicant for the PR status you should be able to prove that you have enough funds available to pay for your living expenditure. Further, it cannot be a borrowed money thus it’s important that you prove that you are capable of earning through your education and work experience. In this regard, two categories can positively help your case which are:

  • Federal Skilled Workers Program
  • Federal Skilled Traders Program

The only cases under which you need not prove that you have funds available with you are:

  • If you have a valid job offer in hand
  • Authorized to work in Canada
  • Meeting the requirements of Canadian Experience class

The proof of funds is a legal procedure in which certain documents are required that can prove that you have enough funds available. The details should be printed on the letterhead of the financial institution and properly signed by the authorities. Some of these documents are:

  • Bank Account details which would include date of opening of each account, the current balance in each bank account and average balance in the last six months in each account.
  • List of outstanding loans
  • Credit card statements

The amount of money required for your immigration will depend on your candidature and the size of the family migrating with you. Below is the list of minimum funds required –

Number of Family MembersFunds Required (in Canadian dollars)
112,475$
215,531$
319,093$
423,181$

526,292$
629,652$
733,014$
For each additional family member3,361$

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