When foreign nationals have decided to travel abroad they begin to save financially as they know that the cost is very high, therefore, they need to do the same when traveling to Canada. However, the cost of a visa to Canada varies depending on the type of visa you are applying for.

There are different types of visas and each of them has its own cost. This fee is regulated by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and must be submitted alongside application documents. Aside from paying the fees of the visa, there will be an application fee that you will be charged at the embassy. This is otherwise known as the Embassy Fees for Canada but again, the application fees still vary based on the type of visa you are applying for.

There are different groups of visas;

  • Temporary residence fees;
  • Permanent residence fees;
  • Family sponsorship fees;
  • Citizenship fees;
  • Other applications and services fees.

Temporary Residence Fees

The temporary visa is given to foreign nationals whose intention it s to come into Canada for a short period of time. This includes the tourist/visitor visa, student visa, etc.

Visitor Visa

This particular fee is for both the single visa and multiple visas. The cost of it is $100CAN per person. However, for five people or more it is at a cost of $500CAN. To be eligible for the $500CAN, yourself and your family must apply at the same time and your children have to be under the age of 22 years.

Extension of stay for visitors is at $100CAN while to restore your status as a visitor (Application fee not necessary) is at $200CAN.  Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Fees will cost $7CAN.

Student Visa/Permit

A study permit is the permit you get to study in Canada and it has to be processed, and therefore it needs some fees. The Study permit application fee – per person (Including extensions) is at $150CANwhile to restore as a student will cost $350CAN in total
(Restoration of status is $200 and a new study permit for $150).

Work Permit

The work permit is processed as well, this is given to students or workers who are willing to work while studying in Canada. The work permit costs are as follows;

  • Work Permit Application Fee – per person (Including extension applications) – $155CAN;
  • Work Permit Application Fee – a group of 3 or more performing artists. (Performing artists must apply at the same time and pay visitor visas individually, if applicable) – $465CAN;
  • Openwork permit fee – $100CAN;
  • Restore status as a worker (Includes restoration of status fee of $200 and a new work permit fee for $155) – $355.

Biometric Fees

The biometric fees covers your photo, a digital collection of the fingerprints, and also if you submitted through the  Visa Application Center (VAC) it also covers the cost of the services which include;

  • Checking if an 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.

The cost is as scheduled;

  • Biometrics fee – per person – $85CAN;
  • Biometrics fee – for families of 2 or more members – $170CAN;
  • Biometrics fee – for a group of 3 or more performing artists – $255CAN.

 

Permanent Residence Fee

The permanent residency varies from program to program, depending on which one you are applying through the fee will also vary. There are different types of fees.

Right of permanent residence fee (RPRF)

This fee is nonrefundable, once you have applied to stay in Canada permanently then you will be mandated to pay the sum.

The RPRF is not applicable to the following people:

  • Dependent children of the principal sponsor or applicant;
  • Sponsorship applications for adopted children;
  • Sponsorship applications for an orphaned sister, brother, nephew, niece, or grandchild;
  • Protected persons, including those eligible on humanitarian and compassionate grounds and convention refugees.

The Right of permanent residence fee (RPRF) is $490CAN.

Note: This fee can only be refunded if you withdraw your application and/or the embassy does not approve it.

Business Immigration Fees

The business immigration fees are for those traveling to Canada on a business trip. These fees are applied to;

  • Self-employed people;
  • Quebec business immigration;
  • Start-up visa.

The cost of this is;

  • Permanent residence application fee – $1540CAN this includes a processing fee of $1,050 and right of permanent residence fee of $490;
  • Permanent residence application fee (without right of permanent residence fee) -$1050CAN;
  • Application fee including spouse or common-law partner -$1040 this includes a processing fee of $550 and right of permanent residence fee of $490;
  • Application fee including spouse or common-law partner (without right of permanent residence fee) – $550CAN;
  • Application fee including a dependent child – per child -$150CAN.

Note: Those applying to certain provincial immigration programs may have to pay additional processing fees as determined by the provincial immigration authority.

Economic Immigration Processing Fees

The following processing fees apply to:

The cost is as follows;

  • Principal applicant (Processing fee and right of permanent residence fee) – $1325CAN;
  • Spouse, common-law or conjugal partner (with right of permanent residence fee) – $1325CAN;
  • A dependent child under the age of 22 who is not a spouse or common-law/conjugal partner, or a dependent over the age of 22 who is unable to support themselves financially due to a physical or mental condition – $225CAN per person.

 

Permanent residents wishing to sponsor their family members will have to pay to process it. They also have to make sure that they are capable enough to take care of them while in Canada. There are classified into groups;

Spousal and dependent child sponsorship

  • Spouse or common-law partner (with the sponsorship fee, principal applicant fee, and right to permanent residence fee) at $1050CAN;
  • Dependent child at $150CAN per child.

The parent or grandparent sponsorship

  • Parent or grandparent (with the sponsorship fee, principal applicant fee, and right to permanent residence fee) at $1050CAN;
  • Spouse or common-law partner of your parent or grandparent at $1050CAN;
  • Dependent children of your parent or grandparent $150CAN.

Note: Those applying to a certain provincial program should know that there are fees pertaining to the given program and they could pay more than stipulated above.