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If you plan to move to Canada you will have to pay a number of immigration fees to process your application to become a permanent resident. As of April 30, 2022, here are some of the current permanent residency fees increases:

FeeAs of April 30, 2022
Business Immigration
Fee applies to self-employed people, start-up visa, Quebec business immigration
Economic Immigration
Fee applies to Express Entry, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Workers, Federal Skilled Trades, Provincial nominees, and more
Permanent Resident Card$50
(no increase)
Permanent Resident Travel Document$50
(no increase)
Right of Permanent Resident$515
Be sure to budget for 2022 permanent residency fee increases.

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) the fee increases account for inflation since the last increase in 2020. Permanent resident fees increase every two years and take into account the rising cost of delivering programs and services. The next fee increase will be in 2024.

At this time, the fees will not increase for the following:

  • Canadian Permanent Resident Card ($50): a wallet-sized document that is issued to new permanent residents to confirm status in Canada 
  • Permanent resident travel document ($50): a travel document valid for one entry
  • Certification or replacement immigration documents.

When calculating how much money you’ll need to move to Canada, remember to add these immigration fees to your budget. While Canada’s immigration fees are less expensive than countries such as Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom, these fees can still add up.

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What is the Right of Permanent Resident Fee?

The Right of Permanent Resident Fee is a separate fee that all permanent resident applicants must pay when their application is approved. But to avoid processing delays, you can submit this fee while you pay your application fees. And if your application is not approved, the IRCC will give you a full refund.


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How to Pay Canada Permanent Residency Immigration Fees

You can pay your Canada immigration fees online. Use the online form to indicate your country and the forms that you are submitting. The IRCC will calculate the total fee that you owe.  

For more information, tools, and free webinars about living in Canada visit our Settling in Canada resource page. We’ll help you to settle in Canada successfully!