Canada raised permanent residency fees


The new fee structure will be determined based on Canada’s Immigrant and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), which is calculated as follows: country’s consumer price index over the last two years. These fees will be applicable between April 2024 And March 2026.

Administrative fees for various permanent residency programs have increased, including Federal Skilled Worker Programwhich is very popular among applicants seeking to obtain permanent residency through the Express Entry system. Not only are permanent residency application fees increasing, but the Canadian government is also increasing fees for various other immigration programs.

This includes federal skilled workers, Provincial Nominee Programskilled workers from Quebec, the Atlantic immigration class and most economic sectors (rural, agri-food) as well as their spouses or common-law partners, who will now have to pay more money from 850 CAD to 950 CAD. to accompany a dependent child will increase from CAD 230 to CAD 260, according to the report.

The Canadian government publishes its immigration target each year, citing a projected three-year plan for permanent residents and other immigration target levels. From 2024, for the first time, the government plans to expand the immigration targets plan to include both temporary and permanent resident arrivals.

According to the immigration targets for permanent residence announced last year, the government is expected to welcome 48,5000 and 500,000 new permanent residents in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

Exemption from the right of permanent residence (RPR)

Exemptions from the right of permanent residence (RPR) fees according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC):

  1. Sponsored child: A child under the age of 22 who is not married or living in a common-law relationship sponsored by a principal applicant in the family class is exempt from paying the RPR fee.
  2. Primary applicants under humanitarian consideration: In special circumstances, applicants in the “humanitarian considerations” and “public policy” categories are also exempt from the RPR fee.

Additionally, it is important to note that applicants in the “permit holder” category cannot include their accompanying family members in their PR applications. Instead, each eligible individual must submit their own Canadian PR application as a primary applicant.

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