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Fee Hike Alert: Canada's Permanent Residence Costs Increase from April 30, 2024, Confirms IRCC


Publish Date: 03/04/2024

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that certain permanent residence fees in Canada will be increased starting April 30, 2024. The fee adjustment complies with Canada's Immigrant and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), tied to the Consumer Price Index published by Statistics Canada.

Changes to PR fees

The following fee increases, which are marked as applicable to the period between April 2024 and March 2026, apply as follows:

Program Applicants Current fees (April 2022– March 2024) New fees (April 2024–March 2026)
Right of Permanent Residence Fee Principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner $515 $575
Federal Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most economic pilots (Rural, Agri-Food) Principal applicant $850 $950
Federal Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most economic pilots (Rural, Agri-Food) Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $850 $950
Federal Skilled Workers, Provincial Nominee Program, Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic Immigration Class and most economic pilots (Rural, Agri-Food) Accompanying dependent child $230 $260
Live-in Caregiver Program and caregivers pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot) Principal applicant $570 $635
Live-in Caregiver Program and caregivers pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot) Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $570 $635
Live-in Caregiver Program and caregivers pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot) Accompanying dependent child $155 $175
Business (federal and Quebec) Principal applicant $1,625 $1,810
Business (federal and Quebec) Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $850 $950
Business (federal and Quebec) Accompanying dependent child $230 $260
Family reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and other relatives) Sponsorship fee $75 $85
Family reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and other relatives) Sponsored principal applicant $490 $545
Family reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and other relatives) Sponsored child (principal applicant under 22 years old and not a spouse/partner) $75 $85
Family reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and other relatives) Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $570 $635
Family reunification (spouses, partners and children; parents and grandparents; and other relatives) Accompanying dependent child $155 $175
Protected persons Principal applicant $570 $635
Protected persons Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $570 $635
Protected persons Accompanying dependent child $155 $175
Humanitarian and compassionate consideration / Public policy Principal applicant $570 $635
Humanitarian and compassionate consideration / Public policy Accompanying spouse or common-law partner $570 $635
Humanitarian and compassionate consideration / Public policy Accompanying dependent child $155 $175
Permit holders Principal applicant $335 $375

Exemptions: Certain groups, including dependent children, protected persons, and sponsored children under 22 without a spouse/partner, are exempt from the Right of Permanent Residence (RPR) Fee.

Exemptions for Specific Categories: Principal applicants under humanitarian and compassionate consideration and public policy classes may be exempt from the RPR fee under specific circumstances.

Permit Holder Class: Accompanying family members cannot be included in PR applications under the "permit holder" class. Each individual must apply for Canadian PR as a principal applicant.

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