Canadian Visa Fees

Detailed information about Canada visa application fees.

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When you apply for a Canada visa, you will have to pay an application fee and any other fees that are necessary for processing. These are otherwise known as Embassy Fees for Canada, but the amount depends on what type of visa you are applying for.

In general, there are five groups of Canada visa fees:

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

This article will go through all five groups and the types of fees each one has.

Canada Temporary Residence Fees

The temporary residence fees include temporary visas that are given to international visitors in Canada. These include Canada tourist visa fees and Canada student visa fees. There are 5 types of visa fees as explained below.

Canada Visitor Visa Fee

Type of fee $CAN
Visitor Visa Application Fee (including the Super Visa) – per person. (Temporary resident visa for single or multiple entries) 100
Visitor Visa Application Fee – for 5 or more people. (Temporary resident visa for single or multiple entries)

To be eligible for this fee, you and your family members must apply at the same time and your children have to be under 22 years old

500
Extension of stay for visitors – per person 100
Restore status as a visitor (Application fee not necessary) 200

 

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Fees

Type of fee $CAN
Electronic Travel Authorization Application Fee 7

 

Work Permit Fees

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

 

Study Permit Fees

Type of fee $CAN
Study permit application fee – per person

(Including extensions)

150
Restore status as a student 350
(Restoration of status is $200 and a new study permit for $150)

 

Biometric fees

If the Embassy asks for you to submit your biometrics, they will be part of your Canada visa cost. The fees will cover the cost of a digital photo and the collection of fingerprints. Additionally, if you have submitted your application through a Visa Application Center (VAC), it will also cover the costs of the core services of VAC which include:

  • Checking if 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;

 

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

 

Canada Permanent Residence Fees

Permanent residence fees include fees that applicants have to incur if they want to permanently immigrate to Canada. There are eight types of fees as shown below.

Right of permanent residence fee (RPRF)

This fee must be paid by most applicants when their permanent residence application is approved. If the Canadian Government informs you that you must pay the fee, then you cannot become a permanent resident without making the payment.

This fee is nonrefundable, but it will be refunded to you if you withdraw your application or the Canadian Government refuses it.

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.
Type of fee $CAN
Right of permanent residence fee 490

 

Business Immigration Fees

These are fees which apply for:

  • Self-employed people;
  • Quebec business immigration;
  • Start-up visa;
Type of fee $CAN
Permanent residence application fee 1,540
(Includes processing fee of $1,050 and right of permanent residence fee of $490)
Permanent residence application fee (without right of permanent residence fee) 1,050
Application fee including spouse or common-law partner 1,040
(Includes 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) 550
Application fee including a dependent child – per child 150

 

Economic Immigration Fees

These are fees which apply for:

  • Atlantic immigration pilot;
  • Caregivers;
  • Canadian Experience Class;
  • Federal Skilled Trades;
  • Federal Skilled Workers;
  • Quebec-selected skilled workers;
  • Provincial Nominee;
  • Express Entry;
Type of fee $CAN
Economic immigration application fee 1,040
(Includes processing fee of $550 and right of permanent residence fee of $490)
Economic immigration application fee (without right of permanent residence fee) 550
Application fee including spouse or common-law partner 1,040 (Includes 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) 550
Application fee including a dependent child – per child 150

 

Humanitarian and compassionate immigration fees

Type of fee $CAN
Application fee 1,040
(Includes processing fee of $550 and right of permanent residence fee of $490)
Application fee (without right of permanent residence fee) 550
Application fee including spouse or common-law partner 1,040

(Includes 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) 550
Application fee including a dependent child – per child 150

 

Protected persons immigration fees

Type of fee $CAN
Protected persons application fee 550
Protected persons application fee including your spouse or common-law partner 550
Application fee including a dependent child – per child 150

 

Permit Holders Class Fees

Type of fee $CAN
Permit holders class application fee 815
(Includes processing fee of $325 and right of permanent residence fee $490)
Permit holders class application fee (without right of permanent residence fee) 325

 

Permanent resident cards fee

When you are given permanent residence, you must have the permanent resident card. This card is delivered to you only at an address in Canada and not to an international address.

Type of fee $CAN
Permanent resident card 50

 

Permanent resident travel document

If your permanent resident card is lost or if it was stolen and you are outside Canada, you must apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document.

Type of fee $CAN
Permanent resident travel document 50

 

Canada Family Sponsorship Fees

Family sponsorships allow people who are already citizens or permanent residents of Canada to sponsor their family members so they can get family reunion. There are three types of family sponsorship fees.

Sponsoring adopted children and other relatives

Type of fee $CAN
Sponsor a relative who is 22 years or older 1,040
(Includes the sponsorship fee of $75, processing fee of $475, and right of permanent residence fee of $490)
Sponsor a relative who is 22 years or older (without right of permanent residence fee) 550
(Includes the sponsorship fee of $75, processing fee of $475)
Sponsor a dependent or adopted child, or orphaned relative – per child 150
(Includes sponsorship fee of $75 and processing fee of $75)
Sponsor a relative who is under 22 years old and not your dependent child 640
(Includes sponsorship fee of $75, processing fee of $75, and right of permanent residence fee of $490)
Sponsor a relative who is under 22 years old and not your dependent child (without right of permanent residence fee) 150
(Includes sponsorship fee of $75 and processing fee of $75)
Sponsorship including the spouse or common law partner of your relative 1,040
(Includes processing fee of $550 and right of permanent residence fee of $490)
Sponsorship including the spouse or common law partner of your relative (without right of permanent residence fee) 550

 

Type of fee $CAN
Sponsor your parent or grandparent 1,040
(Includes sponsorship fee of $75, processing fee of $475, and right of permanent residence fee of $490)
Sponsor your parent or grandparent (without the right of permanent residence fee) 550
(Includes sponsorship fee of $75 and processing fee of $475)
Sponsorship including the spouse or common-law partner of your parent or grandparent 1,040
(Includes processing fee of $550 and right of permanent residence fee of $490)
Sponsorship including the spouse or common-law partner of your parent or grandparent (without the right of permanent residence fee) 550

 

Sponsorship including a dependent child of your parent or grandparent – per child 150

 

Type of fee $CAN
Sponsor your spouse or common-law partner 1,040
(Includes sponsorship fee of $75, processing fee of $475, and right of permanent residence fee of $490)
Sponsor your spouse or common-law partner (without the right of permanent residence fee) 550
(Includes sponsorship fee of $75 and processing fee of $475)
Sponsor a dependent child – per child 150
(Includes sponsorship fee of $75 and processing fee of $75)
Sponsorship including any dependent child – per child. (You can include any dependent child on an application with your spouse or common-law partner) 150

 

Canada Citizenship Fees

These fees apply to those who are seeking to become citizens of Canada. They can be application fees or other fees.

Citizenship application fees

Type of fee $CAN
Adopted adult who is 18 years old or more 630
(Includes processing fee of $530 and right of citizenship fee of $100)
Adult who is 18 years old or more 630
Stateless adult who is 18 years old or more and born to a Canadian parent 100
Adopted minor who is under 18 years old 100
Minor who is under 18 years old 100

 

Other citizenship fees

Type of fee $CAN
Citizenship certificate 75
Search for your record of citizenship 75
Resume your Canadian citizenship (for those who are 18 years old or more) 530
Resume your Canadian citizenship

(for those who are under 18 years old)

100
Renounce your citizenship 100
Right of citizenship fee 100

Other Canada Visa Application Fees

Besides the different groups of fees that have been covered so far, there are also some Canadian visa application fees that do not necessarily fit there. These can be found below.

Type of fee $CAN
Temporary Resident Permit Fee 200
Verifying status or replacing an immigration document 30
Inadmissibility on criminal grounds 200
Inadmissibility on serious criminality grounds 1,000
Authorization to return to Canada 400
Repaying removal expenses for the USA and St. Pierre and Miquelon 750
Repaying removal expenses for any other country 1,500
International Experience Canada participation fee 150
Employer compliance fee 230
Employer compliance fee for a group of 3 or more entertainers 690