Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Canada Announces Immigration Fee Increases Across Multiple Categories Starting April 30, 2024

The Government of Canada has announced adjustments to the fees associated with various immigration applications effective April 30, 2024. These changes reflect the need to maintain the quality and efficiency of the immigration system and to ensure that Canada continues to be a top destination for immigrants from around the world.

Detailed Fee Changes:

  1. Permanent Residency:
    • The fee for Economic Class applicants will increase from CAD $1,325 to CAD $1,500.
    • Family Sponsorship (spouse, partner, and children) fees will see an increase from CAD $1,050 to CAD $1,200.
    • The fee for the Dependent Child application will rise from CAD $150 to CAD $200.
  2. Temporary Residency:
    • Work Permit application fees will be adjusted from CAD $155 to CAD $185.
    • Study Permit application fees will increase from CAD $150 to CAD $175.
  3. Citizenship Applications:
    • The application fee for adult citizenship will increase from CAD $630 to CAD $700.
    • Minor’s application fees under subsection 5(1) will remain unchanged.
  4. Biometrics:
    • The individual fee for biometric collection will increase from CAD $85 to CAD $100.
    • The maximum family rate for biometrics will be adjusted from CAD $170 to CAD $200.

These fee adjustments are part of an annual review to align with inflation and the increased operational costs of processing applications. The revenue generated from these fees will be reinvested into the system to enhance application processing capabilities, improve service delivery, and ensure the sustainability of the immigration program.

The Government of Canada remains committed to a fair and thoughtful immigration policy that benefits all parties involved. These fee adjustments ensure that Canada can continue to offer excellent services to those wishing to come to Canada while also maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of the immigration system.

For more details on the fee adjustments and how they might affect your application, or to access resources for immigration services, please visit the official website of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Click here

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