Canada, at the moment, is implementing practices and measures to curb the spread of the pandemic. The immigration system is also seeing a lot of changes as is to be expected. The country has decided to alter its immigration fees for the upcoming two years in light of recent events.
The immigration department in Canada is planning to increase the processing fees at the end of this month, from 30th April. All foreign nationals who want to submit their applications for a shot at permanent residence will have to pay the new processing fees if they start the process after that.
The fees paid by foreign nationals constitute costs pertainings operations, processing, and service delivery. All of these are crucial for the proper functioning of permanent residence immigration programs. According to official reports, the new regulations will be in effect from April 30, 9 a.m. EDT. If the applicants manage to send in completed applications before the stipulated time, they will be processed based on the current fee schedule. The applications that are received on or post that date will be returned to the application if they do not have the correct fees attached. They will be marked as incomplete.
The permanent resident processing fees will increase by 50% for economic class applicants.
- $1,050 to $1,575 for principal applicants of the Economic business class.
- $550 to $825 for principal applicants belonging to the economic non-business class. However, this increase will not be applicable for principal applicants and their families registered under the Caregivers programs.
- $550 to $825 as fees for common-law partners or spouses of all economic classes.
- $150 to $225 as fees for dependent children belonging to economic classes.
- $490 to $500 for the right of permanent resident fee.
The fees will increase after the next two years on the basis of the Consumer Price Index rise. The new fees will be announced in 2022. The fees for permanent resident travel documents, permanent resident cards, and certification/replacement immigration documents will remain the same.