Updates to Canada PR fees

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Are you planning to move to Canada and acquire Permanent Residency for the country In the coming few years. Then you should know the fee hikes that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has done to their permanent residency applications.

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be putting into effect hikes in their Permanent residency applications for various categories. These hikes are set to be implemented from 9 a.m eastern time on the 30th of April 2024. These changes are set to be in place from April 2024 to March 2026.

Canadas Immigrant and Refugee Protection Regulation (IRPR) states that there has been an increase in the cumulative percentage of consumer Price Index for Canada. This can be inferred as the main cause for the hike in the PR applications. Below we have highlighted the price changes for all the different categories.

1. Right of Permanent Residence Fee

2. Federal Skilled Workers Provincial Nominees Program, Quebec Skilled Workers, Atlantic
Immigration Class, And Most Economic Pilots(Rural, Agri-Food)

3. Live-in Caregiver Program and Caregiver Pilots (Home Child Provider Pilot and Home Support
Worker Pilot)

4. Business (Federal And Quebec)

5. Family Reunification

6. Protected persons

7. Humanitarian And Compassionate (Consideration/ Public Policy ).

8. Permit Holders


 The right of Permanent Residence Fee does not apply to certain specific categoryapplications. This fee is mandatory for all PR applicants, except for dependent children and protected persons.

 Under certain circumstances as well the principal applicants in the “Humanitarian and Compassionate” and “Public Policy” categories are also exempt from the PR fees.

 Members of the permit holder class cannot include accompanying family in their PR applications. These individuals are advised to submit their separate applications as principal applicants

These are all the changes and hikes that the IRCC has implemented in Canada for it PR applications. Be sure to go through the fee changes and categories before applying for your permanent residency. Hopefully this article has been helpful to you in finding new information in regards to PR fees and hike.

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