Canada PR Visa Fees for Indian Citizens
Note: Canadian governments require you to pay CAD $550 (primary applicant)+ Right of PR fee- CAD $490 for the immigration. The same is in case of secondary applicant. This is to ensure that you are capable of financing yourself in the country. The fund requirement changes with the number of family members you are bringing along on a PR visa.
Government Fees for Canada Immigration
Right of Permanent Residence Fee
Biometrics – per person
How much does Canada PR Visa Cost with Family in 2020?
Canada Immigration offers many advantages be it social or monetary. The Canadian government will grant you free medical aids, free schooling, unemployment allowances and retirement benefits and so the cost for your Canada PR is almost negligible in front of the advantages you’ll gain.
Normally, the whole procedure will cost you around 1500 CAD if immigrating alone, 3000 CAD for a couple, 3150 CAD for a group of three (Spouses + Child) and 3300 CAD for a group of four (Spouses + Children). It implies that more the size of your family, more will be the cost of immigrating.
Note that each and every cost written below is approx. and can be changed by the Canadian authorities as and when they require. Recently, Quebec has revised its CPI (Consumer Price Index) that is going to affect the prices of visa applications and staying cost in Quebec. Therefore, it is better not to wait and start with your immigration process in 2020.
The cost required to apply for Canada Permanent residency also differs based on the pathway one has picked. The best alternatives for Indians who are skilled and educated are the Federal Skilled Worker Program and Provincial Nominee Program. FSWP is the federal program directly overseen and managed by the Canadian government while PNP is the provincial program that is looked after by the provincial government (state government).
Usually, the following costs are involved in both the pathways:
1. Processing Cost:
This is the cost that immigration authority charges to process and survey your application and hence it is usually non-refundable.
- In federal skilled visa type the processing cost is $550 for single candidate, $550 for any extra applicants say your spouse, and $150 per child you are bringing to Canada on your application.
- In case you want to later call your family, to avoid being charged all together (for secondary and child applicant), then the pathway for that is the sponsorship class. The application for sponsorship pathway will cost you $75. The individual sponsored is charged $475.
PNP Fees for Canada Immigration:
1. Ontario Provincial Nomination Program (OINP) fees:
Ontario attracts many skilled individuals every year as it is the capital province and naturally more facilitative than rest of Canada. To be eligible for nomination from Ontario, your Comprehensive Ranking Store (CRS) while in the EE pool must be 400 and above. Ontario sends Notification of Interest (NOI) to those with CRS 400 and above. After getting NOI, you need to pay a fee of CAD$1500 to Ontario.
2. Saskatchewan Immigration Nomination Program (SINP) fees:
SINP is yet another admired pathway to Canada Immigration. If you are willing to move to Saskatchewan province of Canada, a fee amounting to CAD$ 300 is to be paid for Saskatchewan nomination.
3. Quebec Immigration Fees:
Quebec has a separate invitation set up than rest of the provinces and candidates who intend to settle in Quebec must apply for a Certificat de du Quebec (CSQ). It costs $390 for the primary candidate, $150 for a life partner who is coming along, and $150 for every kid that is coming along.
Other Charges for Canada Immigration:
2. Cost Involved with the Application
(1.) Arranging ECA:
Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is the process to prove that your education is at par with that of Canadian standards of education. Basically, the power of your degree will be judged through this process. In Canada, there are different associations, for example, World Education Services, which will assess your educational records and give you an ECA report.
The assessment cost about CAD115. Plus you need to pay the courier charges as well (Approx. total CAD 200). In terms of Indian rupees, it is 21,000. To be able to be qualified, your ECA must be positive. But irrespective if your ECA comes positive or negative, the amount is non-refundable.
ECA is not required in case your education is from the Canada only. This is compulsory for those willing to come and work in Canadian firms as without validating your qualification, they wont give you a job. The process of ECA is rather easy. You have to present the transcripts of your declaration from your University. World Education Services will administer them and carry an evaluation procedure.
(2.) Getting IELTS Results:
In Canada, there are two official languages- English and French.For most of the provinces, English language is required and therefore an English language test- IELTS, is require to be appeared for. Other than IELTS, there are many options as well. The cost for a language test is as follows:
- IELTS (13,250 in INR)
- CELPIP ($200) for English,
- TEF for French ($250)
Canada immigration has many classification of visa, but irrespective of that, this language test is compulsory and therefore you must be ready to incur the cost that comes along. In terms of Indian rupees, a single IELTS attempt will cost you about 13,250 INR. Therefore, you must know about the exam and be well prepared before you appear for it. IELTS plays a huge role in your immigration as it can boost your points for immigrating.There are two sorts of IELTS Tests:
IELTS general for those willing to permanently immigrate or are seeking a job in Canada. IELTS academics, for those applying for a study visa in Canada.
Both the types are designed to judge your abilities in English in terms of speaking, writing, listening and reading. To easily immigrate, try to score minimum of CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) 8 or 9. The minimum prescribed by the authorities though is CLB 7.
(3.) Medical Test Reports:
A medicinal test is obligatory for every candidate. It is to make sure that you are a healthy individual is of no threat coming and settling in the country. The medical reports must be obtained from the assigned professionals/doctor. In other words, the Canadian authorities will choose doctors and clinics. This is an obligatory procedure alongside PR application.
The medical certificate will cost you the basic amount of Rs. 500 however; the expenses shift by nation, and even by geographic area inside a particular nation. For example, expenses in Delhi may differ from that in Mumbai or Chennai, etc.
The doctor conducts general health tests for you and other relatives that are connected with you. The doctor analyses your family and any family ailment has been brought by the generations of your family. The doctor will check your own personal medical history as well. The expense of this assessment is CAD $110 (Rs. 5,500).
(4.) Police Clearance Certificate:
Before immigrating to any country, police verification is mandatory. The External Affairs Ministry of every country gives the police testament that must be furnished to the Canadian authorities.
This certificate suggests that the candidate doesn’t have any criminal history or was ever involved in any illegal practice in their home country/any country where the candidate has resided over 6 months. This means that if within the period of last 10 years, if you have resided in any country for 6 months or more, then a PCC of that country also need to be included in your application.
In India, you can apply and get the Police Clearance Certificate through Passport Seva Kendra. You have to fill an expense of Rs. 500 for PCC.
1. Consultancy Charges: For a successful immigration visa application, you must hire a professional consultant. A consultant will charge you a fee for which various services will be provided that will make your process easy and smooth. On your behalf, a consultant will do the following:
- ECA arrangements
- Educational transcripts arrangement from university
- IELTS preparation material and tips
- Job assistance
- Application filing and submission
- Follow up from CIC on regular basis
- Documents submission and many more services
After you get your ITA, the final step is the fee payment along with documents submission. As a candidate for residency application, you have to shoulder the following expenses in different cases:
- In Express Entry,Application expense for Canada PR (each applicant): CAD 550; for single child CAD 150. The application cost for Right to Permanent Residency: CAD 490
- Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP)cost: Expense for Primary Applicant – C$785, Expense for Spouse– C$168, Expense for every kid coming with you= C$168
- PNP Expenses: Expense for Primary Applicant 550$, Expense for Secondary Candidate = 550$, Expense for Children= 150$ each
Fund Management for ‘Proof of Fund’:
Fund management is upholding of required amount of fund to be showcased by the applicant (as Proof of Fund) to Canadian government. Showcasing Proof of Fund is mandatory under Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Federal Trade Worker Program (FSTP). For Canadian Experience Class, it is not mandatory to showcase funds. Under Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) it may or may not require showing funds depending on the PNP you have applied to.
Your funds must be your original assets and the borrowed amount of money cannot be considered as Fund. Most prominently accepted forms of assets are:
- Savings account Balance
- Bonds, shares, debentures, etc.
- Other similar Financial assets
Tabular Representation of Fund Requirements on the basis of size of the family/ number of members immigrating to Canada:
|Number of Family Members||Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)|
|For each additional family member||$3,361|
The above mentioned tabular figures are in accordance with the current guidelines given by CIC. Any amend in the fund requirement policies can be announced anytime by the Canada Immigration department.
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How Much Money you should bring to Canada with you 2020?:
Bringing your finances to Canada is a personal decision to make. However, there is a legal condition attached to the limit of funds you are bringing in the country. Canadian customs regulations need you to declare if you’re carrying more than CAN$10,000 while entering Canada. If you fail to tell them, you may be fined and in fact your funds could be seized by the authority.
Following are the financial instruments that are allowed to bring in the country:
- documents that show property or capital payable to you, such as:
- treasury bills
- documents that guarantee payment of a set amount of money, which are payable to you, such as:
- banker’s drafts
- travellers’ cheques
- Money orders
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Question 1: How much will it cost in rupees to apply for Canada PR visa?
Answer: Canada PR Visa is a step by step process. The process is divided into Education Assessment, Language Assessment , Express Entry profile creation, Job Bank filing, receiving invitation, Application filing and submission post ITA, Passport stamping. So the breakup of charges is mentioned below:
- Education assessment: 11000-16000 Approximately
- Language Test IELTS: 13000 Approximately
- Express Entry: No cost involved
- Provincial Nominee Program: Charges falls between CAD 300$ to CAD 1500 $
- Post ITA Application fee: CAD 550$ per adult and CAD 150$ per child
- RPRF: CAD 490$ per adult only
Question 2: What will be the approximate total cost to get a Canada PR through consultancy from India?
Answer: There are different consultancies working in the field of immigration here in India. All the consultancies have their own criteria of charging consultancy to the enrolled candidates with them. There is no uniformity of charges in the field of immigration. So it will not be possible to comment on that. Better you get in touch with the consultancy of your choice to get to know about their charges. Also you can call Oneclick immigration to know the process and cost involved from our immigration experts.
Question 3: What is the maximum age limit to apply for permanent immigration to Canada?
Answer: To apply for Canada PR, there is a age cap applicable on the applicants. In order to apply for the Canadian Permanent Residency, the minimum age is 18 years and the maximum under federal program in Express Entry Stream is around 40-41 years. If we talk about Provincial Nominee Program than, in PNP’s one can apply till the age of 45-50 under different streams except Express Entry stream.
Question 4: What is Canada immigration landing fees in 2020?
Answer: Landing fee, also known as Right to permanent Residency Fee (RPRF) is CAD 490$. This fee category is applicable only for adults i.e. Primary or dependent applicants whose age is more than 18 years. This fee is not applicable for minors.
Question 5: Is there any one here who knows a good immigration lawyer with reasonable fee for migration to Canada?
Answer: If you are interested in applying for a Canada PR with genuine consultants who are registered with IRCC and have a good immigration lawyer, than you need to do a good market research. This process will be time taking and tedious as a number of consultancies are working in the field of immigration. So, you can find one step solution to your search at Oneclick Immigration Services. Here we have the experts who are well trained and experienced in the field of Canada immigration. They will to technical assessment of your profile and provide you the option of best options available for you as per your details.
This assessment will help you in understanding the option you should go ahead with. With their expert knowledge in the filed of immigration, they will guide with the documentation and consulting from the beginning till the end. Oneclick Immigration also helps you by providing post landing services there in Canada and also get your resume designed by the Canadian job market experts that will help you in applying for jobs in Canada.
Question 6: What are the differences (fee, time taken for assessment) in the educational credential assessment(ECA) done by the various organizations for immigration to Canada? Which organization’s assessment is accepted internationally?
Answer: Education Assessment is the first step of the immigration process for Canada. There are total seven assessing authorities in Canada:
- International Credential Assessment Service of Canada
- World Education Services
- International Qualifications Assessment Service of Canada
- International Credential Evaluation Service
- Medical Council of Canada
- Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada
- Comparative Education Service
If we talk about the difference, than there is no such difference in the education assessment done by these organisations. Each of the assessing authority follow its own set of norms for assessing a particular education. These organization take from 20 working days to 12 week time for the education assessment. Their charges also vary. All of the seven assessing authorities assessment is accepted internationally. Out of all, World Education Services has the fastest assessment procedure i.e. 45 working days.
Question 7: Is there a fee for applying to any PNP program for Canada?
Answer: PNP also known as Provincial Nominee program, is a separate program run by each of the province of Canada. In Canada there are total 10 Province and 3 Territories. Each of the province runs separate programs for immigration. These provinces accept applications and have their own requirements.
Each of the province have a provincial nominee fee, which a candidate needs to pay at the time of application submission. Amount of the fee lies between CAD 300$ to CAD 1500$.
Filing an EOI with a particular province does not require the amount. This amount will be paid once you receive NOI from a particular province at the time of application submission.