If you are planning to move with your family to Canada, one thing you should realize is that processing a Canadian immigration can take a lengthy process.
Usually, the first step is to pick which immigration category is most suitable for you and your loved ones. You need to comply with all the requirements and provide the necessary documents. Along with that, you have to pay all the associated fees as well.
Yes, there are many fees to pay aside from the processing fee and you need to prepare for them if you want to have a successful application.
According to Pinoy-Canada.com, the process of coming to Canada “is not hard but it is not cheap.”
The blog further adds “It is not necessary to hire a lawyer or an immigration expert if you are good in following instructions, especially if your case is not extra ordinary. You can save the money that you’ll spend for the service fees and use it in other expenses related to the processing of your application.”
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has a list that can help you calculate fees. The fees may change at any given time so your best bet is to check out the website often to get the updated costs.
Here are the fees you should be aware of. Take note, however, that all costs are in Canadian dollar:
A principal applicant for Economic Class (which includes Federal Skilled Workers, Quebec Skilled Workers, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class, Caregiver Program and Provincial Nominees, including Express Entry) has to pay $550.
If immigrating with your spouse, common law partner, or conjugal partner, you will also have to pay an additional $550. On the other hand, other family members are required to pay $150 each.
For Family Class, a sponsor pays $75 for every application for sponsorship. The principal applicant has to pay $475. If the principal applicant is below 19 years old, application fee will only be $75.
On the other hand, application fees for an Investor, Entrepreneur or Self-employed Persons Class principal applicant is much higher at $1,050.
Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)
All immigrants who make it to the country are required to pay the Right of Permanent Residence Fee which costs $490 per person. This fee should be paid before CIC issues the permanent resident visa or before the applicant becomes a permanent Canadian resident.
English or French Language Test
If you are coming from a country where English or French isn’t the primary language, you will be required to take a CIC-approved language test such as the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test d’évaluation de francais (TEF). The cost for these tests may vary depending on your location so feel free to ask around.
Part of your application requirement is to show that you are financially capable to support yourself and your family once you move to the country. The exact required amount differs depending on the size of family but generally, an applicant should have about $10,000 plus an additional $2,000 for the spouse and for every dependent.
Finally, you have to purchase plane tickets for your Canadian flight. Once again, the cost will depend from your location. Be sure to inquire ahead of time so you can prepare the funds for this as well.
via : pinoy-canada