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Immigrate to Canada : the fees have increased

Since the 30th of April, the candidates for permanent residence in Canada should provide a higher budget for their project of expatriation. If you have the int

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Immigrate to Canada : the fees have increased

Since the 30th of April, the candidates for permanent residence in Canada should provide a higher budget for their project of expatriation.

If you have the intention to launch an application for permanent residence in Canada in the weeks or months that come, don't neglect the financial aspect of your project - especially as the fees come to know a significant increase. Since 30 April, foreigners who file an application under the category of the economic immigration (1) must in effect pay are often increased by half for the support of their case.

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Thus, treatment costs, which were up till then 550 canadian dollars for the principal applicant (as well as for his spouse or spouse is), now stands at $ 825 per person (an increase of 50%). For dependent children, the rates have also been increased by 50%, since they have gone from 150 to 225 $. For the charges for the right of permanent residence (in other words, for the acquisition of the status), the increase is less marked : it will now cost 500 $ (compared to 490 dollars previously).

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note finally that, for the class of business people (including the self-employed, applicants to the visa Program for business start-up, as well as investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed Quebec-selected), the invoice to be paid has also been increased : 1575 dollars instead of 1050.

tariffs are readjusted every two years

canadian authorities have also announced that as of 2022-2023 - and every two years thereafter - the processing fee, will be adjusted in function of the increase in the applicable Index, consumer price index (CPI), rounded to 5, $ near", an increase of approximately 2% on average per year. For the categories of federal skilled worker and federal skilled trades (federal), the provincial nominee Program, the canadian experience class, the programs of economic immigration created by ministerial instructions (2), as well as for the category of skilled workers (Quebec), the estimated fees expected to increase to about 860 $ in 2022-2023, and then to $ 895 2024-2025. For dependent children, approximately $ 235 2022-2023, and 245 $ in 2024-2025.

This decision of the canadian authorities, taken prior to the crisis Covid-19, responds to a "cost-effective approach to financing government programs," says the Canada Gazette (the equivalent of the Official Journal). "There is a significant imbalance between the cost of the provision of services to applicants for permanent residence and the fees paid by them", explains the publication, which notes that "the costs of permanent residence have not been increased since 2002, not even in line with inflation".

341 000 new permanent residents in 2020

"The increase in the costs of permanent residence will generate revenue that will be used to better offset the costs of immigration, thus reducing the financial burden on canadian taxpayers," says the communication from the government, which intends to ensure that "Canadians continue to see immigration as a good eye." The net profit of the implementation of these new tariffs is estimated to be $ 76.9 million over ten years.

The canadian government, which acknowledged that this fee increase might have an "impact" on applicants for immigration, however, does not rely on a decrease in the number of applications for permanent residence. "We do not expect more it makes Canada a destination less attractive to immigrants," says Ottawa. According to the latest plans announced, the country to the maple leaf included to accommodate 341 000 new permanent residents in 2020, 351, 000 in 2021 and 361 000 in 2022.

(1) these Are programs of highly skilled workers (federal) through express Entry, the program of provincial nominee programs for business people, the pilot Program of immigration in atlantic Canada, the pilot Program of immigration in the rural communities and the North, and the skilled worker program (Quebec)

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(2) These programs are the following : pilot Program of immigration in atlantic Canada, a pilot Program of immigration in rural communities and the North, and pilot Program on immigration agri-food

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