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Cost for Canada PR Visa in 2020 (with Family)

Canada PR visa is one of the most economical immigration pathways of 2020. But calculating the overall cost for it can be confusing if you are new to the process of immigrating to Canada as a permanent resident.

K Nagaraju

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Nagaraj is a veteran in processing Canada visas. He proves as the best professional to handle all PR visa process.

Cost for Canada PR Visa in 2020

The best thing about the Canadian Immigration process is you do not require any initial visa Fees. You can pay the Permanent Residency Fees and Visa Fees after your application gets selected. Only in the case of PNPs, you need to pay the Fees for a nomination certificate while you apply for a program.

Kansas Overseas Careers has developed an end-to-end Canada Fees estimator for your convenience. You can choose the best-suited program for your migration, and you will get the Exact Fees.

Let’s find out more about the costs associated with Canada Permanent Residence.

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What are the Initial Costs for Canada PR Visa?

Below is the breakdown of the cost that incurs during each stage of the processing

1. Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA):

The approximate fees for the ECA is Rs. 12,268 (CAD 220).

An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) is used to verify that your foreign degree, diploma, or certificate (or other proof of your credential) is valid and equal to a Canadian one.

There are different types of ECAs. You need to get an ECA for immigration purposes.

Some additional costs may be:

  1. $220+$10 ($10 Courier charges approx.)
  2. $220+$85 for Fast Express courier charges. ($ 85 for Fast Express Courier charges)

You must include your ECA report and the reference number in your Express Entry profile.

What are the costs involved in ECA?

Assessing Body Fee FEE Processing Time after receiving documents
World Education Services (WES) 220CAD 35 Business Days
Comparative Education Services (CES) 210 CAD Per Each Degree 25 Weeks
The International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) 200 CAD 30 Weeks
International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) 200 CAD 14 Weeks
International Credential Evaluation Services (ICES) 200 CAD Per Each Degree 16 Weeks
Medical of Council of Canada (MCC) 298+175(MCC+SV) CAD Per Each Degree 90 Days
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) NAPRA 340 CAD & Document Evaluation 675 CAD 8 weeks

2. Cost for Canada PR after applying:

You need to bear the following costs if you are applying for Permanent Residency:

  • Application Fees for Canada PR: CAD 825
  • For a secondary application (which can be your spouse’s), the Fees remain the same: CAD 825
  • For the PR Visa of your dependent child, the Fees is CAD 225
  • The application cost for Right to PR: CAD 500

You need to submit your final PR application after you receive your ITA. Then, you need to wait until you receive the Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Up to this point, the process and cost are almost the same for both Express Entry and PNP. Apart from this, you need to bear the cost of getting important documents.

3. Quebec Skilled Worker Program category (If applicable):

The costs that incur if you are applying under the Quebec Skilled Worker Program are as follows:

  • Fees for Primary Applicant: CAD812
  • Fees for Spouse or common-law partner: CAD174
  • Fees for each dependent child: CAD174

4. Provincial Nominee Program:

The exact amount depends on the selected province. However, the general cost is as follows:

  • Fees for Primary Applicant is 825CAD
  • Fees for Secondary Candidate or Common-law partner is 825CAD
  • Fees for Children (Under 22 years of age) is 225CAD (for each child)

What are the Funds required for Canada PR through Express Entry Program?

The cost for a Canada PR visa from India has to be paid in specific steps.

The steps are:

Step 1: Educational Credential Assessment fee in the application stage.

An Education Credential Assessment (ECA) for foreign degrees

  • $220+$10 ($10 Courier charges approx)
  • $220+$85 for Fast Express courier charges. ($85 for Fast Express Courier charges)

Fees for IELTS: Rs. 12,000 to appear for IELTS.

Once you have an ECA outcome letter and IELTS Score card, you can move to the next step.

Step 2: Filing your EE Application online (Free of cost)

Step 3: If you receive an ITA invite , you must then submit your documents online and pay the application fees to begin your visa process.

Application fees for a Canada PR visa:

  • Single applicant Fee: CAD 825 for CIC + 500 (Right to PR Fee) = CAD 1325 (Including visa fees and PR fees)
  • Couple Applicant Fee: (CAD 825 *2) = CAD 2650 + 500 (Right to PR Fee)
  • Dependent fee for Child: CAD 225 for each child

Other fees included in this step:

Medical exam: INR 3,000 (varies depending on your source city)

Police certificate: INR 500 (varies depending on your source city)

Step 4: Complete your biometrics

  • Biometric Fee CAD 85 for a single applicant
  • Biometric Fee CAD 170 for two or more applicants

Step 5: You will be required to sent your passport details

Passport Cost may vary between Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2500. If you already have a valid passport, this cost is removed.

If you apply via a Provincial Nominee Program, you will have to bear extra processing charges from the same.

Here is the list of Canadian provinces and their unique charges:

Name of Province Fees Charged Extra
Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) CAD 1500
Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program (SINP) CAD 350
Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) CAD 500
British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP) CAD 1150
Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP) (Only for Province of Quebec) Primary applicant: CAD 785
Spouse or Partner: CAD 168
Dependent Child: CAD 168

Other charges to consider:

Traveling Tickets – The air ticket cost can vary from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 1,00,000.

Visa Consultation fee, according to the consultant you choose

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What are the IELTS Test Requirements?

To become a Permanent Resident of Canada, the IELTS test is mandatory.

  • Presently, the Fees for the IELTS test in India is around Rs. 12,000.
  • IELTS is the assessment of your English language proficiency.
  • You need to get a good score in IELTS as an eligibility criterion for the Express Entry Program.
  • You need to score at least 7 bands in all the four modules of this test.
  • The IELTS score plays an important role in improving your total points.
  • The tuition Fees for specialized training may vary as per the training institute you prefer.
  • Many immigrants are from non-native English speaking countries.
  • IELTS test checks the language skills of these people.
  • If you are applying as a federal skilled worker, you need to be able to communicate in English.
  • This proves your ability to communicate at the workplaces effectively.

There are two major types of IELTS tests:

a) IELTS General:

  • This is the assessment test for aspiring immigrants in different categories.
  • This test verifies reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in the English language.
  • The skilled worker program and skilled trades program applicants need to apply for IELTS General.

b) IELTS Academic:

  • This is for international students.
  • This is mandatory for the applicant applying for an MBA in Canada.
  • The students of various other professional courses also need to clear this test.
  • This proves the language skills of overseas students.

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Cost to get a Health Certificate

Your physical and mental fitness is another important eligibility criterion. You need to undergo a medical examination.

  • The cost of this medical examination is CAD110 (Rs. 5,500).
  • The listed and authorized physician conducts this exam.
  • The Visa issuing Authority selects physicians and hospitals.
  • This is a mandatory document along with the PR Application.
  • The physician conducts General Health checkups for you and other family members.
  • The physician examines your family even if they are not flying to Canada along with you.
  • You can arrange the medical examination and get the Health Certificate in your native country.
  • The list of hospitals that are eligible to conduct this examination is available online on the official website.
  • This Health Certificate is valid for the next calendar year.

Proof of Financial Stability

Proof of Financial Stability to immigrate to Canada is mandatory. This data is submitted to IRCC officials.

Here are the specific funds required:

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,960
2 $16,135
3 $19,836
4 $24,083
5 $27,315
6 $30,806
7 $34,299
For each additional family member $3,492

These funds are mandatory if you are applying as a skilled worker under any of these programs:

You are exempted from providing the Proof of Financial Stability if you:

  • Have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer
  • Hold an authorization to work in Canada
  • Have the ability to meet the requirements of the Canadian Experience Class program

The average amount you are required to show for your immigration depends majorly on the number of members who are accompanying you to Canada.

This list gives approximate funds depending upon the number of members.

Fees of the Police Clearance Certificate

  • You need to pay Fees of Rs. 500 for the Police Clearance Certificate.
  • The External Affairs Ministry issues the police clearance certificate to passport holders.
  • This document implies that the applicant doesn't have any criminal history.
  • This is a mandatory document for long-term employment and higher studies in Canada.
  • In India, you can avail Police Clearance Certificate through Passport Seva Kendra.
  • You need to produce this certificate on or before the visa interview.
  • If you were residing in various countries, PCC from countries you lived in the last 10 years is essential.

Proof of Funds

If you are dreaming of a permanent residency from Canada, you need to submit proof of funds to the IRCC officials.

  • You should be able to produce proof of funds of at least CAD 12,500.
Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,960
2 $16,135
3 $19,836
4 $24,083
5 $27,315
6 $30,806
7 $34,299
For each additional family member $3,492
  • When you are migrating to Canada along with the family, this formality is essential.
  • You can submit a recent bank statement or proof of your Investments.
  • If you are migrating to Canada without a job offer, you need to be capable to maintain your family for at least 3 months.
  • Again, you should possess an extra fund of CAD 3,361 for every extra family member migrating along with you.
  • In this way, the authorities make sure that you would not create trouble for Canadian society being an unemployed immigrant.
  • Now that you know the general costs of migrating to Canada through the Express Entry program, knowing the costs of various programs will help you greatly in comparing cost estimation.

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Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,960
2 $16,135
3 $19,836
4 $24,083
5 $27,315
6 $30,806
7 $34,299
For each additional family member $3,492

While submitting this proof of funds, you will need to:

  • Share your bank account details
  • Share details of any outstanding loans
  • Share related bank statements

Processing time for Canada PR

Your application for permanent residency in Canada should be complete in all respects.

  • It takes 6 months to get a response from the IRCC.
  • The issuing authority (IRCC) examines every detail in the application.
  • They receive thousands of applications daily, and it takes time to dig into every detail.
  • So you need to keep your fingers crossed.
  • You need to submit all the documents supporting your academic and professional profile.
  • There are certain regulations about arriving in Canada in the given duration after you get the PR Card.

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What are the Fund requirements for Canada PNP?

Provincial Nominee Program is another important pathway to become a Permanent Resident.

To get a PR card through PNP, the following are the applicable Fees for different procedures:

  • Your PNP application Fees: CAD 825 (Rs. 44,660 approx)
  • Your Right to Permanent Residency Application Cost: CAD 500 (Rs. 27,942 approx)

In this program, different Canadian provinces nominate candidates for immigration.

  • This is suitable for skilled workers, entrepreneurs, and students.
  • The authorities will start accepting your application once the program opens.
  • Your active participation and contribution to the economic development of the province is a necessary factor.
  • The provinces select the skilled workers as per the demand in their labour market.
  • So, the nominee program is related to the vacancies in the province.

What is the procedure for applicants who wish to apply for both Express Entry & PNP programs?

There are two methods you can use:

  1. Submit an application to the PNP, get a nomination, and fill out the application for Express Entry. Or,
  2. Fill out the application for Express Entry first and then submit an application to the PNP. The PNP will push the profile for Express Entry afterward.

Both methods take the same amount of time.

What happens if the personal information declared by a potential candidate going into the pool turns out to be false?

Any sort of false representation can be penalised. The penalty depends on the seriousness of the misinformation. If a candidate is found to have provided false information, he/she may be barred from entering the pool for five years.

Hence, we always encourage the candidate to provide true and valid information.

What happens if an applicant is not invited to apply for permanent residence, but wishes to remain in the Express Entry pool?

If the applicant is not invited to apply for permanent residence for 12 months, he/she can create a new Express Entry profile. Once the applicant is eligible for the Economic Immigration Programs, he/she will re-enter the Express Entry Pool.

Is a successful candidate able to bring his or her family to Canada?

Yes, a successful candidate can bring his/her spouse or a common-law partner and dependant children to Canada.

Overall Costs

Here are the overall fund details:

Number of Family Members Minimum Funds Required
4 members $24,083
Visa Type Minimum Funds Required
Study Permit $150
Work Permit $155
IELTS $319
Police Clearance INR 500
Medical Examination $20 (Approx)

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K Nagaraju

K Nagaraju

Service Delivery Manager

Nagaraj is a veteran in processing Canada visas. He proves as the best professional to handle all PR visa process.