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Cost for Canada PR Visa in 2020 (with Family)

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.

Canada PR visa is one of the most economically beneficial pathways in 2020. When one plans to move to Canada as a permanent resident, often the cost factor seems confusing.

Kansas team has developed an end-to-end Canada fee estimator for your convenience. You can choose the best-suited program for your migration, and you will get the exact fee.

Cost for Canada Permanent Residence Visa Along With Requirements

The best thing about the Canadian immigration process is you do not require any initial visa fees. You can pay the fees of visas and permanent residency after your application gets selected. Only in the case of PNPs, you need to pay the fee for a nomination certificate while you apply for a program.

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

1. Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA):

To get resident status in Canada as a skilled worker, you need adequate work experience.

  • Apart from this, you need a proper qualification in your respective field of study.
  • You need to submit your certificates.
  • The concerned authorities conduct an Educational Credential Assessment.
  • This is a proper verification of your certificates.
  • Educational Assessment is an essential process if you are looking for long term employment.
  • This is mandatory even for international students.
  • You need to submit the transcripts of your certificate from University if you are a student.
  • World Education Services (WES) would govern the assessment process.
  • The total fees for ECA are presently Rs. 21,000 (CAD 200 approximately).
  • This includes the charges for your transcript from University and international courier.
  • You need to attach the assessment report to the online application as a supporting document.
  • Your Express Entry profile is now complete in all respects.
  • The embassy or consulate scrutinizes your application and issues an invitation to apply.
  • Now, you can be confident about your migration through the Express Entry program.
  • This almost completes the first part of fund requirements.

2. Cost for Canada PR after applying:

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).

You need to bear the following costs if you are applying for permanent residency:

  • Application fee for Canada PR: CAD 550
  • For a secondary application (which can be your spouse’s), the fees remain the same (i.e., CAD 550).
  • For PR Visa of your dependent child, the fees are CAD 150
  • The application cost for Right to PR: CAD 490

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:

  • Fee for Primary Applicant – CAD785
  • Fee for Spouse or common-law partner – CAD168
  • Fee for each dependent child = CAD168

4. Provincial Nominee Program:

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

  • Fee for Primary Applicant is 550CAD
  • Fee for Secondary Candidate or Common-law partner is 550CAD
  • Fee for Children (Under 22 years of age) is 150CAD each

Funds required for Canada PR through Express Entry Program:

You can divide the cost for migrating to Canada through a PR visa into two parts:

  • Funds for creating your Express Entry profile online
  • Funds after applying for Canada PR
  • In the initial phase of the application, the applicant doesn't need to pay.
  • All you need to pay is the fees to get various documents.
  • Getting documents is an important part of the procedure for immigration to Canada.
  • In the later part, you need to pay for the actual procedure to get the permanent resident card.

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IELTS Test Requirements:

To become a Permanent Resident of Canada through any category of visa, the IELTS test is mandatory.

  • 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.
  • You can get better points when you score better in this test.
  • This improves your chances of hassle-free immigration.
  • Presently, the fees for the IELTS test in India are around Rs. 12,000.
  • It is advisable to take tuition to prepare for 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 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.

Fund requirement for Canada PNP:

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

  • 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.

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

  • Your PNP application fee: CAD 550 (Rs. 28,000)
  • Your Right to Permanent Residency Application Cost: CAD 490 (Rs. 25,000)

Cost to get a Health Certificate:

Your physical and mental fitness is another important eligibility criterion.

  • You need to undergo a medical examination.
  • The listed and authorized physician conducts this exam.
  • The Visa issuing authority selects physicians and hospitals.
  • This is a mandatory document along with 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.
  • The cost of this medical examination is CAD110 (Rs. 5,500).
  • 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 are available online on the official website.
  • This Health Certificate is valid for the next calendar year.

Fees of 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 fill a fee of Rs. 500.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • For this, you should be able to produce proof of funds of at least CAD 12,500.
  • 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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Proof of Financial Stability

Along with the relevant fee, sufficient money to manage to stay in Canada is important in Canada immigration.

To prove that you can manage your stay in Canada and take care of the financial needs of your dependents, you need to show specific proof of funds.

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 an approximate funds depending upon the number of members.

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,669
2 $15,772
3 $19,390
4 $23,542
5 $26,701
6 $30,114
7 $33,528
For each additional family member $3,414

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.

  • The issuing authorities (IRCC) scrutinize 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.
  • If you do so, it takes a processing time of around 6 months to get a response from the IRCC.
  • There are certain regulations about arriving in Canada in the given duration after you get the PR Card.

To get more details on the Canada PR Cost, speaking to our immigration consultant will help you greatly. Contact us online and visit our branch that is nearest to your location.

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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.