IRCC spends lots of money maintaning the immigration processes. So it is fair to charge a fee for it.
And it is even more fair considering that you (candidate) only need to pay these fees after you are invited to apply (ITA). Which pretty much means you only pay if you are selected.
Of course, these are the fees related to the application itself - paid directly to IRCC. There are other third party costs involved, like the ECA, IELTS, translators, etc. But at this step, we are only talking about IRCC fees.
After you fill the forms and upload the required documents, the system will show you a list of fees you need to pay.
This list includes:
You must pay them online, under you account, using an international credit or debit card.
This is what you can expect to pay. More information on the IRCC website.
|Processing fee for main applicant||825|
|Right of permanent residence||500|
|Processing fee for spouse||825|
|Right of permanent residence for your spouse||500|
|Include one dependent child||225 (per child)|
|Biometric fee for main applicant||85|
|Biometric fee for the whole family||170|
If for some reason you are missing something on your application, they will let you know and refund you for:
If the application starts to be processed, you won't be refunded for the processing fee.