Published by Gabriel Oliveira
on April 18, 2020

FSW Step 17 - Pay the Fees

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.

Fee $CAN
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.

FSW Steps

FSW Step 1 - Understand the whole process

FSW Step 2 - Check eligibility

FSW Step 3 - Inform dependents

FSW Step 4 - Find out your NOC

FSW Step 5 - Get passport(s) ready

FSW Step 6 - Do English Exam

FSW Step 7 - Get an ECA

FSW Step 8 - Create and submit profile

FSW Step 9 - Wait for ITA

FSW Step 10 - Fill out the online form

FSW Step 11 - Get Police Certificates

FSW Step 12 - Get Medical Exams

FSW Step 13 - Get Proof of Funds

FSW Step 14 - Get Work Experience Letters

FSW Step 15 - Translate all documents

FSW Step 16 - Scan and upload documents

FSW Step 17 - Pay the fees

FSW Step 18 - Submit application

FSW Step 19 - Receive request for Biometrics

FSW Step 20 - Schedule and do Biometrics

FSW Step 21 - Wait for approval

FSW Step 22 - Send passport to VAC

FSW Step 23 - Receive COPR + visa

FSW Step 24 - Arrange travel

FSW Step 25 - Do the landing

FSW Step 26 - Receive PR Card


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