With the making a decision to move to Canada permanently leaving everything behind, the very next question that you have to deal with is about money and expense. While migrating to Canada you have to spend money not only on processing the application but also on many other things. So after filing the application don’t just get relaxed, you have done only the 50% of the work. Stay tuned with the article, we will try to summarize How much you have to spend while Immigrating to Canada?
If you want to save the money and your case is not that much complex, do it yourself. Don’t pay to the intermediate immigration consultant. Each and every detail regarding the whole process is given on the immigration website. Below mentioned are some expenses one has to wear while migrating to Canada (keep checking the website for any changes in the fees)-
Application Fee to be paid while Immigrating to Canada
Different categories need to pay differently. Every class has a different criterion therefor different fee structure.
Economic Class- Immigration
The economic class includes the applicants who have applied through Express Entry Pool, applicants applied as a Federal Skilled Workers (FSW), the applicants who have applied for Quebec province as a skilled worker, other provincial nominees are also included in this class. The main applicant has to pay CAD $550. But for spouse and children, he has to pay extra money. For the application of spouse additional CAD $550 and for the children or any other family member under 19 years of age has to pay CAD $150 per family member.
Family Class Immigration
This is slightly different from the economic class, where the sponsor has to pay CAD $75 for sponsoring the application. The main applicant has to pay CAD $475. Under 19 years of age applicant who has no lawful member coming with him only need to pay CAD $75. But for spouse and children, he has to pay extra money. For the application of spouse additional CAD $550 and for the children or any other family member under 19 years of age has to pay CAD $150 per family member.
Investor, Entrepreneur or Self-employed Persons Class
The main applicant has to pay CAD $1050. For the application of spouse additional CAD $550 and for the children or any other family member under 19 years of age has to pay CAD $150 per family member.
The right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)
The immigrants who have reached Canada have to pay RPRF in order to get permanent residency in Canada. RPRF can be paid along with the application fees to avoid the end moment hassle and to save processing time. RPRF for permanent residency for the main applicant is CAD $490. All the immigrants are bound to pay RPRF except the following-
- Convention refugees
- Children dependent on the main applicant
Language proficiency test fees-
Applicants from the countries where English or French is not the first language have to take language proficiency test. Some of the common tests are IELTS, CELPIP, and TEF. Depending upon the location in Canada and which test you have chosen fees structure changes. An average cost of IELTS is CAD $290- CAD $315. The average cost of CELPIP varies between CAD $265- CAD $365.
Fee for translating and securing the documents while making application for immigration to Canada
Sometimes it is the case that we don’t to have all documents specified in the application for example- birth certificate, certificate of marriage, certificate regarding work experience, etc. then you have incurred additional cost in getting these documents.
As Canada recognizes only English or French as their official language. In some countries and that too include India, these documents are in the native or regional languages respectively. To get your certificates authorize you to need to translate it in English or French.
Photos for the application in compliance with CIC regulations
As per the CIC regulation one has to submit many photos with the application. This is an additional cost to be added.
Immigrating to Canada?- Medical exam fees to be paid
As every permanent visa requires a medical examination, for Canadian visa only doctor who is CIC approved in your country, can perform the medical tests. If some problem occurs in your medical tests and your application got rejected, medical exam fees are non-refundable.
Settlement Fund to be paid while immigrating to Canada
This is an important factor because any nation won’t want immigrants that would be a burden on their economy. To make sure, when you went for the interview to the Canadian embassy in your country, you have to provide every possible document proving that you have enough capital to sustain in Canada with your family. The main applicant is required to show capital around CAD $10,000 and an additional $2000 for each member migrating with him.
Travel Expenses to be paid while immigrating to Canada
After going through all the processing now, after having done the expense that left is airfare. This could be bearable if you are coming alone to the Now that your application has been approved and you are now ready to come to Canada, but with family, this could really hard.