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Canada Hikes Permanent Residency Fees By 12 Per Cent

Applicants for Canadian permanent residency will soon be facing a new, increased application fee. From April 30, Canada will be implementing a 12% hike on application fees, which means the previous 515 CAD fee would jump to 575 CAD.

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The Reason Behind The Permanent Residency Fee Hike

Canada’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration issued an official notification on March 30 stating the reason behind this increment. According to the officials, Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations mandate a biennial increase in permanent residence fees.

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Furthermore, fee increases are expected to be applied to other groups as well, such as the following:

  • Federal Skilled Workers
  • Quebec Skilled Workers
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Atlantic Immigration Class
  • Most Economic Pilots (rural, agri-food)


According to the new fee change, the principal applicant will be required to pay 950 CAD instead of the current 850 CAD.

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How Will The Fee Hike Affect Businesses?

According to the notification, the new fee policy will remain applicable until March 2026. Moreover, due to the revised changes, applicants for the ‘Live-in Caregiver Program’ and caregivers pilots will be required to pay 635 CAD.

The new fee rate for federal and Quebec businesses will remain 1,810 CAD. Here is a detailed list of new fees for applicants from different groups.

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Indians Among The Front Runners Seeking Canadian Residency

Did you know that Indian’s are one of the leading groups immigrating to Canada? What’s interesting is that since 2013, their numbers have more than tripled.

Forbes reported that 118,095 Indians became permanent residents in 2022, which was a 260% increase compared to the 32,828 in 2013.

In 2022, permanent residency was granted to a record 437,000 foreigners. The growth of the Canadian labour force depends heavily on immigration, according to the government. This could be why, by 2036, it is expected that 30% of Canada’s population will consist of immigrants.


By the end of 2025, Canada anticipates welcoming 1.45 million new permanent residents.

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