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New fees to be paid by employers and open work permit applicants are being introduced on February 21, 2015. There is also a new process that employers must follow when hiring Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt foreign workers.

Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

New applications:Processing fees must be paid when the application is submitted. The payment (certified cheque or bank draft) must be attached to the application form. Refer to the fee schedule link for current rates. Just before paying, check this webpage again for the up-to-date information.

Current applications: If you are paying additional fees for an application currently being processed in Guatemala, the payment (certified cheque or bank draft) must be attached to the letter from our office requesting the payment.

Economic Class applications:

All applicants in these classes must submit their initial application to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Canada. For more information on how to pay, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.

Family class applications: All applications for sponsored family class members must be submitted to the Case Processing Centre in Canada. For more information on how to pay and where to submit your application, click here.

Payment instructions by bank draft or certified cheque:

  • If you are paying in Canadian dollars, the bank draft or certified cheque should be addressed to the: Receiver General for Canada.
  • If you are paying in US dollars or Quetzales, the bank draft or certified cheque should be made payable to the: Embassy of Canada or Embajada de Canada.
  • Your payment must accompany your application.
  • Please ensure that the bank does not forward your bank draft or certified cheque to this office.
  • If your application is received at this office without the correct processing fee attached, it will be returned to you.

Other instructions:

  • A receipt will be issued for each payment received.  Please keep the receipt as proof of payment.
  • Processing fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application.
  • Do not send cash.  We will not be responsible for cash sent to our office.

Important: Bank drafts and certified cheques have a limited validity. Ensure that your bank draft or certified cheque is not older than 6 months when it reaches this office.

Fee Schedule

Temporary Residence Applications as of February 1, 2015
Individual - Multiple Entry10080760
Individual - single entry10080760
Family Rate - maximum5004053,800
Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)1501201,140
Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)1551251,180
Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists4653753,535
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)freefreefree
Biometric Fee (If Required)*

*Note: If you need to give your biometrics, the $85 CAD biometric fee covers the VAC service charge. Additional VAC services are not covered.

Permanent Residence Applications*
Skilled Worker, Provincial Nominee, Quebec-Selected Applicants, Family Class
Applicant: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (Right of Permanent Resident Fee - RPRF)1,0408404,180
Spouse/Partner: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,0408407,905
Dependant 19 yrs and over5504454,180
Dependant under 19 yrs1501201,140
Entrepreneur, Investor, Self-Employed
Applicant: 1050 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,5401,24011,705
Spouse/partner: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,0408407,905
Dependant 19 yrs and over5504454,180
Dependant under 19 yrs1501201,140
*Please note that if you submit your application to a Canadian office (CPC or CIO), payment should be made at that office


Other Applications
Travel Document for Permanent Residents5040380
Replacement or certification of an immigration document3020228
Temporary Resident Permit2001601,520
Authorization to Return to Canada4003203,040
Rehabilitation for:
Serious Criminality1,0008057,600
Entrepreneur, investor, self-employed
USA, St. Pierre and Miquelon7506055,700
Any Other Destination1,5001,21011,400


Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)

Applicants for permanent residence can pay the Right of Permanent Residence Fee ($490CAD) at the time they submit their application or at a later date when requested. The processing fee is still required when submitting an application.

The following applicants are not required to pay the RPRF:

  • dependent children of a principal applicant or sponsor, a child to be adopted, or an orphaned brother, sister, niece, nephew or grandchild;
  • protected persons, including Convention refugees.


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