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Fees

New fees for the Temporary Residents Program:

Visitors to Canada will automatically be considered for a multiple-entry visa, starting on February 6, 2014. Multiple-entry visas allow qualified visitors to come and go from Canada for six months at a time for up to 10 years without having to reapply each time.

The fee for the temporary resident visa (TRV) program will now be reduced from $150 to $100 for the processing of either a single- or multiple-entry visa.

By harmonizing the single- and multiple-entry visa fees, the visa application process will become simpler for applicants and promote tourism and trade by increasing the number of eligible travellers who are able to make multiple visits to Canada.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will increase other fees in the temporary resident program, effective February 6, 2014. These changes will reduce the burden on Canadian taxpayers and ensure that fees closely reflect the real cost of processing applications.
These changes include (all figures in CAD $):

  • $25 increase for study permits and renewals;
  • $5 increase for work permits and renewals;
  • $25 increase for extensions to remain in Canada as a visitor;
  • the maximum fee for a family to apply for TRVs will increase by $100 to $500; and
  • the maximum work permit fee for a group of performing artists and their staff will increase by $15 to $465.

New applications: Processing fees must be paid when the application is submitted. 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 Kingston, the payment (certified cheque or bank draft must be attached to the letter from our office requesting the payment.

Immigration Applications

All applicants in the economic 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, visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.

Fees for Temporary Resident and Permanent Resident Travel Document Applications:

Processing fees must be paid when the application is submitted. Proof of payment must be attached to the application form. Please ensure you include proof of payment if you are submitting your application through a visa application centre (VAC).

If you are applying from Jamaica
All ApplicationsPayment for applications within Jamaica must be made at any branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia(BNS) island-wide. 
  • A JMD $350 transaction fee, per application, will be collected by the bank.
  • Submit with your application BOTH copies of the application fee receipt given by the bank
  • After applying, keep all records of payment, including:
    • proof of payment to BNS
    • client copy of the application fee receipt
    • receipt provided by the High Commission at the time of application
If you are applying from the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, or the Turks and Caicos Islands
All applicationsPayment for all other applications must be made by bank draft in Canadian dollars, made payable to the High Commission of Canada. After applying, keep all records of payment, including:
  • proof of bank draft payment
  • receipt provided by the High Commission at the time of application
Print your name on the back of the bank draft.
Your payment must accompany your application.
Please ensure that the bank does not forward your bank draft 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 have a limited validity. Ensure that your bank draft is not older than 6 months  when it reaches this office.

Fee Schedule

Temporary Residence Applications
as of February 6, 2014
DescriptionCAN$
Individual - Multiple Entry100
Individual - single entry100
Family Rate - maximum (Group of 5 or more)500
Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)150
Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)155
Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists465
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)free

* “Family” includes the principal applicant and dependents applying at the same time.  The term “dependent” includes the following persons:

  • A legally married spouse; or common-law spouse
  • An adopted or biological child who is less than 19 years of age who is not a spouse or common-law partner
  • An adopted or biological child who is 19 years of age or older and who has depended substantially on the financial support of the parent since before the age of 19 and is unable to be financially self-supporting due to a physical or mental condition.
Biometric Fee (If Required)
 CAN$
Individual - single entry85
Family (3 persons or more)170
Group of performing artists (Work Permit- 3 persons or more)255

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*
 CAN$
Skilled Worker, Provincial Nominee, Family Class
Applicant: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (Right of Permanent Resident Fee - RPRF)1,040
Spouse/Partner: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,040
Dependent 19 years old and over550
Dependent less than 19 years old150
Entrepreneur, Investor, Self-Employed
Applicant: 1,050 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,540
Spouse/partner: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,040
Dependent 19 years old and over550
Dependent less than 19 years old150
*Please note that if you submit your application to a Canadian office (CPC or CIO), payment should be made at that office

 

Other Applications
 CAN$
Travel Document for Permanent Residents50
Replacement or certification of an immigration document30
Temporary Resident Permit200
Authorization to Return to Canada400
Rehabilitation for:
Criminality200
Serious Criminality1,000
Repayment of Removal Expenses:
USA, St. Pierre and Miquelon750
Any Other Destination1,500

 

Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF)

Applicants for permanent residence can pay the Right of Permanent Residence Fee ($490) 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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Date Modified:
2014-08-06