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Fees


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.


How to pay the processing fees:

  1. Temporary Residence Applications:  Processing fees must be paid in cash (USD only) at the Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Beirut.   Refer to the fee schedule for current rates.
     
    Processing fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application.
     
  2. Economic Class 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.

  3. 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, please refer to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.

Paying in Canadian dollars ($)

By bank draft or certified cheque drawn on a Canadian bank

A bank draft or certified cheque is a cheque issued by a bank payable to a person or institution, in this case the Receiver General for Canada. The name of the Canadian bank that will pay the Receiver General for Canada will be written on the cheque.

The bank draft or certified cheque should be made payable to the: Receiver General for Canada.

Write your name and address on the back of your bank draft or certified cheque.

Please ensure that the bank does not forward your bank draft or certified cheque to this office. Your fee must accompany your application. If your application is received at this office without the processing fee attached, it will be returned to you.

Important: Bank drafts and certified cheques have a limited validity. Ensure that your bank draft or certified cheque is not older than 3 months when it reaches this office.

Other instructions:

  • A receipt will be issued for each payment received.  Please keep the receipt as proof of payment.
  • Do not send cash.  We will not be responsible for cash sent to our office.
  • Please note we do not accept fee payment by credit card or by bank transfer.

Fee Schedule

Temporary Residence Applications as of February 1, 2015
DescriptionCAN$USD
Individual - Multiple Entry10080
Individual - single entry10080
Family Rate - maximum500405
Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)150120
Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)155125
Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists465375
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)freefree
 
Biometric Fee (If Required)*
Description CAN$USD
Individual8570
Family170135
Group255205

*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*
Description  CAN$USD
Skilled Worker, Provincial Nominee, Family Class 
Applicant: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (Right of Permanent Resident Fee - RPRF)1,040840
Spouse/Partner: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,040840
Dependant 19 yrs and over550445
Dependant under 19 yrs150120
Entrepreneur, Investor, Self-Employed
Applicant: 1,050 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,5401,240
Spouse/partner: 550 (processing fee) + 490 (RPRF)1,040840
Dependant 19 yrs and over550445
Dependant under 19 yrs150120
*Please note that if you submit your application to a Canadian office (CPC or CIO), payment should be made at that office

 

Other Applications
Description  CAN$USD
Travel Document for Permanent Residents5040
Replacement or certification of an immigration document3025
Temporary Resident Permit200160
Authorization to Return to Canada400320
Criminality200160
Serious Criminality1,000805
Repayment of Removal Expenses:
USA, St. Pierre and Miquelon750605
Any Other Destination1,5001,210

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:
2015-02-24