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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.


If you are applying as:

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.

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.

Temporary Resident applicants using the VAC: may pay the processing fee at the closest Scotia Bank in Mexico or Banco Mercantil in Venezuela. Receipts are valid for one year only. Refer to the VAC web site for detailed instructions.

All applicants to the visa office in Mexico (including persons residing in Venezuela, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Argentina, Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru, Cuba and Dominican Republic):

  • If you are paying in Canadian dollars, the money order or certified cheque should be addressed to the: “Receiver General for Canada”. Please take note of the following:

    • Do not write on the back of the bank draft or certified cheque.
    • Only money orders containing the name and complete address of the Canadian bank will be accepted.
    • Our office does not accept cheques or money orders issued by currency exchange offices.
  • If you are paying in Mexican pesos, the money order or certified cheque should be made payable to: “Embajada de Canadá”. Please take note of the following:

    • Do not write on the back of the money order or certified cheque.
    • If you are paying with a certified cheque, it must have 2 signatures and the 2 code numbers of the bank officers, except for Banamex. In this case, only 1 signature and 1 code number of the bank officer is accepted.
    • If you are paying with a money order, it must have 2 signatures and the 2 code numbers of the bank officer, except for Banamex and Bancomer. In those cases, only 1 signature and 1 code number of the bank officer is accepted.

Other instructions:

  • Cheques must have been recently issued.
  • Your payment must accompany your application.
  • Applications received without the correct processing fee will be returned to the client.

Other method of payment for applications from Mexico submitted through the Visa Application Centre (VAC):

Payment Instructions for Visa Fees:

Important information: Please note that the bank reference numbers for visa and permit payments have changed, effective 1 December 2014.

Scotiabank representative will require your passport number to issue the referenced payment receipt.

All applicants submitting an application through the CVAC must include a receipt for the visa application processing fee. The fee is payable at any Scotiabank branch in Mexican pesos, using the affiliation number 3516 and one of the following references:

Fee typeAmount in Pesos (MXN)Scotiabank Reference number
Multiple Entry Temporary Resident Visa (per person)$1180.00351621904899990277
Family Rate (see note below) *$5900.00351621905599992281
Work Permit (per person)$1830.00351621906399996227
Open work permit holder fee$1,180.00351621904899990277
Work Permit (Artist Groups)$5485.00351621907199998244
Study Permit$1770.00351621908999991274
Transit Visa (no charge)$0n/a
Permanent Resident Travel Document$590.00351621909599998233
Visa Replacement$350.00351621911199994206

*Family Rate: A family is only required to pay up to the maximum Family Rate amount. If the sum of the individual fees for your family is less than the Family Rate, you may pay the fee individually. If the sum of the individual fees for your family is more, you are only required to pay up to the Family Rate.

Biometric fee (if required)
DescriptionAmount in Dollars (CAD) Amount in Pesos (MXN)Scotia Bank Reference Number
Individual851005351604160499996269
Family1702005351604160499997282
Group2553010351604160499990288

Fee Schedule

Temporary Residence Applications as of February 6, 2014
DescriptionCAN$MXNVEF
Individual1001,180630
Family Rate - maximum5005,9003150
Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)1501,770945
Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)1551,830975
Open work permit holder fee1001,180630
Employer compliance fee2302,7141,449
Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists4655,4852930
Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)freefreefree
 
Permanent Residence Applications
Description  CAN$MXN VEF
Skilled Worker, Provincial Nominee, Family Class, Quebec-selected
Applicant: (processing fee)5506,4803465
Right of Permanent Resident Fee - RPRF4905,7703090
Spouse/Partner: (processing fee)5506,4803465
Dependant 19 yrs and over5506,4803465
Dependant under 19 yrs1501,770945
Business Immigrants (outside Quebec)
Applicant: (processing fee)1,05012,3706615
Right of Permanent Resident Fee - RPRF4905,7703090
Spouse/partner: (processing fee)5506,4803465
Dependant 19 yrs and over5506,4803465
Dependant under 19 yrs1501,770945
**To pay your RPRF from outside Canada, please follow the instructions indicated above if you are paying by money order or certified cheque, or to pay online, please see the instructions. **Please note that for Family Class applications, CIC does not accept money orders or bank drafts as payment. RPRF must be paid online or at the CPC (Case Processing Center).
*Fees for dependents who have been added to the application after the application has been transferred to an overseas visa office should be made directly to that visa office.
 
Biometric Fee (If Required)*
DescriptionCAN$MXNVEF
Individual851,005535
Family1702,0051070
Group2553,0101605

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

 
Other Applications
Description CAN$MXN VEF
Travel document for permanent resident50590315
Replacement or certification of an immigration document30350190
Temporary resident permit2002,3551260
Authorization to return to Canada4004,7102520
Rehabilitation for:
Criminality2002,3551260
Serious criminality1,00011,8006300
Repayment of Removal Expenses:
Other destinations1,50017,7009450

Notes

Study Permit and Work Permit

A study permit or work permit comes with a multiple entry visa in cases where a visa is required.  No extra fee is required to obtain the visa.

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.

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Date Modified:
2015-02-27