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. Fees must be paid via bankdraft or certified cheque, the one exception being applications made via the VAC (TRV, Study Permit, Work Permit, PRTD) where bank draft / certified cheque as well as cash payments are accepted.
Refer to the fee schedule for current rates and bank draft details. ** Just before paying, check this webpage again for the latest information.
Current applications: If you are paying additional fees for an application currently being processed in Sri Lanka, the bank draft must be attached to the letter from our Visa Section requesting the payment.
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.
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,see our CIC website.
Bank Drafts and Certified Cheques:
Important: : Bank drafts and certified cheques have a limited validity. Ensure that your bank draft or certified cheque is not older than four months when it reaches our office.
Fees are subject to change without notice, particularly the fees in Sri Lankan Rupees. Revisit this webpage just before paying for the up-to-date information.
|Individual - Multiple Entry||100||10,500|
|Individual - single entry||100||10,500|
|Family Rate - maximum||500||52,500|
|Study Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)||150||15,750|
|Work Permit (fee includes temporary resident visa, if required)||155||16,275|
|Work permit - Group of 3 or more Performing Artists||465||48,825|
|Transit Visa (for less than 48 hours in Canada)||free||free|
*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 Resident Applications
Processing Fees and Right of Permanent Residence Fee
Consult www.cic.gc.ca for details on applications and fees.
|Travel Document for Permanent Residents||$50||5,250|
|Temporary Resident Permit||$200||21000|
|Authorization to Return to Canada||$400||42,000|
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.
For family class applications, the RPRF must be paid in Canada by your sponsor. For more information, see our Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.
The following applicants are not required to pay the RPRF: