Becoming a permanent resident in Canada is about to get more expensive. Canada Government announced that starting April 30, 9 am EDT, immigration processing fees will increase for permanent residence applications.
This decision won’t affect complete applications submitted before this date. However, if an application is submitted on or after April 30 and doesn’t include the correct amount for the processing fees, it will be returned to the candidate as incomplete.
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Why Canada immigration fees will increase?
According to the government publication, “the objective of this regulatory amendment is to reduce the subsidization burden on the taxpayer for permanent resident programs and services.” In other words, the idea is to split better the costs of the process among taxpayers and the newcomers who benefit from the immigration services.
In addition, the government informed that the fees will increase every two years to keep up with inflation. So, potential candidates can already expect another increase for 2022. However, at least for now, permanent resident cards, permanent resident travel documents, and certification or replacement immigration documents fees will remain the same.
Find below the new amounts for immigration fees for principal applicant and dependents according to the economic class they want to apply:
How to increase my chances of having a successful application?
With governmental fees getting higher, we understand you don’t want to submit the same application more than once and pay more than you should. You want to make sure you send a correct and complete application package on your first try.
That is when you can count on Mercan. Mercan has over 30 years of experience with Canada immigration and is ready to help you during your entire process. Take Mercan‘s free assessment today and let them help you to find the best immigration solution for you according to your eligibility.