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Canada announces fee increases for permanent residence applications effective April 30, 2024  

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that it is increasing certain permanent residence (PR) fees, effective from 9:00:00 AM Eastern Time on April 30, 2024.  

The adjustments align with Canada’s Immigrant and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR), which are based on the cumulative percentage increase to the Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada. 

Here are the changes to PR fees applicable between April 2024 and March 2026: 

Principal applicant and accompanying spouse or common-law partner will pay $575 (previously $515).  

Principal applicant: $950 (previously $850)  

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner: $950 (previously $850). 

Accompanying dependent child: $260 (previously $230).  

Principal applicant: $635 (previously $570) 

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner: $635 (previously $570) 

Accompanying dependent child: $175 (previously $155) 

Principal applicant: $1,810 (previously $1,625) 

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner: $950 (previously $850) 

Accompanying dependent child: $260 (previously $230) 

Sponsorship fee: $85 (previously $75) 

Sponsored principal applicant: $545 (previously $490) 

Sponsored child (principal applicant under 22 years old and not a spouse/partner): $85 (previously $75) 

Sponsored child (principal applicant under 22 years old and not a spouse/partner): $85 (previously $75) 

 Accompanying spouse or common-law partner: $635 (previously $570) 

 Accompanying dependent child: $175 (previously $155) 

Principal applicant: $635 (previously $570) 

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner: $635 (previously $570) 

Accompanying dependent child: $175 (previously $155) 

Principal applicant: $635 (previously $570) 

Accompanying spouse or common-law partner: $635 (previously $570) 

Accompanying dependent child: $175 (previously $155) 

Principal applicant: $375 (previously $335) 

IRCC emphasises exemptions from the Right of Permanent Residence (RPR) Fee for specific groups, including sponsored children (under 22 years old and without a spouse/partner) and principal applicants under humanitarian and compassionate consideration and public policy classes, subject to certain conditions. 

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