Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Permanent residence fees will be increased in 2022
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will increase the permanent residence (PR) fee in 2022 in order to manage the increase in program and service delivery costs and due to inflation.
The last increase in the PR fee was on April 30, 2020. According to IRCC's latest update in 2020, starting in 2022, fees applicable to economic, family, and humanitarian permanent residence applications will automatically be adjusted for the inflation rate in Canada every two years.
The government of Canada supports cost-effective approaches to financing government programs, in which most of the costs are borne by those who benefit directly from the programs. By making the changes, Canada will remain competitive and in line with other immigrant-receiving countries.
Canada's fees are usually much lower than those in countries with similar migration systems, like Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.