How much does it cost to immigrate to Canada

Canada is highly regarded worldwide for its excellent quality of life, well-developed public education system, and access to health care. In 2020, Canada was awarded to the United States. News ranked it second overall among the world’s best countries, dominating the rankings with high scores in the quality of life, citizenship, and economy categories. Other important factors that make Canada attractive on the world stage include its multicultural population and welcoming immigration policy. Moving to a new country is not only a major life decision but also requires a significant financial investment.

Cost of applying for immigration to Canada through Express Entry and the PNP

Last updated on May 4, 2023; all figures in CAD.

Fee Type Notes Individual Couple Couple + 1 Child Couple + 2 Children
Language tests (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, or TCF) Average cost. 300 600 600 600
Educational Credential Evaluation (ECA) Cost excluding international courier delivery charges. 200 400 400 400
Biometrics Charges for 2 or more people remain the same provided all members are applying at the same time and place. 85 170 170 170
Medical exams Average cost; fee varies by country. 100 200 300 400
Application processing fee 850 1,700 1,930 2,160
Right of permanent residence fee 515 1,030 1,030 1,030
Miscellaneous fees (police certificate, transcripts, courier delivery, photos, notaries, translations, etc.) Average (assumed) cost. 250 500 600 700
Settlement funds Not applicable for Canadian Experience Class (CEC). 13,757 17,127 21,055 25,564
TOTAL 16,057 21,727 26,085 31,024

Those applying through the PNP, are required to pay additional application fees based on the province they are applying to. Here is an overview of the provincial fees:

Last updated on May 4, 2023


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