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Funds Required for Canada Immigration
Canada is known for its affordable budget around the globe when it comes to immigration. The country propounds a wide variety of migration routes for the candidate to choose the best one according to his requirements. Generally speaking there are four immigration pathways into Canada. These are:
Federal Express Entry Program
This is the national immigration pathway and offers three categories of immigration – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Out of these, the FSWP is the most popular program for Indian immigrants to Canada.
Provincial Nomination Program
The Provincial Nomination Programs or PNPs offer immigration pathways to particular provinces in Canada. The advantage to applying for PNP is that if you are unable to get selected for Canada PR through Express Entry, then you can apply for PNP and if selected, you are guaranteed immigration. PNPs also have a slightly lesser eligibility criteria than the federal immigration program. So, if you want to move to a particular province like Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia or any other, then PNP is a good option.
Quebec Skilled Worker Program
All PNPs except the QSWP operate through the Express Entry program. The province of Quebec has its own separate immigration platform. So, if you want to go to Quebec, then this is the immigration pathway you should apply through.
The Occupation in-Demand category is meant for those professionals whose occupation is in high-demand in Canada. Both the Federal Express Entry program as well as the Provincial Nomination Program offer OID categories. Before applying through this pathway for Canada PR, ensure your job is in high demand by looking at the NOC list for the particular province you want to immigrate to.
Now that we understand the various immigration pathways to Canada, let us look at the cost of immigration through each category.
How Much Will It Cost Me to Move to Canada?
The first and the foremost thing the candidate should be aware is that there is no cost for filing application for Canada PR through the Express Entry program. If you want to apply through PNPs, undoubtedly, there are chances that a processing fee has to be paid. Some PNPs like Saskatchewan can demand for a non-refundable processing fee, therefore, make sure to check these features before- hand.
Before your Canada PR immigration application is selected, there are a number of costs associated with ensuring your application gets processed properly. Here is a detailed list of all the costs you will need to take up in order to get your Canada immigration application processed:
The Education Credential Assessment (ECA)
IRCC demands from all applicants to provide a pdf of detailed educational qualifications. For that, you have to upload your educational credentials for assessment on the site of World Education Services. This evaluation will prove the authenticity of your qualifications. The approximate price of getting an ECA is about 220 CAD followed by delivery charges which is nominal. These prices vary from time to time and region to region. Therefore, you must check out the WES website before sending documents for evaluation or consult our experts at Truvisory immigration.
IELTS Exam Cost
The IELTS exam mandatory before you file for Canada PR application. You need to book your exam online from the site of the British Council. The fee for IELTS exam is around Rs. 13,250. As IELTS exam has two categories, so, it is better to take professional help before choosing the category. Also, we conduct IELTS classes and train you with mock tests and make you confident before you give the exam.
PNP is a wonderful option for immigration. Different PNPs have a different fee structure. Some PNPs don’t charge anything for their processing fees, while others charge fees which is nominal and economical. You can consult a Canada immigration expert or visit the PNP site of the particular province you want to apply for. The overall cost of getting a PR visa through PNP is 550 CAD.
Candidates who have applied for permanent residence visa under skilled immigration programs of Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) are required to submit the evidence of adequate funds. The following table will illustrate the amount needed for the proof of funds with respect to the number of family members:
|Number of Family Members||Amount Needed (in CAD)|
|Each additional family member||$3,492|
Family members include spouse or partner, dependent children and the dependent children of a spouse or partner. For dependent children age limit is up to 22 years.
When every document is in hand, only one if left i.e. Passport. Now it is time to get the Canada PR visa and move to your dream country. The overall expense of getting a Canada PR visa varies between Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000 for each person. Therefore, depending upon the number of family members accompanying the primary applicant, the expense will increase. Also, if you need the passports quickly, then you can apply via Tatkal and will have to pay an extra fee of Rs. 2000 for each visa.
These are a number of documents which you are asked to show to the Canada immigration authorities after you have landed. This may include a medical certificate as well as a police clearance certificate. The cost of getting a medical certificate is 250 CAD per person. For the police certificate, the cost will vary according to quantity of paperwork done.
Right of Permanent Residency Costs
Kindly note that your PR visa is valid for only 3 years and afterwards you have to renew it. The fee for this official document is about 490 CAD.
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