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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227)

Regulations are current to 2023-01-11 and last amended on 2022-11-16. Previous Versions

PART 19Fees (continued)

DIVISION 4.1Other Fees in Respect of Work Permits (continued)

Rights and Privileges

Marginal note:Fee — $100

  •  (1) A fee of $100 is payable by a person for the rights and privileges conferred by means of a work permit if that person is

    • (a) a foreign national who intends to perform work described in section 204 or 205 but does not have an offer of employment to perform that work;

    • (b) a foreign national described in paragraph 207(b) who does not have an offer of employment; or

    • (c) a family member of a foreign national referred to in paragraph (b).

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person — other than a person referred to in paragraph 299(2)(i) — who under subsection 299(2) is not required to pay a fee for processing an application for a work permit;

    • (b) a person referred to in paragraph 299(2)(i) who intends to perform work under an international agreement between Canada and one or more countries, if the agreement

      • (i) prohibits the payment of a fee other than a participation fee, and

      • (ii) is in force at the time that the person makes an application for a work permit or for renewal of the work permit; and

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2017-78, s. 11]

  • Marginal note:Remission

    (3) The fee referred to in subsection (1) is remitted, and must be repaid by the Minister to the person who paid it, if

    • (a) the work permit is refused; or

    • (b) the foreign national withdraws their application and requests a remission before the work permit is issued.

  • SOR/2015-25, s. 6
  • SOR/2017-78, s. 11

DIVISION 5Fees for Other Applications and Services

Sponsorship Application for Family Classes

Marginal note:Fee — $75

  •  (1) A fee of $75 is payable for processing a sponsorship application under Part 7.

  • Marginal note:Payment

    (2) The fee referred to in subsection (1) is payable at the time the application is filed.

Extension of Authorization to Remain in Canada as a Temporary Resident

Marginal note:Fee — $100

  •  (1) A fee of $100 is payable for processing an application under subsection 181(1).

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person who makes an application for a work permit or a study permit at the same time as they make the application referred to in subsection (1);

    • (b) a person who has made a claim for refugee protection that has not yet been determined by the Refugee Protection Division;

    • (c) a person on whom refugee protection has been conferred;

    • (d) a person who is a member of the Convention refugees abroad class or a humanitarian-protected persons abroad class;

    • (e) a properly accredited diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member, the members of the suite of such a person and the family members of such a person;

    • (f) a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, including a person who has been designated as a civilian component of that visiting force under paragraph 4(c) of that Act, and their family members;

    • (g) a person who is a member of the clergy, a member of a religious order or a lay person who is to assist a congregation or a group in the achievement of its spiritual goals, if the duties to be performed by the person are to consist mainly of preaching doctrine, presiding at liturgical functions or spiritual counselling, and their family members;

    • (h) an officer of a foreign government sent, under an exchange agreement between Canada and one or more countries, to take up duties with a federal or provincial agency; and

    • (i) a family member of any of the following persons, namely,

      • (i) a person who holds a study permit and is temporarily destitute, as described in paragraph 208(a),

      • (ii) a person whose work is designated under subparagraph 205(c)(i),

      • (iii) a person whose work in Canada is for a Canadian religious or charitable organization, without remuneration,

      • (iv) a person whose presence in Canada is as a participant in a program sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency, or

      • (v) a person whose presence in Canada is as a recipient of a Government of Canada scholarship or fellowship.

  • SOR/2011-222, s. 11
  • SOR/2014-19, s. 6

Restoration of Temporary Resident Status

Marginal note:Fee — $200

  •  (1) A fee of $200 is payable for processing an application under section 182.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) A person who holds an unexpired temporary resident permit is not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1).

Fees for a Request under Section 25 of the Act or an Examination of Circumstances under Section 25.2 of the Act

[
  • SOR/2015-95, s. 1
]

Marginal note:Fees

 The following fees are payable for processing an application made in accordance with section 66 or for examining the circumstances under subsection 25.2(1) of the Act of a foreign national who applies for permanent resident status or for a permanent resident visa, if no fees are payable in respect of the same applicant for processing an application to remain in Canada as a permanent resident or an application for a permanent resident visa:

  • (a) in the case of a principal applicant, $550;

  • (b) in the case of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $550; and

  • (c) in the case of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $150.

  • SOR/2014-133, s. 12
  • SOR/2015-95, s. 2

Permanent Resident Cards

Marginal note:Fee — $50

  •  (1) A fee of $50 is payable for processing an application made under paragraph 53(1)(b) for a permanent resident card.

  • Marginal note:Renewal or replacement fee

    (2) A fee of $50 is payable for processing an application for the renewal of a permanent resident card or for the replacement of a lost, stolen or destroyed permanent resident card.

  • Marginal note:Replacement due to error

    (3) No fee is payable for the replacement of a permanent resident card containing an error that is not attributable to the permanent resident.

Determination of Rehabilitation

Marginal note:Fees

 The following fees are payable for processing an application for a determination of rehabilitation under paragraph 36(3)(c) of the Act:

  • (a) in the case of a foreign national inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality under paragraph 36(1)(b) or (c) of the Act, $1,000; and

  • (b) in the case of a foreign national inadmissible on grounds of criminality under paragraph 36(2)(b) or (c) of the Act, $200.

Authorization to Return to Canada

Marginal note:Fee — $400

 A fee of $400 is payable for processing an application for authorization to return to Canada under subsection 52(1) of the Act.

Certification and Replacement of Immigration Document

Marginal note:Certification — $30

  •  (1) A fee of $30 is payable for processing an application for the certification of an immigration document, other than a permanent resident card, confirming the date on which a person became a permanent resident.

  • Marginal note:Replacement — $30

    (2) A fee of $30 is payable for processing an application to replace any immigration document, other than a permanent resident card, that is issued by the Department.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (3) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a federal, provincial or municipal government agency;

    • (b) a person in receipt of provincial social assistance payments; and

    • (c) a person in receipt of assistance under the Resettlement Assistance Program.

After-hours Examination

Marginal note:Fee — $100

  •  (1) The following fees are payable for an examination for the purpose of entering Canada that is made outside the applicable service hours of the port of entry where the officer who conducts the examination is based:

    • (a) a fee of $100 for the first four hours of examination; and

    • (b) a fee of $30 for each additional hour or part of an hour of examination.

  • Marginal note:Payment

    (2) The fees are payable at the time of the examination

    • (a) if the transporter’s vehicle carrying the person to be examined arrives unscheduled at a port of entry outside service hours, by the transporter; and

    • (b) in any other case, by the person who requests that the examination take place outside service hours.

Alternative Means of Examination

Marginal note:Fee — $30

  •  (1) A fee of $30 is payable for processing an application to enroll in a program for an alternative means of examination that is administered solely by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Payment

    (2) The fee is payable in respect of each person to be examined by an alternative means referred to in subsection (1).

Immigration Statistical Data

Marginal note:Fee for statistical data

  •  (1) The following fees are payable for processing an application for immigration statistical data that have not been published by the Department:

    • (a) $100 for the first 10 minutes or less of access to the Department’s database in order to respond to such an application; and

    • (b) $30 for each additional minute or less of such access.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fees referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) an employee of the Department; and

    • (b) an employee of the Data Development Division of the Department of Employment and Social Development.

  • Marginal note:Payment

    (3) The fee referred to in subsection (1)(b) is payable at the time the service is rendered.

  • SOR/2009-163, s. 17
  • SOR/2010-172, s. 5
  • 2013, c. 40, s. 237

Marginal note:Travel document

 A fee of $50 is payable for processing an application for a travel document issued under subsection 31(3) of the Act.

Services in Relation to Collection of Biometric Information

[
  • SOR/2018-128, s. 8
]

Marginal note:Fee — $85

  •  (1) A fee of $85 is payable for the provision of services in relation to the collection of biometric information under section 10.01 of the Act.

  • Marginal note:Exemptions

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) with respect to an application referred to in paragraph 12.1(a), a person who applied for refugee protection outside Canada and their family members;

    • (b) with respect to a request referred to in paragraph 12.1(f),

      • (i) a person referred to in paragraph 12.2(1)(h), if the 48-hour period has elapsed and the person ceases to be exempt under that paragraph, and

      • (ii) a person who, while they are in transit to Canada, ceases to be exempt under paragraph 190(1)(a) from the requirement for a temporary resident visa, if, during the first 48 hours after they cease to be exempt from that requirement, they seek to enter and remain in Canada and are inadmissible to Canada for the sole reason that they do not have a temporary resident visa;

    • (c) with respect to an application referred to in paragraph 12.1(j), protected persons, within the meaning of subsection 95(2) of the Act, who are in Canada;

    • (d) with respect to an application or request referred to in paragraphs 12.1(d) to (i),

      • (i) a properly accredited diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member,

      • (ii) a person who is a family member of a person referred to in subparagraph (i),

      • (iii) a person who seeks to enter Canada in the course of official duties as a member of the suite of a person referred to in subparagraph (i),

      • (iv) a member of a visiting force as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act and their family members,

      • (v) a person whose work in Canada would create or maintain reciprocal employment of Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada in other countries and who is a family member of an officer of a foreign government sent, under an exchange agreement between Canada and one or more countries, to take up duties with a federal or provincial agency,

      • (vi) a foreign national who belongs to the category of protected temporary residents and any family member included by that foreign national in the application or request,

      • (vii) a person who makes a claim for refugee protection in Canada,

      • (viii) a person referred to in section 12.9 who provides their biometric information under section 10.01 of the Act, before the end of the 10-year period referred to in paragraph 12.7(1)(b), and

      • (ix) a person who is a member of the clergy, a member of a religious order or a lay person who is to assist a congregation or a group in the achievement of its spiritual goals, if the duties to be performed by the person are to consist mainly of spiritual counselling, preaching doctrine or presiding at liturgical functions, and their family members;

    • (e) with respect to an application or request referred to in paragraphs 12.1(d) to (g),

      • (i) a person who is seeking to enter Canada for a period of less than 48 hours and who is

        • (A) travelling by transporter’s vehicle to a destination other than Canada, or

        • (B) transiting through or stopping over in Canada for refuelling or for the continuation of their journey in another vehicle of a transporter, or

      • (ii) a foreign national who is transiting through Canada as a passenger on a flight that, owing to an emergency or other unforeseen circumstances, makes an unscheduled stop in Canada;

    • (f) with respect to an application or request referred to in paragraphs 12.1(d) to (h),

      • (i) a person seeking to enter Canada

        • (A) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, as a participant,

        • (B) for the purpose of attending a meeting as a representative of the Organization of American States or the Caribbean Development Bank, or

        • (C) for the purpose of attending a meeting hosted by the Government of Canada, an organization of the United Nations or the Organization of American States, at the invitation of the Government of Canada,

      • (ii) a person seeking to enter Canada as a competitor, coach, judge, team official, medical staff member or member of a national or international sports organizing body participating in the Pan-American Games, when held in Canada, or as a performer participating in a festival associated with any of those Games,

      • (iii) a person seeking to work in Canada if the work is designated by the Minister under subparagraph 205(c)(i),

      • (iv) a person seeking to work in Canada for a religious or charitable organization, without remuneration, or

      • (v) a person seeking to work in Canada under an agreement entered into with a country by Canada, or by or on behalf of a province, that provides for reciprocal employment opportunities of an artistic, cultural or educational nature;

    • (g) with respect to an application or request referred to in paragraphs 12.1(d) to (g) and (i), a person seeking to study in Canada under an agreement or arrangement entered into with a country by Canada that provides for reciprocal opportunities with respect to student exchange programs;

    • (h) with respect to an application referred to in paragraph 12.1(h), a person who holds a study permit and is temporarily destitute, as described in paragraph 208(a);

    • (i) with respect to an application referred to in paragraphs 12.1(h) and (i),

      • (i) the family members of a person in Canada whose claim for refugee protection has not yet been determined by the Refugee Protection Division,

      • (ii) the family members of a person in Canada who has been granted refugee protection, or

      • (iii) the family members of a person who is a member of the Convention refugees abroad class or a member of a humanitarian-protected persons abroad class; and

    • (j) with respect to an application referred to in paragraph 12.1(m), the person referred to in that paragraph.

  • Marginal note:Maximum fee

    (3) The total amount of fees payable under subsection (1) is

    • (a) if an applicant and their family members make their applications or requests referred to in any of paragraphs 12.1(a),(b) and (d) to (i) at the same time, $170 for all applications and requests together; and

    • (b) if three or more persons who are part of the same group of performing artists or that group’s staff make their applications for a work permit at the same time, $255 for all applications together.

  • SOR/2013-73, s. 4
  • SOR/2018-128, s. 9
 
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