Canadian visa fees for students, temporary visitors, others 2021. How much is it?

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Travelling to Canada is the dream of any average Nigerian. However, as with several other countries, stepping into the favourite entity comes with tasks and costs, all of which might be demanding. The fees you would be required to pay depending on the class of Visa you're applying for would be comprehensively discussed as you read along.




Before that, how well do you know Canada?

For students, Canada has one of the best and affordable learning institutions. The Canadian government place priority on the education of their citizens by putting off tuition fees which would have been paid by scholars of primary and secondary schools.



In provision likewise is a no-tuition policy across several post-secondary colleges. The prestigious University of Toronto is among the world's top 20 universities and what more? 6% of their national budget is slated for education alone.







Furthermore, Canada is known for their thriving economy (among world's top 20) and natural scenery. The standard of living in the North American country is one of the best, with an average monthly income being about $3,300 (More than a million naira). Even in the face of the dreadful coronavirus pandemic, the Canadian economy bounced back to a record 40.5% growth in the third quarter of the year 2020. And those are enough reasons Canada should be anyone's dream destination.



In some cases, you might not require a visa but an electronic travel authorisation to get to Canada. An electronic travel authorization (eTA) is an electronic exempt linked to your passport which gives travellers the benefit of entry into Canada by air. The ETA doesn't deputise the Visa however and would be needed in addition to some other documents at the destination country before you would be allowed entry. You could learn more about the ETA at the Canadian immigration portal. It should be noted that with a valid eTA, you can travel to Canada as often as you want for short stays (normally for up to six months at a time).



Note that for visitor visa, study permit or work permits, a biometric capture is required and a fee for that subsists. The biometric capture includes photograph and fingerprints capture. Fees are as follows:

»For one person – 85 $CAN
»A family – 170 $CAN
» For a group (three or more members) – 255 $CAN

Knowing quite well how important possessing a Canadian visa is towards getting entry into the country, below are the different classes of visas available as at the time of writing this content.




Visitor or temporary visit Visa





Proposed stays at Canada for about six months are considered in need of visitor or temporary visa. According to the Canadian immigration, if the applicant have needs to stay longer than six months, then the border services officer would help him through that.


A document named the 'visitor record' would be placed alongside your passport upon arrival and clearance at the destination country. This document show the date you are to leave the country.


The canadian visa fee for temporal visit is 100 $ CAD and 500 $ CAD for family which includes persons of five or more. Other fees are as follow:


»Visitor stay prolongation – 100 $ CAN for each person.
» Restoring of your visitor status – 200 $ CAN. (Wouldn't have to pay the Visa fee)
» Electronic Travel Authorization fee — 7 $ CAN


The processing time for a visitor visa might take 281 days(measured from the time your biometrics are taken). Note that the processing time aren't definitive but are affected by conditions of which the covid-19 pandemic which temporarily halted travels serves as an example.



Super Visa





These are visas intended for applicants who have children or grandchildren in Canada. Applicants could with the Visa stay in the country for periods spanning two years. And according to the Canadian immigration, multiple entries is permissible with this class of visa for a period up to 10 years.


Among the documents needed for a successful visa issuance is a letter from said child or grandchild proving his/her financial capability to house the applicant.


The Canadian super visa for parents and grandparents costs 100 $ CAD and the processing time for it is about 287 days.



Work Permit Visa




These are permits for persons who wish to work temporarily in Canada. The fees for such are as follows:


» Work permissions (prolongations included) for one person – 155 $CAN.
» Work permissions (prolongations included) for a group (three or more members) 465 $CAN.
» For a holder of an open work permit (not job-specific) – 100 $CAN.
» Restoring your worker status – 355 $CAN. » Restoring your status costs 200 $CAN and getting your new work permission – 155$ CAN.



The processing time for a work permit is about 28 weeks.



Study Permit




The study permit is a kind of visa which allows visiting students access into the destination country. These permits is valid for the length of the study program plus an additional 90 days.



The chargeable fees are as follows:
» Study permission (prolongations included) for one person – 150 $CAN.
» Restoring student status – $ 350CAN.
» Restoring your status — 200 $CAN.
» Getting a new study permission – 150$ CAN.

The processing duration for a student permit is 31 weeks from the date of biometric capture.



Business Immigration Visa




These visas are for the following class of individuals:
» Business immigration to Quebec
» Self-employed people
» Start-up visa


Fees:

»Application costs 1540 $CAN.
[Includes processing fee (1050 $CAN) and fee for permanent residence right (490$ CAN).]
» Application (without fee for permanent residence right) – 1050 $CAN.
» Including your spouse or partner – 1040 $CAN. [Processing is 550 $ CAN and fee for permanent residence right – 490 $CAN.]
» Including your spouse or partner (without fee for permanent residence right) – 550 $CAN.
» Including a depended child – 150 $CAN for one child.


The processing time for the Visa is about 49 months.


Economic immigration



These are for:

» Atlantic immigration aviators
» Canadian developed class
» Educators
» Federal skilled employees
» Federal skilled professions
» Provincial candidate
» Skilled workers selected for Quebec


Fees:

» Application costs 1040 $CAN. It includes fee for processing (550 $CAN) and fee for permanent residence right (490 $CAN).
» Application without fee for permanent residence right – 550 $CAN.
» Including your spouse or partner – 1040 $CAN. Fee for processing is 550 $CAN and fee for permanent residence right – 490 $CAN.
» Including your spouse or partner (without fee for permanent residence right) – 550 $CAN.
» Including a depended child – 150 $CAN for one child.


For economic migration, the processing time is also about 49 months.



Canadian visa for humanitarian and compassionate grounds




This kind of visa is offered to applicants who intend on residing in Canada permanently. It is given to individuals under exceptional considerations and are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. According to the Canadian immigration service, the following factors might be considered upon an application for the humanitarian and compassionate visa:



» How settled the person is in Canada
» General family ties to Canada
» The best interests of any children involved, and
» What could happen to you if we do not grant the request.


The fees are as follows:

» Application costs — 550 $CAN.
» Fee for processing – 550 $CAN.
» Including your spouse or partner – 550 $CAN.
» Including a depended child – 150 $CAN for one child.



Permanent Residence Right




A permanent resident of Canada is one who is from another country but has been offered the right to live permanently in Canada. Upon a successful acquisition of the right, you become a permanent resident, and will be issued a permanent residence (PR) card.


Canadian permanent residency right costs 490 $CAN.


Family sponsorship visas




These are visas presented to family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. It allows residents sponsor his/her relative to Canada. The processing time for these visa class is about 20 to 24 months.


The fees are as follows:

» Sponsoring or including a dependent and adopted child or child for adoption costs 150 $CAN for one child.
» Sponsoring of your relative (19 years and above) – 1,040 $CAN.
» Sponsoring of your relative (19 years and above without fee for permanent residence right) – 550 $CAN.
» Including the spouse or partner of your relative – 1,040 $CAN.
» Including the spouse or partner of your relative (without fee for permanent residence right) – $ 550 CAN.
» Sponsoring your parent or grandparent – 1040 $CAN.
» Sponsoring your parent or grandparent (without fee for permanent residence right) – 550 $CAN.
» Including the spouse or partner of your parent or grandparent – 1040 $CAN.
» Including the spouse or partner of your parent or grandparent (without fee for permanent residence right) – 550 $CAN.
» Including a dependent child of your parent or grandparent – 150 $CAN for one child
» Sponsoring your spouse or partner – 1040 $CAN.
» Sponsoring your spouse or partner without fee for permanent residence right – 550 $CAN.
» Sponsoring a dependent child – 150 $CAN for one child.


Canadian Citizenship




Canadian citizenship is similar to a Canadian residency. The difference between the two is that a Canadian resident isn't allowed to vote or be voted into key government offices. He/she do however share in some social responsibilities like health benefits and taxes.


An immigrant to Canada needs to foremostly be a permanent resident before being accorded a citizenship right. The fees for it are as follows:


» Adult without citizenship (18 and older) born by Canadian parent – 100 $CAN. Fee for citizenship right is 100 $CAN.
» Adopted adult (18 and older) costs 630 $CAN. Fee for processing is 530 $CAN and fee for citizenship right – 100 $CAN.
» Adult (18 and older) – 630 $CAN. Fee for processing (530 $CAN) and fee for citizenship right (100 $CAN).
» Adopted underage teenager – (before 18) – 100 $CAN. Fee for processing is 100 $CAN.
» Underage teenager – (before 18) – 100 $CAN. Fee for processing is 100 $CAN.



That's all for the Canadian Visa types. Ensure you apply earlier and that all the documents attached and information made on your application are accurate.

Good luck!


 

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