Total Expense for Canadian Immigration from Pakistan

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Total Expense for Canadian Immigration from Pakistan

March 11, 2020BY Admin ( 0 ) Comment

If you are wondering what the total expense for Canadian immigration from Pakistan is, we have the answer for you.

This is something we’ve been getting asked for years now.

Instead of people questioning us and then waiting for our replies to their questions, we believe it is better to document this question and make it available to the public.

This makes it easier for anyone to do their homework and see if they can afford the expenses that come with immigrating to Canada from Pakistan.

With that being said, let’s look into the total expense for Canadian immigration from Pakistan.

What Is The Total Expense for Canadian Immigration from Pakistan?

To answer this, we must keep in mind all the possible ways you can immigrate to Canada from Pakistan.

These are some of the programs you can apply for, to immigrate to Canada:

  1. Parental Sponsorship
  2. Spousal Sponsorship
  3. Federal Skilled Worker
  4. Provincial Nominee Program
  5. Federal Immigrant Self-Employed Program
  6. Quebec Immigrant Entrepreneur Program
  7. Quebec Investor Program
  8. Student Direct Stream

And now that you know that there isn’t a single way of immigrating to Canada, you should know that there is no one answer to our question.

That’s correct, the total expense for Canadian immigration from Pakistan depends upon how you immigrate.

Every immigration program has a different total expense attached to it.

Let’s look into the total expense of each program to get a better idea.

Note: The expenses shown here may change any time if the Canadian government wishes to. Also, the figures shown below are in Canadian dollars.

1 – Parental Sponsorship Total Expense:

For immigrating using the Parental Sponsorship program, your sponsor needs to prove that you will be financially supported, including your sponsor, in Canada.

Additionally, for parental sponsorships, the applicant must meet the low income cut-off (LICO). This rule requires the annual household income to meet the threshold and is dependent upon the number of family members the household is comprised of.  

There are additional government fees to be made:

These include:

Sponsor your parent or grandparent

Sponsorship fee ($75), principal applicant processing fee ($475) and right of permanent residence fee ($490) ― Total ($1,040)

Sponsor your parent or grandparent (without the right of permanent residence fee)

Sponsorship fee ($75) and principal applicant processing fee ($475) ― Total ($550)

Include the spouse or partner of your parent or grandparent

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($490) ― Total ($1,040)

Include the spouse or partner of your parent or grandparent (without the right of permanent residence fee)

Processing fee ($550) ― Total ($550)

Include a dependent child of your parent or grandparent

$150 per child

Biometrics – per person [if required]

$85

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people) [if required]

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place ($170)

2 – Spousal Sponsorship Total Expense:

If you are looking to immigrate using the Spousal Sponsorship program, your sponsor needs to sign an undertaking that promises that you will be financially supported and that all your basic needs will be fulfilled by your sponsor.

Keep in mind, spousal sponsorships are exempt from the LICO requirement mentioned above for parental sponsorships.

There are additional government fees to be made:

Sponsor your spouse or partner

Sponsorship fee ($75), principal applicant processing fee ($475) and right of permanent residence fee ($490) ― Total ($1,040)

Sponsor your spouse or partner (without the right of permanent residence fee)

Sponsorship fee ($75) and principal applicant processing fee ($475) ― Total ($550)

Sponsor a dependent child

Sponsorship fee ($75) and processing fee ($75) ― Total ($150)

Include any dependent child on an application with your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($150) ― Total ($150)

Biometrics – per person [if required]

$85

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people) [if required]

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place ($170)

3 – Federal Skilled Workers Total Expense:

If you are immigrating using the Federal Skilled Workers Program, you need to be paying the fees of the Express Entry program that uses the draw system of the Canadian government.

Following are the fees:

Your application

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($490) ― Total ($1,040)

Your application (without right of permanent residence fee)

Processing fee ($550)

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($490) ― Total ($1,040)

Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee)

Processing fee ($550)

Include a dependent child

$150 per child

Biometrics – per person [if required]

$85

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people) [if required]

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place ($170)

4 – Provincial Nominee Program Total Expense:

The Provincial Nominee Program also has fees that you need to be paying.

These include:

Your application

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($490) ― Total ($1,040)

Your application (without right of permanent residence fee)

Processing fee ($550)

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($490) ― Total ($1,040)

Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee)

Processing fee ($550)

Include a dependent child

$150 per child

Biometrics – per person [if required]

$85

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people) [if required]

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place ($170)

5 – Federal Immigrant Self-Employed Program Total Expense:

If you are looking to immigrate as a self-employed person to Canada from Pakistan, these are the fees you need to be paying:

Your application

Processing fee ($1,050) and right of permanent residence fee ($490) ― Total ($1,540)

Your application (without right of permanent residence fee)

Processing fee ($1,050)

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($550) and right of permanent residence fee ($490) ― Total ($1,040)

Include your spouse or partner (without right of permanent residence fee)

Processing fee ($550)

Include a dependent child

$150 per child

Biometrics – per person [if required]

$85

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people) [if required]

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place ($170)

6 – Quebec Immigrant Entrepreneur Program Total Expense:

If you are an entrepreneur looking to immigrate to Canada, you need to have a minimum net worth of CAD 900,000 including assets of your spouse.

After that, you need to pay these fees:

Your application

Processing fee ($1,099)

Include a dependent child

$174 per child

Include your spouse or partner

Processing fee ($174)

7 – Quebec Investor Program Total Expense (Most popular program):

To qualify for the Quebec Investor program, you need to have a net worth of CAD 2 million including the assets of your spouse.

You must pay, as a one-time non-refundable cost of CAD 320,000 to the Quebec government. You are only required to pay once your application is approved.

After qualifying, these are the fees you need to pay:

Your application

Processing fee ($15,763)

Biometrics – per person [if required]

$85

8 – Student Direct Stream Total Expense:

If you are looking to move to Canada as a student, you need to have a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of CAD $10,000.

You also need to pay the university fee of 1 year.  

The fee varies based on the university you’re applying for.

Other fees that you need to be paying are:

Study permit (including extensions)

Fee ($150)

Biometrics – per person [if required]

$85

Biometrics – per family (2 or more people) [if required]

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place ($170)

As mentioned, there is no single answer that indicates the total expense for Canadian immigration.

The total expense depends upon the program you qualify for.

Also, there are other expenses that you need to bear, including airline tickets, living expenses, and university fees if you are going as a student. (As mentioned, this fee depends upon the university you select)

Which program do you qualify for?

Whatever that might be, we at SUN can help you and process your entire application.

We have been helping qualified candidates to successfully immigrate to Canada for over 30 years now.

Feel free to reach out if there’s anything you need help with.

We would love to help.

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