Passport & Consular Services

What are the Fees for the Canada Work Visa?

The fees for a Canada work visa, also known as a work permit, can vary depending on the specific type of work permit and the applicant’s nationality. Here are some of the common fees associated with a work permit application:

Work Permit Processing Fee: The processing fee for a work permit application is currently CAD 155. This fee is applicable to most work permit applications.

Employer Compliance Fee: In certain cases, employers may need to pay an employer compliance fee of CAD 230. This fee applies when the employer submits an offer of employment through the Employer Portal and is required to pay the fee as part of the employer compliance requirements.

Biometrics Fee: If you are required to provide biometrics (fingerprints and photograph), there is a biometrics fee of CAD 85. Biometrics are generally required for individuals from certain countries, so not all applicants are required to pay this fee.

It’s important to note that these fees are subject to change, and it’s advisable to check the official Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website for the most up-to-date fee information.

In addition to the above fees, it’s important to consider other potential costs associated with the work permit application process, such as translation of documents, travel expenses, medical examination fees (if required), and other related expenses.

It’s also worth noting that there may be additional fees or requirements depending on the specific circumstances of the application, such as the need for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), work permit extensions, or family members accompanying the principal applicant.

For detailed and accurate information on fees related to your specific work permit application, it is recommended to consult the official IRCC website or seek advice from a qualified immigration professional.

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