When it comes to relocating to Canada and applying for various types of Canadian visas, the process is known for being much simpler than applying within other countries. Many would agree that the steps on the official government website are clear. The Canadian government even states online who is elgible to apply.
Individuals considering moving to Canada should be aware that there are various fees associated with every kind of Canadian visa, except for those visitors arriving to Canada on a tourist visa from a visa-waiver nation. These types of tourist visas are free of charge and are valid for a stay of up to six months. Be aware that while on this type of visa, folks visiting are not permitted to accept any kind of employment in Canada and cannot apply for their permanent residency status.
Canada’s non-immigrant visas are known as Temporary Resident Visas (TRV). This type of visa is used by visitors that are coming from countries that are not on the visa-waiver list who need to complete specific purposes in Canada such as studying or business deals. The cost for a single entry TRV is $75 CAD and a multiple entry TRV is $150 CAD.
Emigrants who are applying for permanent residency status pay different application fees depending on what type of visa they are applying for. For instance, Skilled Workers and Provincial Nominees pay $550 CAD for the primary applicant, $550 CAD for each family member 22 years or older, and $150 CAD for each family member under 22 years of age.
The other type of immigration visa available for investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals costs $1050 CAD in addition to $550 CAD for each family member applying over the age of 22 years and $150 CAD for family members under the age of 22 years. If a spouse of a Canadian citizen is relocating to Canada, the cost is $475 CAD for the main application.
When applying for Canadian citizenship it costs $200 CAD for the entire application process and an additional $75 CAD to receive the certificate.
To learn more about the various Canadian visas potentially available to you please visit the following Canadian government site. If you are in the process of receiving your Canadian visa or citizenship and are in need of assistance with relocating your goods to Canada, Starline Overseas Moving would be happy in assisting with the international move.