The actual cost of immigrating to Canada is separate from the amount of settlement funds that an applicant may require as part of their application. If you are immigrating to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker for example, you would require both settlement funds and the amounts listed below. The below amounts include government fees and all application related fees, but excludes any other third-party fees such as moving costs or airline tickets. The below are estimations and can vary.
For each additional family member: $ 415
Cancel local accounts and contracts such as cellphones, home insurance, gym memberships, medical insurance
Make a list of any goods you will be brining with you to Canada
Arrange a moving company
Arrange a place to stay on arrival
Plan your financial move
Arrange travel insurance for your first 90 days in Canada
Obtain any required prescriptions
Obtain your driving record and insurance history / statement
Download our free Canadian immigration checklist
Obtain your social insurance number
Open a bank account
Convert your driver’s license
Get a cell phone
Look for a job
Look for permanent housing
Download our free Canadian arrival guide
Be a permanent resident
Have lived in Canada for at least 3 out of the last 5 years
Have filed your taxes, if and when you need to
Pass a test on your rights, responsibilities and knowledge of Canada
Prove your language skills
Additional or different requirements apply under certain circumstances.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the department of the Government of Canada that deals with immigration applications, refugee claimants, Canadian citizenship applications, issues travel documents and helps newcomers settle in Canada.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) was formally known as Citizenship and Immigration Canada or CIC. They were renamed in 2015. All individuals seeking a Canadian visa or permit have to apply through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) provides all of their application forms online. They also allow applicants to create an online account, known as an IRCC Secure Account, which applicants can use to submit a variety of applications as opposed to creating a new account for each type of application
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses an online application system for temporary resident visas (visit visas), Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTA), study permits, work permits, the International Experience Canada (IEC) and applications for permanent residency made through the Express Entry system. All other applications are submitted to them as paper-based applications.
The simplified process of applying to immigrate to Canada is outlined below. If your application is approved you are then granted Permanent Resident status in Canada. After living in Canada for three years within a five year period as a Permanent Resident, you may qualify to apply for Canadian Citizenship.
Wait for your application to be assessed and hopefully, approved
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Click on one of the available Canadian immigration programs below to find out the full requirements.