I want to know the total cost of immigration for a skilled worker to Canada.

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Various fees are here

For Express Entry (or other "economic class"-based visas) application: $550

For a spouse/partner: $550

For dependents under 19 (or disabled dependants over 18): $150

Permanent resident fee for principal applicant or spouse/partner: $490

Dependents: free

You will also need to pay third-party companies or agencies for these:

c) Other fees. You may have to pay fees to third parties for:

  • language testing,
  • Educational Credential Assessments,
  • your medical exam,
  • police checks/clearances and certificates, and
  • translation of documents.

Note: I think you also need to have money to support yourself (and family) for some period of time when you enter the country too. Here it is. The amount changes every year. The money cannot be borrowed.

Number of Family Members   Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1                          $12,164
2                          $15,143
3                          $18,617
4                          $22,603
5                          $25,636
6                          $28,913
7 or more                  $32,191
  • Can I borrow this money from friends and family?
    – user9603
    Commented Jan 3, 2017 at 7:52
  • It says no, but possibly you could get away with it if you had the money in your account for over a year before applying.
    – mkennedy
    Commented Jan 3, 2017 at 14:03

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