Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (SOR/2002-227)

Regulations are current to 2017-09-14 and last amended on 2017-06-27. Previous Versions

DIVISION 4.1Other Fees in Respect of Work Permits

Compliance Regime — Employer Fee

Marginal note:Fee — $230
  •  (1) A fee of $230 is payable by an employer who has made an offer of employment to

    • (a) a foreign national in respect of work described in section 204 or 205;

    • (b) a foreign national described in section 207; or

    • (c) a foreign national referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) who makes an application for renewal of a work permit.

  • Marginal note:Electronic payment

    (2) The fee referred to in subsection (1) is payable by means of the electronic system that is made available by the Department for that purpose, before the foreign national to whom the offer of employment is made makes an application for a work permit or an application for renewal of the work permit.

  • Marginal note:Fee paid — time

    (3) The fee is deemed to be paid on the date and at the time recorded in the electronic system.

  • Marginal note:Other means of payment

    (4) If an employer is unable to pay the fee by means of the electronic system because of a physical or mental disability, the payment may be made by another means that is made available by the Department for that purpose and that would enable the employer to pay the fee.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (5) An employer is not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1) if the offer of employment is made to a foreign national — other than a person referred to in paragraph 299(2)(i) — who under subsection 299(2) is not required to pay a fee for processing an application for a work permit.

  • Marginal note:Remission

    (6) The fee referred to in subsection (1) is remitted, and must be repaid by the Minister to the person who paid it, if

    • (a) the work permit is refused; or

    • (b) the employer withdraws the offer of employment and requests a remission before the work permit is issued.

  • Marginal note:Maximum fee

    (7) The total amount of fees payable under subsection (1) by an employer who has made offers of employment to a group of three or more foreign nationals, consisting of performing artists and their staff, is $690, if those offers are made at the same time.

  • SOR/2015-25, s. 6.

Rights and Privileges

Marginal note:Fee — $100
  •  (1) A fee of $100 is payable by a person for the rights and privileges conferred by means of a work permit if that person is

    • (a) a foreign national who intends to perform work described in section 204 or 205 but does not have an offer of employment to perform that work;

    • (b) a foreign national described in paragraph 207(b) who does not have an offer of employment; or

    • (c) a family member of a foreign national referred to in paragraph (b).

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person — other than a person referred to in paragraph 299(2)(i) — who under subsection 299(2) is not required to pay a fee for processing an application for a work permit;

    • (b) a person referred to in paragraph 299(2)(i) who intends to perform work under an international agreement between Canada and one or more countries, if the agreement

      • (i) prohibits the payment of a fee other than a participation fee, and

      • (ii) is in force at the time that the person makes an application for a work permit or for renewal of the work permit; and

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2017-78, s. 11]

  • Marginal note:Remission

    (3) The fee referred to in subsection (1) is remitted, and must be repaid by the Minister to the person who paid it, if

    • (a) the work permit is refused; or

    • (b) the foreign national withdraws their application and requests a remission before the work permit is issued.

  • SOR/2015-25, s. 6;
  • SOR/2017-78, s. 11.

DIVISION 5Fees for Other Applications and Services

Sponsorship Application for Family Classes

Marginal note:Fee — $75
  •  (1) A fee of $75 is payable for processing a sponsorship application under Part 7.

  • Marginal note:Payment

    (2) The fee referred to in subsection (1) is payable at the time the application is filed.

Extension of Authorization to Remain in Canada as a Temporary Resident

Marginal note:Fee — $100
  •  (1) A fee of $100 is payable for processing an application under subsection 181(1).

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) The following persons are not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1):

    • (a) a person who makes an application for a work permit or a study permit at the same time as they make the application referred to in subsection (1);

    • (b) a person who has made a claim for refugee protection that has not yet been determined by the Refugee Protection Division;

    • (c) a person on whom refugee protection has been conferred;

    • (d) a person who is a member of the Convention refugees abroad class or a humanitarian-protected persons abroad class;

    • (e) a properly accredited diplomat, consular officer, representative or official of a country other than Canada, of the United Nations or any of its agencies or of any intergovernmental organization of which Canada is a member, the members of the suite of such a person and the family members of such a person;

    • (f) a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, including a person who has been designated as a civilian component of that visiting force under paragraph 4(c) of that Act, and their family members;

    • (g) a person who is a member of the clergy, a member of a religious order or a lay person who is to assist a congregation or a group in the achievement of its spiritual goals, if the duties to be performed by the person are to consist mainly of preaching doctrine, presiding at liturgical functions or spiritual counselling, and their family members;

    • (h) an officer of a foreign government sent, under an exchange agreement between Canada and one or more countries, to take up duties with a federal or provincial agency; and

    • (i) a family member of any of the following persons, namely,

      • (i) a person who holds a study permit and is temporarily destitute, as described in paragraph 208(a),

      • (ii) a person whose work is designated under subparagraph 205(c)(i),

      • (iii) a person whose work in Canada is for a Canadian religious or charitable organization, without remuneration,

      • (iv) a person whose presence in Canada is as a participant in a program sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency, or

      • (v) a person whose presence in Canada is as a recipient of a Government of Canada scholarship or fellowship.

  • SOR/2011-222, s. 11;
  • SOR/2014-19, s. 6.

Restoration of Temporary Resident Status

Marginal note:Fee — $200
  •  (1) A fee of $200 is payable for processing an application under section 182.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) A person who holds an unexpired temporary resident permit is not required to pay the fee referred to in subsection (1).

Fees for a Request under Section 25 of the Act or an Examination of Circumstances under Section 25.2 of the Act

[SOR/2015-95, s. 1]
Marginal note:Fees

 The following fees are payable for processing an application made in accordance with section 66 or for examining the circumstances under subsection 25.2(1) of the Act of a foreign national who applies for permanent resident status or for a permanent resident visa, if no fees are payable in respect of the same applicant for processing an application to remain in Canada as a permanent resident or an application for a permanent resident visa:

  • (a) in the case of a principal applicant, $550;

  • (b) in the case of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $550; and

  • (c) in the case of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $150.

  • SOR/2014-133, s. 12;
  • SOR/2015-95, s. 2.
 
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