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Cost To Move To Canada – Classified as one of the top countries with a superb standard of living, excellent education system, and brilliant and accessible health care globally, Canada has been the top choice for foreigners looking to travel abroad for a better life.

Canada which had seized the Top 2 spot for being the best country in the world in 2020 had managed to dominate the rankings on the standard quality of life, citizenship, and in the business categories.


Other appealing qualities of maple country are that it is a very welcoming country as regards its immigration policies and its population’s pretty multicultural. 

Moving away from everything you know to start afresh in a new country is not just a serious life decision but it also requires one having a substantial financial commitment. In this article, a perfectly articulated breakdown of the cost of relocation to Canada on several application types for example; Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), a Working Holiday Visa, and a Study Permit are discussed. 

If you’re an individual applicant, you’re advised to have an estimated amount of $15,500 CAD to be able to immigrate to Canada. If you’re applying as a couple you would need to have an estimated amount of $21,000CAD, meanwhile a family with children would require to have an estimated amount of $25,000 – $30,000 CAD. 

The contents of the table below contain a properly detailed of immigration costs one should expect. 


Lastly updated March 10, 2023; Note! All figures indicated below are in Canadian Dollars( CAD). 

Fee TypeNotesIndividualCoupleCouple + 1 Child
Language tests (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, or TCF)Average cost.$300$600$600
Educational Credential Evaluation (ECA)Cost excluding international courier delivery charges.$200$400$400
BiometricsCharges for 2 or more people remain the same provided all members are applying at the same time and place.$85$170$170
Medical examsAverage cost; fee varies by country.$100$200$300
Application processing fee$850$1,700$1,930
Right of permanent residence fee$515$1,030$1,030
Miscellaneous fees (police certificate, transcripts, courier delivery, photos, notaries, translations, etc.)Average (assumed) cost.$250$500$600
Settlement fundsNot applicable for Canadian Experience Class (CEC).$13,213$16,449$20,222

Cost Implication

The total amount of money needed for immigration depends on how many people make up your family. I’m other to get an accurate cost you must calculate the following 

  • Yourself 
  • Your spouse or partner 
  • Your dependent children and 
  • Your spouse’s dependent children 

Note: you’re to include your spouse and dependent children even if they are 

  • They have obtained permanent residency or are Canadian citizens. 
  • Not included in your travel and immigration place alongside you. 

Below is a table with details on the exact amount of money you’ll be needing to relocate permanently to Canada from now till the 9th of June, 2022. At instances where you posses more money than stipulated below you should include it in your application.

Number of
family members
Funds required
(in Canadian dollars)
For each additional family member$3,586

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