What Do You Need to Immigrate?

To make your application and arrival in Canada as smooth and quick as possible, you should bring several documents and plan to have a certain amount of money. If you do not know what the required documents are, please check our non-exhaustive list of document or contact us.

Immigration Fees and Requirements


Here is a non-exhaustive list of fees that you should expect to pay, depending on the program you apply for. All the fees are in Canadian money and are subject to change.

  • Application fees: Permanent resident for adult: $550
  • Application fees: Permanent resident for child (under 19): $150
  • Right of Permanent residence fee: $490
  • Language testing: $250
  • Medical test: $200
  • Sponsorship or Skilled worker applicant: $550
  • CSQ for skilled worker (Quebec): $765
  • CSQ for spouse and each dependant child (Quebec): $164
  • Investor applicant: $15 000
  • CAQ for student: $109, for temporary worker: $191
  • Temporary worker: $155
  • CSQ for sponsored person (first sponsored): $272
  • CSQ for sponsored person (additional sponsored): $109

By having everything in order, your integration into the labour market or in the educational system will be more easily facilitated. In the list below, you will find the mandatory documents (you absolutely need) and optional ones (useful).

Documents to bring with you


Document Is mandatory Is optional
Canada immigrant visa (for each family member) X
Valid passport (for each family member) X
Birth certificate (for each family member) X
Marriage certificate (for each family member) X
Divorce or separation paper X
Quebec Selection Certificate (if selected by Quebec) X
Adoption paper (if applicable) X
Driver’s license X
Diplomas or degrees X
Funds for your expenses X
Health record (for each family member) X
The total of your value goods X
Any certificates (education, professional) X