Applicants seeking permanent residency in Canada use the Express Entry system to submit their applications.
In order to give immigrants speedy access to the Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Workers Program, the Express Entry system was launched in 2015. (FSWP). Many skilled foreign employees have become Canadian citizens since the organization was founded. There are several costs associated with Express Entry, which is still one of Canada’s most popular immigration routes.
Express Entry profile submission cost
You must incorporate the following information when creating your Express Entry candidate profile:
- Copies of passports or travel documents;
- A language test (IELTS for English and CELPIP for Canadian English Language Proficiency Index) is used to evaluate listenability, reading, writing, and speaking; or the Test d’Évaluation de Français pour le Canada (TEF) for French.
- For those who have studied abroad, an Education Credential Assessment (ECA) is required;
- A letter of nomination from the provincial government (if one is available);
- If you have been offered a job by a Canadian employer or have work experience with a Canadian employer or a working qualification (issued by a Canadian province or territory);
- FSWP & FSTP applicants without a Canadian job offer must provide proof of settlement funds.
Note: The list of costs is presented in Canadian dollars.
These necessary documents do, however, have separate costs. Consider this:
There may be differences in pricing for language tests depending on the country you’re traveling to and whether you’re seeking accreditation in English or French.
- It costs between $302 and $311 to take the IELTS test, depending on where you take the test.
- CELPIP tests cost $280, including VAT.
- Applicants who cancel before the test day will have to pay an additional $75 non-refundable fee according to Alliance-Francaise.
- Approximately $460 is estimated by Alliance-Francaise for TCF testing, including a $75 nonrefundable fee.
It is necessary to conduct an ECA if you have studied abroad in order to compare your education to a comparable Canadian education.
A typical ECA assessment costs $200 plus courier fees, depending on the Designated Organization (DO) that conducts it.
- An ECA also reveals the expense of translating documents into English or French.
Before using the services, check to see if the translator has solid experience translating for immigration purposes and is registered with the relevant board authorities, as translation costs can vary from $0.06 to $0.20 per word. The Association of Translators, Terminologists, and Interprètes Agréées, Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia, and others are among the boards of accredited translators, interpreters, and terminologists in the province of Quebec (OTTIAQ) (STIBC), and the Order of Translators. The board power for translators varies by province.
- You may not need to worry about any expenses after proof of settlement money has been provided.
Note: It is NOT necessary to provide evidence of settlement funds to candidates for the CEC program or foreign nationals who have a legitimate job offer.
You must ensure that you have the necessary funds on hand in case your application for a Canadian visa is accepted. For immigration purposes, these funds need to be provided as soon as possible (i.e., they cannot be equity, property, or any other form of assets). Your bank or other financial organization where your money is stored must provide you with verification. Household size will determine these expenditures. In its website, the IRCC states the following rules:
- 1 person = $13,310
- 2 people = $16,570
- 3 people = $20,371
However, even though many of these charges may seem excessive, immigrants who receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and are approved by Express Entry have a high chance of finding employment since they are selected based on human capital qualities that Canadian employers value highly.