Amendments

Regulation Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Amendment of Certain Fees)

Amendments

1- Section 294 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations’ is amended by striking out “and” at the end of paragraph (b), by adding “and” at the end of paragraph (c) and by adding the following after paragraph (c):

(d) the fees set out in subsections 295(1) and 301(1), section 302, subsection 304(1) and section 307 shall be indexed at 09:00:00 a.m. Eastern daylight time on April 30, 2022, and every two years after that on April 30 at that same time, in accordance with the cumulative percentage increase to the Consumer Price Index for Canada, published by Statistics Canada, for the two previous years, rounded to the nearest five dollars.

2 -Paragraphs 295(1)(b) and (c) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

(b) if the application is made by a person as a member of the Quebec investor class, the Quebec entrepreneur class, the start-up business class, the self-employed person class or the Quebec self-employed persons class

(i) in respect of a principal applicant, $1,575,

(ii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $825, and

(iii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $225; and

If the application is made by a person as a member of any other class or by a person referred to in section 71

(i) in respect of a principal applicant, $825,

(ii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a spouse or common-law partner, $825, and

(iii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $225.

(iii) in respect of a family member of the principal applicant who is a dependent child, $225.

3- Subsection 303(1) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

Fee – $500

303 (1) A fee of $500 is payable by a person for the acquisition of permanent resident status.

Indexation

(1 .1) The fee set out in subsection (1) shall be indexed at 09:00:00 a.m. Eastern daylight time on April 30, 2022, and every two years after that on April 30 at that same time, in accordance with the cumulative percentage increase to the Consumer Price Index for Canada, published by Statistics Canada, for the two previous years, rounded to the nearest five dollars.

Coming into Force

4- These Regulations come into force at 09:00:00 a.m. Eastern daylight time on April 30, 2020, but if they are registered after that time, they come in- to force at 09:00:00 a.m. Eastern daylight time on the day after the day on which they are registered.

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