What is the Cost of Immigration to Canada from the UAE? - Green Light Canada

27 Sep 2022

Thousands from the Emirates immigrate to Canada every month in search of a better life, but may be worried about how much it will cost.

While there are many different factors to consider, it will generally cost around $2,000 to $3,000 for an individual to immigrate from the UAE to Canada.

Here we’ll give you a breakdown of those costs so you can see exactly how much it will cost you. Let’s take a look!

Cost of Immigrating from UAE to Canada via Express Entry

The most popular UAE to Canada immigration pathway is Express Entry, which allows skilled immigrants with the requisite training and work experience to settle in Canada as permanent residents.

The Express Entry programs are the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

When immigrating through the Express Entry Programs, the cost elements are:

Government fees – These are the fees the government charges individuals applying for permanent residence. The fees include an $850 “application processing fee” and a $515 “right of permanent residence” fee. For a dependent child, the application processing fee is $230, while the right of permanent residence fee does not apply.

Biometric fees – The fee charged for processing biometric information. It is $85 per individual but capped at $170 when immigrating with one or more other persons.

Cost of language tests – The cost of taking the required tests to prove your language proficiency. It is approximately $300.

Cost of ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) – Candidates who had their education outside Canada need to get an ECA, to show that their education is up to Canadian standards. Getting an ECA (excluding delivery charges) usually costs $200.

Medical examination fee – Candidates need to get medical clearance to show that they are not inadmissible for medical reasons. Medical examination fees vary from country to country, but the average fee is currently $100.

Police clearance fee – Candidates are required to obtain clearance to show that they do not have criminal records that’ll prevent their admission. The cost of obtaining a police clearance certificate varies from country to country, but on average, it is $100.

Miscellaneous fee – This covers other fees associated with processing your application. These include the cost of transcripts, courier delivery, notaries, translations, etc. $150 would be a good estimate for the miscellaneous expenses.

Settlement funds – Candidates are required to show that they have enough money to support themselves and their families. While you will not part with this money, it has to be available and accessible. How much settlement fund you need depends on the number of family members (one person – $13,310, two persons – $16,570, three persons – $20, 371). You’ll not need settlement funds when applying for the CEC program.

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Summarily, the cost of immigrating from UAE to Canada is as follows:

Cost Elements Individual Couple Couple + 1 dependent child Couple + 2 dependent children
Application processing fee $850 $1,700 $1,930 $2,160
Right of permanent residence fee $515 $1,030 $1,030 $1,030
Biometrics $85 $170 $170 $170
Cost of language tests $300 $600 $600 $600
Cot of ECA $200 $400 $400 $400
Medical examination fee $100 $200 $300 $400
Police clearance certificate fee $100 $200 $200 $200
Miscellaneous cost $150 $300 $350 $400
Total $2,300 $4,600 $4,980 $5,360

To immigrate from the UAE to Canada through the Express Entry Programs, the cost is about $2,300 (6,217.65 AED) for an individual, $4,600 (12,435.30 AED) for a couple, $4,980 (13,462.56 AED) for a couple with one dependent child, and $5,360 (14,489.83) for a couple with two dependent children.

However, these estimated costs do not include settlement funds.

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Cost of Immigrating from UAE to Canada through PNP

The Provincial Nominee Program is the second most popular pathway for UAE citizens immigrating to Canada.

Under this program, Canadian provinces and territories look at the Express Entry pool for candidates with the skill and experience to fill their peculiar labor needs, then they nominate suitable candidates for permanent residency.

That is, the PNP works in conjunction with the Express programs. Thus, the cost of immigrating to Canada through a PNP = cost of immigrating through Express Entry + applicable application fee of the province.

While a few provinces do not charge application fees, the majority do. The application fees of the provinces are:

Province/ Territory Nomination Program PNP application fee Costs for an individual immigrating through the PNP Costs for a couple immigrating through the PNP
Alberta Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) $0 $2,300 $4,600
British Columbia British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) $1,150 $3,450 $5,750
Manitoba Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) $500 $2,800 $5,100
New Brunswick New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP) $250 $2,550 $4,850
Newfoundland and Labrador Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP) $250 $2,550 $4,850
Northwest Territories Northwest Territories Nominee Program (NTNP) $0 $2,300 $4,600
Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) $250 $2,550 $4,850
Ontario Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) $1,500 – $2,000 $3,800 – $4,300 $6,100 – $6,600
Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP) $300 $2,600 $4,900
Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) $350 $2,650 $4,950
Yukon Yukon Nominee Program (YNP) $0 $2,300 $4,600

When immigrating from the UAE to Canada through PNP, the costs vary depending on the province you apply to. For an individual, it ranges from $2,300 – $4,300 (6,217.65 – 11,624.30 AED); and for a couple, it ranges from $4,600 – $6,600 (12,435.30 – 17,841.95 AED).

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Final Thoughts

Hopefully by now, you have a clear idea of the funds you need to immigrate from Canada to the UAE. With just a little bit of savings, you can make your dream come true of a new life in Canada.

Take the assessment form on our website to find out what immigration program will be best for you. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have a clearer idea of the exact cost of your immigration.

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