Overview: Fees and cost recovery

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

This section provides information about

  • the program objectives (to sustain a revenue-generating cost recovery system by applying a charge to most aspects of immigration services in Canada and abroad);
  • the development of the fee schedule (development and management of the Immigration Cost Recovery Program);
  • the guidelines (documented costs and established procedures exist for each item where a fee is charged);
  • the departmental policy (fees, exemptions, file retention, payments, and refunds).

Using these program delivery instructions

Table of contents (a full listing of operational instructions related to fees and cost recovery)

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