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Canada Visa Price in Nigeria 2021

All about Canadian Visa Application: Located in the Northern region of North America, Canada is a country which has 10 provinces and 3 territories which extends right from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It also extends towards the north reaching the Arctic Ocean and covering a surface area of up to 998,000,000 square kilometers, thereby making it become the 2nd largest country in the world by total land mass area.

The brief history above, and many others which are not stated here, has made Canada a highly desired country to visit by so many foreigners including Nigerians.

Your visit to Canada might be for a short period of time or for a longer period of time or even permanently. It is totally up to you, and whichever one you decide upon, you will get to know more about it (the whole process involved in getting it, and how much it will cost you to get it) by reading through this article.

Application can be done in various ways which includes:

  • Making use of a special VAC
  • Applying online
  • Applying at a visa center

As of now, the options in Nigeria which are available are just application at the visa office and online application because the special VAC (the one in Nigeria) was shut down in the year 2016.

Application and payment for the visa can be made online via the Canadian government website at the visa section.

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Apply and pay for Canada visa online

If you choose to apply online, then you are required to be in possession of either a scanner or a camera enabled smart device in order to scan or capture your documents which you will upload online. You are equally required to have a valid debit or credit card which you will use for online payment.

An email address will be required from you during your application. The essence of this is so that you can receive and read any message or notification coming from the Canadian visa office.

You can place an application for a new or fresh visa before the time of your departure from Canada if you are in possession of a valid work or study permit and have plans of leaving and returning to Canada later.

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Method of Application for Canadian Visa from Nigeria

The process of application is as shown in the succeeding steps:

  1. Before you start filling in your visa application form, be sure to read the manual on application guide thoroughly and before you apply, also be sure that you are qualified for the visa of temporal residence. Extreme care has to be taken while doing all these because, if you happen to choose a visa category that is not what you actually need, your visa application won’t be worked on or even considered.
  2. Next step is for you to fill out the visa application form. If you happen to be a minor (below 18 years old), then the application must be filled out by either your guardian or parent(s).
  3. When that is done, then you proceed to make payment of the application fees. You will have to pay for the VAC services if you choose to make paper application at a VAC. These fees or charges which you will pay are not included in the one for the visa application.
  4. Next step is for you to submit your visa application. The application will be sent as an individual package in a case where you are making the application with your whole family. Your biometrics (facial capture and fingerprints) might be needed if you opt in to apply on paper. You should submit your application by yourself and not through mail if you choose this method because on getting there, the VAC personnel will go through the completed application which you want to submit and would ensure that you have made the necessary payments before collecting your biometrics.

It is very important that you are very knowledgeable about the particular visa category you wish to apply for before you make your application because if you select the wrong category, your application will not be looked at or granted and then you would’ve wasted the money which you used in making payment as this money cannot be refunded.

The various categories have been explained in details below:

Visa for Visitors

By standard, the Canadian visa for visitors with an inclusion of a super visa costs 100 (hundred) $CAN for each person. In a case where you wish to make the journey with your family members, then you should apply at exactly the same place and at the same time.

The good thing about the Canadian Super Visa is that it permits the grandparents and parents of those residing in Canada to come over to Canada and spend sufficient time over there. On the first visit, your parents or grandparents can spend up to two years and on subsequent visits, they can spend up to six months.

You will be required to make payment for work permit if you wish to work when you get to Canada. This payment for work permit includes that of prolongations and the amount is 155 $CAN.

Work Visa

If you wish to apply for a Canadian visa that will allow you to work over there permanently, then you should know that your visa application will differ from that of a visitor. This type of visa has different categories and these categories are as highlighted below:

Work Permit Visa

The work permit is a category of visa which is given to those applicants who wish to go over to Canada and work there temporarily. You can only place an application for the work permit visa if you have just gained an employment from an employer in Canada.

The authorities of the Government Human Resources must have already approved this job offer to a foreigner by means of the Labor Market Impact Analysis (abbreviated as LMIA) procedure.

By standard, in order to get a LMIA, the employer has to first put up the advertisement for the job vacancy in Canada for a period of 1 month in a bid to see if any fellow Canadian is interested in the job offer and equally meets the criteria for employment. In a case where the employer cannot find any interested or qualified Canadian for the job, then they can place an application to the authorities of human resources in order to obtain an LMIA which permits them to go ahead and employ a foreigner.

In an event where the LMIA gets approved, then the foreigner that has been given employment can then place their application on this ground.

Visa for Federal Skilled Workers

The category where the visa for Federal Skilled Workers belongs to is the Federal Skilled Workers Category abbreviated as FSWC.

You should apply into this category if you wish to travel to Canada and stay there permanently. People who apply are often examined based on several criteria such as education, previous work experiences, and on how knowledgeable you are of either the English or the French language.

Hinging on the above mentioned criteria which are ranked on a grading system, the applicant can be able to deduce their overall points possibly out of a total of one hundred (100) points.

By standard, a skilled worker is supposed to obtain a minimum of sixty-seven (67) points and at least one (1) year of professional working experience so as to qualify.

In order to know if you are qualified for this type of program, it is advisable that you consult a specialist from the immigration office.

Visa for the Canadian Experience Class

You can place an application for a permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class if you happen to be already resident in Canada but are operating under a temporal work permit. This type of visa can be granted to those who are skilled and have some working experience in Canada for a period of not less than twelve (12) months. An additional condition is that the person who is applying must meet or surpass the language requirement of the French or English language.

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Students Visa

This category of visa falls under the Student Visa Program in Canada and applies to students worldwide who wish to enroll and study in any of the universities or colleges in Canada.
On receiving a letter of acceptance from the school in Canada which you wish to attend, you have to place an application to the immigration office for your Canadian visa.

You will equally have to produce proof showing your ability to financially see yourself through school (paying tuition fees, buying of course materials, etc.) and to show that you can cope with the cost of living over there.

There are some other associated documents which are equally important for your visa application such as your international passport and some other vital personal data. On the condition that you are able to pass all the application requirements, you will be offered a student visa by the VAC which will cover the duration of that particular course of study in Canada.

Canadian Visa Cost from Nigeria (according to categories)

I have briefly outlined the various categories of Canadian visa and matched them with their corresponding cost as seen below:

Canada Visa Visitor Price 

  • For just one applicant, the fee is 85 (eighty-five) $CAN
  • If it’s a family, then the fee is 170 (one hundred and seventy) $CAN
  • If it’s a group (comprising of 3 or more persons), then their fee is 255 (two hundred and fifty-five) $CAN.

Visa Price for Students

  • For a study permit (with an inclusion of prolongations), the applicant (one person) is to pay the sum of 150 (one hundred and fifty) $CAN.
  • For student status restoration, the applicant will pay the sum of 350 (three hundred and fifty) $CAN. This fee comprises both the fee for restoration of your status (which is 200 $CAN), and the fee for your new work permit (which is 150 $CAN).

Self Employed Visa Price 

  • If it’s for start-up visa, then the fee is 1540 (one thousand, five hundred and forty) $CAN and this fee is made up of a processing fee of 1050 (one thousand and fifty) $CAN and a permanent resident right fee of 490 (four hundred and ninety) $CAN.
  • If the applicant wishes to include their partner or spouse, then the fee is 1040 (one thousand and forty) $CAN and this fee is made up of a processing fee of 550 (five hundred and fifty) $CAN and a permanent resident right fee of 490 (four hundred and ninety) $CAN.
  • If the applicant wishes to include their partner or spouse (with an exception of permanent resident right fee), then the fee is 550 (five hundred and fifty) $CAN.
  • If the applicant wishes to include a child that is still dependent, then the fee is 150 (one hundred and fifty) $CAN for each child.

Price for Work Permit Visa

  • For a work permit (open work permit; having no specific job description), the applicant is expected to pay the sum of 100 (one hundred) $CAN.
  • For work permits (with an inclusion of prolongations), the group of applicants (comprising of 3 or more persons) are expected to pay the sum of 465 (four hundred and sixty-five) $CAN.
  • For worker status restoration, the applicant will pay the sum of 355 (three hundred and fifty-five) $CAN. This fee comprises both the fee for restoration of your work status (which is 200 $CAN), and the fee for your new work permit (which is 155 $CAN).

Visa Price for Federal Skilled Workers

  • The applicant will pay an application fee of 1040 (one thousand and forty) $CAN and this fee is made up of a processing fee of 550 (five hundred and fifty) $CAN and a permanent resident right fee of 490 (four hundred and ninety) $CAN.
  • If the applicant wishes to include their partner or spouse, then the fee is 1040 (one thousand and forty) $CAN and this fee is made up of a processing fee of 550 (five hundred and fifty) $CAN and a permanent resident right fee of 490 (four hundred and ninety) $CAN.
  • If the applicant wishes to include their partner or spouse (with an exception of permanent resident right fee), then the fee is 550 (five hundred and fifty) $CAN.
  • If the applicant wishes to include a child that is still dependent, then the fee is 150 (one hundred and fifty) $CAN for each child.

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From above, we have covered the full details of the following (how much Canada visa cost, how to apply, the application requirements, form processing time, visa types, visa tracking status, online payments, validity, appointment, citizen interview and sponsorship etc.)

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