How Much Does it Cost to Get a Permanent Resident Card?

The government fee for renewing or replacing your Permanent Resident Card is CAD$50.

If you use a representative, you will also have to pay their fees.


What is the PR Card Fee For?

The government fee is used to pay for the printing of the card and to pay for the assessment of your application: verifying your identity, whether or not you met the residency obligation, and so forth.

Given the amount of work that currently goes into processing PR Card applications, it’s likely that the CAD$50 doesn’t come close to covering the cost of processing an application.


Why do Legal Representatives Charge Fees?

If you hire a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) or immigration lawyer to help you with your PR Card renewal, you hiring and paying for an accredited expert who is both knowledgeable of Canada’s immigration regulations (including The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act) and experience with your application.

However, not all RCICs and lawyers are made equal. is run by IMMIgroup. We handle the most PR Card renewal applications in Canada, from the simplest renewals, to lost or stolen cards, to “status in jeopardy” situations. We have dealt with every conceivable situation permanent residents in Canada are confronted with. We utilize our knowledge and experience to help you keep your status in Canada. You will find we are far more reasonably priced than a lawyer.


How Long Does It Take to Renew My PR Card?