Effective February 6, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that all visitors to Canada requiring a TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) will automatically be considered for the multiple-entry visa as part of an initiative to attract more visitors and business people to Canada. By making the multiple-entry visa standard, CIC hopes to meet the needs of international travellers looking for flexible, fast, and convenient options to come to Canada. Additionally, the fee for the TRV program will now be reduced from $150 to $100 for the processing of either a single- or multiple-entry visa.

By harmonizing the single- and multiple-entry visa fees, the visa application process will become simpler for applicants and promote tourism and trade by increasing the number of eligible travelers who are able to make multiple visits to Canada.

Fee Updates for Temporary Resident Visa Programs

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will increase other fees in the temporary resident program, effective February 6, 2014. These changes will reduce the burden on Canadian taxpayers and ensure that fees closely reflect the real cost of processing applications.

Temporary resident fee change comparison chart:

Type of application Current Fees New Fees (effective February 6, 2014)

Type of Application Current Fees New Fees
Single Entry Visa $75 $100
Multiple Entry Visa $150 $100
Family Rate $400 $500
Work Permit $150 $155
Study Permit $125 $150
Visitor Status Extension $75 $100