What Are The Fees And Fee Schedule Of Canada Immigration Lawyer [Updated]?

This article is an updated guide on Canadian immigration lawyer fees and the fee schedule, so, let us get to it.

Do I Require a Lawyer to Enter Canada?

The answer to this question is no, when migrating to Canada, you do not necessarily need an immigration lawyer or consultant, it is left for you alone to decide to need one or not. Nevertheless, as a newbie to ‘immigration’, we strongly advise you to work with an immigration lawyer or consultant to enable you to seek and get advice in different immigration terms or be represented in a court.

Furthermore, never will it be said that you were preferred to others because you made use of an immigration lawyer or consultant. That is to say that having an immigration lawyer does not translate to successful immigration. It is the responsibility of an immigration lawyer is just there to assist you with the following:

  • Immigration application
  • To represent you to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

Types of Immigration Lawyers

While some immigration lawyers or consultants are paid, others are not paid. The ones that are not paid can be either one of your  friends or family members or even the same member of a religious organization like you while the paid immigration lawyer must be registered with the following organizations:
  • ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council)
  • Law Society of Ontario (LSO)

Please we would also like you to know that you have the liberty of changing your immigration consultant at any time, just make sure that you inform the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) about such action, then you will be required to fill out this PDF form known as the Use of a Representative (IMM 5476) and send it across to the IRCC to be further processed.

All about Canada Immigration lawyer fees and fee schedule

Knowing your Canadian immigration lawyer fees is very important even before employing them to help with your immigration.

It may interest you to know that Canadian immigration lawyer fees differ for various consultants, but primarily on their level of experience in the industry. This means that you are most likely going to pay more for an immigration lawyer with working experience of about 15+ years than a rookie that just came out from law school.

However, we have some basic Canada immigration lawyer fees that can provide you with a quick summary of what you’ll be working with, and these Canada immigration lawyer fees depend on certain factors like time rate, consultations, and government fees.

We have listed below the average Canadian immigration lawyer fees and services, and they are as follow:

ServicesCanada Immigration Lawyer Fees
Consultation for 30 minutesBetween $75 – $300
Consultation for an hourBetween $150 – $350
To assist in filing forms Between $250 – $2,000
TRV/SP assistance children$500 for each child
Assistance with OWP for spouse applied with SP$1,000
Assistance with Tourist VISA (TRV)$3,000 + $500 for each dependent
Assistance with a tourist visa after being declined in the past$3,500 + $500 for each dependent
Assistance with a study permit$3,000
Assistance with study permit (after being declined in the past)$3,500
Assistance with a work permit for spouse applied separately$3,000
Assistance with citizenship application$3,000
Assistance with a work permit for a spouse after being declined in the past$3,500
Assistance with post-graduate work permit$3,000
Assistance with a work permit for Labour Market Impact Assessment$3,500
Intra-company transfer assistance for a work permit$4,500
Kick-off intra-company transfer assistance needed for a work permit$6,500
Offering assistance in writing a business plan for kicking off a new business in Canada$2,000
Offering help with NAFTA/CETA work permit (POE)$4,000
Offering help with NAFTA/CETA work permit at VISA office$4,500
Assistance with a business or investor Provincial Nominee Program$30,000
Assistance with self-employment PR$12,500
Assistance with work permit including caregiver PR$12,500 + $1,000 for each dependent
Offering assistance with the renewal of PR card$3,000
Offering assistance with the renewal of PR card and H&C on not meeting residency days$7,500
Assistance with Labour Market Impact Assessment$7,500
Assistance with deferral request to CBSA$3,500
Offering help with super VISA application for one or two parentsBetween $3,500 – $4,500
Offering help with super VISA application for one or two parents after being declinedThe aforementioned fee +$500 for each dependent
Offering help with parental sponsorship for either one or two parentsBetween $6,000 – $7,000
Authorization to Return (ARC) assistance$5,000
Assistance with Provincial Nominee Program$5,000
Assistance with Express Entry VISA application request$5,500 + $500 for each dependent
Offering help with spousal sponsorship$6,500 + $500 for each dependent
Offering help with spousal sponsorship + OWP$7,000 + $500 for each dependent
Assistance with spousal sponsorship + CSQ (Quebec)$7,500 + $500 for each dependent
Assistance with permanent residencyBetween $1,000 – $7,500
Assistance with spousal appeal at IAD$11,000
Offering help with residency appeal at IAD$11,000
Offering help with a federal court/judicial reviewBetween $6,500 – $9,500
Assistance with a reconsideration request$3,000
Offering help with responding to procedural fairness letterBetween $4,000 – $6,500
Offering help with criminal rehabilitation$4,500 + $500/ per extra offence
Offering help with PRTD$3,000
Offering help with PRTD and H&C on not meeting residency days$7,500
IRCC or USCIS feesBetween $400 – $800

In conclusion, with this article, you now have an idea of the amount of money you may likely spend if you want to hire an immigration lawyer and from what you can see, the fee depends on your purpose(s) for hiring an immigration lawyer or consultant.

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