Pay your work permit (including extensions) fee – Canada

Your fees

Fees $CAN
Work permit (including extensions) – per person 155
Work permit (including extensions) – group of performing artists (3 or more) 465
Open work permit holder 100

Restore your status as a worker

Restore your status ($200) and get a new work permit ($155)



Work permit maximum group fee: To qualify, you must be a group of three or more performing artists and their staff, and apply at the same time and place.

If you also need visitor visas (temporary resident visas), you still need to pay for them individually. For visitor visas, the group fee only applies to families.

Citizens of certain countries and territories have to give their biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) when they apply for a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit. Find out if you need to give biometrics.

Biometrics (if required) – Fees
Fees $CAN
Per person 85
Family (2 or more) 170
Group of performing artists (3 or more) 255

Note: The biometrics fee covers the cost of collecting fingerprints and a digital photo. If your children qualify as dependants, you can pay the family fee. The biometrics fee also covers the VAC core services if you submit your application through a VAC.

Core services include:

  • checking that applications are complete
  • sending applications to the visa office
  • moving supporting documents and passports to and from the visa office and
  • tracking online applications.

How to pay your fees

Pay and apply online

We will ask you to pay your fees when you submit your application through your account.

Make sure you have a credit or debit card ready.

This is the only way you can pay this fee when applying online.

Create an account or sign in

Pay online and apply on paper

You can only use this option if submitting a paper application.

If you are applying online, payment is only allowed when you submit your application through your account.

To pay your fees online you will need:

When you finish, you must:

  • print a receipt of your payment
  • include it with your paper application

Pay my fees online


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