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Sources of Non-Respendable Revenue

Program Activity
($ Millions)






Immigration Program
Immigration Cost-Recovery Fees for Permanent Residents 130.1 164.9 152.2 174.3
Immigration Rights Fees [a] 145.0 74.1 87.0 79.5
Interest on the Immigrant Loans Program 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.7
Temporary Resident Program
Immigration Cost-Recovery Fees for Temporary Residents 142.7 147.2 172.4 161.6
Canada’s Role in International Migration Nil Nil Nil Nil
Refugee Program
Immigration Cost-Recovery Fees for Refugees 11.2 14.0 8.0 9.0
Integration Program Nil Nil Nil Nil
Citizenship Program
Citizenship Cost-Recovery Fees 38.1 27.6 24.0 24.0
Right of Citizenship Fees 26.9 18.4 16.0 16.6
Subtotal Cost Recovery and Rights Fee Revenue [b] 494.8 446.9 460.6 465.7
Other Revenues
Access to Information Fees 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Refunds of Previous Years’ Expenditures [c] 5.7 4.0 Nil 16.9
Miscellaneous 0.2 0.6 Nil 0.4
Total Revenue 500.8 451.6 460.7 483.1

[a] As of May 3, 2006, the Right of Permanent Residence Fee was reduced from $975 to $490 which resulted in lower revenues in 2006–2007 and 2007–2008.

[b] 2007–2008 Actual Revenue of $465.7M is marginally higher than the 2007–2008 Planned Revenue of $460.6M, primarily due to higher than planned levels of immigration applications.

[c] Refunds of previous years’ expenditures include recovery of bad debts, adjustments to prior years’ payables and refunds of previous years’ expenditures.


  • Fees are charged in recognition of full Government of Canada costs of providing services.
  • All revenue is deposited into the Consolidated Revenue Fund and is not available for re-spending by the Department.
  • A listing of Citizenship and Immigration Canada fees can be found at