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Table 1: Sources of Respendable and Non-Respendable Revenue

Program activity
($ millions)
Immigration Program
Immigration cost-recovery fees for permanent residents 164.9 174.3 146.3 186.3
Immigration rights fees 74.1 79.5 77.1 85.8
Interest on the Immigrant Loans Program 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6
Temporary Resident Program
Immigration cost-recovery fees for temporary residents 147.2 161.6 181.9 167.4
Canada’s Role in International Migration Nil Nil Nil Nil
Refugee Program
Immigration cost-recovery fees for refugees 14.0 9.0 9.3 5.3
Integration Program Nil Nil Nil Nil
Citizenship Program
Citizenship cost-recovery fees 27.6 24.0 30.0 23.4
Right of citizenship fees 18.4 16.6 20.9 15.1
Sub-Total 446.9 465.7 466.4 483.9
Other Revenues
Access to Information fees 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Refunds of previous years’ expenditures [a] 4.0 16.9 Nil 4.4
Miscellaneous 0.6 0.4 Nil 0.2
Total Revenue [b] 451.6 483.1 466.5 488.6

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

[b] 2008–2009 Actual Revenue of $488.6M is $22.1M higher than Planned Revenue of $466.5M. The increase is primarily due to a higher volume of permanent residents and a larger number of Permanent Resident Cards (PRC) issued in response to the PRC Renewal Campaign ($48.5M). This increase is partially offset by decreases in Temporary Resident Program ($14.5M) and Citizenship Program ($12.4M). The decrease in Temporary Resident Program is mainly attributed to a lower than planned volume of visitors, while the decrease in the Citizenship Program is related to a lower than planned number of citizenship grants and proofs processed during the year.


  • 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