Proof of funds for immigration to Canada to increase on June 9

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced an increase to the proof of settlement funds required for skilled immigration through the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) and Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC).

The Government of Canada increased the settlement funds figures, which are based on family size and are adjusted annually based on 50 per cent of the low income cut-off totals.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is encouraging candidates to review the new figures by June 8 to ensure they continue to meet the financial requirements of the Express Entry program under which they are registered, and to keep their funds updated in their Express Entry profile. 

While Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates are not required to demonstrate proof of funds, CEC candidates in the Express Entry pool must also demonstrate proof of funds should they receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence through the Federal Skilled Worker Class. 

Settlement funds are required in order to demonstrate that immigration candidates have the means to establish themselves and their family in Canada and pay for initial costs, such as accommodation. 

This table shows the minimum amount you need to immigrate to Canada as of June 9, 2022. If you have more money, you should list the full amount in your profile or application.

Number of family membersFunds required
(in Canadian dollars)
For each additional family member$3,586