Canada: Updated Minimum Funds for Express Entry

On June 20, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced updated minimum fund requirements for applicants seeking permanent residence through Express Entry. These settlement funds are crucial for demonstrating that applicants have sufficient financial resources to settle in Canada. Updated annually, these requirements ensure that newcomers are financially prepared to establish themselves in their new country.


Understanding Settlement Funds 2024


Proof of funds is an essential component for those applying under the Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Federal Skilled Trades Program. It serves as evidence that applicants have enough money to support themselves and their families once they arrive in Canada. If invited to apply, candidates must provide written proof of these funds. However, certain applicants, such as those applying under the Canadian Experience Class or those with a valid job offer and authorization to work in Canada, are exempt from this requirement. These individuals must instead submit a letter explaining their invitation under the Canadian Experience Class or a copy of their valid job offer.


New Minimum Funds for 2024


The updated amounts for settlement funds in 2024 are based on the applicant’s family size, including the applicant, their spouse or common-law partner, and their dependent children. Even if family members are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, or if they are not accompanying the applicant to Canada, they must still be included in the calculation. The new minimum fund amounts in Canadian dollars are as follows:

– 1 family member: $14,690

– 2 family members: $18,288

– 3 family members: $22,483

– 4 family members: $27,297

– 5 family members: $30,690

– 6 family members: $34,917

– 7 family members: $38,875

– Each additional family member: $3,958

These figures are crucial for applicants to ensure they meet the financial requirements set by IRCC for a successful application.


For more details on the updated minimum funds for Express Entry and other immigration services, visit the official IRCC website or contact our office. Staying informed about these requirements is essential for those planning to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

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