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Canada Express Entry updates proof of funds for 2022

Candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Program and Federal Skilled Trades Program must update their proof of funds by June 8, 2022. If you update your profile, there will be no modifications in the date and time they get it, so you'll keep your rank if there's a tie.

Proof of funds is a way of proving that you have enough money to settle down in Canada.

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The proof of funds is not applicable on people:

  • With a valid job offer in Canada even though you have applied under FSWP or FSTP
  • if you're applying under the Canadian Experience Class

How much money will you require?

  • The quantity of money you'll need to support your family is determined by its size. You must include yourself, your spouse or partner, your dependent children, and your spouse's dependent children when calculating the size of your family.
  • Include your spouse or dependent children, even if they are Canada permanent residents or Canadian citizens and will not be accompanying you to Canada.

As of June 9, 2022, this table indicates the minimum amount required to immigrate to Canada. If you have additional money, make sure to include it in your profile or application.

Number of family members

Funds required

 (in Canadian dollars)















For each additional family member


 What kind of proof of funds does Canada accept?

You will need documented proof that you have enough money to settle in Canada if you are invited to apply for permanent residency.

Official letters from your bank or financial institution are required for evidence of funds, according to the government website.

Letters must include the following information:

  • The financial institution's address, phone number, and email;
  • Your name;
  • a list of outstanding debts, such as credit card debts and loans; and
  • The actual numbers, date each account was opened, current balance of each account, and average balance for the previous six months for each bank and investment account.

Whenever you apply and when IRCC grants you a Canada PR visa, you should have adequate assets. They can't, consequently, be in the form of equity. You additionally can't get them from another person.

Assuming you're bringing your life partner, you can include the cash you have in a joint account. You could possibly count it in the event that you can show you have access to the account in their name exclusively.

How much funds should you bring?

Find out how much it costs to live in the area of Canada where you want to settle.

Bring as much cash as possible. This will make it easy to relocate to Canada and find a home. If you're carrying more than $10,000 into Canada, you must inform the border officer when you arrive. You could be penalized and your funds could be taken if you don't tell them. This comprises:

  • Cash
  • Documentation that indicate you owe you money or property, such as:
  • stocks
  • bonds
  • debentures
  • Treasury notes

Papers that guarantee the payment of a specific sum of money to you, such as:

  • drafts from banks
  • cheques
  • money orders

Traveler's cheques