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Minimum Income Requirement for Federal Family Class - Low Income Cut-off (LICO)

This is the amount of income you must have in order to be able to sponsor your relatives.


Federal Income Table for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship
Size of Family UnitMinimum Income
2013
Minimum Income
2012
Minimum Income
2011

2 persons

$37,708

$36,637

$35,976

3 persons

$46,354

$45,040

$44,229

4 persons

$56,280

$54,685

$53,699

5 persons

$63,833

$62,023

$60,905

6 persons

$71,991

$69,950

$68,689

7 persons

$80,153

$77,879

$76,475

If more than 7 persons, for each additional person, add

$8,148

$7,929

$ 7,786

The Minimum Necessary Income requirement, which you must meet for each of the three years preceding the date of your application, is equal to the Low Income Cut-Offs (LICO) plus 30%.

Note: If you are applying in 2015, you must provide proof of income from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for the taxation years of 2013, 2012, 2011.

Minimum Income Requirement for Federal Skilled Workers - Settlement Funds

Effective until December 31, 2015

The applicant applying under Federal Skilled Worker Category must clearly demonstrate that they have sufficient and available funds to meet the
requirements OR that they have arranged employment.
The funds must be:

  • available and transferable;
  • unencumbered by debts or other obligations.

using 50% of Statistics Canada's most current Low Income Cut-off (LICO).

Note: In terms of funds required, the number of the applicant's family members includes both accompanying and non-accompanying dependants.

Size of Family UnitMinimum necessary income
1 person (the sponsor) $11,824
2 persons $14,720
3 persons $18,097
4 persons $21,971
5 persons $24,920
6 persons $28,105
7 persons or more $31,291

Minimum Income Requirement for Quebec Family Class - Quebec Income Scale

Effective until December 31, 2014

For applicants applying under Quebec Family Sponsorship Program, The government of Quebec is responsible for determining the financial capability of sponsors living in Quebec.

Table 1 - Basic Income Required by Sponsor to Meet Basic Needs of Own Family

Total Number of Family MembersBasic Annual Income Required
1 C$22,147
2 C$29,897
3 C$36,912
4 C$42,452
5 C$47,247
The gross annual income is increased by C$4,795 for each additional dependant.

Table 2 - Additional Income Required by Sponsor to Meet Basic Needs of Sponsored Person and His/Her Family Members

Persons 18 and overPersons under 18Gross Annual Income
Required by Sponsor
0 1 C$7,666
0 2 C$12,150
The gross annual income required is increased by C$4,008 for each additional person under 18.
1 0 C$16,200
1 1 C$21,766
1 2 C$24,576
The gross annual income required is increased by C$2,778 for each additional person under 18.
2 0 C$23,756
2 1 C$26,613
2 2 C$28,728
The gross annual income required is increased by C$2,109 for each additional person under 18 and by C$7,553 for each additional person 18 or over.

Minimum Income Requirement for Quebec Skilled Workers - Settlement Funds

Effective until December 31, 2014

For the period from January 1 to December 31, 2015, single persons must have at least $2,956 at their disposal to meet their basic needs for the first three months following their arrival in Québec. In addition to this sum, they must have at their disposal an additional amount for each family member accompanying them (spouse or de facto spouse and children).  The following table indicates the essential needs of main family units.

Basic needs of main family units
for the three-month period after arrival in Quebec
 
One adult
Two adults
No children
$2,956
$4,336
One child
(-18 years)
$3,973
$4,857
Two children
(-18 years)
$4,484
$5,242
Three children
(-18 years)
$4,996
$5,627

Additional children under 18:

Add $512 per additional child for applicant without spouse
Add $385 per additional child for applicant with spouse

Additional children 18 and over:

Add $1379 per additional child