Atlantic Immigration Program: Proof of funds

We updated the amount of money you need

We updated the table that shows how much money you need to settle in Canada. We update these numbers every year based on 12.5% of the low income cut-off totals. This change could affect your eligibility. You should double-check that, based on the new cut-off, you still have enough money to support yourself and your family if you immigrate to Canada.

You must prove to us that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you get to Canada.

You do not need to show proof of funds if you’re already working in Canada with a valid work permit.

How much money you need

The amount of money you need to support your family is based on the size of your family.

To calculate the size of your family, include

You must include your spouse or common-law partner and all dependent children, even if they’re

The table below shows the minimum amount you need to immigrate to Canada as of April 25, 2023.

Number of family members Funds required
(in Canadian dollars)















If more than 7 people, for each additional family member


What we accept as proof

Your funds must be available to you both when

You must prove to us that you can legally access the money when you arrive. For example, this means

You must be able to use this money to pay for your family’s costs of living (even if they aren’t coming with you).

For proof, you must get official letters from any banks or financial institutions where you have an account.

These letters must be printed on the financial institution’s letterhead and include

How much money you should bring

It’s a good idea to research how much it costs to live in the place where you plan to settle in Canada.

Bring as much money as you can to make moving and finding a home in Canada easier. Note that Canadian customs regulations require you to declare if you’re bringing more than CAN$10,000 into Canada. If you don’t tell them, you may be fined, and your funds could be seized.

These funds could be in the form of

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