Atlantic Immigration Program: Proof of funds

Note: We update these numbers every year based on 12.5% of the low income cut-off totals. You may want to double-check that you still have enough money, based on the new cut-off, to support your family if you immigrate to Canada. This change is small but there is a chance it could affect your eligibility.

You must show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you get to Canada unless you’re already working in Canada under a valid work permit.

Number of family members
(including those you support that aren’t immigrating with you)
Funds required
(in Canadian dollars)















For each additional family member


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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