Canada: Adjustments to Minimum Fund Requirements under the Express Entry Program

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Increase to the minimum funds required for individuals applying under the Express Entry program  


The government of Canada will increase the minimum amount of funds that individuals must possess to qualify under the Express Entry program. The amount will vary depending on the size of the applicant's family. Applicants under the Federal Skilled Worker program who are applying for permanent residence in Canada will need to update the settlement fund amounts in their Express Entry profile prior to 8 June 2022. New applicants should ensure that they have the minimum amount of required funds to qualify under the program.  

These measures will not apply to individuals applying under the Canadian Experience Class or individuals who are authorized to work in Canada and hold a valid job offer.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Canada increased the minimum amount of funds needed for individuals who are or have applied for permanent residence under the Express Entry program. Applicants will need to ensure that their profiles are updated to reflect these new requirements prior to 8 June 2022.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.