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Key Points

  • Increase 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 before June 8, 2022. New applicants should ensure that they have the minimum required funds to qualify under the program.

These measures will not apply to individuals under the Canadian Experience Class or individuals 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 must ensure that their profiles are updated to reflect these new requirements before June 8, 2022.

Looking Ahead

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

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada

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