express-entry

An evidence to prove you are financially independent

Proof of Funds:

You will need to prove to CIC that you have enough money when you apply to immigrate. This money cannot be borrowed from another person. This money should be available for you to pay the costs of living for your family. All applicants must meet the settlement funds requirement

Proof of funds are required to support yourself in Canada during your first month of stay in Canada in other terms uttered as Show money or proof of funds

Note:

  • Profiles with valid LMIA job offer does not require Proof of funds.
  • If you qualify under CEC stream proof of funds if not necessary


Number of family members Funds Required in CAD $
1 12,960
2 16,135
3 19,836
4 24,083
5 27,315
6 30,806
7 34,299



what is proof funds?

Proof of funds is something like a financial statement which should be shown if a person wants to become a permanent resident. In other words, one should show that they have enough money to get and settle as a permanent residence.


Can I borrow money and show proof of funds?

NO, A person cannot borrow money from any other person to show as Proof of Funds. But their parents or spouse can support them over proof of funds like a gift deed.


Is proof of funds mandatory?

Yes, Proof of Funds is mandatory to show when a person is planning to settle in Canada.


Should I prove the source of funds for proof of funds?

Yes, a bank statement is needed.


Should I submit IT returns for proof of funds?

No, IT returns do not need to be shown for proof of funds.


Should I submit form-16 for proof of funds?

No, form-16 is also not needed to be shown for proof of funds.


Can I show my PF amount as proof of funds?

Yes, the amount can be in a Provident Fund account for proof of funds.


Can I show my Fixed deposit as proof of funds??

Yes, the amount can be shown in a Fixed Deposit account for proof of funds.


Can I show my jewels and assets as proof of funds?

No, only funds in account can be shown as proof of funds, Assets like land or jewels are not acceptable.


Can I get proof of funds from my parents?

Yes, parents can support proof of funds but where it should be like a gift deed to the person who wants a permanent residence.


My spouse is not accompanying me to Canada. How much funds is required to be shown in proof of funds?

Even though the spouse is not accompanying the primary applicant the fund required is 16,135.


I have a new born kid. Should I show proof of funds for the child?

Yes, we are supposed to show proof of funds for the kid.


In which scenarios we don't need to show proof of funds?

If one has a job offer and who comes under CEC stream proof of funds is not required.


Why should I show proof of funds?

Proof of Funds is to show that they have enough funds to support themselves to settle as a permanent residence.


Can proof of funds be in cash?

No, Proof of Funds must be shown as funds in a bank account.


Can I get proof of funds amount from my friend?

No, one cannot collect the funds from anyone.


Can I show my immovable assets as proof of funds?

No, one can show only funds as proof of funds.


Can proof of funds be in the secondary applicant bank account or is it mandatory to show in the primary applicant bank account?

No, Proof of Funds should be shown in the primary applicant bank account only.


How long the required proof of funds has to be maintained in my bank account?

Until one reaches Canada and gets a job.


Is there an alternate way to avoid proof of funds?

No, unless one has a job offer proof of funds is not needed.


How many months' statement is required for proof of funds?

Minimum of 6 months of bank statements is required for proof of funds.


Can I show the funds in my current account as proof of funds?

No, proof of funds can be shown only in savings account.


Can proof of funds be in a joint account?

Yes, but it's preferable to be in the primary’s account.


How much amount can I carry as liquid cash along with me under PR visa?

10,000 CAD Dollars.


How much amount can I carry as liquid cash along with me as an immigrant when I move to Canada?

10,000 CAD Dollars.


Disclaimer : Greentree Immigration Service private limited is not a recruitment or placement agency we do not assure any type of job and employment offers also any domestic/international placements