Bring Enough Money to Settle

The Government of Canada does not give financial support to new start-Up visa immigrants.

When you apply, you’ll need to give proof that you have the money to support yourself and your dependants after you arrive in Canada. You can’t borrow this money from another person.


The amount you need depends on the size of your family. We update these amounts every year.

Number of

Family Members                                                                                                  Funds Required

(in Canadian dollars)

1                                                                                                                                  $12,475

2                                                                                                                                  $15,531

3                                                                                                                                  $19,093

4                                                                                                                                  $23,181

5                                                                                                                                  $26,292

6                                                                                                                                  $29,652

7                                                                                                                                  $33,014


For each additional family member            $3,361                                  

    Ref. IRCC Website