Changes to Federal Low Income Cutoff Figures

CIC News
Published: March 1, 2001

Effective March 1 2001, the following the income requirements apply to sponsors of Family Class applicants seeking admission to a province other than Quebec:






Size of Family Unit

500,000 and over



**Less than 30,000

Rural Areas

1 person (the sponsor)






2 persons






3 persons






4 persons






5 persons






6 persons






7 persons






For each additional person






**Includes cities with a population between 15,000 and 30,000 and small urban areas (under 15,000).

As was previously the case, spousal sponsors may be exempted from these requirements if the circumstances warrant such, and the sponsor is not otherwise benefit from social assistance in Canada.

The figures for sponsors from the province of Quebec have not changed.

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