Minimum money to bring in on Landing

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Subject: Minimum money to bring in on Landing
  Hello all,

I´ll be landing in Canada early next month, having got my immigrant visa early this year.. Can anyone tell me - is there a minimum amount of money I am REQUIRED to have on me when I land? Of course during my interview rocesses, I already showed evidence of funds. But do I have to bring it all at once? Please advise!

[15-09-2004,08:42]
Xanadu
(in reply to: Minimum money to bring in on Landing)
Hi,

Hit this link for the fund requirements:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/skilled/qual-4.html

You must show the proof of funds at the port of entry.

[15-09-2004,12:05]
sanrup
(in reply to: Minimum money to bring in on Landing)
Thanks Sanrup...

The link was helpful. However, it does say there:

"...You will need to provide proof of your funds when you submit your application for immigration.."

It talks about when the application is made, not at the port of entry. Anyhow... it does say to land with as much money as possible which makes sense. Thanks again.


[15-09-2004,12:29]
Xanadu
(in reply to: Minimum money to bring in on Landing)
Hi,
Proof of fund at the Port of Entry is MUST.

[15-09-2004,12:49]
sanrup
money in the bank (in reply to: Minimum money to bring in on Landing)
not only do you need to show funds at first application, and the time of entry... Immigration can request proof of funds during the application process. 3 months of bank statements, each time they ask. They want you to prove that you have the money instead of just borrowing it from someone to make your application. If you come to Canada alone, $10,000 is not much money to get yourself started, so the requirement is a very good one.
[15-09-2004,13:47]
sharon
Let me tell you about this..... (in reply to: Minimum money to bring in on Landing)
I know there´s a certain requirement of money to settle in Canada, but I am going to tell you about this experience:
I have a friend who became landed the last month and she was sponsored by her partner, when they both went to meet the immigration officer, she was never asked to show a proof of how much money she was going to bring , she just was asked how much she was planning to bring. Is this case different because maybe she was sponsored??
To me it sounds really ridiculous the fact that if you´ve been using all your savings to survive while you are not allowed to work inside the country, howcome they expect you to have more money?? . If you come as a skilled worker I can understand they ask some funds, because you could have been able to save some money in your country of origin. As far as I know not many canadians have to work too to make their every -month living, I guess the hidden message is: we don´t want more poor people.
But anyways, it doesn´t matter what I think, what matters for immigration is what the system dictates, so if anybody knows more about this, I will appreciate an input...

[15-09-2004,16:33]
Jaime
more money (in reply to: Minimum money to bring in on Landing)
when you sponsor someone, you take financial responsibility for them. As a spouse it is 3 years. As a family member it is 10 years. As a skilled worker you are immigrating independently, therefore there is a requirement for settlement money. It is a protection for both Canada and the immigrant. If you come as a refugee, the situation is different again. The money requested by Canada seems like a lot... but in a city like Vancouver, you could spend that money in 3-4 months... and that is without buying anything to live with. It is not fair to let people into our country and find them living on the street because they have no money to buy food or shelter. it has nothing to do with poor... it has everything to do with wanting people to succeed. Other countries have similar requirements.
[15-09-2004,23:33]
sharon
forgot one thing (in reply to: Minimum money to bring in on Landing)
if you already have employement in Canada, the immigration officer can waive the need for settlement money. Especially if you are applying from within Canada.
[15-09-2004,23:35]
sharon
(in reply to: Minimum money to bring in on Landing)
Question For Sharon

You said "if you already have employement in Canada, the immigration officer can waive the need for settlement money. Especially if you are applying from within Canada."

Will the job offer of a live in care giver satisfy the above and waive the need for settlement money?

[16-09-2004,16:24]
Ramon
caregiver (in reply to: Minimum money to bring in on Landing)
sorry, I really do not have an answer for that question.
[16-09-2004,18:36]
sharon
(in reply to: Minimum money to bring in on Landing)
Hi,

If you have arranged employment in Canada then you do not need to show the funds.

[16-09-2004,19:10]
sanrup