How Canada Government Increases Low Income Cut-off for Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship

If Canadian or Permanent Resident want to sponsor their parents or grandparents to immigrate to Canada, they must have a minimum income every year. The following we listed each year’s Low Income Cut-Off for federal government Low Income Cut-Off.

We list them here just want to let us see how Canada Government is increasing the requirement of low income, no matter the economic status was worse or better in that year.

We can see the Low Income Cut-Off is on the one way to going up, people need more income year by year:

 

Effective from January 1 to December 31 2012

Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)
Size of Family Unit    Minimum necessary income
1 person (the sponsor)    $22,637
2 persons    $28,182
3 persons    $34,646
4 persons    $42,065
5 persons    $47,710
6 persons    $53,808
7 persons    $59,907
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add    $6,099

 

Effective from January 1 to December 31 2011

Size of Family Unit    Minimum necessary income      
1 person     $22,229
2 persons    $27,674
3 persons    $34,022
4 persons    $41,307
5 persons    $46,850
6 persons    $52,838
7 persons    $58,827
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add    $5,989

Effective from January 1 to December 31 2010

Size of Family Unit    Minimum necessary income
1 person (the sponsor)    $22,171
2 persons    $27,601
3 persons    $33,933
4 persons    $41,198
5 persons    $46,727
6 persons    $52,699
7 persons    $58,673
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add    $5,974

Effective from January 1 to December 31 2009

Size of Family Unit    Minimum necessary income
1 person (the sponsor)    $21,666
2 persons    $26,972
3 persons    $33,159
4 persons    $40,259
5 persons    $45,662
6 persons    $51,498
7 persons    $57,336
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add    $5,838

Effective from January 1 to December 31 2008

Size of Family Unit Minimum necessary income
1 person (the sponsor) $21,202
2 persons $26,396
3 persons $32,450
4 persons $39,399
5 persons $44,686
6 persons $50,397
7 persons $56,110
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $5,713

Effective from January 1 to December 31 2007

Size of Family Unit    Minimum necessary income
1 person (the sponsor)    $20,337
2 persons    $25,319
3 persons    $31,126
4 persons    $37,791
5 persons    $42,862
6 persons    $48,341
7 persons    $53,821
For each additional person    $5,480

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