My wife, my 7 year old kid and I are thinking about migrating to Canada for a permanent residence.

We have followed some initial steps and we might be eligible for Express Entry .

According to their website these are the documents that can be required (some are optional).


My doubt is that if I get a valid job offer do I still need to provide proof of funds?

For 3 people that means amount is CAD$ 20.222 which is quite high.

The details about the proof of funds is https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/documents/proof-funds.html#money_needed.

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You need proof of funds to meet the minimum requirements of the

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

You don’t need to show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family if

  • you’re applying under the Canadian Experience Class or

  • you’re authorized to work in Canada and you have a valid job offer, even if you apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program or the Federal Skilled Trades Program

Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry/documents/proof-funds.html

  • So for Federal Skilled Worker Program funds is enough, no need to have valid job offer ? I have read that document (I provided the link in my question) but is still not very clear if having BOTH is required or it will just improve my score but is not required to have BOTH Sep 6, 2021 at 14:11
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    As I understand it, having a valid job offer is not one of the minimum requirements, but it is one of the selection factors so will improve your score (by up to 10 points) canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/…
    – Traveller
    Sep 6, 2021 at 14:23
  • The same applies for the Funds, they provide score ? or do I need to have the CAD$20.000 ? Sep 6, 2021 at 14:32
  • Proof of funds isn’t a selection factor, so does not score any points
    – Traveller
    Sep 6, 2021 at 15:26
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    The table shows the minimum amount, so no, it can’t be less
    – Traveller
    Sep 6, 2021 at 16:16

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