If you are unable to demonstrate sufficient financial resources to support yourself or any dependents, you can be deemed financially inadmissible to Canada.
Persons in need of protection are exempted from the requirement of demonstrating financial funds.
You can be denied entry to Canada if you can not prove the possibility of meaningful income or investments and have no alternative other than social assistance.
Who Can Be Deemed Financially Inadmissible?
The financial requirement varies depending on the duration of your stay. It also depends on whether you are applying for a visa or permanent residency. Therefore, the amount of financial resources required is different for each case.
However, if you are receiving any type of government social assistance from the date of applying to the date of the decision, then your application can be affected.
If you are sponsoring your parents or grandparents, you are required to meet the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) threshold.
What is the Determination Process of Financial Inadmissibility?
To determine if you are financially admissible, your bank statements, current or past employment payslips, and any letters of employment are reviewed. This also includes letters of affirmation from close relatives and/or friends verifying your financial situation and a notice of assessment.
You can be deemed financially inadmissible if:
- There is any evidence of applying or receiving social assistance
- You received any benefit checks
- You have any canceled receipts
- Social service authorities provide a statement
If you are sponsoring a family member, you must clarify if you have received disability benefits as that is different from social assistance.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate the required financial resources and arrangements for support that does not involve receiving social assistance.
What is the Process for Financial Inadmissibility?
You have the opportunity to address the concerns of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) if you are suspected of being financially inadmissible. This is known as procedural fairness.
You have to attend an interview with the IRCC to demonstrate that you have not received any social assistance. It is important to provide all necessary documentation to support your admissibility claim.
You must emphasize your skills, work experience, and education and provide credible documents to support your claim of possible employment in Canada.
You can also apply for humanitarian and compassionate grounds to overcome financial inadmissibility if your situation is suited to make that claim.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Financial Inadmissibility
No, having a Canadian work permit does not satisfy the requirements for financial admissibility. However, if you can provide credible evidence for future skillful employment to support your admissibility claim, then that may be helpful.
Sponsors are required to demonstrate the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI), which is an additional 30% for 3 years before the date of application.
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