Private Sponsorship Contributions Estimates

The following estimates of the contributions required for a one-year Private Sponsorship are based on CIC’s form IMM 5373A. Note that actual costs may be higher or lower by 30% or more depending on the specific family configuration, special medical or other needs, and the specific province or city where the refugee settles.

Canada

Table 1. Settlement Costs
Family Size 12 Months of Income Support * Start-up Costs TOTAL Settlement Contribution Required ($)
1 9,800 2,800 12,600
2 16,800 4,400 21,200
3 17,700 5,300 23,000
4 20,000 7,000 27,000
5 22,500 7,200 29,700
6 24,500 8,000 32,500
Each member 6+ add 1,550 1,000 2,500

MINUS

Table 2. In-kind contributions
Family Size Rent Clothes Furniture Home Start-up Costs School Start-up Costs Food Staples TOTAL in-kind
contributions ($)
1 6,000 500 1,500 325 175 8,500
2 7,100 1,000 2,000 350 250 10,700
3 7,800 1,375 2,500 375 325 12,375
4 8,400 1,750 3,000 400 400 13,950
5 9,600 2,125 3,500 425 475 16,125
6 9,600 2,500 4,000 450 550 17,100
Each member 6+ add 900 375 500 25 150 75 2,025

EQUALS

Table 3. Cash contributions required
Family Size Estimated Financial Support Required
(Total $)
Estimated Financial Support Required
(Per G5 member $)
1 4,100 820
2 10,500 2100
3 10,625 2125
4 13,050 2610
5 13,575 2715
6 15,400 3080
Each member 6+ add 475 95