IRCC has created a Minimum Support Calculator for sponsors to calculate the financial support required. On top of the IRCC minimum amount, your SAH will add slightly higher monthly support and a contingency amount for unexpected expenses during the settlement year. For example, former refugees often require dental work that can result in some hefty bills.
- the name of your community, and
- the names & birthdates of each member of the family you are sponsoring.
- any other information that would affect the budget - i.e. pregnancy, health concerns, etc.