Family Class


We are strongly against any spouse sponsorship cases intending for immigration only. Thus, we would do preview first and once the file is opened, we would care your case from beginning to the end till landing paper is issued. All cases need double review before submission to avoid any unnecessary mistakes.

For your convenience, please be aware that we suggest you meet the LICO in most of the cases. Should there be any problem or question in this,please contact our consultants any time.

The following table applies to all provinces except Quebec.

2015 Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)

1 person (your child or grandchild) $23,861
2 persons $29,706
3 persons $36,520
4 persons $44,340
5 persons $50,290
6 persons $56,718
7 persons $63,147
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $6,429

2016  Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)
Size of Family Unit

Minimum necessary income

1 person (the sponsor) $24,328
2 persons $30,286
3 persons $37,234
4 persons $45,206
5 persons $51,272
6 persons $57,826
7 persons $64,381
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $6,555

2017 Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) 

Federal Income Table, 2017

The following table applies to all provinces except Quebec.

Table 3 – Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)
Size of Family Unit Minimum necessary income
1 person (the sponsor) $24,600
2 persons $30,625
3 persons $37,650
4 persons $45,712
5 persons $51,846
6 persons $58,473
7 persons $65,101
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $6,628

2018 LICO- Low Income Cut-Off

Federal Income Table, 2018

The following table applies to all provinces except Quebec.

Table 1 – Low Income Cut-Off (LICO)
Size of Family Unit Minimum necessary income
1 person (the sponsor) $24,949
2 persons $31,061
3 persons $38,185
4 persons $46,362
5 persons $52,583
6 persons $59,304
7 persons $66,027
More than 7 persons, for each additional person, add $6,723

LICO TABLE 2019

Size
of Family Unit
LICO
– 12 Months
LICO
– 6 Months
1 person $25,338 $12,669
2 persons $31,544 $15,772
3 persons $38,780 $19,390
4 persons $47,084 $23,542
5 persons $53,402 $26,701
6 persons $60,228 $30,114
7 persons $67,056 $33,528
If more than 7 persons, for each
additional person, add
$6,828 $3,414

LICO table 2020

The following table shows LICO for the year 2020.

Size
of Family Unit
LICO
– 12 Months
LICO
– 6 Months
1 person $25,920 $12,960
2 persons $32,270 $16,135
3 persons $39,672 $19,836
4 persons $48,166 $24,083
5 persons $54,630 $27,315
6 persons $61,612 $30,806
7 persons $68,598 $34,299
If more than 7 persons, for each
additional person, add
$6,984 $3,492

LICO table 2021

The following table shows LICO for 2021,  as you see the LICO changes based on the household number.

Size
of Family Unit
LICO
– 12 Months
LICO
– 6 Months
one person $26,439 $13,220
two persons $32,915 $16,458
three persons $40,465 $20,233
four persons $49,130 $24,566
five persons $55,723 $27,861
six persons $62,845 $31,423
seven persons $69,970 $34,985
If more than seven persons, for each
additional person, add
$7,125 $3,56