What Is The Minimum Necessary Income (MNI)?

Sponsors must exceed the Minimum Necessary Income requirement set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for each of the past 3 taxation years before the date that you submit your application. Your MNI is assessed based on your Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment.

The following table shows Minimum Necessary Income requirements if you live outside of Quebec. For the 2020 PGP, please ensure you meet the MNI requirements for 2020, 2019, and 2018.

Minimum Necessary Income tables for 2020

Size of Family Unit MNI
2020
MNI
2019
MNI
2018
MNI
2017
2 persons $32,899 $41,007 $40,379 $39,813
3 persons $40,445 $50,414 $49,641 $48,945
4 persons $49,106 $61,209 $60,271 $59,426
5 persons $55,695 $69,423 $68,358 $67,400
6 persons $62,814 $78,296 $77,095 $76,015
7 persons $69,935 $87,172 $85,835 $84,631
Each additional person $7,121 $8,876 $8,740 $8,616