Revenue Canada’s Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs) which are published by Statistics Canada can be used as a starting point to determine if a family meets Jumpstart’s funding criteria. Families living below these income levels would meet Jumpstart’s requirements for funding support.
There are 35 different LICOs, varying according to family size (the number of people in the household—adults and children) and size of community. To help determine if the family is eligible to receive Jumpstart funding you can click here
To determine where the total family unit income falls within the LICO table simply:
• Find the size of the family unit down the left-hand side.
• Find the community size across the top.
Where the column and row meet is the LICO for that family unit size in the community.
For example, a family of 4 living in Toronto with a total family unit income of less than $43,942 would meet Jumpstart’s requirements for funding support. Please note that if the income is above the limits indicated then, regretfully, Jumpstart will not be able to approve the child for funding.