The answer is Yes whether you are living outside Canada or in Canada. There are several ways for you to apply for a Canadian PR without a job offer. I will introduce a federal program, provincial programs and family union program for you to immigrate to Canada possibly without a job offer.
Generally, you will need a full-time employment in Canada in order to apply for a PR. In some cases, candidates can apply for PR without a job offer. Those who can obtain PR without a job offer is younger age, has excellent English and/or French skills and have good qualifications in term of Canadian immigration point of view.
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Federal Skilled Worker -You can apply for permanent residence if you are considered a “Skilled Worker”. You must pass a point system that shows the government whether you will be successful once you immigrate to Canada. You need minimum 67 points for this program.
Federal Skilled Trade program – The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for people who want to become permanent residents, based on being qualified in a Skilled Trade. Without a job offer, you will need to arrange your certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial.
Besides meeting the qualification, you will need to show your intention/connection to reside the province.
Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities Stream
To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following provincialcriteria:
*You must have a valid profile in the Express Entry pool.
Saskatchewan offers a program called International Skilled Worker: Occupation in Demand. Your occupation must be one of the demand occupations in the province. They open the window for candidates a couple of times a year.
The Manitoba Skilled Workers Overseas category is for qualified skilled workers who may be outside of Canada but who can demonstrate a strong connection to the province. Requirements:
You do not need a job offer for a family union program. If your partner, parent, child, grand-child are PR or Canadian citizen, you may immigrate to Canada if they sponsor you.
* Immigration rules and program criteria can change at any time.
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Yumi Ueda, LLB 【Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant】