Can I immigrate to Canada without a job offer from a Canadian company?
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.
Express Entry plus Federal Skilled Worker or Federal Skilled Trade program
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.
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.
2. Some Provincial Nominee Programs offer job offer exempt programs.
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:
Settlement Funds:A minimum level of savings or income to support you and your family members
Intent:An intention to live in Ontario
Legal Status in Canada (if applicable):Must have legal status in Canada (i.e., study permit, work permit, visitor record) if currently residing in Canada.
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score:A minimum of 400 points in the CRS of IRCC’s Express Entry system.
*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.
Originally from Saitama, Japan and immigrated to Canada in 2003. Graduated from the Immigration Practitioner program at University of British Columbia in 2005. Worked at an immigration division of Davis LLP (integrated to the world’s largest law firm DLA Piper) from 2007 to 2016. In 2009, passed the national exam of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and became a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Established YuPass Canada Immigration Inc. in 2016. Has experience with assisting over 1,000 customers from 28 countries. Member of Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants.
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