It’s not uncommon for people to check out whether they can immigrate to Canada without a job offer. The good news is that Canada immigration is possible in 2022 even without a job in Canada on hand in most programs available.
It suffices for most Canada immigration programs that you have the necessary skills and experience that employers in Canada are looking for. With a wide range of occupations available in the Canadian labor market, it shouldn’t be hard for a qualified and skilled person to land a job even after they move to Canada.
When you apply to IRCC to create a profile in the Canada Express Entry system, you give all your credentials that get evaluated and ranked with points. So, if you have at least a year’s full-time work experience, you will get points for that and you will be eligible to apply for Canada PR.
In short, if your qualifications and experience add up to sufficient ability to find a job to work in Canada, it could be a good ground for you to be eligible to become a permanent resident provided you meet other criteria too.
Migrating to Canada as a student will also serve you well to go on and apply for a Canada PR visa. After your graduation, you can use the PGWP to stay back and work in Canada. The experience you gain in occupations requiring NOC 0, A, or B skills will help you qualify for a Canada PR visa via CEC within Canada Express Entry.
How about opportunities in Canadian provinces? Take OINP’s Ontario Express Entry: Human Capital Priorities Stream. This stream is designed for foreign workers who want to work and settle in Ontario. When you submit an EOI to Ontario, OINP picks your profile from the Express Entry pool. If you meet the criteria for immigrating to Ontario, you will be offered a provincial nomination. You accept it and get the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa with the added advantage of 600 extra CRS scores on your profile.
So, to put it in simpler terms, the only circumstances in which you will need a job offer to immigrate to Canada is either of the following:
- You are eligible for FSTP or FSWP immigration programs.
- You lack sufficient money to support yourself and your family in Canada after immigration.
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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident
CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System
EOI – Expression of Interest
PNP – Provincial Nominee Program
IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
PGWP – Post Graduate Work Permit
NOC – National Occupational Classification
FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program
FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program
CEC – Canadian Experience Class
OINP – Ontario Immigration Nominee Program