A Fresh Perspective on Immigration Options

Being the prominent country for permanent residency, Canada is in the spotlight for its curated high-quality lifestyle, serene community and aesthetic pleasant beauty with a progressive economy. This country has lured the skilled professional, worldwide, with a high quality of life, a balanced standard of living, better infrastructure, better healthcare and education and other upward amenities. Individuals (particularly for a developing country), find this country, a perfect destination to settle with the family, with its lenient immigration policy and quick integration facility for its immigrants and residents.

Usually, people wonder, if they would be able to immigrate successfully without a substantial job offer from an employer in Canada. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP’s) of Canada are the key pathways to get the PR of Canada, especially for the individuals, who have low point score or low Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to apply for ‘Express Entry’ like popular immigration programs of Canada. However, when it comes to Canada, immigration through PNP’s, the job offer requirement is one thing that bothers most of the applicants.

To answer this burning question- A potential candidate can easily get a Canada PR without a prior job offer, of their arrival.

There are multiple Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP’s) in Canada that provide a pathway to Canadian Permanent Residency without even asking for a job offer from Canada.

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Programs (OINP)

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) is the PNP that belongs to Ontario Province in Canada. OINP comprise multiple categories or streams to invite immigration in the province under various categories.

Here is the key requirement to apply in OINP- Express Entry HCP stream:

  1. Register a profile in the federal express entry system
  2. Need to select an option of ‘Interested in moving to Ontario’ or ‘All Provinces and territories’ while creating an express entry profile
  3. Require receiving the notification of interest from OINP in your express entry account
  4. Fulfil the basic criteria of Ontario’s Express Entry- HCP subcategory.

The OINP Express Entry HCP stream is the key pathway to apply for a nomination in the OINP without any job offer. If you have an express entry account (CRS >400), it issues NOI (Notification of Interest) to apply for nomination OINP. If you are selected for nomination, the additional 600 CRS points are added. The collective ‘Express Entry CRS points’ seals the PR invitation.

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) is the PNP that belongs to the Saskatchewan Province in Canada. The SINP comprise multiple categories or streams to invite immigrant in the province under various categories. The SINP Express Entry Sub-Category and SINP Occupation in Demand Sub-category provide the key pathway to apply for a nomination in the SINP without any job offer. However, to apply in SINP Occupation in Demand (OID) sub-category, you need to have skills and experience any of the occupation listed in Demand and Occupation List.

The minimum language proficiency level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4

At least 1 year of post-secondary education or training comparable to the Canadian education system

At least 1 year of paid work experience in the past 10 years relevant to your field of education or training, in a skilled occupation (NOC 0, A, or B), which must reflect in the in-demand occupation list

Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP)

Belonging to the Nova Scotia Province in Canada, the NSNP comprises of multiple categories or streams to invite immigrant in the province under various categories.

You must have your profile registered in the Federal Express Entry System to apply in this stream. Create a profile in express entry and acquire at least 67 points out of 100 under any of the relevant categories of Express Entry, i.e.

  1. Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  2. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  3. Federal Skilled Trades (FST)

If you are selected in Nova Scotia- EE Stream, you will get the provincial nomination and subsequently, 600 additional CRS points in express entry based on the same.

Immigration to Canada Processing Time from India (Without an Offer Letter)

  • The process of time differs from situation to situation.
  1. Express Entry: With a process time of 6 months or less, the applicant is valid in the entry pool for 12 months.
  2. Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP): Processing time: 6 months minimum
  3. Canadian Experience: It is valid for 1 year; processing time is 6 months under this program.

Wishing to settle in Canada without any job offer from a Canadian employer?

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