Move to Canada in 2022 without a Job Offer

by By Rajneesh Kumar


Posted on February 21, 2022


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Move to Canada in 2022 – Complete Guide

Each Canadian province and territory, except Quebec runs its own immigration program, called as Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which are designed to meet particular market labour need of a province by welcoming semi-skilled workers, skilled workers, students and business people. To move to any Canadian province, you must understand the process and meet the selection criteria of particular PNP stream under which you are applying for. Generally, the selection process is quite easier if you have a prior job offer in hand from an employer in a province. However, there are a few Canadian provinces that run specific PNP streams through which a foreign national can move to Canada without a job offer in hand.

Let’s have a look at such PNP stream.

Move to Canada: Ontario Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream

It’s a popular pathway for those who don’t have a job offer in Canada. Under HCP stream, there are three Express Entry-linked sub-categories under which Ontario actively issue invitations to eligible candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian PR.

The HCP follows a merit-based selection system for selecting highly-qualified, skilled workers from the Express Entry pool of candidates.

To qualify under HCP:

  • You must have a valid Express Entry profile in any one of the following programs:
  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • You must have a minimum of one year of full-time skilled work experience
  • You must have high school credential obtained abroad or in Canada
  • You must prove language ability in English or French and score minimum CLB 7
  • You must have enough proof of funds to settle down in Ontario

Move to Canada: Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker (ISW) category

The ISW is another popular option among overseas workers who don’t have a job offer in Canada. There are two key streams under ISW that doesn’t have a job offer requirement and selects candidates with skilled work experience gained abroad, including:

  • Saskatchewan Express Entry
  • Saskatchewan In-Demand Occupation

Nova Scotia Express Entry Category B stream

NSNP’s Express Entry Category B stream is also an ideal option for those candidates who doesn’t have a job offer, but have work experienced in an in-demand occupation. This stream opens and closes throughout the year and process applications for provincial nomination efficiently.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be working in one of the targeted occupations listed in the Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry guide
  • Have a valid Express Entry profile
  • Have a minimum of 1 year of skilled work experience in a target occupation
  • Have high school credential gained abroad or in Canada
  • Prove language ability in English or French and score minimum CLB 7
  • Have enough proof of funds to settle down in Nova Scotia

To find out your eligibility for Canadian permanent residence as a provincial nominee, you may take a free profile assessment. Or, you may connect with us for a quick guidance on a Toll-free no. 78-18-000-777.


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