Is job offer compulsory to apply under express entry for Canada PR?

Is job offer compulsory to apply under express entry for Canada PR?


No certainly not! Even without job offer you can apply for express entry for Canada PR.

There are various immigration and Canada visa options that can help you in achieving your dream to immigrate to Canada even without a job offer.


Here are the top options you should consider:

Express Entry- Federal Skilled Worker Program

Federal Skilled Worker Program is one the three programs managed under express entry.

If you are a highly skilled foreign worker planning to immigrate to Canada and get Canada PR this program is for you.


The  minimum requirements you need to meet before your visa filling application is assessed are:


  • Your work experience should fall under the National Occupation List level
  • You will need an IELTS score of 6 in each module which is CLB 7.
  • Your educational qualification minimum should be post secondary (12th standard) and assessed by Educational Credential Assessment.
  • Your age should be 18 years or above at the time of applying.
  • Your adaptability factor would include spouse’s application( if any), any blood relatives in Canada (if any) ,your financial funds to support yourself in Canada.


If you meet these minimum requirements your application will be assessed on a scale of 100 on point system and you need a minimum of 67 points to be eligible for Federal Skilled Worker Program under express entry.

Here onwards you can create your express entry profile and score CRS points and entre the express entry pool.

Once you are selected from the pool it is an easy ride for your dream of Canada PR.




Provincial Nominee Program

Provincial Nominee Program or PNP provides opportunity to semi skilled workers who have work experience and qualification which match the labor market requirement of the particular province.

There are various PNP programs which do not require you to have a job offer in order to immigrate to Canada.


  • Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Category
  • Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream
  • Manitoba Skilled Worker stream
  • Alberta Express Entry stream
  • Nova Scotia Demand Express entry stream


If you meet the minimum requirements set by the provinces plus have an express entry profile you can apply for PNP.

All you need to do is submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the province you wish to apply for Canada PR.

If the province selects you, you will get bonus 600 CRS points to your profile score.

Which can increase your chances of applying for Canada PR.


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