How Do I Get a Canadian Work Permit Without a Job Offer?

How Do I Get a Canadian Work Permit Without A Job Offer?

It has been widely reported that to get a work permit in Canada or other foreign countries, you will require a job offer from a Canadian employer or the countries employer you want to immigrate to.

While this may be true for most foreign countries, in Canada you do not necessarily have to first obtain a job offer to obtain a work permit.

There are programs in Canada that are created specifically to bring skilled immigrants to Canada and you do not need a job offer to receive an invitation to apply for a visa to Canada.

Canada promises great opportunities to foreigners especially immigrants who have the skills that are currently in demand in the country.

Indeed, Canada is greatly suffering from the shortage of skilled workers and by that are looking to accept skilled workers who have the qualities to fill up vacant positions in the countries.

Some programs are available for immigrants to apply for permanent residency without you having to secure a job first.

How Do You Know Which Skill Are In-Demand in Canada?

The Canadian labor force comprises several talents and fields ranging from health, finance, tech, and many more. They also comprise fields that do not require college certificates which include truck driving, painting, and many more.

So, if you have a skill(s) and the needed expertise that matches any of the fields associated with the Canadian labor market, you may be eligible to apply for a Federal Skilled Worker.

To assess your skills the Canadian government created a point ranking system called the Express Entry program that checks your qualifications and from this assessment, the government selects and invites you to apply for a permanent resident in Canada.

The Canadian government from time to time releases a list of occupations and skills that are in-demand within a given period in the Canadian workforce and the reoccurring occupations include:

  • Human Resources (HR) Managers: Average Salary: $89,003
  • Electrical Engineer: Average Salary: $91,832
  • Veterinarians (Vets): Average Salary: $95,804
  • Pharmacist: Average Salary: $89,314
  • Welder: Average Salary: $73,504
  • General Laborer and Construction Craft Worker: Average Salary: $47,678
  • Registered Nurse (RN): Average Salary: $77,603
  • Software Engineer: Average Salary: $100,562
  • Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanic Heavy equipment technician, and Agricultural equipment technician: Average Salary: $82,864
  • University Professor and Lecturer: Average Salary: $83,584 (lecturer), $100,300 (professor)

In addition, to have the skills, you also need to meet other requirements that allow you to score high in the point ranking system to stay ahead of other applicants.

Applicants, who have a minimum of one year of full-time work experience, meet the minimum language requirement, and so on; will be eligible to apply for immigration to Canada.

About the Canadian Express Entry Program

The Canadian Express Entry Program is just an online system through which skilled immigrants are selected and invited to apply for permanent residents. It is basically a pool filled with applicants who have shown interest to move to Canada as skilled workers.

Applicants who are part of this program are ranked based on their qualifications, skills, language proficiency, etc. And those who have the most score will be invited to apply for permanent residency under a particular province in Canada.

Immigrants can apply to be part of this program if they meet the requirements needed, and they have the documents required and this includes

  • A passport or travel document
  • Language test results
  • Proof of Canadian education or similar educational credential assessment report. If you don’t have an educational certificate, you can present a skilled trade certificate
  • Proof of work experience
  • Proof of fund
  • You may also boost your chances if you have a relative in Canada who is either a permanent resident or Canadian citizen willing to be your sponsor.

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