Do you need a job offer to come to Canada?
Is it necessary to have a job offer to come to Canada?
This is one of the frequently asked questions that whether an individual needs a job offer to come to Canada. To be brief you do not need to have a job offer in order to come to Canada. Indeed, many Canadian immigration programs do not require to have one to be successful.
To point out, the Express Entry program does not require you to have a valid job offer. Although depending on the importance of having a valid job proposal can increase your CRS score, in fact, most candidates in the express entry pool don’t have any offer for their employment in Canada. Additionally, not having a job offer does not cause you to lose any points.
Previously, back in 2016 Express Entry system saw some changes concerning having an employment offer in Canada influence over the CRS score.
Previously getting a work proposal would guarantee an applicant with 600 additional points. And this, in turn, would secure for an applicant to receive an invitation to apply. However with the changes in the system now the score given due to the job offer has less importance. So, if a job offer you receive is not in a senior managerial position then you get only 50 points. With the role in a senior managerial position, you receive 200 points.
Programs that require candidates to secure a job in Canada initially
Nevertheless, some immigration programs require an applicant to find an employment opportunities like Atlantic Immigration Pilot. This program supports assigned employers in four of Canada’s easternmost provinces to find employees to fill job positions for which there are no available Canadian citizens or permanent residents. This program demands that candidates have a job offer from an employer designated by the program.
To get a job offer, You need to apply for employment with Atlantic Canadian employers designated by Atlantic Immigration Program. You can find the complete list of designated employers for each Atlantic Province below: