How to apply for a Canada PR Visa without IELTS?
If you ever thought of moving to Canada and want to know the way of Canadian immigration without IELTS, this article will help you know the ways of applying for a Canada PR Visa without IELTS. When you move to a new country and want to support yourself financially, the first thing is to get yourself a job. There are different ways to get a job in Canada, one of the best is to apply for a permanent resident visa. Once a candidate obtains permanent resident status, they can easily look for a job that matches their skills and live and work in the province of their choice.
There are different immigration programs to choose from, the Express Entry program is the fastest way to get a permanent resident visa. Candidates who have created their profile under this program are assessed based on various eligibility criteria such as age, education, work experience, adaptability, language proficiency, etc. Points are awarded for each factor and are ranked according to it in a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Eligible employers from different provinces choose the highest-ranked profile in the Express Entry pool. This express entry system also acts as a job portal for employers.
Now, here is the table that shows the IELTS score translated into Canadian Reference Language (CLB) for the Express Entry program:
- CLB level 7 – (6.0, 6.0-7.0, 6.0, 6.0)
- CLB level 8 – (6.5, 7.5, 6.5, 6.5)
- CLB level 9 – (7.0, 8.0, 7.0, 7.0)
- CLB level 10 or more – (7.5-9.0, 8.5 to 9.0, 8.0-9.0, 7.5-9.0)
Immigrating to Canada without an IELTS score is impossible, but some provincial nominee programs require fewer IELTS scores for skilled immigrants. Some of them are as follows:
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
Every province & territory in Canada has its own immigration basically known as Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Saskatchewan’s PNP program is called Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). One of the major features of Saskatchewan PNP is the low IELTS requirement to be eligible for this immigration program. If an applicant has the minimum CLB level 4.5, they are eligible to be nominated by Saskatchewan to be a permanent resident in the province. If an applicant has basic knowledge of the English language, they can easily score the minimum IELTS score required for Saskatchewan PNP. For Indians with a lower IELTS score, the ideal category to apply for SINP is International Skilled Worker – In-Demand Occupation.
Here are some of the main occupations in this program that are best suited for Indians:
- Electronic service technicians;
- Managers in agriculture;
- Manufacturing managers;
- Public service managers;
- Agricultural service contractors;
- Agricultural representative, consultants, and specialists;
Here are the minimum requirements to be eligible for Saskatchewan PNP:
- Do not need to have a pre-employment offer from a Saskatchewan employer. You just need to be highly skilled in an in-demand occupation in the province.
- Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), a very first step in applying for the SINP.
- Need to get a minimum of 60 points out of 100 in the SINP point assessment grid.
- Must have completed post-secondary education, an apprenticeship, or training.
- Must have a diploma, certificate, or degree (if studying outside of Canada, submit an academic credential assessment report).
- Must have at least 1 year of full-time work experience in a high-skilled occupation (NOC “0”, “A”, or “B”), which is not on the list of excluded occupations.
- Submit a settlement plan and also proof of settlement funds.
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Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)
Manitoba has its provincial nomination program to nominate immigrants who are qualified and able to live and work in the province and help develop the economy of the province. Like SINP, Manitoba PNP is known as Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) and also has low IELTS score requirements. Manitoba only needs 4 bands in each module of the IELTS exam to consider a candidate for permanent residence. One of the main conditions of this system is that a family member of the applicant must reside in the province and be willing to sponsor the applicant for permanent residence in the province. If the candidate has work experience in one of the professions listed in the profession in demand, they have priorities over others.
Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)
Atlantic Immigration Program is a relatively new immigration program that allows the interested immigrants to live in the Atlantic region of Canada that consists of 4 provinces – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland as permanent residents. The program allows Atlantic employers to hire qualified candidates for jobs. The candidate must have a job offer before applying for this program. The program requires a very low IELTS score with CLB 4 or higher.
There is another scenario where you can apply for a PR visa with a low IELTS score. When submitting your application as a couple, select the person with the highest IELTS score as the main applicant. The IELTS score of the second applicant will not be considered as long as the main applicant’s IELTS score meets the minimum required IELTS score.
There is also another way to move to Canada, it is to apply for a Canadian work permit and then get your permanent residency.
To apply in this category, applicants can opt for the following categories:
- Canada LMIA Based Visa
- Student Permit
- Working Holiday
The Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) visa does not require a points system to be eligible. Thousands of immigrants apply for an LMIA-based visa and are ready to work temporarily in Canada. To be able to work temporarily in Canada, the visa applicant must have a job offer from a Canadian employer and a positive LMIA from the ISDC. Employers must prove that the employment created for skilled immigrants will help improve and develop the province from the current scenario.
Also, Canada has two official languages – English and French. If you are proficient in French language, you can easily move to Canada without IELTS. Do you speak French ? If you speak French, we have good news for you. You will be able to migrate to Canada even more easily thanks to your language skills. The IRCC recently announced that new changes to the Express Entry CRS system will allocate more language points to French applicants! Candidates who are proficient in French language can get 25 additional points for their language proficiency, up from 15 points. The new changes are aimed at developing and supporting French-speaking communities outside of Quebec. “We will continue to attract French-speaking immigrants to ensure the development of French-speaking minority communities,” said Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino.
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How can Province Immigration help you move to Canada
To move to Canada without IELTS of minimum CLB level 7 or higher, you can always apply for Canada PR Visa through the provincial nomination program. To help you choose the best PNP immigration stream that matches your profile and maximize your chances to be successfully nominated by the province for permanent residency, you may connect with a team of Province Immigration – one of the Best immigration consultants in India.
One of the services we provide is Job consultation. Province Immigration has links with more than 2,000 eligible employers. With 10,000 successful applications processed, we have provided our clients with expert advice and guidance to strategize to land the perfect position that matches their skills and realize their potential.