Express Entry Allows you to go Canada Without any Job Offer
After applying at several companies, you still don’t have a job offer? Well, you need to stop worrying because you can go to Canada without one. Yes, call it a boon or whatever, but Canada’s Express Entry system lets you become a permanent resident there without any job offer. It is a point-based system and doesn’t make it compulsory for you to have a job. If you have the minimum points required, start packing your bags for Canada.
According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 90 percent of the Invitation of Apply sent went to those who didn’t have a job offer. Before reducing the points required for work experience, the 62 percent of the applications IRCC received were from those without a job offer. But after it reduced the points, the number jumped to 90 percent. Since it is a points-based system, there are several factors on which an application judged. These factors include – age, work experience, education, English and French proficiency, and others. You get bonus points if the government sponsors you or have a secured job that will last for at least a year.
Results after the changes
You are judged using the Comprehensive Ranking System that allots points in each category. You can gain a maximum of 1,200 points including the bonuses, and without the bonuses, you can get a maximum of 500 points if you are coming alone. If you are coming with your spouse, you can earn a maximum of 460 points. Earlier, a Canadian job offer got you 600 points, but now it gets you 50 to 200 points depending on your occupation.
After the changes made, the percent of students studying in Canada using the Express Entry increased from 30 to 40 percent. Federal Skilled Worker candidate invitations to apply also increased from 25 to 48 percent.