How to apply for a Canada PR Visa without IELTS in 2021?

Immigrating to Canada is the dream of many skilled and skilled people. 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:

  • 7 – (6.0, 6.0-7.0, 6.0, 6.0)
  • 8 – (6.5, 7.5, 6.5, 6.5)
  • 9 – (7.0, 8.0, 7.0, 7.0)
  • 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 less IELTS score for skilled immigrants. Some of them are as follows:


Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

The province of Saskatchewan, like all other provinces, has its own Provincial Nominee Program – the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). The main feature of this appointment program is the low IELTS score requirement. The SINP has a very low IELTS score benchmark at 4.5 CLB. Getting this low score is very easy for applicants who have a basic knowledge of English. 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


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. The main feature of this appointment program is the low IELTS score requirement. Manitoba only needs 4 strips 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 Pilot Program (AIPP)

This program is in partnership between the Government of Canada and 4 Atlantic Provinces – New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. 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 second applicant’s IELTS score will not be taken into account as long as the lead applicant’s score matches the required IELTS score.


Applicants, who are unwilling to apply for a pr visa and want to work in Canada, can apply for a work permit directly temporarily. 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.

How Can Nationwide Visas Help You Land a Job in Canada?

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