Immigrating to Canada is dream for many skilled and capable individuals. There are various ways to get land a job in Canada, one of the best is to apply for permanent resident visa. Once a candidate gets a permanent residency status, they can easily look for job that matches skill set and can live and work in the province of their choice.

There are various immigrant programs to choose from, express entry program is the fastest way to get a permanent residence visa. Candidates who have created their profile under this program, it is evaluated based on various eligibility criteria like age, education, work experience, adaptability, language proficiency etc. Points are awarded for each factor and are ranked according to it in comprehensive ranking system (CRS). Eligible employers from different provinces choose the best ranked profile from the express entry pool. This way express entry system also acts as a job portal for the employers.

Now, following is the table that shows the IELTS score translated to Canadian Benchmark Language (CLB) for express entry program:


Speaking Listening Reading



6.0 6.0-7.0 6.0 6.0


6.5 7.5 6.5



7.0 8.0 7.0


10 or above 7.5-9.0 8.5-9.0 8.0-9.0


Immigrating to Canada without IELTS score is impossible but there are some provincial nominee program that requires less IELTS score for the skilled immigrants. Some of them are as follows:

Saskatchewan provincial nominee program:

Saskatchewan province like any other provinces have their own provincial nominee program – Saskatchewan immigration nominee program (SINP). The main feature of this nomination program is the low IELTS score requirement. SINP has very low IELTS score clearance benchmark at 4.5 CLB. Scoring this low score is very easy for the candidates who are having basic knowledge of English. For Indians with less IELTS score, the ideal category to apply under SINP is International Skilled Worker – Occupation in-demand. Some of the major occupations under this program which is best suited for Indians are as follows:

  • Electronic Service Technicians
  • Managers in Agriculture
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Utilities Managers
  • Agriculture service Contractors
  • Agriculture Representative, Consultants and specialists


Manitoba provincial nominee program:

Manitoba has their provincial nomination program to nominate skilled and capable immigrants to live and work in the province and help to develop the economy of the province. Main feature of this nomination program is the low IELTS score requirement. Manitoba needs only 4 bands in each module in IELTS examination to consider an applicant for permanent residency. One main condition under this system is – one relative of the applicant must be residing in the province and must be willing to sponsor the applicant for the permanent residency in the province. If the candidate is having work experience in any of the profession listed in occupation in-demand ­there are given priorities over others.


Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP):

This program is in partnership between the Government of Canada and 4 atlantics provinces – New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Program lets Atlantic employers hire qualified candidates for jobs. Candidate must have a job-offer before applying under this program. Program requires very low IELTS score with CLB 4 or higher.

There is another scenario where you can apply for pr visa with low IELTS score. While submitting your application as a couple, select the person with higher IELTS score as the primary applicant. IELTS score of the second applicant won’t be considered as long as the primary applicant’s score meets the required IELTS score.

Candidates, who are not willing to apply for pr visa and want to work in Canada, can apply for work permits directly on a temporary basis. For applying under this category, applicants can go for the following categories:

  • Canada LMIA Based Visa
  • Student Permit
  • Working Holiday

Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) based visa does not require point system to qualify. Thousands of immigrants apply for LMIA based visa that are willing to work in Canada temporarily. To be able to work in Canada temporarily the visa applicant must hold a job-offer from a Canadian employer and a positive LMIA from ISDC. Employers have to prove that job created for the skilled immigrant will help to improve and develop the province from the current scenario.

How Nationwide Visas can help you to land a job in Canada?

One of the services we provide is job consultation to our clients. Nationwide Visas have tie-ups with more than 2000 eligible employers. With 10000 successful application processed, we have provided our clients with experts providing consultation and advice to strategize the plan to land the perfect job that matched their skill set and fulfill their potential.

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