Canada Express Entry Visa system explained.
Canada has taken some great steps forwards with their Immigration system and has updated their visa application system to one that works better for both Skilled Migrants, Employers and the Canadian Economy.
Express Entry does not replace the traditional Canada Visa programs namely the Federal Skilled Worker Visa, Federal Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class Visas although it is a new way of ‘applying’ for these visas types. Individual states and provinces in Canada will also be able to call applicants forward through the Provincial Nominee Program.
Essentially Express Entry means that those displaying the best skills and the presenting the very best application will be granted their Canadian Visa quicker whereas previously Immigration worked on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Our Canadian Immigration experts are Express Entry experts and best placed to assist you throughout the process, ensuring that all stages are completed to the very highest Global standards.
It is important that you do not submit an Express Entry profile before having your paperwork or skills verified according to your underlying Canada Visa program. For example, if you have a Skilled Trade you must have your skills and paperwork ‘verified’ by a skills assessment authority first. failure to do this can result in your application being struck out as best and at worst you can be banned from submitting a further profile.
The team at Emigrate Canada have a 100% success rate with many Skills and Occupations at verification stage so you can rest assured that you’re in the very safest hands.
To recap then on our Express Entry Application
– Ensure that you satisfy all the requirements of your underlying visa program before creating your Express Entry profile.
– Complete your Express Entry profile. This profile is valid for 12 months.
– At this stage you will need to register with the Canadian Job bank unless of course you already have an existing valid job offer or Provincial Nomination.
– You are awarded points based on what is called the Comprehensive Ranking System and based on the total score (and the total score of other applicants) you will be invited to apply.
– Congratulations! At this point you have 60 days to complete and submit the formal element of your application and the Canadian Immigration Department have given undertakings to process these within six months.
What is the significance of having a valid job offer?
It is important to state that having a valid job offer is by no means a mandatory step in the process; Visa applicants are routinely invited forward for Permanent Residency based entirely on the strength’s of their skills.
When your Skills end Education has been verified we do however recommend that you start the job search in earnest for two reasons:
1. It gives a significant boost to your Express Entry Profile and in many cases guarantees your Invitation to Apply
2. Very few Skilled migrants have the luxury of being able to take a ‘year out’ when Emigrating to Canada; We find that most clients prefer to have a great role organised before they leave their current country.
How can the Express Entry experts at Emigrate Canada assist?
We will take care of the whole process for you from start to finish
Our ICCRC agents and Account Managers will complete all the required steps
We will make sure you have the correct paperwork in place for your Skills & Educational verification
All clients have access to online English test tuition if needed
Our highly skilled Immigration experts (ICCRC) will complete your Express Entry profile
We are one of the only Canada Visa Consultancies in the World to have a dedicated Recruitment Team
Clients have exclusive access to our own Job Boards
Rely on us 100% to complete your application once you receive your invitation to apply
To find out more and your eligibility take our free online assessment today
How to Immigrate to Canada from South Africa
Many South Africans are still of the impression that it’s simply not possible to immigrate to Canada from South Africa, or worse still, that it’s a very expensive project.
The truth often comes as a surprise to many; It costs less overall to Immigrate to Canada from South Africa when compared to other countries such as Australia. And better still, the whole project from start to finish can be completed in as little as 12 months for more than half the cost of a move to Australia.
How To Immigrate To Canada from South Africa -The Ultimate Overview
To successfully immigrate to Canada from South Africa we first need to ensure you qualify for one of the available immigration programs. These Canadian Immigration programs are split between Provincial and Federal systems.
To Immigrate to Canada from South Africa under a Federal Migration System you’ll need to qualify under either:
How To Immigrate To Canada from South Africa Continued…
Once you’re happy and confident that you can Immigrate from South Africa to Canada then the next stage is to lodge an application for full Permanent Residency in Canada.
How does a South African make an application for a full Canadian Permanent Residency Visa? The answer is found in the Canadian Express Entry system for all Immigration programs except the family class visa which is still a paper-based application.
Important Notes on Express Entry for those looking to Immigrate to Canada from South Africa.
1. Express Entry is a legal expression of your desire to move to Canada. The questions need to be answered factually and be based on your current situation today. Never complete your Express Entry application based on what might happen in the future or on the anticipated results or outcomes of your education verification or language tests.
2. Specifically, this means that whilst its ok to submit an Express Entry before having your education verified or your trade skills assessed there is little point in doing so because without these key criteria any Express Entry application is unlikely to result in a formal application being made.
Immigrate to Canada from South Africa Under the Family Class Program
To be a member of the Family Class you need to have a Canadian sponsor currently living in Canada, over the age of 18 who is one of the following in relation to you, or the lead applicant.
Spouse or Partner
Immigrate to Canada from South Africa under the Federal Skilled Worker visa class
In order to qualify as a Federal Skilled Worker you need to meet all of the following criteria:
Experience in a qualifying occupation on one of the current NOC Lists
And then have at least one year of full time employment in this position
Can achieve 67 points or higher based on Canada Visa Points Matrix
Have passed your IELTS English Language exam
Have a valid educational credential assessment
Have the required amount of funds based on your family size
Immigrate to Canada from South Africa on the Federal Skilled Trades Program
To successfully immigrate to Canada from South Africa using the Federal Skilled Trades Visa you’ll need to meet the following key criteria:
Experience in a qualifying occupation on one of the current NOC Trades Lists
And then have at least two years of full time employment in this position in the last five years prior to your Canada Visa application.
Have either an offer of employment OR a Canadian Trades Certificate
Have passed your IELTS English Language exam
Have a valid educational credential assessment
Have the required amount of funds based on your family size
Immigrate to Canada from South Africa on the Canadian Experience Class program
To successfully immigrate to Canada from South Africa using the Canadian Experience Class Visa you’ll need to meet the following key criteria:
At least one year full time work experience in a qualifying occupation in Canada in the previous three years before making your application.
Have the required amount of funds based on your family size
Immigrate to Canada from South Africa as a Provincial Nominee
To successfully immigrate to Canada from South Africa using the provincial Nominee Visa you’ll need to meet the following key criteria:
Have passed your IELTS English Language exam
Received a nomination from a Canadian Province or territory
Have the required amount of funds based on your family size
Once you have confirmed you are eligible to immigrate to Canada from South Africa and have made your Express Entry application its over to the Canadian Government to select your application from the pool of other Express Entry Candidates based on your CRS Score (Comprehensive Ranking System) which is based on a number of different criteria such as age, language skills, occupation, education and the skills of your partner.
How Long does it take to Immigrate to Canada from South Africa?
From this point the whole process really does step up a gear into overdrive. After being selected from the Express Entry Pool your Canadian Permanent Residency should be issued within six months.
Can my family immigrate to Canada from South Africa with me?
Absolutely yes. We only need to make one application through the Express Entry Immigration system and unlike Australia, your children are classed as dependent until the age of 19.
How much does it cost to Immigrate to Canada from South Africa?
A list of associated costs for an application in ZAR is outlined below:
Language Test – R 2,500
Educational Credential Assessment – R 3,525
Medical Examination – R 2,250
Police Clearances – R 110
Canadian Government Fee for main applicant – R 10,000
Canadian Government Fee for spouse – R 10,000
Canadian Government Fee for those under 19 – R 1,500
Emigrate Canada Fees – Variable between R 27,000 and R 33,000 on a no visa no fee refund guarantee and payable in up to three monthly instalments.
In summary, for a family of three (two adults and one child) we anticipate it will cost in the region of R65,000 to Immigrate to Canada from South Africa.
When we compare this to the cost of Immigrating to Australia from South Africa we’d be anticipating total fees of around R135,000
If you’re seriously thinking of making the move to Canada take our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT for a full check of your eligibility.
If you’re looking to emigrate to Canada as a qualified Electrician you’re in luck! Electricians are in demand right across Canada and you may be able to secure a Canadian Permanent Residency Visa either with or without a job offer.
No doubt you will have read online that having a job offer to move to Canada is a prerequisite to easing the Express Entry process but as an electrician you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
Express Entry for Canada is not a visa class at all, it is simply the method (or database) that Canadian Immigration uses to select the right candidates for a permanent residency visa and in that case, as an electrician looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Electricians from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Electrician Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
In general electricians moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
-Assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment.
-Interpret diagrams and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts for installations
-Pull wire through conduits and holes
-Install brackets and hangers
-Install, replace and repair lighting fixtures and electrical control and distribution equipment.
-Join and connect wire to fixtures and components to form circuits
-Troubleshooting and isolation of faults
-Conduct preventive maintenance programs
You may either be a domestic, industrial or commercial electrician or have skills that are more relevant to an offshore environment and whilst the above is meant as a general guide do take our free online visa assessment for further information and be sure to list out your skills and qualifications in detail.
Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Electricians Canada desk that only represents qualified electricians immigrate to Canada. They understand your profession and can talk your language when it comes to explaining your immigration pathway and the route to securing a Canada Visa for you (and your family).
Electrical Qualifications Requirements to Immigrate to Canada
In the UK for example we’ll be looking for NVQ Level III although it is not essential to have completed your 2394 and 2395 testing and inspection certificates
From South Africa you will be expected to hold your Red Seal
Germans will be expected to have done their Ausbildungsberufe
Electricians from France will need to have done their electrical AFPA
We’re happy to represent Electrician clients from all over the World so regardless of your country of qualification feel free to contact us today for a full breakdown of your Canadian Immigration chances.
How to Immigrate to Canada as an Electrician
The first stage in your Canadian immigration process is to calculate your Canada Immigration points for Express Entry using the Canadian Comprehensive Ranking System.
CRS Points are awarded for (amongst other things)
Your partner’s skills
As well as providing you with important CRS points these factors also count towards your overall Immigration Points score which must equal or exceed a total of 67
Take our free online visa assessment for an up to date report on whether you have enough points to immigrate to Canada as an electrician from both an Express Entry and Immigration points perspective.
Once you receive an ITA (Invitation to apply) from Canadian Immigration as a result of your Express Entry application you’ll only have 60 days in which to lodge a formal application so under no circumstances should you lodge an Express Entry application ‘claiming’ to have certain points without first having all of your points verified through different testing, education equivalence certificates and skilled trades assessments.
Once you are invited to apply for your Canada Visa you cannot go back and have these things verified retrospectively, they must be done before you claim any points for them and given that your express entry profile is only valid for one year it makes sense to present the best possible case right from the start.
The process of getting your electrical skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Electrician Skills Assessment purpose one: With a positive skills assessment you’ll be able to claim the requisite points on both the Express Entry CRS and eventual Federal Skilled Trades application.
Canada Electrician Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your electrical skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as an electrician in Canada from day one.
How to get registered as an electrician in Canada to immigrate
As part of your immigration process your dedicated Electricians Canada account manager will arrange for your Red Seal equivalency process so there’s no need to worry about how to move to Canada; we’ll have you covered from the moment you get the ball rolling.
Can I emigrate with Electrician Canada without a job offer?
The answer is a resounding yes, providing you have a reasonable total CRS score on your Express Entry application and can meet the 67 immigration point threshold for your Canada Federal Skilled Trades Visa.
Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit an Electrician Canada Express Entry profile and the lowest points scores to have been invited to apply have happened at 450 CRS points.
Of course securing a job offer (documented in the right way for immigration purposes i.e. LMT) will give you an instant CRS boost of 600 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.
Electrician Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the electricians code 7241 has been firmly established on the list for many years with lots of opportunity in the ongoing construction industry, as well as mining and natural resources sectors.
As a qualified new and highly skilled Permanent resident of Canada you may work full time from day one, either as a direct employee, contractor or in a self-employed capacity. Electrician Canada jobs are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work life balance. Additionally Electricians in Canada are highly unionised which whilst sounds like a dirty word in many parts of the world is actually instrumental in championing better pay and conditions right across the County.
Emigrate Canada are the Electrician Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Skilled Trades desk ideally placed to take care of not just your immigration paperwork, but also to get you registered to work from day one.
How to move to Canada
Canada is seen as one of the most stable and safest countries in the world, with top class education, healthcare and an abundance of nature many Canadian cities are ranked among the top 10 in the world for liveability. It’s no wonder then that people are searching how to move to Canada.
Put simply, the reasons to move to Canada are countless but be under no illusion it’s a tough and complex process. It’s not just people from the UK and Europe who are making the move, we also represent thousands of clients from Asia, Russia, Latin America and China who are often more qualified so its imperative that you let us make the right application, the right way.
Moving to Canada, a how to guide
If you have the right skills, experience, qualifications and desire to move to Canada there is often an immigration pathway we can assist with. As with lots of countries Canada operates a points based system to address specific skills shortages and ongoing labour demand.
How to move to Canada with Permanent Residency
Emigrate Canada is one of the most progressive and dynamic Canadian Immigration consultancies in the World. Our dedication and commitment to your successful outcome is the cornerstone of everything we do and our permanent residency desk is one of the most professional and experienced in the industry, backed up with oversight from our ICCRC compliance function.
There are many routes to Canadian Permanent Residency if you have family already in country or are an investor and we’ll discuss these later on. For now though let’s examine how to move to Australia with permanent residency based on your occupation.
Canadian Immigration publish a list of occupations and skills that are currently in demand and this is called the National Occupation Classification list, often referred to as the Canada NOC list.
Step one is to identify your occupation on this list so please search in the box provided below. Don’t be disheartened if you don’t find your occupation and take our free Canada visa assessment. We review each assessment by hand and may well be able to place your skills or suggest an alternative immigration pathway to Canada.
We have included all professions and skilled trades in the table below and it is current for 2016 / 2017.
Next to each occupation you will see a code either 0, A, B, C or D
If your occupation is either 0, A or B you could be eligible to move to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program or the Canadian Experience Class of Visa under the Express Entry Visa System.
There is no ‘Express Entry’ Visa. Express Entry is the system used to administer the initial stages of your application under one of the visa classes above.
How to move to Canada with a C or D occupation? If you have a C or D occupation then we may be able to arrange Provincial Nomination or a two year Canadian Work Permit. This a longer route to eventual Permanent residency and will take a different pathway although many thousands of people from all over the world move to Canada under these visa pathways.
Canada NOC List
|Senior government managers and officials||0|
|Senior managers - financial, communications and other business services||0|
|Senior managers - health, education, social and community services and membership organizations||0|
|Senior managers - trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.||0|
|Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities||0|
|Human resources managers||0|
|Other administrative services managers||0|
|Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers||0|
|Banking, credit and other investment managers||0|
|Advertising, marketing and public relations managers||0|
|Other business services managers||0|
|Telecommunication carriers managers||0|
|Postal and courier services managers||0|
|Architecture and science managers||0|
|Computer and information systems managers||0|
|Managers in health care||0|
|Government managers - health and social policy development and program administration||0|
|Government managers - economic analysis, policy development and program administration||0|
|Government managers - education policy development and program administration||0|
|Other managers in public administration||0|
|Administrators - post-secondary education and vocational training||0|
|School principals and administrators of elementary and secondary education||0|
|Managers in social, community and correctional services||0|
|Commissioned police officers||0|
|Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers||0|
|Commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces||0|
|Library, archive, museum and art gallery managers||0|
|Managers - publishing, motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts||0|
|Recreation, sports and fitness program and service directors||0|
|Corporate sales managers||0|
|Retail and wholesale trade managers||0|
|Restaurant and food service managers||0|
|Accommodation service managers||0|
|Managers in customer and personal services, n.e.c.||0|
|Home building and renovation managers||0|
|Facility operation and maintenance managers||0|
|Managers in transportation||0|
|Managers in natural resources production and fishing||0|
|Managers in agriculture||0|
|Managers in horticulture||0|
|Managers in aquaculture||0|
|Financial auditors and accountants||A|
|Financial and investment analysts||A|
|Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers||A|
|Other financial officers||A|
|Human resources professionals||A|
|Professional occupations in business management consulting||A|
|Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations||A|
|Supervisors, general office and administrative support workers||B|
|Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers||B|
|Supervisors, library, correspondence and related information workers||B|
|Supervisors, mail and message distribution occupations||B|
|Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling co-ordination occupations||B|
|Human resources and recruitment officers||B|
|Purchasing agents and officers||B|
|Conference and event planners||B|
|Court officers and justices of the peace||B|
|Employment insurance, immigration, border services and revenue officers||B|
|Legal administrative assistants||B|
|Medical administrative assistants||B|
|Court reporters, medical transcriptionists and related occupations||B|
|Health information management occupations||B|
|Records management technicians||B|
|Statistical officers and related research support occupations||B|
|Accounting technicians and bookkeepers||B|
|Insurance adjusters and claims examiners||B|
|Assessors, valuators and appraisers||B|
|Customs, ship and other brokers||B|
|General office support workers||C|
|Data entry clerks||C|
|Desktop publishing operators and related occupations||C|
|Accounting and related clerks||C|
|Banking, insurance and other financial clerks||C|
|Library assistants and clerks||C|
|Correspondence, publication and regulatory clerks||C|
|Survey interviewers and statistical clerks||C|
|Mail, postal and related workers||C|
|Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors||C|
|Shippers and receivers||C|
|Storekeepers and partspersons||C|
|Production logistics co-ordinators||C|
|Purchasing and inventory control workers||C|
|Transportation route and crew schedulers||C|
|Physicists and astronomers||A|
|Geoscientists and oceanographers||A|
|Meteorologists and climatologists||A|
|Other professional occupations in physical sciences||A|
|Biologists and related scientists||A|
|Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists||A|
|Electrical and electronics engineers||A|
|Industrial and manufacturing engineers||A|
|Metallurgical and materials engineers||A|
|Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)||A|
|Other professional engineers, n.e.c.||A|
|Urban and land use planners||A|
|Mathematicians, statisticians and actuaries||A|
|Information systems analysts and consultants||A|
|Database analysts and data administrators||A|
|Software engineers and designers||A|
|Computer programmers and interactive media developers||A|
|Web designers and developers||A|
|Chemical technologists and technicians||B|
|Geological and mineral technologists and technicians||B|
|Biological technologists and technicians||B|
|Agricultural and fish products inspectors||B|
|Forestry technologists and technicians||B|
|Conservation and fishery officers||B|
|Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists||B|
|Civil engineering technologists and technicians||B|
|Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians||B|
|Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians||B|
|Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians||B|
|Electronic service technicians (household and business equipment)||B|
|Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics||B|
|Aircraft instrument, electrical and avionics mechanics, technicians and inspectors||B|
|Architectural technologists and technicians||B|
|Drafting technologists and technicians||B|
|Land survey technologists and technicians||B|
|Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology||B|
|Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians||B|
|Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers||B|
|Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety||B|
|Air pilots, flight engineers and flying instructors||B|
|Air traffic controllers and related occupations||B|
|Deck officers, water transport||B|
|Engineer officers, water transport||B|
|Railway traffic controllers and marine traffic regulators||B|
|Computer network technicians||B|
|User support technicians||B|
|Information systems testing technicians||B|
|Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors||A|
|Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses||A|
|General practitioners and family physicians||A|
|Allied primary health practitioners||A|
|Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating||A|
|Dietitians and nutritionists||A|
|Audiologists and speech-language pathologists||A|
|Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment||A|
|Medical laboratory technologists||B|
|Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants||B|
|Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians||B|
|Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists||B|
|Medical radiation technologists||B|
|Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c.||B|
|Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)||B|
|Dental hygienists and dental therapists||B|
|Dental technologists, technicians and laboratory assistants||B|
|Practitioners of natural healing||B|
|Licensed practical nurses||B|
|Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment||B|
|Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates||C|
|Other assisting occupations in support of health services||C|
|University professors and lecturers||A|
|Post-secondary teaching and research assistants||A|
|College and other vocational instructors||A|
|Secondary school teachers||A|
|Elementary school and kindergarten teachers||A|
|Lawyers and Quebec notaries||A|
|Family, marriage and other related counsellors||A|
|Professional occupations in religion||A|
|Probation and parole officers and related occupations||A|
|Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers||A|
|Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts||A|
|Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants||A|
|Social policy researchers, consultants and program officers||A|
|Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers||A|
|Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers||A|
|Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers||A|
|Program officers unique to government||A|
|Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.||A|
|Paralegal and related occupations||B|
|Social and community service workers||B|
|Early childhood educators and assistants||B|
|Instructors of persons with disabilities||B|
|Other religious occupations||B|
|Police officers (except commissioned)||B|
|Non-commissioned ranks of the Canadian Forces||B|
|Home child care providers||C|
|Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations||C|
|Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants||C|
|Sheriffs and bailiffs||C|
|Correctional service officers||C|
|By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c.||C|
|Conservators and curators||A|
|Authors and writers||A|
|Translators, terminologists and interpreters||A|
|Producers, directors, choreographers and related occupations||A|
|Conductors, composers and arrangers||A|
|Musicians and singers||A|
|Actors and comedians||A|
|Painters, sculptors and other visual artists||A|
|Library and public archive technicians||B|
|Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries||B|
|Film and video camera operators||B|
|Graphic arts technicians||B|
|Audio and video recording technicians||B|
|Other technical and co-ordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts||B|
|Support occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and the performing arts||B|
|Announcers and other broadcasters||B|
|Other performers, n.e.c.||B|
|Graphic designers and illustrators||B|
|Interior designers and interior decorators||B|
|Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers||B|
|Artisans and craftspersons||B|
|Patternmakers - textile, leather and fur products||B|
|Sports officials and referees||B|
|Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness||B|
|Retail sales supervisors||B|
|Technical sales specialists - wholesale trade||B|
|Retail and wholesale buyers||B|
|Insurance agents and brokers||B|
|Real estate agents and salespersons||B|
|Financial sales representatives||B|
|Food service supervisors||B|
|Accommodation, travel, tourism and related services supervisors||B|
|Customer and information services supervisors||B|
|Other services supervisors||B|
|Butchers, meat cutters and fishmongers - retail and wholesale||B|
|Hairstylists and barbers||B|
|Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners||B|
|Shoe repairers and shoemakers||B|
|Jewellers, jewellery and watch repairers and related occupations||B|
|Funeral directors and embalmers||B|
|Sales and account representatives - wholesale trade (non-technical)||C|
|Maîtres d'hôtel and hosts/hostesses||C|
|Food and beverage servers||C|
|Pursers and flight attendants||C|
|Airline ticket and service agents||C|
|Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks||C|
|Hotel front desk clerks||C|
|Tour and travel guides||C|
|Outdoor sport and recreational guides||C|
|Security guards and related security service occupations||C|
|Customer services representatives - financial institutions||C|
|Other customer and information services representatives||C|
|Image, social and other personal consultants||C|
|Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations||C|
|Pet groomers and animal care workers||C|
|Other personal service occupations||C|
|Service station attendants||D|
|Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers||D|
|Other sales related occupations||D|
|Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and related support occupations||D|
|Support occupations in accommodation, travel and facilities set-up services||D|
|Operators and attendants in amusement, recreation and sport||D|
|Light duty cleaners||D|
|Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents||D|
|Dry cleaning, laundry and related occupations||D|
|Other service support occupations, n.e.c.||D|
|Contractors and supervisors, machining, metal forming, shaping and erecting trades and related occupations||B|
|Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations||B|
|Contractors and supervisors, pipefitting trades||B|
|Contractors and supervisors, carpentry trades||B|
|Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers||B|
|Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors||B|
|Tool and die makers||B|
|Sheet metal workers||B|
|Structural metal and platework fabricators and fitters||B|
|Welders and related machine operators||B|
|Electricians (except industrial and power system)||B|
|Power system electricians||B|
|Electrical power line and cable workers||B|
|Telecommunications line and cable workers||B|
|Telecommunications installation and repair workers||B|
|Cable television service and maintenance technicians||B|
|Steamfitters, pipefitters and sprinkler system installers||B|
|Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers||B|
|Roofers and shinglers||B|
|Painters and decorators (except interior decorators)||B|
|Floor covering installers||B|
|Contractors and supervisors, mechanic trades||B|
|Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews||B|
|Supervisors, printing and related occupations||B|
|Supervisors, railway transport operations||B|
|Supervisors, motor transport and other ground transit operators||B|
|Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics||B|
|Heavy-duty equipment mechanics||B|
|Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics||B|
|Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors||B|
|Elevator constructors and mechanics||B|
|Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics and mechanical repairers||B|
|Motor vehicle body repairers||B|
|Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics||B|
|Appliance servicers and repairers||B|
|Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and other related mechanics||B|
|Other small engine and small equipment repairers||B|
|Railway and yard locomotive engineers||B|
|Railway conductors and brakemen/women||B|
|Drillers and blasters - surface mining, quarrying and construction||B|
|Water well drillers||B|
|Printing press operators||B|
|Other trades and related occupations, n.e.c.||B|
|Residential and commercial installers and servicers||C|
|Waterworks and gas maintenance workers||C|
|Pest controllers and fumigators||C|
|Other repairers and servicers||C|
|Transport truck drivers||C|
|Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators||C|
|Taxi and limousine drivers and chauffeurs||C|
|Delivery and courier service drivers||C|
|Heavy equipment operators (except crane)||C|
|Public works maintenance equipment operators and related workers||C|
|Railway yard and track maintenance workers||C|
|Water transport deck and engine room crew||C|
|Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations||C|
|Air transport ramp attendants||C|
|Other automotive mechanical installers and servicers||C|
|Construction trades helpers and labourers||D|
|Other trades helpers and labourers||D|
|Public works and maintenance labourers||D|
|Railway and motor transport labourers||D|
|Supervisors, logging and forestry||B|
|Supervisors, mining and quarrying||B|
|Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services||B|
|Underground production and development miners||B|
|Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers||B|
|Logging machinery operators||B|
|Agricultural service contractors, farm supervisors and specialized livestock workers||B|
|Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services||B|
|Fishing masters and officers||B|
|Underground mine service and support workers||C|
|Oil and gas well drilling and related workers and services operators||C|
|Chain saw and skidder operators||C|
|Silviculture and forestry workers||C|
|General farm workers||C|
|Nursery and greenhouse workers||C|
|Fishing vessel deckhands||C|
|Trappers and hunters||C|
|Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers||D|
|Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers||D|
|Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers||D|
|Logging and forestry labourers||D|
|Supervisors, mineral and metal processing||B|
|Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities||B|
|Supervisors, food, beverage and associated products processing||B|
|Supervisors, plastic and rubber products manufacturing||B|
|Supervisors, forest products processing||B|
|Supervisors, textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing||B|
|Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling||B|
|Supervisors, electronics manufacturing||B|
|Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing||B|
|Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing||B|
|Supervisors, other mechanical and metal products manufacturing||B|
|Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly||B|
|Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing||B|
|Petroleum, gas and chemical process operators||B|
|Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators||B|
|Power engineers and power systems operators||B|
|Water and waste treatment plant operators||B|
|Machine operators, mineral and metal processing||C|
|Glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters||C|
|Concrete, clay and stone forming operators||C|
|Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing||C|
|Metalworking and forging machine operators||C|
|Machining tool operators||C|
|Other metal products machine operators||C|
|Chemical plant machine operators||C|
|Plastics processing machine operators||C|
|Rubber processing machine operators and related workers||C|
|Sawmill machine operators||C|
|Pulp mill machine operators||C|
|Papermaking and finishing machine operators||C|
|Other wood processing machine operators||C|
|Paper converting machine operators||C|
|Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders||C|
|Woodworking machine operators||C|
|Textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workers||C|
|Weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations||C|
|Fabric, fur and leather cutters||C|
|Industrial sewing machine operators||C|
|Inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing||C|
|Process control and machine operators, food, beverage and associated products processing||C|
|Industrial butchers and meat cutters, poultry preparers and related workers||C|
|Fish and seafood plant workers||C|
|Testers and graders, food, beverage and associated products processing||C|
|Plateless printing equipment operators||C|
|Camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations||C|
|Binding and finishing machine operators||C|
|Photographic and film processors||C|
|Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors||C|
|Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers||C|
|Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers||C|
|Assemblers and inspectors, electrical appliance, apparatus and equipment manufacturing||C|
|Assemblers, fabricators and inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers||C|
|Mechanical assemblers and inspectors||C|
|Machine operators and inspectors, electrical apparatus manufacturing||C|
|Boat assemblers and inspectors||C|
|Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors||C|
|Other wood products assemblers and inspectors||C|
|Furniture finishers and refinishers||C|
|Plastic products assemblers, finishers and inspectors||C|
|Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators||C|
|Other products assemblers, finishers and inspectors||C|
|Labourers in mineral and metal processing||D|
|Labourers in metal fabrication||D|
|Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities||D|
|Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing||D|
|Labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing||D|
|Labourers in textile processing||D|
|Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing||D|
|Labourers in fish and seafood processing||D|
|Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities||D|
If you’ve matched an occupation on the Canada NOC list above take our free Canadian visa assessment for a full breakdown of your chances of securing a permanent residency visa.
How to move to Canada Stage Two
If you’ve identified an occupation on the NOC list above and it’s a category 0, A or B now is the time to start thinking about your Express Entry application. As mentioned, Express Entry is not a visa but the method by which clients are selected to apply for Canadian Permanent residency.
Some clients ask how to move to Canada without taking a skills assessment or going through the educational equivalency process and the answer is blunt; before we submit your Express Entry we MUST have your Canadian Skills Assessment completed. Your dedicated Account Associate will work with you to ensure this is 100% accurate prior to formal submission.
A Skills Assessment for Canada is also known as obtaining a statement of educational or training equivalence. In order to be able to claim points on express entry for your skills, experience and qualifications you MUST complete this process prior to claiming the points on any Canada Express Entry application.
Claiming these points retrospectively will usually lead to eventual visa refusal. It is crucially important that statements made in Express Entry have been officially validated.
If you’ve submitted an Express Entry and claimed education or skills points without going through the formal process take our visa assessment immediately as we must act on your behalf to correct these misstatements prior to receiving an invitation to apply.
The same goes for claiming points for English or French language ability. There are certain prescribed tests, approved by the Canadian Immigration authorities that are designed to formalize your language ability. Simply claiming to have a level of English or French without this formal substantiation will usually lead to your eventual Canadian visa being refused on the grounds that you’ve made a false statement. If you’re looking for the salient points as to how to move to Canada then by far the most important consideration is not to claim or state on your express entry application that you have certain skills if they’ve not been officially verified.
As an Emigrate Canada client you will have free access to an English assessment tutor who will coach you via skype and mock examinations in either English of French to achieve the required results.
Put simply, when looking to move to Canada never make a claim on any form including Express Entry that hasn’t been officially verified and ratified. Doing so renders your application invalid.
How to move to Canada Continued
With a positive skills and language assessment your Canadian Express entry is submitted. At this point you need to start the job search in earnest.
You don’t necessarily need a job offer to move to Canada but it does give you an extra 600 points and hence expediting the whole process. Of course, it’s still common to move to Canada without an offer of employment and based entirely on your skills, experience, occupation, age, education and language ability (English, French or both).
If you’ve received a job offer we will work with your employer to secure the relevant paperwork at this stage.
As we near the final stages of the how to move to Canada process you will at this point receive an invitation to apply for one of the PR Canada Visas. At this stage you will be assigned an Immigration Case Officer and your ICCRC Consultant will work closely to ensure your paperwork is 100% compliant and submitted for a successful outcome.
If you’re starting to think about how to move to Canada take our free online visa assessment for an honest, upfront and straightforward explanation of your chances.