Immigrate to Canada as a Dietitian

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Dietitian?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Dietitian you’re in luck! Dietitians 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.  If you are a Dietitian and have been working as a Dietitian you may qualify to immigrate to Canada.

Migrate to Canada as a Dietitian 

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as a Dietitian is 3132. This is also known as the NOC Code for Nutritionist.

No doubt you will have read online that having a job offer to move to Canada is a prerequisite to accessing the Express Entry process but as a Dietitian you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Dietitians are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Dietitians in Canada being so great they have included the occupation on the targeted occupations list, known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code In Demand List).

The code for Dietitians on the NOC is 3132

This is great news for Dietitians the world over hoping to live and work in Canada.

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 a Dietitian looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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Dietitians from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.

Dietitians looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 3132, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • administrative dietitian
  • administrative nutritionist
  • clinical dietitian
  • clinical nutritionist
  • community dietitian
  • community nutritionist
  • consultant dietitian
  • consultant nutritionist
  • dietetic consultant
  • dietician
  • dietitian
  • dietitian-nutritionist
  • nutrition and dietetics researcher
  • nutrition consultant
  • nutrition researcher
  • nutrition specialist
  • nutritionist
  • private practice dietitian
  • professional dietitian (P.Dt.)
  • professional nutritionist
  • public health dietitian
  • public health nutritionist
  • registered dietitian (RD)
  • registered dietitian-nutritionist (RDN)
  • registered nutritionist
  • registered professional dietitian
  • registered professional nutritionist
  • research dietitian
  • research nutritionist
  • therapeutic dietitian
  • therapeutic nutritionist
  •  

All these roles held by a Dietitian are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 3132.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Dietitian.

In general Dietitians moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Main duties

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Main duties

Dietitians and nutritionists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Develop, administer and supervise nutrition and food preparation and service programs in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, company cafeterias or similar settings
  • Provide nutrition guidance, label interpretation and consultation services to health professionals, individuals, dietetic interns, community groups, government and the media
  • Evaluate nutritional status of individuals and aid in the prevention and/or treatment of inadequate nutrition
  • Plan, evaluate and conduct nutrition education programs and develop educational materials for various audiences
  • Practice on an individual basis or as a member of an interdisciplinary team to determine nutritional needs of patients and to plan, implement and evaluate normal and therapeutic menus to maintain and enhance general health
  • Analyze current scientific nutritional studies, conduct research and evaluate program effectiveness to improve the nutritional value, taste, appearance and preparation of food
  • Work within industry in the development, testing and evaluation, and marketing of food and nutrition products or as a company representative supplying product related information to health professionals
  • Confer with other health professionals, community groups, government and the media to provide consultation and advice in areas of nutrition interpretation, intervention and policy
  • Supervise training of dietetic interns.
  • Dietitians and nutritionists may specialize in areas such as administrative dietetics, clinical dietetics, community dietetics, public health nutrition or research dietetics.

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 Health Industry Workers desk that only represents Health Industry Workers to 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).

Qualifications required to Immigrate to Canada as a Dietitian 

Employment requirements

  • Dietitians require a bachelor’s or master’s degree in dietetics, nutrition or a related field such as food and nutritional science or biochemistry and a period of supervised practical training.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required in all provinces for dietitians.
  • Membership in the national association, Dietitians of Canada, may be required for dietitians to practise.
  • Nutritionists usually require similar education and training as dietitians.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for nutritionists in Nova Scotia, (as a registered dietitian-nutritionist) in New Brunswick, Quebec and Alberta.
  • Membership with the national association, Dietitians of Canada, and/or a provincial regulatory body is available for nutritionists who have the same education and practical training as dietitians.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Dietitian 

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)

Age

Qualifications

English ability

French ability

Your partner’s skills

Work experience

As well as providing you with important CRS points these for Dietitians 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 a Dietitian 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 worker 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.

Before you lodge your express entry we will help you through the process of having your qualifications and certificates verified as required by immigration.

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Dietitian 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 Worker Visa.

Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit a Dietitian Canada Express Entry profile.

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 200 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.

 Dietitian Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Dietitian code 3132 has been firmly established on the list for many years with lots of opportunity right across the country.

As a qualified new and highly skilled Permanent resident of Canada, you may work full time from day one. Dietitian Jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. The industry body for Dietitians is the Canadian Association of Dietitians.

Emigrate Canada are the Health Industry Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Health Industry Workers desk.

Emigrate Canada are ideally placed to take care of not just your immigration paperwork, but also to get you registered to work from day one.

Title: Immigrate to Canada as a Dietitian 

 Dietitian : Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

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