Immigrate to Canada as a Meteorologist

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Meteorologist?

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

Migrate to Canada as a Meteorologist 

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as a Meteorologist is 2114. This is also known as the NOC Code for Climatologist.

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 Meteorologist you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Meteorologists are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Meteorologists 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 Meteorologists on the NOC is 2114

This is great news for Meteorologists 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 Meteorologist looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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Meteorologists 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.

Meteorologists looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 2114, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • agricultural meteorologist
  • air quality meteorologist
  • applied meteorologist
  • climatologist
  • hydrometeorologist
  • industrial meteorologist
  • meteorologist
  • operational meteorologist
  • paleometeorologist
  • physical meteorologist
  • synoptic meteorologist
  • weather forecaster

All these roles held by a Meteorologist are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 2114.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Meteorologist.

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

Main duties

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Main duties

Managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

Meteorologists and climatologists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Analyze and interpret data obtained from meteorological stations, radar and satellite imagery and computer model output
  • Produce weather forecasts and provide weather consulting services for industries such as aviation, marine, agriculture and tourism, and to the general public
  • Disseminate weather forecasts and reports to the general public through a variety of media including radio, television, print and the Internet
  • Conduct research and provide consultation on the processes and determinants of atmospheric phenomena, weather and climate, atmospheric dispersion, and physical and chemical transformation of pollutants
  • Develop and test mathematical computer models of weather and climate for experimental or operational use
  • Analyze the impact of industrial projects and human activity on the climate and quality of the air and work with the social science, engineering and economic communities to develop appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Participate in studies of the effect of weather on the environment
  • Provide consultation and advice to outside agencies, professionals, or researchers regarding the use and interpretation of climatological information
  • Make scientific presentations, publish reports, articles or popular texts for specialists, users or the general public
  • May engage in the design and development of new equipment and procedures for meteorological data collection, remote sensing, or for related applications.

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 Science Industry Workers desk that only represents Science 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 Meteorologist 

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in meteorology, atmospheric sciences or in a related field is required.
  • A doctoral degree is usually required for employment as a research scientist in meteorology.
  • Formal training is provided by Environment Canada for operational meteorologists employed by the federal government.
  • Membership in the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society is available, but voluntary, for qualified meteorologists.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Meteorologist 

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 Meteorologists 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 Meteorologist 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 Meteorologist 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 Meteorologist 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.

 Meteorologist Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Meteorologist  code 2114 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. Meteorologist 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 Meteorologists is the Canadian Association of Meteorologists.

Emigrate Canada are the Science Industry Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Science 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 Meteorologist 

 Meteorologist : Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

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