Immigrate to Canada as a Physicist

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Physicist?

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

Migrate to Canada as a Physicist 

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as a Physicist is 2111. This is also known as the NOC Code for Physics Researcher.

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

For starters, Physicists are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Physicists 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 Physicists on the NOC is 2111

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

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Physicists 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.

Physicists looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 2111, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • acoustics physicist
  • aerodynamicist
  • aerophysicist
  • aerospace research scientist
  • astronomer
  • astrophysicist
  • atmospheric physicist
  • biophysicist
  • chemical physicist
  • communications research scientist
  • cosmic ray physicist
  • cosmologist
  • cryogenics physicist
  • crystal physicist
  • electricity and magnetism physicist
  • electronics physicist
  • electronics research scientist
  • elementary particle physicist
  • elementary particle theorist
  • experimental physicist
  • fluid physicist
  • health physicist
  • high-temperature physicist
  • laser physicist
  • low-temperature physicist
  • magnetism physicist
  • mathematical biophysicist
  • mechanics physicist
  • medical biophysicist
  • medical engineering biophysicist
  • medical physicist
  • metal physicist
  • metrologist
  • microwave physicist
  • molecular biophysicist
  • nanotechnology physicist
  • nuclear physicist
  • nuclear reactor physicist
  • optics physicist
  • particle accelerator physicist
  • particle physicist
  • photonics physicist
  • physicist
  • physics research scientist
  • plasma physicist
  • radiation biophysicist
  • radio astronomer
  • reactor physicist
  • remote sensing research scientist
  • rheologist
  • semiconductor physicist
  • solid-state physicist
  • space physicist
  • theoretical nuclear physicist
  • thermal physicist
  • X-ray physicist
  •  

All these roles held by a Physicist are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 2111.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Physicist.

In general Physicists 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:

Physicists
  • Design and conduct research in experimental and theoretical physics
  • Carry out analysis of research data and prepare research reports
  • Participate as a member of a research or development team in the design and development of experimental, industrial or medical equipment, instrumentation and procedures.
  • Physicists may specialize in fields such as aeronomy and space, acoustics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics, condensed matter or solid state physics, electromagnetics, fluids and aerodynamics, health physics, medical physics, metrology, particle physics, optics and laser physics, nuclear physics and plasma physics.
Astronomers
  • Design and conduct observational surveys, conduct detailed analyses and develop numerical models to extend knowledge of celestial bodies and cosmic radiation
  • Develop or participate in the development of instrumentation and software for astronomical observation and analysis.
  • Astronomers may specialize in fields such as astrophysics, observational or optical astronomy and radio astronomy.

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 Physicist 

Employment requirements

  • Physicists usually require a master’s or doctoral degree in a field of physics, engineering physics, or in a related discipline.
  • Astronomers usually require a master’s or doctoral degree in astronomy or in a related discipline.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Physicist 

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 Physicists 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 Physicist 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 Physicist 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 Physicist 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.

 Physicist Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Physicist  code 2111 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. Physicist 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 Physicists is the Canadian Association of Physicists.

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 Physicist 

 Physicist : Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

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