Immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Engineer

How to Immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Engineer?

Can I immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Engineer?

 

If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Engineer you’re in luck! Electrical Engineers 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 accessing the Express Entry process but as an Electrical Engineer, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

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

The code for Electrical Engineers on the NOC is 2133

This is great news for qualified Electrical Engineers 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 an Electrical Engineer looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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

Job Titles to Immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 2131, might be employed under work titles including:

analogue amplifier design engineer

antenna engineer

audio engineer – electricity and electronics

avionics engineer

broadcasting professional engineer

chief electrical engineer

chief electronics engineer

chief engineer – electric power

chief engineer – radio and television broadcasting

circuit design engineer

control systems engineer

design and development engineer – electrical and electronic systems

digital circuit design engineer

displays and controls design engineer

electrical and electronics research engineer

electrical design engineer

electrical distribution engineer

electrical distribution planning engineer

electrical energy transmission engineer

electrical energy transmission planning engineer

electrical engineer

electrical equipment engineer

electrical network engineer

electrical power scheduling engineer

electrical power systems design engineer

electrical power systems service engineer

electrical process control engineer

electrical research engineer

electrical systems planning engineer

electrical systems protection engineer

electronics engineer

electronics research engineer

electronics test engineer

instrumentation and control engineer

instrumentation engineer

line construction engineer

low voltage equipment engineer

meter engineer

metrology engineer

microelectronics engineer

overhead electrical distribution engineer

process instrumentation engineer

protective relay engineer

radar engineer

radio and television broadcasting design engineer

radio and television broadcasting systems design engineer

radio research engineer

research engineer – nanoelectronics

roadway lighting design engineer

rural electrification engineer

satellite antenna engineer

satellite instrumentation engineer

signal engineer

spacecraft electronics engineer

technical services electrical engineer

television systems engineer

underground electrical distribution engineer

All these roles held by Electrical Engineers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7251

Skills Required to Immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Engineer

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

Conduct research into the feasibility, design, operation and performance of electrical generation and distribution networks, electrical machinery and components and electronic communications, instrumentation and control systems, equipment, and components

Prepare material cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for electrical and electronic systems and equipment

Design electrical and electronic circuits, components, systems and equipment

Conduct micro or nanodevices simulations, characterization, process modeling and integration in the development of new electronic devices and products

Supervise and inspect the installation, modification, testing and operation of electrical and electronic systems and equipment

Develop maintenance and operating standards for electrical and electronic systems and equipment

Investigate electrical or electronic failures

Prepare contract documents and evaluate tenders for construction or maintenance

Supervise technicians, technologists, programmers, analysts and other engineers.

Whilst the above is meant as a general guide, 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 Engineers Canada desk that only represents qualified Engineers 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 an Electrical Engineer

A bachelor’s degree in electrical or electronics engineering or in an appropriate related engineering discipline is required.

A master’s or doctoral degree in a related engineering discipline may be required.

Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is offered by the Canada Green Building Council and may be required by some employers.

Don’t be put off if you don’t have all the above qualifications, not all are needed jointly.  In many cases, your bachelor’s degree and experience are what is required to get started. Talk to us about your specific circumstances by completing the Free Online Visa Assessment

We represent Electrical Engineers 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 Electrical Engineer

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 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 Electrical Engineer 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 Professional Qualification 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.

Electrical Engineering Skills and Qualification Equivalence Assessment

The process of getting your Electrical Engineering skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills and Qualification Assessment and it serves two purposes.

Canada Electrical Engineering Skills and Qualification 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 Electrical Engineering Skills and Qualification Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Canada Equivalent Qualification and is used for your relevant professional registrations so having your Electrical Engineering skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as an Electrical Engineer in Canada from day one.

How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Engineer

As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Electrical Engineer Canada account manager will arrange for your Professional Qualification 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 immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Engineer 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 an Electrical Engineer 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 600 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.

Electrical Engineering Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Electrical Engineer code 2133 has been firmly established on the list for many years with lots of opportunities right across the country.

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. Electrical Engineering jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Electrical Engineers 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 Country.

The Canadian Society of Electrical and Computer Engineers can provide more information and membership for Qualified Electrical Engineers in Canada.

Emigrate Canada are the Electrical Engineer Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Skilled Engineering desk ideally placed to take care of not just your immigration paperwork, but also to get you registered to work from day one.

Immigrate to Canada as a Electrical Engineer – Canada Needs You.

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