Immigrate to Canada as a Construction Manager

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Construction Manager?

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

Migrate to Canada as a Construction Manager 

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as a Construction Manager is 0711. This is also known as the NOC Code for General Contractor.

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

For starters, Construction Managers are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Construction Managers 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 Construction Managers on the NOC is 0711

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

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Construction Managers 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.

Construction Managers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 0711, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • bridge and building construction manager
  • bridge construction superintendent
  • building construction general contractor
  • building construction superintendent
  • building materials branch director
  • commercial construction manager
  • construction assistant manager
  • construction expediter
  • construction general contractor
  • construction general superintendent
  • construction manager
  • construction operations manager
  • construction project co-ordinator
  • construction project manager
  • construction project superintendent
  • construction senior project manager
  • construction site manager
  • construction site superintendent
  • construction special project manager
  • construction superintendent
  • general contractor
  • highway construction manager
  • housing construction manager
  • industrial construction manager
  • pipeline construction manager
  • pipeline construction superintendent
  • residential construction manager
  • residential construction site manager

All these roles held by a Construction Manager are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 0711.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Construction Manager.

In general Construction Managers 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:

Construction managers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications and budget
  • Prepare and submit construction project budget estimates
  • Plan and prepare construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Develop and implement quality control programs
  • Represent company on matters such as business services and union contracts negotiation
  • Prepare progress reports and issue progress schedules to clients
  • Direct the purchase of building materials and land acquisitions
  • Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors and subordinate staff.

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 Construction Industry Workers desk that only represents Construction 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 Construction Manager 

Employment requirements

  • A university degree in civil engineering or a college diploma in construction technology is usually required.
  • A master’s degree in project management may be required.
  • Several years of experience in the construction industry, including experience as a construction supervisor or field superintendent, are usually required.
  • Extensive experience in the construction industry may substitute for post-secondary education requirements.
  • Professional engineering status or construction trade certification may be required by some employers.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Construction Manager 

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 Construction Managers 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 Construction Manager 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 Construction Manager 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 Construction Manager 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.

 Construction Manager Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Construction Manager  code 0711 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. Construction Manager 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 Construction Managers is the Canadian Association of Customer Service Managers.

Emigrate Canada are the Construction Industry Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Construction 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 Construction Manager 

 Construction Manager : Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

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