Immigrate to Canada as a Dental Hygienist

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Dental Hygienist

This article describes in detail how to Immigrate to Canada as a Dental Hygienist with or without a Job offer. There are thousands of Dental Hygienists just like you emigrating to Canada next year. Find out how to join them. With the right Dental Hygienist skills, Canada Wants You!

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Dental Hygienist?

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

Migrate to Canada as a Dental Hygienist

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as a Dental Hygienist is 3222. This is also known as the NOC Code for a Dental Technologist.

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

For starters, Dental Hygienists are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Dental Hygienists 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 Dental Hygienists on the NOC is 3222

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

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Dental Hygienists 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.

Dental Hygienists looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 3222, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • community dental hygienist
  • dental hygiene technician
  • dental hygienist
  • dental hygienist technician
  • dental nurse
  • dental therapist
  • expanded duty dental hygienist
  • expanded duty dental nurse
  • licensed dental therapist
  • orthodontic hygienist
  • periodontal hygienist
  • registered dental hygienist
  • registered dental therapist
  •  

All these roles held by a Dental Hygienist are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 3222.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Dental Hygienist.

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

Main duties

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Main duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

Dental hygienists and dental therapists perform some or all of the following duties:

Dental hygienists
  • Conduct an initial dental assessment and consult with dentists on patient care
  • Take dental impressions
  • Instruct patients regarding oral hygiene procedures
  • Clean and stimulate the gums to prevent gum disease
  • Remove stains and deposits from teeth to prevent tooth and root decay
  • Apply fluoride treatment
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • May perform restorative and orthodontic procedures under the direction of a dentist
  • May supervise dental assistants in their health care functions.
Dental therapists
  • Conduct dental assessments and consult with dentist on patient care
  • Take dental impressions
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • Remove stains and deposits from teeth to prevent tooth and root decay
  • Apply fluoride treatment
  • Instruct patients regarding oral hygiene procedures
  • Supervise dental assistants in their health care functions
  • May drill and fill cavities, extract teeth and replace portions of tooth crown.

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 Dental Hygienist

Employment requirements

  • Dental hygienists are required to complete a college program ranging from one to three years, or other approved program in dental hygiene recognized by the governing board within the province or territory of residence.
  • Dental therapists are required to complete a two- to three- year college diploma or equivalent credentials from an approved dental institution or complete the dental therapy diploma program offered by the First Nations University of Canada in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
  • Licensing by the appropriate provincial or territorial regulatory body is required for dental hygienists.
  • Licensure is required for dental therapists in Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

We represent Dental Hygienists 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 a Dental Hygienist

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 fDental Hygienists 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 Dental Hygienist 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 Dental Hygienist 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 Dental Hygienist 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.

Dental Hygienist Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Dental Hygienist code 3222 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. Dental Hygienist 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 Dental Hygienists is the Canadian Dental Association.

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.

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Dental Hygienist: Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

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