Immigrate to Canada as a Landscape Architect

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Landscape Architect?

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

Migrate to Canada as a Landscape Architect 

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as a Landscape Architect is 2152. This is also known as the NOC Code for Industrial Landscape Architects.

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

For starters, Landscape Architects are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Landscape Architects 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 Landscape Architects on the NOC is 2152

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

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Landscape Architects 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.

Landscape Architects looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 2152, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • Landscape Architect
  • senior Landscape Architect
  •  

All these roles held by a Landscape Architect are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 2152.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Landscape Architect.

In general Landscape Architects 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:

Landscape Architects perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Confer with clients to determine design needs
  • Survey and assess designated sites and develop designs taking into consideration landscape features, buildings, climate, future usage and other aspects
  • Prepare or oversee the preparation of detailed drawings for sites, including features such as trees, shrubs, gardens, lighting, walkways, patios, decks, benches, fences, retaining walls and fountains
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of site plans, reports, sketches, models, photographs, maps, land use studies, design plans such as landscape grading, drainage or planting, and construction details
  • Estimate costs, prepare specifications and evaluate tenders for landscape construction projects
  • Conduct environmental design studies, including environmental assessment, planning and the preservation and re-creation of historical sites
  • Conduct community and neighbourhood physical planning studies, participate in multidisciplinary urban design studies, prepare design guidelines, and develop master plans
  • May manage and supervise landscape construction work.

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 Design Industry Workers desk that only represents Design 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 Landscape Architect 

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture is required.
  • A master’s degree in Landscape Architecture may be required.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
  • In the remaining provinces and territories, Landscape Architects usually require two years of landscape design experience and an interview by their respective provincial associations to receive association certification.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is offered by the Canada Green Building Council and may be required by some employers.

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Landscape Architect 

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 Landscape Architects 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 Landscape Architect 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 Landscape Architect 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 Landscape Architect 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.

 Landscape Architect Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Landscape Architect code 2152 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. Landscape Architect 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 Landscape Architects is the Canadian Association of Landscape Architects.

Emigrate Canada are the Design Industry Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Design 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 Landscape Architect 

 Landscape Architect : Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

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Immigrate to Canada as a Landscape Architect 

Immigrate to Canada as a Landscape Architect