Immigrate to Canada as a Printing Press Operator

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Printing Press Operator?

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Printing Press Operator?

If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Printing Press Operator you’re in luck! Printing Press Operators 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 a printing press operator, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Printing Press Operators are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Printing Press Operators 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 Printing Press Operators on the NOC is 7381

This is great news for qualified Printing Press Operators 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 printing press operator looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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

Printing Press Operators looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7381, might be employed under work titles including:

apprentice press operator

apprentice press operator – printing

apprentice pressman/woman

apprentice pressman/woman – printing

apprentice printing press operator

assistant press operator – printing

assistant pressman/woman

assistant pressman/woman – printing

commercial press operator

cylinder press operator – printing

cylinder press set-up operator

cylinder pressman/woman – printing

cylinder printing press set-up operator

first press operator – printing

first pressman/woman

first pressman/woman – printing

flat-bed press set-up operator

flexographic press adjuster

flexographic press operator

flexographic press set-up technician – printing

flexographic pressman/woman

gravure press operator

gravure pressman/woman

gravure printer – printing

gravure printing press operator

gravure proof press operator – printing

gravure proof puller – printing

gravure proof wallpaper puller

ink evaluation and press operator – printing

ink evaluation pressman/woman – printing

intaglio printer – printing

intaglio printing press operator

job printer

letterpress operator – printing

letterpress proof press operator – printing

letterpress proof puller – printing

lithographic offset proofer

lithographic offset proofing hand

lithographic press operator – printing

lithographic pressman/woman – printing

lithographic printer

newspaper press operator

newspaper pressman/woman

offset lithographic proof press operator – printing

offset machine operator

offset press operator

offset press operator – printing

offset pressman/woman – printing

offset printer

photoengraved plate proof press operator – printing

photoengraved plate proof puller – printing

plastic sheet offset press operator

platen press operator – printing

platen press tender

press operator – printing

pressman/woman – printing


printing press assistant operator

printing press operator

printing technologist

proof press operator

proof press operator – printing

proof pressman/woman – printing

proofer – printing

proofing hand – printing

proofing press operator

rotary offset press operator

rotary press operator

rotogravure press operator – printing

rotogravure pressman/woman – printing

rotoprinter – printing

senior press operator – printing

senior pressman/woman – printing

sheet metal lithographic press operator

sheet metal lithographic pressman/woman

thermographic printer

wallpaper gravure proof press operator

wallpaper rotogravure press operator

Web press operator – printing

Web pressman/woman – printing

All these roles held by printing press operators are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7381

Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Sheet Metal Worker

In general printing press operators moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Review job orders to determine job specifications such as production time, colour sequence and quantities required, and advise press crew of these specifications

Mount plates or cylinders and make necessary adjustments

Fill ink fountains and take measurements, make adjustments and determine settings to control colour and viscosity

Set up press and check samples for ink coverage, alignment and registration

Monitor regular press runs for quality and consistency using computer control console and make adjustments as required

Remove and clean plates and cylinders at end of press run

Direct activities of press crew and ensure that safety procedures are adhered to.

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 Printing Press Operators Canada desk that only represents qualified printing press operators 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 Printing Press Operator

In the UK, for example, we’ll be looking for NVQ Level III

From South Africa, you will be expected to hold your Red Seal

We’re happy to represent Printing Press Operator clients 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 Printing Press Operator

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)



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 a printing press operator 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 trades 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.

Skills Assessment to Immigrate to Canada as a printing press operator

The process of getting your Printing Press Operator skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.

Canada Printing Press Operator Skills 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 Printing Press Operator Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your Printing Press Operator skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a printing press operator in Canada from day one.

How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a printing press operator

As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Printing Press Operators Canada account manager will arrange for your Red Seal 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 a Printing Press Operator 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 Trades Visa.

Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit a Printing Press Operator 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.

Printing Press Operator Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the printing press operators code 7381 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. Printing Press Operator jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally Printing Press Operators 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 County.

Emigrate Canada are the Printing Press Operator Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Skilled Trades desk 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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