Immigrate to Canada as an Auditor

Can I immigrate to Canada as an Auditor?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as an Auditor you’re in luck! Auditors 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 an Auditor and have been working as an Auditor you may qualify to immigrate to Canada.

Migrate to Canada as an Auditor 

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as an Auditor is 1111. This is also known as the NOC Code for Accountants.

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

For starters, Auditors are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Auditors 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 Auditors on the NOC is 1111

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

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Auditors 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.

Auditors looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 1111, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • accountant
  • accountant-controller
  • accountants supervisor
  • accounting controller
  • analyst-accountant
  • assistant controller
  • audit unit head – taxation
  • auditor – finance
  • auditor-chartered accountant (CA)
  • auditors supervisor
  • bank branch accountant
  • bank reserves auditor
  • bankruptcy trustee
  • budget accountant
  • certified general accountant (CGA)
  • certified management accountant (CMA)
  • chartered accountant (CA)
  • chartered accountant (CA) student
  • chartered professional accountant, certified general accountant (CPA, CGA)
  • chartered professional accountant, certified management accountant (CPA, CMA)
  • chartered professional accountant, chartered accountant (CPA, CA)
  • chief accountant
  • claims accountant
  • computer audit specialist
  • cost accountant
  • cost accounting supervisor
  • departmental accountant
  • division controller – accounting
  • field auditor – finances
  • financial accountant
  • financial auditor
  • financial control officer
  • general accountant
  • income tax adjuster
  • income tax adviser
  • income tax consultant
  • income tax expert
  • income tax investigator
  • income tax specialist
  • industrial accountant
  • industrial auditor
  • intermediate accountant
  • internal audit project manager
  • internal audit supervisor – finances
  • internal auditor
  • internal auditor – finances
  • internal auditors supervisor – finances
  • machine processing accountant
  • management accountant
  • management accounting chief
  • manufacturing accountant
  • plant accountant
  • plant controller
  • production accountant
  • project accountant
  • property accountant
  • public accountant
  • public accountants chief
  • public accountants supervisor
  • reinsurance analyst
  • sales auditor – finances
  • senior accounting analyst
  • senior cost accountant
  • senior intern auditor
  • tax accountant
  • tax adviser
  • tax analyst
  • tax auditor
  • tax consultant
  • tax evaluator
  • tax examiner
  • tax expert
  • tax specialist
  • taxation rulings officer
  •  
  •  

All these roles held by an Auditor are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 1111.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as an Auditor.

In general Auditors 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:

Financial auditors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Examine and analyze journal and ledger entries, bank statements, inventories, expenditures, tax returns and other accounting and financial records, documents and systems of individuals, departments within organizations, businesses or other establishments to ensure financial recording accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards, procedures and internal controls
  • Prepare detailed reports on audit findings and make recommendations to improve individual or establishment’s accounting and management practices
  • Conduct field audits of businesses to ensure compliance with provisions of the Income Tax Act, Canadian Business Corporations Act or other statutory requirements
  • May supervise other auditors or professionals in charge of accounting within client’s establishment.

Accountants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, set up and administer accounting systems and prepare financial information for individuals, departments within organizations, businesses and other establishments
  • Examine accounting records and prepare financial statements and reports
  • Develop and maintain cost finding, reporting and internal control procedures
  • Examine financial accounts and records and prepare income tax returns from accounting records
  • Analyze financial statements and reports and provide financial, business and tax advice
  • May act as a trustee in bankruptcy proceedings
  • May supervise and train articling students, other accountants or administrative technicians.

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 Accounting Industry Workers desk that only represents Accounting 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 an Auditor 

Employment requirements

  • Chartered professional accountants, chartered accountants (CPA, CA) require a university degree and completion of a professional training program approved by a provincial Institute of Chartered Accountants and, depending on the province, either two years or 30 months of on-the-job training and membership in a provincial Institute of Chartered Accountants upon successful completion of the Uniform Evaluation (UFE).
  • Chartered professional accountants, certified general accountants (CPA, CGA) and chartered professional accountants, certified management accountants (CPA, CMA) require a university degree and completion of an approved training program and several years of on-the-job training and certification with a regulatory body is required in all provinces and territories.
  • Auditors require education, training and recognition as indicated for chartered professional accountants, chartered accountants (CPA, CA), chartered professional accountants, certified general accountants (CPA, CGA) or chartered professional accountants, certified management accountants (CPA, CMA) and some experience as an accountant.
  • Auditors may require recognition by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • To act as a trustee in bankruptcy proceedings, auditors and accountants must hold a licence as a trustee in bankruptcy.
  • Licensing by the provincial or territorial governing body is usually required for accountants and auditors practising public accounting.

How to Immigrate to Canada as an Auditor 

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 Auditors 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 Auditor 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 an Auditor 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 Auditor 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.

 Auditor Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Auditor  code 1111 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. Auditor 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 Auditors is the Canadian Association of Auditors.

Emigrate Canada are the Accounting Industry Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Accounting 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 an Auditor 

 Auditor : Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

immigrate to canada as an auditor
Immigrate to Canada as an auditor

Immigrate to Canada as an Auditor