Immigrate to Canada as a Cabinet Maker

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Cabinet Maker?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Cabinet Maker you’re in luck! Cabinet Makers 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 cabinet maker, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Cabinet Makers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Cabinet Makers 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 Cabinet Makers on the NOC is 7272

This is great news for qualified Cabinet Makers 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 cabinet maker looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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

Cabinetmakers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7272, might be employed under work titles including:


cabinetmaker apprentice

custom frame and mirror assembler

custom piano case maker

custom wood furniture maker

custom wooden desk maker

furniture cabinet-maker

jig builder – wood products manufacturing

journeyman/woman cabinet-maker

layout marker – cabinetmaking

pattern repairman/woman – foundry

tradesman/woman cabinetmaker

wood furniture and fixtures patternmaker

wood model maker

wood mould maker

wood pattern inspector

wood pattern repairman/woman – foundry

wood patternmaker

All these roles held by cabinetmakers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7272

Tasks for those looking to immigrate to Canada as a Cabinet Maker

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

Study plans, specifications or drawings of articles to be made, or prepare specifications

Mark outlines or dimensions of parts on wood

Operate woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, mortisers and shapers, and use hand tools to cut, shape and form parts and components

Trim joints and fit parts and subassemblies together to form complete unit using glue and clamps and reinforce joints using nails, screws or other fasteners

Sand wooden surfaces and apply veneer, stain or polish to finished products

Repair or restyle wooden furniture, fixtures and related products

May estimate amount, type and cost of materials required.

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 Cabinetmaker Canada desk that only represents qualified cabinetmakers 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).

Cabinetry Qualifications Required to Immigrate to Canada as a Cabinet Maker

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 Cabinet Maker 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 Cabinet Maker

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 cabinetmaker 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 Cabinet Maker

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

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

How to get registered to immigrate to Canada as a cabinet maker 

As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Cabinetmakers 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 Cabinet Maker 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 Cabinetmaker 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.

Cabinet-maker Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the cabinet-maker’s code 7272 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. Cabinet-maker jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Cabinet Makers 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.

The Cabinet Making industry is served by the Cabinet Makers Association and the Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association.

Emigrate Canada are the Cabinet Maker 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.

Immigrate to Canada as a Cabinet Maker now.  Get started and take our online visa assessment to ensure you are eligible.

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Dr. Montague John (PhD), is one of the World’s leading Canadian Immigration experts. Affectionately known as “Monty” he established more than 25 years ago and it has grown to be one of the most reliable sources of Canada Immigration information.

In 2022 Dr. Montague John (PhD) published his book, “How to Immigrate to Canada” as, which featured as Bestseller in its Category for several weeks. Montague co-ordinates all the qualified contributors at and serves as Editor-in-Chief.