Immigrate to Canada as a Chemical Engineer
Can I immigrate to Canada as a Chemical Engineer?
If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Chemical Engineer you’re in luck! Chemical Engineers 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 Chemical Engineer, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Chemical Engineers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Chemical Engineers 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 Chemical Engineers on the NOC is 2134
This is great news for qualified Chemical Engineers 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 Chemical Engineer looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Chemical Engineers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Chemical Engineer Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Job Titles to Immigrate to Canada as a Chemical Engineer
Chemical Engineers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 2134, might be employed under work titles including:
biochemical and biotechnical engineer
biochemical development engineer
chemical coating engineer
chemical process control engineer
chemical process engineer
chemical project engineer
chief chemical engineer
chief process engineer
design and development chemical engineer
environmental chemical engineer
industrial hygiene engineer
industrial waste treatment engineer
liquid fuels engineer
petroleum refinery process engineer
pipeline transport engineer
production chemical engineer
pulp and paper engineer
pulp and paper engineer, chemical
research chemical engineer
waste treatment engineer
All these roles held by Chemical Engineers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7251
Skills Required to Immigrate to Canada as a Chemical Engineer
In general, Chemical Engineers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Conduct economic and technical feasibility studies in areas related to chemical, petroleum, pulp and paper, food or other processing industries
Conduct research into the development or improvement of chemical engineering processes, reactions and materials
Evaluate chemical process technology and equipment and determine production specifications
Design and test chemical processing and associated plants and equipment
Oversee the construction, modification, operation and maintenance of pilot plants, processing units or processing plants
Establish and conduct quality control programs, operating procedures and control strategies to ensure consistency and adherence to standards for raw materials, products and waste products or emissions
Prepare contract documents and evaluate tenders for the process aspects of industrial construction
Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers
May work in an administrative capacity, for example, in the development of guidelines and specifications for the handling of dangerous chemicals, environmental protection, or standards for foods, materials and consumer goods.
Whilst the above is meant as a general guide, 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 Engineers Canada desk that only represents qualified Engineers 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 Chemical Engineer
A bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
Don’t be put off if you don’t have all the above qualifications, not all are needed jointly. In many cases, your bachelor’s degree and experience are what is required to get started. Talk to us about your specific circumstances by completing the Free Online Visa Assessment
We represent Chemical Engineers 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 Chemical Engineer
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)
Your partner’s skills
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 Chemical Engineer 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 Professional Qualification 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.
Chemical Engineering Skills and Qualification Equivalence Assessment
The process of getting your Chemical Engineering skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills and Qualification Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Chemical Engineering Skills and Qualification 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 Chemical Engineering Skills and Qualification Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Canada Equivalent Qualification and is used for your relevant professional registrations so having your Chemical Engineering skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a Chemical Engineer in Canada from day one.
How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a Chemical Engineer
As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Chemical Engineer Canada account manager will arrange for your Professional Qualification 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 Chemical Engineer 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 Chemical Engineer 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.
Chemical Engineering Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Civil Engineer code 2134 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. Chemical Engineering jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Chemical Engineers 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 Country.
Chemical Engineers in Canada can join the Chemical Institute of Canada which represents Chemical Engineers and the Chemistry industry.
Emigrate Canada are the Chemical Engineer Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Skilled Engineering 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 Chemical Engineer – Canada Needs You.
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