Immigrate to Canada as a Concrete Finisher
Can I immigrate to Canada as a Concrete Finisher?
If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Concrete Finisher you’re in luck! Concrete Finishers 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 concrete finisher, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Concrete Finishers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Concrete Finishers 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 Concrete Finishers on the NOC is 7282
This is great news for qualified Concrete Finishers 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 concrete finisher looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Concrete Finishers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Concrete Finisher Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Concrete Finishers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7282, might be employed under work titles including:
apprentice cement finisher
cement finisher apprentice
cement mason apprentice
concrete finisher apprentice
concrete floor finisher
concrete product finisher
highway and street cement mason
journeyman/woman cement finisher
maintenance cement mason
precast concrete finisher
sidewalk concrete finisher
All these roles held by concrete finishers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7282
Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Concrete Finisher
In general concrete finishers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Check formwork, granular base and steel reinforcement materials and direct placement of concrete into forms or onto surfaces according to grade
Fill hollows and remove high spots to smooth freshly poured concrete
Operate power vibrator to compact concrete
Level top surface of concrete according to grade and depth specifications using straightedge or float
Impart desired finish to concrete surfaces using hand and power tools
Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills and other fixtures in freshly poured concrete
Apply hardening and sealing compounds to cure surface of concrete
Waterproof, damp-proof and restore concrete surfaces
Repair, resurface and replace worn or damaged sections of floors, walls, roads and other concrete structures.
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 Concrete Finishers Canada desk that only represents qualified concrete finishers 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).
Concreting Qualifications Requirements to Immigrate to Canada
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 Concrete Finisher 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 Concrete Finisher
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 concrete finisher 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 required to Immigrate to Canada as a Concrete Finisher
The process of getting your concrete finisher skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Concrete Finisher 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 Concrete Finisher Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your concrete finisher skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a concrete finisher in Canada from day one.
How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a concrete finisher
As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Concrete Finisher 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 Concrete Finisher 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 Concrete Finisher 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.
Concreting Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Concrete Finisher’s code, 7282, 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. Concrete Finisher jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Concrete Finishers 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.
Emigrate Canada are the Concrete Finishers 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 Concrete Finisher Now! Canada is Calling.
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