Immigrate to Canada as a Floor Covering Installer
Can I immigrate to Canada as a Floor Covering Installer?
If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Floor Covering Installer you’re in luck! Floor Covering Installers 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 floor covering installer you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Floor Covering Installers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Floor Covering Installers 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 Floor Covering Installers on the NOC is 7295
This is great news for qualified Floor Covering Installers 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 floor covering installer looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Floor Covering Installers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Floor Covering Installer Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Floor Covering Installers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7295, might be employed under work titles including:
apprentice floor covering installer
composition floor layer
floor covering installer
floor covering installer apprentice
floor covering mechanic
floor sheeting layer
floor tile layer
hardwood floor covering installer
hardwood floor layer
journeyman/woman floor covering installer
journeyman/woman floor mechanic
linoleum floor covering installer
linoleum floor covering layer
linoleum floor installer
linoleum floor layer
parquet floor layer
residential floor and wall covering installer
residential wall and floor covering installer
resilient floor installer
resilient floor layer
vinyl floor installer
vinyl floor layer
vinyl tile layer
wood floor covering layer
wood floor installer
All these roles held by floor covering installers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7295
Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as Floor Covering Installers
In general floor covering installers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Inspect, measure and mark surfaces to be covered
Measure, cut and fasten underlay and underpadding
Measure, cut and install carpeting using hand or machine stitcher, seaming iron, bonding tape or other bonding materials
Stretch carpeting using knee-kicker or power stretcher and secure carpeting to floor or other surfaces using staple gun or other devices
Measure, cut and install resilient floor covering using adhesive, rollers and other hand tools
Install hardwood floors, such as strip floors, block floors or plank floors, using glue, staples, nails or other means
Inspect and repair damaged floor coverings
May estimate material and labour costs.
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 Floor Covering Installers Canada desk that only represents qualified floor covering installers 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 Floor Covering Installer
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 Floor Covering Installer 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 Floor Covering Installer
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 floor covering installer 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 Floor Covering Installer
The process of getting your floor covering installation skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Floor Covering Installer 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 Floor Covering Installer Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your floor covering installation skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a floor covering installer in Canada from day one.
How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a floor covering installer
As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Floor Covering Installers 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 as a Floor Covering Installers to Canada 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 Floor Covering Installer 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.
Floor Covering Installer Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the floor covering installers code 7295 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. Floor Covering Installer jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Floor Covering Installers 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.
The International Certified Flooring Installers Association, Inc. (CFI), is a nonprofit trade association devoted to flooring installers. Once in Canada you can join this industry association or provincial associations such as the British Columbia Floor Covering Association.
Emigrate Canada are the Floor Covering Installer 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 Floor Covering Installer
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Dr. Montague John (PhD), is one of the World’s leading Canadian Immigration experts. Affectionately known as “Monty” he established EmigrateCanada.com 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 EmigrateCanada.com, which featured as Bestseller in its Category for several weeks. Montague co-ordinates all the qualified contributors at EmigrateCanada.com and serves as Editor-in-Chief.