Immigrate to Canada as a Gas Fitter

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Gas Fitter?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Gas Fitter you’re in luck! Gas Fitters 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 gas fitter, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Gas Fitters are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Gas Fitters 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 Gas Fitters on the NOC is 7253

This is great news for qualified Gas Fitters 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 gas fitter looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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

Gas Fitters looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7253, might be employed under work titles including:

apprentice gas fitter

district gas serviceman/woman

furnace converter

gas customer servicer

gas fitter

gas fitter apprentice

gas fitter trainee

gas fitter-installer

gas main fitter

gas pipe mechanic

gas pipefitter

gas servicer

gas technician

gas works troubleshooter

industrial gas fitter-tester

industrial gas servicer

journeyman/woman gas fitter

All these roles held by gas fitters are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7253

Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Gas Fitter

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

Study drawings and specifications to determine the layout of the installation and materials required

Measure and mark reference points for installation of gas lines and equipment

Install and maintain gas meters and regulators and gas lines between gas unit and gas meter

Install, maintain and service gas heating units and their components, such as burners, valves and automatic controls

Test and replace defective equipment or components

Test and adjust control mechanisms and check pipes and piping connections for gas leaks using gas detecting devices

Attend to gas escape calls and assist in the investigation of gas fires and explosions

Prepare reports on work performed and condition of facilities

Advise clients regarding standards, safety features and maintenance of gas units and systems

Convert motor vehicles or appliances to use natural gas fuels

May repair and service gas appliances and related equipment.


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 Gas Fitters Canada desk that only represents qualified gas fitters 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).

Gas Fitting 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 Gas Fitter 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 Gas Fitter

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 gas fitter 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.

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

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

How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a Gas Fitter

As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Gas Fitters 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 Gas Fitter 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 Gas Fitter 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.

Gas Fitter Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the gas fitters code 7253 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. Gas Fitter jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Gas Fitters 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.

Emigrate Canada is the Gas Fitter 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 Gas Fitter, Canada is calling for you.

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