Immigrate to Canada as a Glazier
Can I immigrate to Canada as a Glazier?
If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Glazier you’re in luck! Glaziers 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 glazier, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Glaziers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Glaziers 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 Glaziers on the NOC is 7292
This is great news for qualified Glaziers 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 glazier looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Glaziers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Glazier Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Glaziers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7292, might be employed under work titles including:
building glass glazier
curtain wall glazier
exterior wall glazier
glass and metal mechanic
glass setter – construction
glass wall installer
glass wallcovering installer
glass worker – construction
glass worker apprentice
glazier and metal mechanic
glazier and metal mechanic apprentice
leaded glass glazier
mirror wall installer
plate glass installer
stained glass glazier
structural glass glazier
structural glass installer
window sash and frame glazier
All these roles held by glaziers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7292
Tasks for those looking to Move to Canada as a Glazier
In general, glaziers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Read and interpret blueprints and specifications to determine type and thickness of glass, frame, installation procedure and materials required
Measure and mark glass and cut glass using glass cutters or computerized cutter
Tint glass and create patterns on glass by etching, sandblasting or painting designs
Assemble, erect and dismantle scaffolds, rigging and hoisting equipment
Position glass panes into frames and secure glass using clips, points or mouldings
Assemble and install prefabricated glass, mirrors or glass products on walls, ceilings or exteriors of building
Fabricate metal frames for glass installation
Install, fit, fabricate and attach architectural metals or related substitute products in commercial and residential buildings
Install pre-cut mirrors and opaque and transparent glass panels in frames to form exterior walls of buildings
Replace glass in furniture and other products
Prepare and install skylights, showcases and aquariums and stained or other special glass in churches, museums, sports and other establishments
Repair and service residential windows, commercial aluminum doors and other glass supporting structures, and replace damaged glass or faulty sealant
May prepare cost estimates for customers or clients.
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 Glaziers Canada desk that only represents qualified glaziers 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 Glazier
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 Glazier 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 Glazier
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 glazier 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 for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Glazier
The process of getting your Glazing skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Glazier 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 Glazier Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your Glazing skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a glazier in Canada from day one.
How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a Glazier
As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Glaziers 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 Glazier 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 Glazier 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.
Glazier Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the glazier’s code 7292 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. Glazier jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Glaziers 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 industry magazine that will be of interest once you are in Canada is called Glass Canada Magazine.
Emigrate Canada are the Glazier 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 Glazier. Apply now. Canada needs Glaziers like you.
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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.