Immigrate to Canada as a Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic you’re in luck! Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics 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 heavy duty equipment mechanic, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics 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 Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics on the NOC is 7312

This is great news for qualified Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics 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 heavy duty equipment mechanic looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.

Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7312, might be employed under work titles including:

agricultural equipment technician

apprentice farm equipment mechanic

apprentice farm machinery mechanic

backhoe mechanic

caterpillar tractor repairer

construction equipment mechanic

construction equipment repairman/woman

crane repairer

crane service technician

diesel engine mechanic

diesel engine mechanic – heavy equipment

diesel engine mechanic apprentice

diesel engine repairman/woman – railway

diesel locomotive repairman/woman

diesel mechanic

diesel mechanic – heavy equipment

diesel mechanic apprentice

dredge mechanic

dredge repairer

earthmoving equipment mechanic

excavating equipment mechanic

farm equipment mechanic

farm equipment technician

farm machinery mechanic

farm machinery wheelwright

farm tractor mechanic

farm tractor repairer

felling equipment mechanic

fuel injection unit servicer – diesel

grading equipment mechanic

heavy diesel engine mechanic

heavy equipment combination mechanic

heavy equipment field mechanic

heavy equipment inspector-repairer

heavy equipment mechanic

heavy equipment mechanic – diesel engine

heavy mobile equipment repairer

heavy mobile equipment repairman/woman

heavy mobile logging equipment mechanic

heavy mobile mining equipment mechanic

heavy-duty equipment mechanic

heavy-duty equipment mechanic apprentice

heavy-duty equipment technician

heavy-duty equipment technician apprentice

journeyman/woman heavy-duty equipment mechanic

locomotive mechanic

mine locomotive repairman/woman

mobile farm equipment mechanic

mobile farm machinery repairer

mobile logging equipment mechanic

mobile mining equipment mechanic

paving equipment mechanic

power shovel mechanic

repairer mechanic

sideboom mechanic

tractor mechanic

All these roles held by heavy-duty equipment mechanics are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7312

Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic

In general, heavy duty equipment mechanics moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Check bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy construction, agricultural, logging and mining equipment for proper performance and inspect equipment to detect faults and malfunctions

Diagnose faults or malfunctions using computerized and other testing equipment to determine extent of repair required

Adjust equipment and repair or replace defective parts, components or systems, using hand and power tools

Test repaired equipment for proper performance and to ensure that work meets manufacturers’ specifications

Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on equipment

Service attachments and working tools such as harvesting and tillage equipment, blades, ploughs, winches and side booms

May perform repair work on heavy trucks

May attach components and adjust new farm equipment.

Heavy-duty mechanics may specialize in specific types of machinery such as combines or tracked vehicles, or in engine overhaul, power shift transmissions, fuel injection, hydraulics or electronics.

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 Equipment Mechanics Canada desk that only represents qualified mechanics 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 Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic

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 Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic 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 Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic

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 heavy duty equipment mechanic 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 Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic

The process of getting your heavy duty equipment mechanical skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.

Canada Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanical 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 Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanical Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your heavy duty equipment mechanical skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a heavy duty equipment mechanic in Canada from day one.

How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a heavy duty equipment mechanic

As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics 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 Heavy Duty Equipment 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 Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic 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.

Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the heavy-duty equipment mechanics code 7312 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. Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics 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 are the Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic 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.

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Dr. Montague John (PhD), is one of the World’s leading Canadian Immigration experts. Affectionately known as “Monty” he established 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, which featured as Bestseller in its Category for several weeks. Montague co-ordinates all the qualified contributors at and serves as Editor-in-Chief.