Immigrate to Canada as a Massage Therapist
How to Immigrate to Canada as a Massage TherapistThis article describes in detail how to Immigrate to Canada as a Massage Therapist with or without a Job offer. There are thousands of Massage Therapists just like you emigrating to Canada next year. Find out how to join them. With the right Massage Therapists skills, Canada Wants You!
Can I immigrate to Canada as a Massage Therapist?
If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Massage Therapist you’re in luck! Massage Therapists 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. If you are a Masseuse and have been working as a Massage Therapist you may qualify to immigrate to Canada.
Migrate to Canada as a Massage Therapist
Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as a Massage Therapist is 6211. This is also known as the NOC Code for a Massage Therapist.
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 Massage Therapist, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Massage Therapists are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Massage Therapists in Canada being so great they have included the occupation on the targeted occupations list, known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code In-Demand List).
The code for Massage Therapists on the NOC is 6211
This is great news for Massage Therapists 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 Massage Therapist looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Massage Therapists from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Massage Therapists looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 6211, might be employed under work titles including:
- massage therapist (MT)
- masso kinesitherapist
- MT (massage therapist)
- registered massage practitioner
- registered massage therapist (RMT)
- RMT (registered massage therapist)
- Thai massage therapist
- therapist, massage
All these roles held by a Massage Therapist are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 6211.
Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Massage Therapist.
In general Massage Therapists moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Massage Therapists perform some or all of the following duties:
- Assess clients by conducting range of motion and muscle tests and propose treatment plans
- Explain procedures, risks and benefits to clients
- Administer massage techniques, treating soft tissues and joints of the body through soft tissue manipulation, relaxation techniques, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, joint pain and lower grade mobilizations, remedial exercise programs and client self-help programs
- Suggest home care instructions and provide information about techniques for further postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises
- Maintain records of treatments given
- May consult with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians and psychologists when developing treatment plans for clients.
- Massage therapists may be trained in various specialized massage techniques.
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 Health Industry Workers desk that only represents Health Industry Workers to 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 Massage Therapist
- Massage therapists usually require completion of an 18- to 24-month or 18- to 36-month program in massage therapy from an accredited school and a period of supervised practical training.
- Registration with a regulatory body is required in Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and British Columbia.
We represent Massage Therapists 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 Massage Therapist
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 Massage Therapist 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 worker 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.
Before you lodge your express entry we will help you through the process of having your qualifications and certificates verified as required by immigration.
Can I immigrate to Canada as a Massage Therapist 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 Worker Visa.
Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit a Massage Therapist 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 200 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.
Massage Therapist Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Massage Therapist code 6211 has been firmly established on the list for many years with lots of opportunity right across the country.
As a qualified new and highly skilled Permanent resident of Canada, you may work full time from day one. Massage Therapist Jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. The industry body for Massage Therapists is the Canadian Massage Therapists Alliance.
Emigrate Canada are the Health Industry Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Health Industry Workers desk.
Emigrate Canada are ideally placed to take care of not just your immigration paperwork, but also to get you registered to work from day one.
Title: Immigrate to Canada as a Massage Therapist
Author: Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert
Immigrate to Canada as a Massage Therapist