Immigrate to Canada as a Petroleum Engineer
Immigrate to Canada as a Petroleum Engineer in 2023
If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Petroleum Engineer you’re in luck! Petroleum Engineers 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 Petroleum Engineer, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Petroleum Engineers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Petroleum Engineers 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 Petroleum Engineers on the NOC is 2145
This is great news for qualified Petroleum Engineers 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 Petroleum Engineer looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Petroleum Engineers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Petroleum Engineer Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Job Titles to Immigrate to Canada as a Petroleum Engineer
Petroleum Engineers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 2145, might be employed under work titles including:
chief petroleum engineer
drilling and recovery chief engineer
drilling and recovery petroleum engineer
exploitation engineer – oil and gas
exploitation engineer – petroleum
mud engineer – petroleum drilling
natural gas engineer
offshore drilling engineer
offshore drilling rig subsea equipment engineer
oil and gas drilling engineer
oil and gas production engineer
oil well logging engineer
petroleum production engineer
petroleum reservoir engineer
petroleum well completion engineer
well logging engineer
All these roles held by Petroleum Engineers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7251
Skills Required to Immigrate to Canada as a Petroleum Engineer
In general, Petroleum Engineers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Conduct feasibility assessment studies for developing new oil and gas fields
Direct and monitor oil and gas drilling operations
Develop drilling programs, select sites and specify drilling fluids, bit selection, drill stem testing procedures and equipment
Direct and monitor the completion and evaluation of wells, well testing and well surveys
Design and select artificial lift machinery, and well and surface production equipment and systems, and specify programs for corrosion control and oil or gas treatment
Develop specifications for and monitor and supervise well modification and stimulation programs to maximize oil and gas recovery
Analyze reservoir rock and fluid data to design optimum recovery methods and to predict reservoir performance and reserves
Monitor and forecast oil and gas reservoir performance and recommend oil recovery techniques which extend the economic life of wells
Design, develop and co-ordinate the installation, maintenance and operation of subsea well-head and production equipment.
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 Engineers Canada desk that only represents qualified Engineers 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 Petroleum Engineer
A bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
Don’t be put off if you don’t have all the above qualifications, not all are needed jointly. In many cases, your bachelor’s degree and experience are what is required to get started. Talk to us about your specific circumstances by completing the Free Online Visa Assessment
We represent Petroleum Engineers 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 Petroleum Engineer
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 Petroleum Engineer 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 Professional Qualification 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.
Petroleum Engineering Skills and Qualification Equivalence Assessment
The process of getting your Petroleum Engineering skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills and Qualification Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Petroleum Engineering Skills and Qualification 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 Petroleum Engineering Skills and Qualification Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Canada Equivalent Qualification and is used for your relevant professional registrations so having your Petroleum Engineering skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a Petroleum Engineer in Canada from day one.
How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a Petroleum Engineer
As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Petroleum Engineer Canada account manager will arrange for your Professional Qualification 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 Petroleum Engineer 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 Petroleum Engineer 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.
Petroleum Engineering Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Petroleum Engineer code 2145 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. Petroleum Engineering jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Petroleum Engineers 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.
Emigrate Canada are the Petroleum Engineer Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Skilled Engineering 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 Petroleum Engineer – Canada Needs 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.