Immigrate to Canada as a Power System Electrician
Can I immigrate to Canada as a Power System Electrician?
If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Power System Electrician you’re in luck! Power System Electricians 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 power system electrician, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Power System Electricians are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Power System Electricians 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 Power System Electricians on the NOC is 7243
This is great news for qualified Power System Electricians 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 power system electrician looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Power System Electricians from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Power System Electrician Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Power System Electricians looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7243, might be employed under work titles including:
apprentice power system power system electrician
electrical powerhouse power system electrician
electrical powerhouse power system electrician – electrical power system
electrical substation power system electrician – electrical power system
power system electrician – electricity production
power power system electrician
power station power system electrician
power station power system electrician – electrical power system
power system power system electrician
powerhouse power system electrician – electrical power system
relay tester and maintainer – electrical power system
relay tester and repairer – electrical power system
substation power system electrician – electrical power system
voltage regulator maintainer – electrical power system
All these roles held by power system electricians are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7243
Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Power System Electrician
In general power system electricians moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Install and maintain electrical power distribution equipment such as transformers, generators, voltage regulators, switches, circuit breakers, capacitors, inductors, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems
Install and maintain electrical equipment and apparatus in generating stations or powerhouses
Inspect and test installed electrical equipment and apparatus to locate electrical faults and check their operation, using volt meters, ammeters and other electrical test instruments and equipment
Repair or replace faulty electrical equipment and apparatus
Complete test and maintenance reports.
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 Power System Electricians Canada desk that only represents qualified power system electricians 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 Power System Electrician
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 Power System Electrician 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 Power System Electrician
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 power system electrician 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 Power System Electrician
The process of getting your power system electrical skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Power System Electrician 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 Power System Electrician Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your power system electrical skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a power system electrician in Canada from day one.
How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a power system electrician
As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Power System Electricians 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 Power System Electrician 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 Power System Electrician 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.
Power System Electrician Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the power system electricians code 7243 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. Power System Electrician jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally Power System Electricians 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.
Electricians in Canada can Join the Electrical Contractors Association of Canada and a range of provincial Organisations relevant to the line of work they choose to move into.
Emigrate Canada are the Power System Electrician 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 Power System Electrician
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