Immigrate to Canada as a Railway Carmen

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Railway Carmen?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Railway Carmen you’re in luck! Railway Carmen 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 railway carmen you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Railway Carmen are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Railway Carmen 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 Railway Carmen on the NOC is 7314

This is great news for qualified Railway Carmen 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 railway carmen looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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

Railway Carmen looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7314, might be employed under work titles including:

air brake inspector – railway car

apprentice carman/woman – railway

brake inspector – railway car

car inspector – railway

car repairer – railway

car repairer apprentice – railway

carman/woman – railway

carman/woman inspector – railway

inspector-carman/woman – railway

rail vehicle mechanic

railcar mechanic apprentice

railway car inspector

railway carman/woman

railway carman/woman apprentice

railway carman/woman inspector

railway coach repairer

railway equipment inspector

streetcar and subway car mechanic

streetcar mechanic

subway car mechanic

wheel and axle inspector – railway

All these roles held by railway carmen are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7314

Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Railway Carmen

In general railway carmen moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Inspect interior and exterior components of freight, passenger and urban transit rail cars to determine defects and extent of wear and damage

Repair and install railway car parts such as compressors, air valves, bearings, couplings, air cylinders and piping

Repair and maintain electrical and electronic controls for propulsion and braking systems

Repair defective or damaged metal and wood components, using hand and power tools

Repair and repaint wooden fixtures

Replace damaged windows and repair upholstery

Test and adjust parts using testing gauges and other test equipment

Perform and document routine maintenance.

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 Railway Carmen Canada desk that only represents qualified railway carmen 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 Railway Carmen

Completion of secondary school is usually required.

Completion of an industry-offered apprenticeship program or three to four years of on-the-job training is usually required.

Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia

We represent Railway Carmen 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 Railway Carmen

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 railway carmen 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 Railway Carmen

The process of getting your railway carmen skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.

Canada Railway Carmen 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 Railway Carmen Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your railway carmen skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a railway carmen in Canada from day one.

How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a railway carmen 

As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Railway Carmen 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 railway carmen 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 RailwayCarmen 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.

Railway Carmen Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the railway carmen code 7314 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. Railway Carmen jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Railway Carmen 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.

Railway Carmen can join the Brotherhood Railway Carmen of Canada.

Emigrate Canada are the Railway Carmen 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 Railway Carmen

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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.