Immigrate to Canada as a Realtor
How to Immigrate to Canada as a RealtorThis article describes in detail how to Immigrate to Canada as a Realtor with or without a Job offer. There are thousands of Realtors just like you emigrating to Canada next year. Find out how to join them. With the right Realtor skills, Canada Wants You!
Immigrate to Canada as a Realtor in 2023
If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Realtor you’re in luck! Realtors 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.
Migrate to Canada as a Realtor
Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as a Realtor is 6232. This is also known as the NOC Code for a Realtor.
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 Real Estate Agent you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Realtors are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Realtors 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 Realtors on the NOC is under Realtors Code 6232
This is great news for Realtors 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 Real Estate Agent looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Realtors 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.
Realtors looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 6232, might be employed under work titles including:
All these roles held by a Real Estate Agent are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 6232.
- agent, real estate
- associate broker – real estate
- commercial Realtor
- commercial Realtor
- new home Agent
- real estate agency representative
- real estate dealer
- real estate sales consultant
- real estate sales representative
- real estate sales supervisor
- residential Realtor
- residential Realtor
- sales representative, real estate
- Agent, new homes
- Agent, real estate
- supervisor, Realtors
Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Real Estate Agent.
In general Realtors moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Main duties of a Real Estate Agent emigrating to Canada
Realtors and Agents perform some or all of the following duties:
- Solicit property sales listings from prospective vendors
- Assist vendors in selling property by establishing an asking price, advertising the property, listing the property with listing services and conducting open houses for prospective buyers
- Assist prospective buyers in selecting, visiting, inspecting and making offers of purchase on real estate properties
- Advise clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters
- Draw up sales agreements for approval of purchaser and seller
- May rent or lease properties on behalf of clients.
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 Real Estate and Property Industry Workers desk that only represents Real Estate 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 Realtor
- Completion of secondary school is required.
- Completion of a real estate training course is required.
- Provincial or territorial licensure in the province or territory of employment is required.
- Realtors and Agents normally work on a commission basis.
- Realtors may operate independently by obtaining a broker’s licence in accordance with the regulations of the province of employment. A broker’s licence is required to become a manager in real estate.
We represent Realtors 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 Realtor
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 Real Estate Agent 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 Realtor 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 Realtor 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.
Realtor Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Realtor code 6232 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. Realtor 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 Realtors is the Canadian Real Estate Association.
Immigrate to Canada as a Real Estate Agent