Immigrate to Canada as a Sheet Metal Worker
Can I immigrate to Canada as a Sheet Metal Worker?
If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Sheet Metal Worker you’re in luck! Sheet Metal Workers 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 sheet metal worker, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Sheet Metal Workers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Sheet Metal Workers 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 Sheet Metal Workers on the NOC is 7233
This is great news for qualified Sheet Metal Workers 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 sheet metal worker looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Sheet Metal Workers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Sheet Metal Worker Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Sheet Metal Workers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7233, might be employed under work titles including:
sheet metal worker
apprentice sheet metal worker
sheet metal fabricator
sheet metal mechanic
All these roles held by sheet metal workers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7233
Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Sheet Metal Worker
In general sheet metal workers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Read engineering and architectural drawings, sketches and work specifications to be performed, and lay out, measure and mark sheet metal according to drawings or templates
Develop patterns for sheet metal using computer-assisted design and drafting (CAD) software package
Operate light metalworking machines such as shears, brakes, punches, and drill presses, including computer numerical control (CNC) equipment to cut, bend, punch, drill, shape or straighten sheet metal
Operate computerized laser or plasma cutting equipment to cut sheet metal
Install and use rigging and hoisting equipment
Fit and join sheet metal parts using riveting, welding, soldering and similar equipment to fabricate products such as ventilation shafts, exhaust hoods, eavestroughs, partition frames, air and heat ducts, material handling systems, roof decking and sheet metal buildings
Install sheet metal products according to specifications and building codes
Grind and buff seams, joints and rough surfaces
Inspect product quality and installation to ensure conformance to specifications.
Sheet metal workers may specialize in on-site installation or shop manufacture of sheet metal products, or servicing and maintenance of installed equipment and systems.
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 Sheet Metal Workers Canada desk that only represents qualified sheet metal workers 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 Sheet Metal Worker
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 Sheet Metal Worker 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 Sheet Metal Worker
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 sheet metal worker 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 Sheet Metal Worker
The process of getting your Sheet Metal Working skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Sheet Metal Worker 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 Sheet Metal Worker Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your Sheet Metal Working skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a sheet metal worker in Canada from day one.
How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a sheet metal worker
As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Sheet Metal Workers 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 Sheet Metal Worker 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 Sheet Metal Worker 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.
Sheet Metal Worker Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the sheet metal workers code 7233 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. Sheet Metal Worker jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally Sheet Metal Workers 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 County.
Emigrate Canada are the Sheet Metal Worker 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 Sheet Metal Worker
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