Immigrate to Canada as a Tailor

Migrate Canada » Immigrate to Canada as a Tailor

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Tailor?

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Tailor?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Tailor you’re in luck! Tailors 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 tailor, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Tailors are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Tailors 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 Tailors on the NOC is 6342

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

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

Tailors looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 6342, might be employed under work titles including:

alterations dressmaker

alterations seamstress

custom fur joiner

custom furrier

custom tailor


fur remodeller

fur repair estimator

fur repairman/woman

fur tailor


garment alterationist

garment fitter

garment repair seamstress

garment sample maker

made-to-measure garment tailor

master tailor

men’s garment alterations tailor


millinery maker

ready-to-wear garment tailor


shop tailor


tailor supervisor

women’s garment alterations seamstress

women’s garment custom seamstress

women’s hat maker – milliner

All these roles held by tailors are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 6342

Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Tailor

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

Make made-to-measure garments, such as suits and coats according to customers’ and clothing manufacturers’ specifications and fit

Design patterns to fit measurements

Mark, cut and sew fabric

May alter and repair garments as required.

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 Tailors Canada desk that only represents qualified tailors 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 Tailor

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 Tailor 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 Tailor

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 tailor 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 Tailor

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

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

How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as a Tailor

As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Tailors 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 Tailor 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 Tailor 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.

Tailor Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the tailor’s code 6342 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. Tailor jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Tailors 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.

There are a number of associations for Tailors in Canada one of which is the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals which has chapters covering Canada.

Emigrate Canada are the Tailor 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 Tailor.  Apply today and get your Canada Journey Started.

Free Online Visa Assessment 



Submit your review

Create your own review

Immigrate to Canada as a Tailor
Average rating:  
 25 reviews
 by sabbir

I search for a tailored job Hi, my name is Sabbir Akhtar. I live in Kolkata. I have done master tailor courses in Raymond tailor center. I have 2-year experience in a Qatar inch factory. I cut all types of garments and stitches

 by Michael osei tutu mike

I am a tailor

 by Gulsher Ali
Tailor Fitter

i have 15 year experiance dubai luxury brand harvey nichols dubai

 by Surya her damai

Hi me Surya I,have 14years experience in tailoring job including3 years qutar job

 by Narayan Pariyar

Hello sir I am Narayan Pariyar form Nepal.I have a 9 Years Experence in Tailoring I will try come to Canada.can you help me.

 by harjit singh
for a tailor

i work as a tailor i have 15 year experience i self cut and stich can i get a job.

 by Hanafi

Saya dari indonesia saya penjahit gaun pesta adakah lowongan pekerjaan menjahit buat say disana.

 by Emmanuel obike lekwauwa
Immigrate to canada as a tailor

I am a professional tailor from nigeria, specialized only on men outfit...
Tailoring is my life and immigrating to canada as a professional tailor will be a dream come true

 by Naseer
Job required

U am a ladies tailor in Pakistan and work experience is about ten years
But I am just matric

 by Iswin bugis
Menjahit dan membuat berbagai pola

Saya bisa menjahit Dan menguasai berbagai mesinjahit dan membuat pula kemeja celan gamis
Saya suda menjahit kurang lebih 10 tahun

 by dede suhartono

8aku tukang jahit .potong kain/kaos

 by karen
que documentos debo presentar

provengo de una familia de sastres desde niña, mi familia hace todo tipos de costura polos, sacos, vestidos, etc. cocemos con calidad de exportación. no cuento con títulos ni certificados como podría aplicar

 by Surinder singh
immigrate to Canada

i'm good qualified tailor. i want to move in Canada 🇨🇦 for my bright future.i have 3year experience. im special ladies and gents (kurta pajama ,suit ,dress,pent,shirt,alteration etc.) im 23year old im from punjab my mobile +91987 what’s app usecon thus contact .so please 🙏🏻 help me.


hi there l am qualified tailor with over 5years experience as a sewing machine operator, designer and pattern maker l can make different types of bags, wallets, bill folder, file holder, purse etc with leather l am experienced with canvas, felts made from recycling of plastic etc beside making bags l can do furniture upholstery and car seat upholstery Types of machines l can work with are walking foot ,cylinder arm ,plain machine ,overlocking hand tools etc my nationality is zimbabwean residing in south africa currently doing sewing at thejoinerysa But i am willing to relocate to canada by any chance thanks in advance

 by Gabriel
Application comment

I'm a specialist at male wears from Nigeria. I hope to move so I can continue on my fashion journey, I can work flexible hours and can make any male styles (coats and suits etc.) With provided samples or clear description.

 by Abdulkadir Adamu

I am abdulkadir Adamu from nigeria i am good in native and English wears and also Arabians wears, i can sew for both male and female clothes.

 by Taiwo Ashiru

Im a professional tailor in terms of natives dress i give it to myself

 by Akinwale Elizabeth Omolola
Immigrate to canada as a tailor

I am a fashion designer from nigeria

I specialize on ladies wear eg, i cut and

Sew wedding gown perfectly,children ball drss

Ladies shot and native wears

 by Dahunsi Durojaiye Daniel

Am a fashion designer, tailor from nigeria and specials on man african wears and also security uniforms

 by Mohammad Imran
Professional Tailor and cutting Master

I am professional indian and western outfits Tailor. And can stitch any designs as per samples.

 by Hamza khalil
Tailor job required

I need tailor job i am a good tailor

 by sani iliya
migrate to Canada as a Tailor

i have alot to sAY about how i become a professional fashion designer but let me make it short for understanding.

 by aftab alam
ladies and jants tailors

i am good sample tailor .i am in kuwit work 4 years .ladis and jents .uniforms police uniforms experts.

 by aftab alam
police uniforms and ladis dress

by aftab alam .my work experience 10 years. 6 yers job in india sv disgine. 4 years in kuwait . all tipe cloth stitching

 by jagath perera
ladys and gents tailors

i am 25 year experiance this job

Please take our Free Visa Assessment so we can better assess your eligibility to Emigrate to Canada.

Skip to toolbar