Immigrate to Canada as a Tile Setter

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Tile Setter?

If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Tile Setter you’re in luck! Tile Setters 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 tiler, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Tile Setters are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Tile Setters 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 Tile Setters on the NOC is 7283

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

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

Tile Setters looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7283, might be employed under work titles including:

apprentice construction tile setter

apprentice tile setter

building construction tile setter

building tile setter

construction and maintenance tile setter

construction tile setter

construction tile setter apprentice

domestic and rural tile setter

electrical fixtures installer

electrical wiring installer – construction

tile setter

tile setter – troubleshooter

institution tile setter

journeyman/woman construction tile setter

residential construction wirer

residential wireman/woman

wiring tile setter


All these roles held by tile setters are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7283

Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Tile Setter

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

Prepare, measure and mark surface to be covered

Build underbeds and install anchor bolts, wires and brackets

Mix, apply and spread mortar, cement, mastic, glue or other adhesives using hand trowel

Set tiles in position and apply pressure to affix tiles to base

Align and straighten tile using levels, squares and straightedges

Cut and fit tiles around obstacles and openings using hand and power cutting tools

Pack grout into joints between tiles and remove excess grout

Install tile strips

Lay and set mosaic tiles to create decorative wall, mural and floor designs

Mix, lay and polish terra surfaces

Cut, polish and install marble and granite

Remove and replace cracked or damaged tiles

May prepare cost estimates and orders.

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 Tile Setters Canada desk that only represents qualified tile setters 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 Tile Setter

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 Tile Setter 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 Tile Setter

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 tile setter 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 Tile Setter

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

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

How to get registered to immigrate to Canada as a Tile Setter

As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Tile Setters 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 Tile Setter 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 Tile Setter 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.

Tile Setter Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the tile setters code 7283 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. Tile Setter jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Tile Setters 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.

Canada’s Building Trades Unions website has information for Tile Setters and the trade is covered by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC)

Emigrate Canada are the Tile Setter 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.

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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.