Immigrate to Canada as a Water Well Driller

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Water Well Driller?

If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Water Well Driller you’re in luck! Water Well Drillers 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 water well driller you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Water Well Drillers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Water Well Drillers 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 Water Well Drillers on the NOC is 7373

This is great news for qualified Water Well Drillers 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 water well driller looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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

Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Water Well Driller

Water Well Drillers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7373, might be employed under work titles including:

apprentice water well driller

cable tool driller – water well drilling

churn drill operator – water well drilling

journeyman/woman water well driller

water well driller

water well driller apprentice

water well driller journeyman/woman

water well drilling technician

All these roles held by water well drillers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7373

Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Water Well Drillers

In general water well drillers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Review client requirements and proposed locations for water wells

Operate water well drilling rigs and other equipment to drill, bore and dig for residential, commercial and industrial water wells or environmental assessment, and install well screens, casings and other well fixtures

Document geological formations encountered

Clean and disinfect wells in preparation for use

Perform routine mechanical maintenance work on water well drilling rigs and equipment

Install, test, maintain and repair water well pumps, piping systems and equipment and perform pumping tests to assess well performance

May provide other drilling services, such as repair or dismantling of existing water well structure, elevator shaft drilling and hydro pole drilling.

Water well drillers may specialize in a specific method of drilling, such as cable, rotary, auger, hammer or reverse circulation drilling.

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 Water Well Drillers Canada desk that only represents qualified water well drillers 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 Water Will Drillers

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 Water Well Driller 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 Water Well Driller

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 water well driller 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 Water Well Driller

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

Canada Water Well Driller 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 Water Well Driller Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your water well drilling skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a water well driller in Canada from day one.

How to get registered to immigrate to Canada as a water well driller

As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Water Well Drillers 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 Water Well Driller 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 Water Well Driller 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.

Water Well Driller Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the water well drillers code 7373 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. Water Well Driller jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Water Well Drillers 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.

In Canada, water well drillers have industry bodies including Water Well Drilling Associations and Ground Water associations across the country, such as the Alberta Water Well Drilling Association, the Ontario Ground Water Association, and Groundwater Canada.

Emigrate Canada are the Water Well Driller 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 Water Well Driller

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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.