Immigrate to Canada as an Aircraft Inspector

Can I immigrate to Canada as an Aircraft Inspector?

If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as an Aircraft Inspector you’re in luck! Aircraft Inspectors 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 an aircraft inspector, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Aircraft Inspectors are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Aircraft Inspectors 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 Aircraft Inspectors on the NOC is 7315

This is great news for qualified Aircraft Inspectors 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 an aircraft inspector looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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

Aircraft Inspectors looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7315, might be employed under work titles including:

aero-engine mechanic

aero-engine technician

aircraft accessories mechanic

aircraft accessories overhaul mechanic

aircraft accessories overhaul technician

aircraft accessories repairer

aircraft accessories repairman/woman

aircraft body repairer

aircraft composite and sheet metal repairer

aircraft engine accessories overhaul mechanic

aircraft engine inspector

aircraft engine mechanic

aircraft engine mechanical systems overhaul inspector

aircraft engine mechanical systems technician

aircraft engine overhaul inspector

aircraft engine overhaul mechanic

aircraft engine repair and overhaul mechanic

aircraft engine technician

aircraft engine tester

aircraft gas turbine engine technician

aircraft hydraulics inspector

aircraft hydraulics mechanic

aircraft hydraulics shop technician

aircraft hydraulics technician

aircraft hydraulics tester

aircraft inspector

aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) (except avionics)

aircraft maintenance mechanic apprentice

aircraft maintenance technician

aircraft mechanic

aircraft mechanic experimental

aircraft mechanic learner

aircraft mechanical and fuel systems overhaul and repair mechanic

aircraft mechanical systems flight tests inspector

aircraft mechanical systems inspector

aircraft mechanical systems junior mechanic

aircraft mechanical systems maintenance technician

aircraft mechanical systems mechanic

aircraft mechanical systems modification mechanic

aircraft mechanical systems preflight mechanic

aircraft mechanical systems repair and overhaul inspector

aircraft mechanical systems repair inspector

aircraft mechanical systems repair shop inspector

aircraft mechanical systems technician

aircraft plumbing and hydraulics mechanic

aircraft power plant mechanic

aircraft propeller inspector

aircraft propeller systems technician

aircraft propulsion technician

aircraft reciprocating engine technician

aircraft repair and overhaul inspector

aircraft repair shop inspector

aircraft rotary mechanical systems technician

aircraft safety systems mechanic

aircraft sheet metal technician

aircraft skin repairer

aircraft structural repair technician

aircraft structural technician

aircraft systems inspector

airframe mechanic

apprentice aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)

apprentice aircraft mechanical systems mechanic

aviation maintenance inspector

aviation mechanical component shop technician

certified aircraft technician

composite repair technician – aircraft

engine accessories overhaul mechanic

experimental aircraft mechanic

flight line mechanic

flight test aircraft mechanic

flight test inspector

gas turbine engine mechanic

helicopter mechanic

helicopter mechanical systems inspector

mechanical systems aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)

preflight mechanic

propulsion technician

rotorcraft aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)

rotorcraft maintenance engineer

rotorcraft mechanical systems technician

structural repair technician

structures aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)

structures mechanic

All these roles held by aircraft inspectors are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7315

Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as an Aircraft Inspector

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

Troubleshoot aircraft structural, mechanical or hydraulic systems to identify problems and adjust and repair systems according to specifications, technical drawings, manuals and established procedures

Repair and overhaul aircraft structural, mechanical or hydraulic systems

Install or modify aircraft engines and mechanical, hydraulic, flight control, fuel and pneumatic systems

Dismantle airframes, aircraft engines or other aircraft systems for repair, overhaul and cleaning, and reassemble

Perform and document routine maintenance

Order and maintain inventory of parts and supplies.


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 Aircraft Inspectors Canada desk that only represents qualified aircraft inspectors 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 an Aircraft Inspector

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 Aircraft Inspector 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 an Aircraft Inspector

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 an aircraft inspector 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 an Aircraft Inspector

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

Canada Aircraft Inspector 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 Aircraft Inspector Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your Aircraft Inspector skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as an aircraft inspector in Canada from day one.

How to get registered to immigrate to Canada as an Aircraft Inspector

As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Aircraft Inspectors 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 an Aircraft Inspector 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 an Aircraft Inspector 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.

Aircraft Inspector Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the aircraft inspectors code 7315 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. Aircraft Inspector jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally Aircraft Inspectors 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.

Aircraft Inspectors Industry Group is the Canadian Federation of Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Associations.

Emigrate Canada are the Aircraft Inspector 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.