Immigrate to Canada as an Aircraft Mechanic
Immigrate to Canada as an Aircraft Mechanic in 2023
If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as an Aircraft Mechanic you’re in luck! Aircraft Mechanics 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 mechanic, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Aircraft Mechanics are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Aircraft Mechanics 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 Mechanics on the NOC is 7315
This is great news for qualified Aircraft Mechanics 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 mechanic looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Aircraft Mechanics from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Aircraft Mechanic Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Aircraft Mechanics looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7315, might be employed under work titles including:
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 maintenance engineer (AME) (except avionics)
aircraft maintenance mechanic apprentice
aircraft maintenance technician
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
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 mechanical systems inspector
mechanical systems aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)
rotorcraft aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)
rotorcraft maintenance engineer
rotorcraft mechanical systems technician
structural repair technician
structures aircraft maintenance engineer (AME)
All these roles held by aircraft mechanics are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7315
Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as an Aircraft Mechanic
In general aircraft mechanics 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 Mechanics Canada desk that only represents qualified aircraft mechanics 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 Mechanic
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 Mechanic 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 Mechanic
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 an aircraft mechanic 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 Mechanic
The process of getting your Aircraft Mechanic skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Aircraft Mechanic 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 Mechanic Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your Aircraft Mechanic skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as an aircraft mechanic in Canada from day one.
How to get registered to Immigrate as an Aircraft Mechanic
As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Aircraft Mechanics 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 Mechanic 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 Mechanic 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 Mechanic Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the aircraft mechanics 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 Mechanic 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 Mechanics 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.
Your overarching Industry Association in Canada is the Federation of Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Associations
Emigrate Canada are the Aircraft Mechanic 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 EmigrateCanada.com more than 25 years ago and it has grown to be one of the most reliable sources of Canada Immigration information.
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