Immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Mechanic
How to Immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Mechanic?
Can I immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Mechanic?
If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Mechanic you’re in luck! Electrical 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 electrical mechanic, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Electrical Mechanics are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Electrical 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 Electrical Mechanics on the NOC is 7333
This is great news for qualified Electrical 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 electrical mechanic looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Electrical Mechanics from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Electrical Mechanic Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Electrical Mechanics looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7333, might be employed under work titles including:
armature winder repairer
automotive-generator and starter repairer
circuit breaker mechanic
coil connector repairer
coil winder and repairer
electric meter repairer
electric meter repairer apprentice
electric meter technician
electric motor mechanic
electric motor repairer
electric motor repairer and tester
electric motor repairer-tester
electric motor repairman/woman
electric motor systems technician
electric motor winder
electric motor winder-repairer
electrical apparatus mechanic
electrical equipment mechanic trainee
electrical instrument mechanic
electrical instrument repairer
electrical mechanic – electrical utilities
electrical mechanic (except avionics)
electrical mechanic apprentice
electrical mechanic trainee
electrical mechanics group leader
electrical mechanics lead hand
electrical motor coil winder-repairer
electrical rewind mechanic
electrical transformer repairer
high-voltage power transformer repairer
industrial coil winder-repairer
industrial motor winder-repairer
meter repair electrical mechanic
motor coil winder-repairer
power transformer repairer
power transformer repairman/woman
storage battery repairer
switchgear repair electrical mechanic
transformer coil repairer
All these roles held by electrical mechanics are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7333
Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Mechanic
In general, electrical mechanics moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Test and observe electrical, electronic and mechanical components and systems using testing and measuring instruments
Troubleshoot and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear, generators and other electro-mechanical equipment
Replace or recondition shafts, bearings, commutators and other components
Wind, assemble and install various types of coils for electric motors or transformers
Perform static or dynamic balancing of armatures or rotors by welding, brazing or soldering electrical connections and by aligning and adjusting parts
Test and repair or replace faulty wiring or components in electrical switchgear
Test repaired motors, transformers, switchgear or other electrical apparatus to ensure proper performance
Perform some machining to recondition or modify shafts, commutators or other parts
Perform on-site servicing and repair.
Electrical mechanics may specialize in working with certain types of apparatus, such as electric motors or transformers, or in performing certain functions, such as winding coils.
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 Electrical Mechanics Canada desk that only represents qualified electrical 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 Electrical 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 Electrical 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 Electrical 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 electrical 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 Electrical Mechanic
The process of getting your electrical skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Electrical 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 Electrical Mechanic Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your electrical skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as an electrical mechanic in Canada from day one.
How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as an Electrical Mechanic
As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Electrical 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 Electrical 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 Electrical 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.
Electrical Mechanic Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the electrical mechanics code 7333 has been firmly established on the list for many years with lots of opportunity 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. Electrical 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, Electrical 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.
Electrical Mechanics are served by a number of Organisations in Canada such as the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada the Automotive Industries Association of Canada and various Electrical associations such as the Canadian Electrical Association depending on which line of work you choose to go into once in Canada.
Emigrate Canada are the Electrical 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.