Immigrate to Canada as an Elevator Mechanic

Can I immigrate to Canada as an Elevator Mechanic also known as Lift Mechanic?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as an Elevator Mechanic you’re in luck! Elevator 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 elevator mechanic, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Elevator Mechanics are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Elevator 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 Elevator Mechanics on the NOC is 7318

This is great news for qualified Elevator 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 elevator mechanic looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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

Elevator Mechanics looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7318, might be employed under work titles including:

apprentice elevator mechanic

dumbwaiter installer-repairer

elevator adjuster

elevator builder

elevator constructor

elevator constructor and mechanic apprentice

elevator constructor-mechanic

elevator erector

elevator installer

elevator maintenance mechanic

elevator mechanic

elevator mechanic (non-construction)

elevator mechanic apprentice

elevator repair mechanic

elevator repairer

escalator installer

escalator installer-repairer

escalator mechanic (non construction)

escalator repairer

escalator repairman/woman

journeyman/woman elevator constructor

journeyman/woman elevator mechanic

moving walkway installer-repairer

All these roles held by elevator mechanics are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7318

Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as an Elevator Mechanics

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

Read and interpret blueprints to determine layout of system components

Perform preparatory construction work including steel work, wiring and piping

Install elevators, escalators, moving walkways, dumbwaiters and related equipment according to specifications

Connect car frames to counterweights with cables and assemble elevator cars

Install and wire electric and electronic control system devices

Install, test and adjust safety control devices

Test operation of newly installed equipment

Troubleshoot electrical or mechanical systems failures

Disassemble defective units and repair or replace worn or suspect parts

Adjust valves, ratchets, seals, brake linings and other components

Carry out preventative maintenance programs to ensure public safety.

Elevator constructors and mechanics may specialize in construction, maintenance or repair.

Whilst the above is meant as a general guide, 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 Elevator Mechanics Canada desk that only represents qualified elevator 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 Elevator 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 Elevator 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 Elevator 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)



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 elevator 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 elevator mechanic

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

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

How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as an elevator mechanic

As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Elevator 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 Elevator Mechanics 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 Elevator 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.

Elevator Mechanic is one of Canadas most in-demand Jobs due to the construction boom and the speciality of the role.  The International Union of Elevator Constructors is the lead industry union body for Elevator Mechanics in Canada.

Elevator Mechanic Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the elevator mechanics code 7318 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. Elevator 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, Elevator 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.

Emigrate Canada are the Elevator 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 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.