Immigrate to Canada as an Industrial Mechanic
How to Immigrate to Canada as an Industrial Mechanic?
Can I immigrate to Canada as an Industrial Mechanic?
If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as an Industrial Mechanic you’re in luck! Industrial 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 industrial mechanic, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Industrial Mechanics are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Industrial 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 Industrial Mechanics on the NOC is 7311
This is great news for qualified Industrial 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 industrial mechanic looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Industrial Mechanics from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Industrial Mechanic Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Position Titles to Immigrate to Canada as an Industrial Mechanic
Industrial Mechanics looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7311, might be employed under work titles including: ammunition-assembling machine adjuster
ammunition-loading machine adjuster
apprentice industrial mechanic
automatic knitting machine pattern setter
automatic pinsetting machine installer and repairer
bakery machinery mechanic
boilerhouse machinery mechanic
braiding machine setter
can seamer machine repairer
canal equipment mechanic
card fixer – textile manufacturing
card grinder – textile manufacturing
card setter – textile manufacturing
carding machine fixer – textile manufacturing
carpet loom fixer – textile manufacturing
carpet loom setter – textile manufacturing
carton-forming machine repairer
chemical plant service mechanic
chemical process equipment mechanic
comb fixer – textile manufacturing
comb setter – textile manufacturing
compressed gas plant maintenance mechanic
concentrating plant mechanic
cutting machine fixer – textile manufacturing
dairy equipment repairer
fabric-shearing machine fixer – textile manufacturing
fabric-shearing machine setter – textile manufacturing
fabric-shearing machine setter-fixer – textile manufacturing
factory maintenance mechanic
fibreglass-forming machine repairer
flyer repairer – textile manufacturing
forge equipment repairer
forge shop machinery mechanic
forge shop machinery repairer
gas turbine machinery industrial mechanic
gas turbine repairer
grain elevator maintenance mechanic
gum-wrapping machine mechanic
heavy water plant mechanical maintainer
hook repairer – textile manufacturing
industrial hoist mechanic
industrial machinery maintenance mechanic
industrial mechanic and millwright
industrial mechanic apprentice
industrial plant maintenance mechanic
industrial pump repairer
industrial sewing machine mechanic
jacquard loom fixer – textile manufacturing
jacquard loom setter – textile manufacturing
journeyman/woman industrial mechanic
knitting machine adjuster – textile manufacturing
knitting machine fixer – textile manufacturing
knitting machine mechanic
knitting machine setter – textile manufacturing
knitting pattern setter – textile manufacturing
loom fixer – textile manufacturing
loom mechanic – textile manufacturing
loom mechanic-repairer – textile manufacturing
loom pattern changer
loom reed repairer – textile manufacturing
loom repairer – textile manufacturing
loom setter – textile manufacturing
loom technician – textile manufacturing
looper fixer – textile manufacturing
looper setter – textile manufacturing
mail-processing equipment mechanic
maintenance mechanic – utilities
maintenance mechanic technician – industrial
marine engine mechanic
marine engine mechanic apprentice
material handling equipment mechanic
mechanic – utilities
metalworking machinery mechanic
mill maintenance mechanic
mine hoist industrial mechanic
mine hoist machinery mechanic
mine hoist repairer
mining equipment master mechanic
mining machinery mechanic
mule fixer – textile manufacturing
mule setter – textile manufacturing
napper adjuster – textile manufacturing
napper grinder – textile manufacturing
needle bed repairer – textile manufacturing
needle board repairer – textile manufacturing
nuclear generating station mechanical maintainer
nuclear power station equipment mechanic
nuclear power station machinery mechanic
oil drill rig mechanic
oil pump station mechanic
oil tool maintenance mechanic
oil tool repairer
oil-drilling rig maintainer
oil-drilling rig mechanic
open-end technician – textile manufacturing
ore-processing equipment mechanic
oven equipment repairer
packaging machine mechanic
petroleum refinery industrial mechanic
pin setter – textile manufacturing
plant equipment mechanic
plant machinery maintenance mechanic
plant maintenance mechanic
plastics-processing equipment mechanic
powerhouse machinery mechanic
preventive maintenance mechanic technician
printing machinery mechanic
processing plant mechanic
production machinery maintenance mechanic
production machinery mechanic
production tooling maintenance mechanic
production tooling mechanic
pump mechanic and repairer
pump systems installer
quiller machine fixer – textile manufacturing
quiller setter – textile manufacturing
quilter fixer – textile manufacturing
quilter mechanic – textile manufacturing
quilter setter-fixer – textile manufacturing
quilting machine fixer – textile manufacturing
quilting machine mechanic – textile manufacturing
quilting machine setter-fixer – textile manufacturing
reed fixer – textile manufacturing
reed setter – textile manufacturing
roll builder-repairer – rolling mills
roll setter – rolling mills
roller coverer – textile manufacturing
roller repairer – industrial equipment
rope machine setter – textile manufacturing
rubberizing machine mechanic
sewage treatment plant mechanic
shearing machine fixer – textile manufacturing
shuttle fixer – textile manufacturing
shuttle setter – textile manufacturing
ski lift mechanic
ski lift repair technician
spinning frame fixer – textile manufacturing
spinning machine fixer – textile manufacturing
spinning technician – textile manufacturing
stationary farm equipment mechanic
steam plant maintenance mechanic
steam turbine repairer
tannery machinery repairer
textile machine mechanic
textile machine overhauler
textile machinery fixer
textile machinery mechanic
textile machinery repairer
textile-printing machine roller repairer – garment manufacturing
tobacco-processing machine mechanic
tool oiler and maintenance mechanic
tool oiler and repairer
treatment plant maintenance mechanic
upgrading plant mechanic
utility plant maintenance mechanic
water filtration plant mechanic
water treatment plant mechanic
weave changer – textile manufacturing
welding equipment mechanic
welding equipment repairer
welding machine mechanic
winder fixer – textile manufacturing
winding machine fixer – textile manufacturing
wire repairer – textile manufacturing
All these roles held by industrial mechanics are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7311
Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as an Industrial Mechanic
In general industrial mechanics moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics perform some or all of the following duties:
Read blueprints, diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures
Install, align, dismantle and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment, such as pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, furnaces and generators according to layout plans using hand and power tools
Operate hoisting and lifting devices such as cranes, jacks and tractors to position machinery and parts during the installation, set-up and repair of machinery
Inspect and examine machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions
Install, troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and programmable logic controls
Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts
Operate machine tools such as lathes and grinders to fabricate parts required during overhaul, maintenance or set-up of machinery
Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machinery
Construct foundations for machinery or direct other workers to construct foundations
Assemble machinery and equipment prior to installation using hand and power tools and welding equipment.
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 Industrial Mechanics Canada desk that only represents qualified industrial 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 Industrial 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 represent Industrial 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. You can immigrate to Canada as an Industrial Mechanic.
How to Immigrate to Canada as an Industrial 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 industrial 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 Industrial Mechanic
The process of getting your industrial mechanical skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Industrial 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 Industrial Mechanic Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your industrial mechanical skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as an industrial mechanic in Canada from day one.
How to get registered to Immigrate to Canada as an industrial mechanic
As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Industrial 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 Canada as an Industrial 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 Industrial 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.
Industrial Mechanic Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the industrial mechanics code 7311 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. Industrial 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 Industrial 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.
Industrial Mechanics can join the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada.
Emigrate Canada are the Industrial 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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