Immigrate to Canada as an Investment Analyst

Can I immigrate to Canada as an Investment Analyst?

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as an Investment Analyst you’re in luck! Investment Analysts 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.  If you are an Investment Analyst and have been working as an Investment Analyst you may qualify to immigrate to Canada.

Migrate to Canada as an Investment Analyst 

Every occupation on the Canada NOC List is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to emigrate to Canada as an Investment Analyst is 1112. This is also known as the NOC Code for Financial Analysts.

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 Investment Analyst you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.

For starters, Investment Analysts are eligible to apply for Canada Immigration under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Investment Analysts in Canada being so great they have included the occupation on the targeted occupations list, known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code In Demand List).

The code for Investment Analysts on the NOC is 1112

This is great news for Investment Analysts 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 Investment Analyst looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.


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

Investment Analysts looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 1112, might be employed under work titles including: 

  • assistant Investment Analyst
  • bond analyst
  • chartered Investment Analyst
  • corporate investment adviser
  • cost Investment Analyst
  • finance and commercial affairs analyst
  • financial analysis consultant
  • Investment Analyst
  • financial services economic analyst
  • financial services research associate
  • fiscal projections consultant
  • investment analyst
  • investment consultant
  • junior Investment Analyst
  • money market analyst
  • mutual fund analyst
  • portfolio manager
  • regional Investment Analyst
  • securities analyst
  • securities research analyst
  • senior Investment Analyst
  • senior investment officer
  • senior planning and return analyst
  • senior planning and yield analyst

All these roles held by an Investment Analyst are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 1112.

Skills and Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as an Investment Analyst.

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

Main duties


Main duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

Investment Analysts perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Evaluate financial risks, prepare financial forecasts, financing scenarios and other documents concerning capital management, and write reports and recommendations
  • Plan short- and long-term cash flows and assess financial performance
  • Analyze investment projects
  • Advise on and participate in the financial aspects of contracts and calls for tender
  • Follow up on financing projects with financial backers
  • Develop, implement and use tools for managing and analyzing financial portfolio
  • Prepare a regular risk profile for debt portfolios
  • Assist in preparing operating and investment budgets.

Investment analysts perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Collect financial and investment information about companies, stocks, bonds and other investments using daily stock and bond reports, economic forecasts, trading volumes, financial periodicals, securities manuals, company financial statements and other financial reports and publications
  • Examine and analyze financial and investment information collected, including profiles of companies, stock and bond prices, yields and future trends and other investment information
  • Provide investment advice and recommendations to clients, senior company officials, pension fund managers, securities agents and associates
  • Prepare company, industry and economic outlooks, analytical reports, briefing notes and correspondence.

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 Finance Industry Workers desk that only represents Finance Industry Workers to 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 Investment Analyst 

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in commerce, business administration or economics and on-the-job training and industry courses and programs are usually required.
  • A master’s degree in business administration (MBA) (concentration in finance) or in finance may be required.
  • The Chartered Investment Analyst (CFA) designation, available through a program conducted by the Institute of Chartered Investment Analysts in the United States, may be required by some employers.

How to Immigrate to Canada as an Investment Analyst 

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 for Investment Analysts 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 Investment Analyst 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 worker 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.

Before you lodge your express entry we will help you through the process of having your qualifications and certificates verified as required by immigration.

Can I immigrate to Canada as an Investment Analyst 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 Worker Visa.

Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit an Investment Analyst 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 200 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.

 Investment Analyst Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Investment Analyst  code 1112 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. Investment Analyst Jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. The industry body for Investment Analysts is the Canadian Association of Investment Analysts.

Emigrate Canada are the Finance Industry Canada Visa specialists with a dedicated Finance Industry Workers desk.

Emigrate Canada are ideally placed to take care of not just your immigration paperwork, but also to get you registered to work from day one.

Title: Immigrate to Canada as an Investment Analyst 

 Investment Analyst : Monty @ Emigrate Canada, Canadian Immigration Expert

Contact: @TalkToMonty

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