There are currently hundreds of jobs available in Canada for skilled and experienced industrial electricians looking for new employment opportunities abroad. If you move to Canada as an industrial electrician, you can not only earn up to $81,491, but also get permanent residency, which comes with amazing benefits such as free public health care and secondary education up to grade twelve for you and your dependents.
The best immigration program for you to come to Canada as an industrial electrician is the Federal Trade Worker Program. However, if you express interest in a particular province or territory and apply through a Provincial Nominee Program that has a real need for skilled workers in your trade, your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency increase significantly if you receive a PN (Provincial Nomination).
Provinces such as Manitoba and New Brunswick have great demand for electricians, which means you are very likely to receive a job offer in one of these provinces, increasing your chances of receiving a PN.
Although the provincial nominations require a job offer and limit you somewhat, as you can only work for the specified employer and province/territory, you have the added benefit of receiving 600 additional CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points, which virtually guarantees that you will receive an ITA.
With all these amazing opportunities, the immigration system is quite complicated: Checking eligibility, the numerous forms that need to be filled out and submitted according to government regulations can be quite a difficult task. One mistake can mean a delay or rejection of the visa. But with our consultants guiding you through the entire process, you don’t have to worry.
Which Provinces Need Industrial Electricians?
The major provinces requiring experienced electricians and offering competitive employment opportunities are Manitoba and New Brunswick.
Living in Manitoba is a breeze! Manitoba is not only a center for jobs in industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, mining and energy, forestry, transportation and tourism, but also one of the safest provinces in Canada, boasting an exceptional quality of life. With over 200 languages spoken, Manitoba is also one of Canada’s most multicultural regions. Cities like Winnipeg also have some of the lowest housing costs, which means that with a low cost of living, you can easily save for vacations, your child’s college tuition, or just something special you’ve always wanted.
Why New Brunswick?
New Brunswick is one of Canada’s hidden gems. The cost of living is low and the quality of life is high. Time seems to pass more slowly in cities like Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton, but they still offer urban comforts and lucrative employment opportunities, making them the perfect place to raise a family. Two-thirds of the population speaks English, so you don’t have to worry if your French skills aren’t up to snuff. Almost all schools in New Brunswick use modern online teaching tools, which takes them to a higher level and gives your children skills they will need for their future careers. In addition, your spouse will easily find work in fields such as agriculture, tourism, and IT, as well as education, management, and finance.
How Do I Immigrate to Canada as an Electrician?
1. The Federal Skilled Trades Program
The Federal Skilled Trades Program minimum criteria are as follows:
- 2 years full-time work experience;
- suitable language ability in either English or French;
- meet the job requirements of your specific trade as per your NOC (National Occupation Code), which is NOC 7237 for a welder;
- have a valid job offer for a year; or
- have a certificate of qualification from a province, territory, or federal authority.
The Federal Skilled Trades Program is one of three federal programs administered by the Express Entry system, which was originally created to help newcomers gain immigration access. It can expedite your application, which means your visa can be processed in less than 6 months.
Since there are no education requirements, the application is much easier, and although no job offer is required, both can improve your CRS (Comprehensive Ranking Score), giving you a better chance of getting an ITA.
2. The Provincial Nominee Program
Provincial Nominee Programs are for low-skilled applicants who are not necessarily eligible for the Express Entry system, but have relevant work experience and a job offer in Canada. However, you are limited to working only in that province for your chosen employer for the duration of the visa.
The great thing about PNPs is that some programs have Express Entry streams that allow the provinces or territories to select your profile from the biweekly draws. If you receive a provincial nominee, you automatically receive 600 additional CRS points, which is the maximum number of additional points you can earn in addition to your core points (based on your education).
I.e.. Core points (max. 600) + additional points (max. 600) = maximum total of 1200.