Are you an engineer and looking for a permanent residence in Canada? Canada's job market is looking for skilled engineers, who have demonstrated sufficient work experience. If you are planning to immigrate to Canada as an engineer, you have high chance of acceptance.
There is a High Demand for Engineers in Canada
Canada has a progressively increasing economy. More and more job opportunities are created and there aren't sufficient skilled men to hold those positions. Moreover, professionals retire every year, adding to the professional gap. This is why there are huge opportunities for engineers who are working all around the world. If you have one year of work experience as an Engineer you may be eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).
Do I have to be in Canada to Apply for Permanent Residence?
No you do not. If you qualify under the FSW program then you can apply from your country of citizenship. Canada is widely known for its generous immigration programs. The country allows not only people residing in Canada to be part of the permanent residents' community, but also people from all around the world to join them. All that the country needs is skilled professionals, no matter where they live.
Am I Eligible for Immigration as an Engineer?
You will be glad to know that a wide number of professionals under the engineer category are eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker program, one of the most famous Canadian immigration programs. According to the occupation list launched by the government of Canada in 2013, following engineers are eligible to apply for the Federal Skilled Worker program:
- Aerospace Engineers
- Mining Engineers
- Civil Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Geological Engineers
- Petroleum Engineers
- Computer Engineers
- Industrial Engineers
- Other Engineering Managers
I Can't Find my Profession in This List. Am I Eligible?
This is a long list of engineers and the name only represents a particular category. If you can't find your occupation list, it may be a specific occupation in the category. In this case, we will need to review and assess your job duties. Job titles can throw you off. Just because the job title might not be on the list does not necessarily mean that you do not qualify.
My Profession is on the List? What Should I do Next?
Great news! This means that can apply for immigration under the Federal Skilled Worker program. You have already stepped into the door to immigration and there are just a few more things that you need to consider before you file your application.
Step1: Assess your Eligibility
Being among the occupation list is not a guarantee that you will successfully immigrate to Canada. According to the requirements of the program, you must gain a score of 67 out of 100. This is actually a way to assess your chances of success in the Canadian job market. The scores are evaluated based on the following factors:
- Your experience in the eligible profession
- Your qualification
- Your skills in English and French
- Your Age
- Your abilities to adapt in the environment of Canada
Step2: Gather Important Documents
To support the statements that you have provided in your application, you will need to submit evidences. This is an important step and you should understand that many applications are confronted with a refusal just because the lack of proper documentation. Please make sure that you have the required documents
Step3: Submit the Application
You submit your application along with supporting documents to Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism department.
Do I Stand a Chance for Acceptance?
It is usually advisable to consult an immigration representative for the application. It is important to note that many applications are refused just because of oversights. We can help you draft the application, so that your chances for acceptance are increased.
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