Immigrate To Canada As A Construction Millwright In 2023

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Construction Millwright you’re in luck! Construction Millwrights 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.



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

This is great news for qualified Construction Millwrights 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 a construction millwright looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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



Construction Millwrights 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


apprentice millwright


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


card fixer – textile manufacturing


card grinder


card grinder – textile manufacturing


card setter – textile manufacturing


carding machine fixer – textile manufacturing


carpet loom fixer – textile manufacturing


carpet loom 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


industrial mechanic and millwright


industrial mechanic apprentice


industrial mechanic-welder


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

welding machine mechanic


winder fixer – textile manufacturing


winding machine fixer – textile manufacturing


windmill repairer


wire repairer – textile manufacturing


All these roles held by construction millwrights are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7311


Tasks for those looking to immigrate to Canada as a Construction Millwright

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

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.


Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Construction Millwrights Canada desk that only represents qualified construction millwrights 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).


How to Immigrate to Canada as a Construction Millwright

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


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 a Construction Millwright

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


Canada Construction Millwright 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 Construction Millwright Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your Construction Millwright skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a construction millwright in Canada from day one.


Can I immigrate to Canada as a Construction Millwright 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 Express Entry profile to Immigrate to Canada as a Construction Millwright.


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.


Construction Millwright Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the construction millwrights 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. Construction Millwright jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance.


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