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
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
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
welding machine mechanic
winder fixer – textile manufacturing
winding machine fixer – textile manufacturing
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)
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
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.