If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Materials Engineer you’re in luck! Materials Engineers 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.
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 a Materials Engineer, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
For starters, Materials Engineers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Materials Engineers in Canada being so great they have included the occupation on the targeted occupations list, known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code List).
The code for Materials Engineers on the NOC is 2142
This is great news for qualified Materials Engineers 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 Materials Engineer looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Worker visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Materials Engineers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Materials Engineer Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Job Titles to Immigrate to Canada as a Materials Engineer
Materials Engineers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 2142, might be employed under work titles including:
coal preparation consulting engineer
extractive metallurgy engineer
physical metallurgical engineer
refining and metalworking engineer
smelting plant engineer
All these roles held by Materials Engineers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7251
Skills Required to Immigrate to Canada as a Materials Engineer
In general, Materials Engineers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Conduct studies and design, develop and specify the processes, and machinery to concentrate, extract, refine and process metals from ores
Conduct studies on the properties and characteristics of materials and design, develop and specify processes for moulding, shaping, forming and thermal treatment of metals, alloys and metallic systems, ceramics, semiconducting and other materials
Conduct chemical and physical analytical studies, failure analyses and other studies and recommend material selection, design of materials, corrosion control measures, operational testing and other procedures
Co-ordinate production testing and control of metal refining, smelting or foundry operations or non-metallic materials production operations.
Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Engineers Canada desk that only represents qualified Engineers 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 a Materials Engineer
A bachelor’s degree in metallurgical, materials, ceramic or chemical engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
A master’s degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
We represent Materials Engineers from all over the World so regardless of your country of qualification feel free to contact us today for a full breakdown of your Canadian Immigration chances.
How to Immigrate to Canada as a Materials Engineer
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 Professional Qualification 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.
Materials Engineering Skills and Qualification Equivalence Assessment
The process of getting your Materials Engineering skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills and Qualification Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Materials Engineering Skills and Qualification 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 Materials Engineering Skills and Qualification Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Canada Equivalent Qualification and is used for your relevant professional registrations so having your Materials Engineering skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a Materials Engineer in Canada from day one.
As part of your immigration process, your dedicated Materials Engineer Canada account manager will arrange for your Professional Qualification equivalency process so there’s no need to worry about how to move to Canada; we’ll have you covered from the moment you get the ball rolling.
Can I immigrate to Canada as a Materials Engineer 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 a Materials Engineer 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 600 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.
Materials Engineering Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the Materials Engineer code 2142 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. Materials Engineering jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance. Additionally, Materials Engineers in Canada are highly unionised which whilst sounds like a dirty word in many parts of the world is actually instrumental in championing better pay and conditions right across the Country.