If you’re looking to emigrate to Canada as a Hairdresser you’re in luck! Hairdressers 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.
Hairdressers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Hairdressers 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 Hairdressers on the NOC is 6341
This is great news for qualified Hairdressers 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 hairdresser looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Hairdressers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Hairdresser Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Hairdressers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 6341, might be employed under work titles including:
beauty salon operator
hair colour technician
All these roles held by hairdressers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 6341
In general hairdressers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Hairstylists perform some or all of the following duties:
Suggest hair style compatible with client’s physical features or determine style from client’s instructions and preferences
Cut, trim, taper, curl, wave, perm and style hair
Apply bleach, tints, dyes or rinses to colour, frost or streak hair
Analyze hair and scalp condition and provide basic treatment or advice on beauty care treatments for scalp and hair
Clean and style wigs and hair pieces
Apply hair extensions
May shampoo and rinse hair
May perform receptionist duties and order supplies
May train or supervise other hairstylists, hairstylist apprentices and helpers.
Barbers perform some or all of the following duties:
Cut and trim hair according to client’s instructions or preferences
Shave and trim beards and moustaches
May shampoo hair and provide other hair treatment, such as waving, straightening and tinting and may also provide scalp conditioning massages
May book appointments and order supplies
May train and supervise other barbers and barber apprentices.
Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Hairdressers Canada desk that only represents qualified hairdressers 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 Emigrate to Canada as a Hairdresser
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 Emigrate to Canada as a Hairdresser
The process of getting your hairdressing skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Hairdresser 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 Hairdresser Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your hairdressing skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a hairdresser in Canada from day one.
Hairdresser Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the hairdresser’s code 6341 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. Hairdresser jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance.