How to Immigrate to Canada as an Engineer

Canada is a very categorically a very beautiful and welcoming country especially to professionals as immigrants who can also help in building their economy.

Yearly, Canada welcomes almost 1.23 million immigrants and has been tagged as one of the fastest rising country with immigrants from other country and if you are an Engineer, you may stand a bigger chance of moving to Canada with ease

One may come to think of it that why would an Engineer be allowed to migrate to Canada with ease, then the answer may be that Engineers are of high demand as an occupation in Canada and this is surely one of the biggest plus for any one migrating to Canada.

So when applying for a visa and the applicant is likely to be invited because of the nature of his job and the high demand for the occupation as a whole.

There are a lot of benefits you will stand to gain if you relocate to Canada ranging from high standard of living, better work condition, better education to security and good health care.


In this article, we will be showing you how to immigrate to Canada as an Engineer so without further ado, let’s proceed.

Who is an Engineer?

Engineers, as practitioners of engineering, are professionals who invent, design, analyze, build and test machines, complex systems, structures, gadgets and materials to fulfill functional objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost.

An Engineer is also one whose job is mostly to fix and repair broken mechanical gadgets either industrial, domestic or produces new one.

Types Of Engineers

For one to be able to migrate to Canada, the person would have to specify the type of Engineer he/she claims to be when applying and this further article will explain the types of Engineer that will surely be taken once they apply and this are one of the criteria on how to migrate to Canada as an Engineer.

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Chemical Engineers

Chemical engineers apply principles of chemistry, mathematics and physics to the design and operation of industrial equipment and methods for the manufacture of chemical products. The fibers in clothing, soaps and detergents, leather, paints and plastics are all designed and produced by chemical engineers.

Civil Engineer

Civil engineering is one of the oldest types of engineering. It involves the design, construction and management of municipal infrastructure, highways, railways, transit systems, airports, harbours, bridges, tunnels and buildings. Civil engineers also ensure the availability of high quality water supply and sewage treatment facilities.

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineers are involved in the generation, production, transmission, distribution and application of electrical energy: the electricity that lights our homes, helps us cook our food, and powers our machinery. They also make very important contributions to telecommunications, television and computer technology.


Like we have said earlier that we have over 90 visa programs that will help you immigrate to Canada but we will be looking at the three main visa programs that will help you on how to immigrate to Canada as an Engineer.

  • Express Entry Skilled Federal Worker Program
  • British Columbia Provincial Nominee program for healthcare professionals
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program for in-demand Occupations

The Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker Program

With this program, you will be able to immigrate to Canada as an Engineer. The program is an online program where you will be expected to create a profile and in this profile, you will be expected to fill in some information and meet the criteria. The criteria could be work experience, age, education, language proficiency, adaptability, etc. you will have to pass this criterion for you to qualify for the program.

You will also need to attach some documents when applying for this Express Entry program. These documents are:

  • Means of identification
  • Birth certificate or record
  • Medical clearance certificate
  • Language proficiency test results for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS ( International English Language Testing System)



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