How can an Electrical Engineer Immigrate to Canada?

An electrical engineer designs, develops, tests, and manages electrical equipment like Mobile phones, Power generation equipment, and even smartphones. It is a branch of studies mainly associated with the study of electronics and electromagnetism. They work with large power plants and also small hardware companies. There are different programs through which electrical engineers can migrate to Canada. This profession is also in high demand in the region; thus, the Occupation is listed on the in-demand NOC list code.

The NOC code for electrical engineers is 2133, and if you are a skilled and qualified electrical engineer, you can live and work in Canada easily.  For a skilled worker, the best and most effective way for immigration is the Express entry program through which an applicant can relocate in six months after meeting all the eligibility requirements, especially the points score. However, if the applicant is unable to meet the point score requirements for immigration for some reason, then the provincial nominee program is a suitable alternative for immigration. Getting selected in the provincial nomination category also makes the applicant eligible for 600 bonus points in the points core calculation. 

There are different job titles for an electrical engineer in Canada, such as –

  • Analogue Amplifier Design engineer

  • Antenna Engineer

  • Audio Engineer – Electricity and electronics

  • Avionics Engineer

  • Broadcasting Professional Engineer

  • Chief Electrical Engineer

  • Chief Electronics Engineer

  • Chief Engineer- electric power

  • Chief Engineer – radio and television Broadcasting

  • Circuit Design Engineer

  • Control System Engineer

  • Design and Development Engineer – Electrical and Electronic System

  • Electrical Design Engineer

  • Electrical energy transmission engineer 

  • Electrical Distribution planning engineer

  • Electrical network Engineer

  • Electronics engineer low voltage equipment engineer

  • Radar Engineer

  • Signal Engineer


All the above-mentioned roles and a few more are eligible under NOC category 7251. To qualify in any one of the positions, a bachelor’s degree is a must, along with a licensing certificate by a province where the engineering drawings are approved, and the applicant gets a chance to practice as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.)

How to get a job in Canada as an electrical engineer?

The Occupation is listed in the “In-demand category” with the NOC code 2133. Thus, there are a lot of opportunities for relocation for an electrical engineer in Canada. As a qualified and skilled Permanent resident of Canada, You can either work with an employer fill time, get a contract job or be in the self-employed category to help Qualified electrical engineers; there is The Canadian Society of Electrical and Computer Engineers, which can provide the necessary help to settle.   

For a quick and easy start to your career, you can get the Skills and Qualification Assessment done as well. This will serve two purposes. With a positive skills assessment, you will become eligible to extra points on the Express entry point calculations core  and also on the federal Skilled trades application, and the other purpose is that your positive skill assessment will also double as your Canada Equivalent Qualification and  is used for relevant professional registration, 

Once the applicant has revised the ITA, there are 60 days to apply with all the documents. You can include your professional qualification assessment and your education credential assessment certificates.