If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Cable TV Service Technician, you’re in luck! Cable TV Service Technicians 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, Cable Technicians are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program. Due to the demand for Cable TV Service Technicians 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 Cable TV Service Technicians on the NOC is 7247
This is great news for qualified Technicians 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 technician looking to immigrate to Canada, we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Cable TV Service Technicians looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7247, might be employed under work titles including:
apprentice CATV (community antenna television) technician
apprentice community antenna television (CATV) technician
television installation technician
CATV (community antenna television) installation technician – telecommunications
CATV (community antenna television) maintenance technician
satellite television technician
television cable servicer
television receive only (TVRO) technician.
TVRO (television receive only) technician etc.
All these roles held by cable TV service technicians are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7247
Tasks for those looking to Immigrate
Discuss with subscribers and company personnel to determine work assignments
Connect, disconnect and relocate cable outlets, install splitters, converters, decoders, terminals, digital boxes, satellite and pay TV equipment, and install other cable hardware and systems at subscriber’s premises
Install cable modems, routers and software to enable Internet access at subscriber’s premises
Test and repair cable and satellite television signals and associated equipment at subscriber’s premises.
Maintain and repair main aerial and underground coaxial and fiber optic cable television transmission lines, trucking and related distribution and interconnecting systems including power supplies and amplifiers
Inspect, monitor, test and adjust cable transmission and distribution systems
Repair or replace faulty cables, power supplies, amplifiers and other associated transmission and distribution equipment
Climb and work aloft on poles, ladders or other support structures
Communicate with other workers to co-ordinate the preparation and completion of work assignments.
How to Immigrate to Canada as a Cable TV Service Technician
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. Under no circumstances should you lodge an Express Entry application ‘claiming’ to have certain points without first having all of your points verified. These verifications come through different testing, education equivalence certificates and skilled trades assessments.
Upon being 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 cable TV service technician
The process of getting your cable TV servicing skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
1. 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.
2. .Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification. So having your cable TV servicing skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work.
Can I immigrate to Canada as a Cable TV Service Technician without a job offer?
The answer is a resounding yes, providing you have a reasonable total CRS score on your Express Entry application. Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit a Cable TV Service Technician Canada Express Entry profile.
Of course, securing a job offer will give you an instant CRS boos. This boost of 600 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon.
Cable TV Service Technician Jobs in Canada
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the cable TV service technicians code 7247 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. Cable TV Service Technician jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance.