Immigrate to Canada as a Water Well Driller In 2023/2024

If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Water Well Driller you’re in luck! Water Well Drillers 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, Water Well Drillers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Water Well Drillers 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 Water Well Drillers on the NOC is 7373

This is great news for qualified Water Well Drillers 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 water well driller looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

Water Well Drillers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Water Well Driller Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.

Tasks to Immigrate to Canada as a Water Well Driller

Water Well Drillers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7373, might be employed under work titles including:

apprentice water well driller

cable tool driller – water well drilling

churn drill operator – water well drilling

journeyman/woman water well driller

water well driller

water well driller apprentice

water well driller journeyman/woman

water well drilling technician

Tasks for those looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Water Well Drillers

In general water well drillers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Review client requirements and proposed locations for water wells

Operate water well drilling rigs and other equipment to drill, bore and dig for residential, commercial and industrial water wells or environmental assessment, and install well screens, casings and other well fixtures

Document geological formations encountered

Clean and disinfect wells in preparation for use

Perform routine mechanical maintenance work on water well drilling rigs and equipment

Install, test, maintain and repair water well pumps, piping systems and equipment and perform pumping tests to assess well performance

May provide other drilling services, such as repair or dismantling of existing water well structure, elevator shaft drilling and hydro pole drilling.

Water well drillers may specialize in a specific method of drilling, such as cable, rotary, auger, hammer or reverse circulation drilling.

Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Water Well Drillers Canada desk that only represents qualified water well drillers 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 Immigrate to Canada as a Water Well Driller

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)



English ability

French ability

Your partner’s skills

Work experience

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.

The process of getting your water well drilling skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.

Canada Water Well Driller 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 Water Well Driller Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your water well drilling skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a water well driller in Canada from day one.

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the water well drillers code 7373 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. Water Well Driller jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance.

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