Immigrate to Canada as a Construction Millwright In 2023/2024

If you’re looking to immigrate to Canada as a Construction Millwright you’re in luck! Construction Millwrights 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, Construction Millwrights are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Construction Millwrights 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 Construction Millwrights on the NOC is 7311

This is great news for qualified Construction Millwrights 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 construction millwright looking to immigrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.

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

Construction Millwrights looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 7311, might be employed under work titles including:

ammunition-assembling machine adjuster

ammunition-loading machine adjuster

apprentice industrial mechanic

apprentice millwright

automatic knitting machine pattern setter

automatic pinsetting machine installer and repairer

bakery machinery mechanic

boilerhouse machinery mechanic

braiding machine setter

can seamer machine repairer

canal equipment mechanic

card fixer

card fixer – textile manufacturing

card grinder

card grinder – textile manufacturing

card setter – textile manufacturing

carding machine fixer – textile manufacturing

carpet loom fixer – textile manufacturing

carpet loom setter – textile manufacturing

carton-forming machine repairer

chemical plant service mechanic

chemical process equipment mechanic

comb fixer – textile manufacturing

comb setter – textile manufacturing

compressed gas plant maintenance mechanic

concentrating plant mechanic

construction millwright

conveyor repairer

cutting machine fixer – textile manufacturing

dairy equipment repairer

derrick mechanic

fabric-shearing machine fixer – textile manufacturing

fabric-shearing machine setter – textile manufacturing

fabric-shearing machine setter-fixer – textile manufacturing

factory maintenance mechanic

fibreglass-forming machine repairer

flyer repairer – textile manufacturing

forge equipment repairer

forge shop machinery mechanic

forge shop machinery repairer

gas turbine machinery industrial mechanic

gas turbine repairer

grain elevator maintenance mechanic

gum-wrapping machine mechanic

heavy water plant mechanical maintainer

hook repairer – textile manufacturing

industrial hoist mechanic

industrial machinery maintenance mechanic

industrial mechanic

industrial mechanic and millwright

industrial mechanic apprentice

industrial mechanic-welder

industrial plant maintenance mechanic

industrial pump repairer

industrial sewing machine mechanic

jacquard loom fixer – textile manufacturing

jacquard loom setter – textile manufacturing

journeyman/woman industrial mechanic

knitting machine adjuster – textile manufacturing

knitting machine fixer – textile manufacturing

knitting machine mechanic

knitting machine setter – textile manufacturing

knitting pattern setter – textile manufacturing

linotype repairer

loom changer

loom fixer

loom fixer – textile manufacturing

loom mechanic – textile manufacturing

loom mechanic-repairer – textile manufacturing

loom pattern changer

loom preparer

loom reed repairer – textile manufacturing

loom repairer – textile manufacturing

loom setter

loom setter – textile manufacturing

loom starter

loom technician

loom technician – textile manufacturing

looper fixer – textile manufacturing

looper setter – textile manufacturing

mail-processing equipment mechanic

maintenance mechanic

maintenance mechanic – utilities

maintenance mechanic technician – industrial

maintenance millwright

marine engine mechanic

marine engine mechanic apprentice

material handling equipment mechanic

mechanic – utilities

metalworking machinery mechanic

mill maintenance mechanic


millwright apprentice

millwright industrial

mine hoist industrial mechanic

mine hoist machinery mechanic

mine hoist repairer

mine mechanic

mining equipment master mechanic

mining machinery mechanic

mule fixer – textile manufacturing

mule setter – textile manufacturing

napper adjuster – textile manufacturing

napper grinder – textile manufacturing

needle bed repairer – textile manufacturing

needle board repairer – textile manufacturing

nuclear generating station mechanical maintainer

nuclear power station equipment mechanic

nuclear power station machinery mechanic

oil drill rig mechanic

oil pump station mechanic

oil tool maintenance mechanic

oil tool repairer

oil-drilling rig maintainer

oil-drilling rig mechanic

open-end technician

open-end technician – textile manufacturing

ore-processing equipment mechanic

oven equipment repairer

packaging machine mechanic

petroleum refinery industrial mechanic

pin setter – textile manufacturing

plant equipment mechanic

plant machinery maintenance mechanic

plant maintenance mechanic

plastics-processing equipment mechanic

powerhouse machinery mechanic

preventive maintenance mechanic technician

printing machinery mechanic

processing plant mechanic

production machinery maintenance mechanic

production machinery mechanic

production mechanic

production tooling maintenance mechanic

production tooling mechanic

pump mechanic and repairer

pump systems installer

quiller machine fixer – textile manufacturing

quiller setter – textile manufacturing

quilter fixer – textile manufacturing

quilter mechanic – textile manufacturing

quilter setter-fixer – textile manufacturing

quilting machine fixer – textile manufacturing

quilting machine mechanic – textile manufacturing

quilting machine setter-fixer – textile manufacturing

reed fixer – textile manufacturing

reed setter – textile manufacturing

rig mechanic

roll builder-repairer – rolling mills

roll setter – rolling mills

roller coverer – textile manufacturing

roller repairer – industrial equipment

rope machine setter – textile manufacturing

rubberizing machine mechanic

sewage treatment plant mechanic

shearing machine fixer – textile manufacturing

ship rigger

shuttle fixer – textile manufacturing

shuttle setter – textile manufacturing

ski lift mechanic

ski lift repair technician

spinning fixer

spinning frame fixer – textile manufacturing

spinning machine fixer – textile manufacturing

spinning technician – textile manufacturing

stationary farm equipment mechanic

steam plant maintenance mechanic

steam turbine repairer

tannery machinery repairer

textile fixer

textile machine mechanic

textile machine overhauler

textile machinery fixer

textile machinery mechanic

textile machinery repairer

textile-printing machine roller repairer – garment manufacturing

tobacco-processing machine mechanic

tool oiler and maintenance mechanic

tool oiler and repairer

treatment plant maintenance mechanic

upgrading plant mechanic

utility plant maintenance mechanic

water filtration plant mechanic

water treatment plant mechanic

weave changer – textile manufacturing

welding equipment mechanic

welding equipment repairer

welding machine mechanic

winder fixer – textile manufacturing

winding machine fixer – textile manufacturing

windmill repairer

wire repairer – textile manufacturing

All these roles held by construction millwrights are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 7311

Tasks for those looking to immigrate to Canada as a Construction Millwright

In general construction millwrights moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:

Read blueprints, diagrams and schematic drawings to determine work procedures

Install, align, dismantle and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment, such as pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, furnaces and generators according to layout plans using hand and power tools

Operate hoisting and lifting devices such as cranes, jacks and tractors to position machinery and parts during the installation, set-up and repair of machinery

Inspect and examine machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions

Install, troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and programmable logic controls

Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts

Operate machine tools such as lathes and grinders to fabricate parts required during overhaul, maintenance or set-up of machinery

Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machinery

Construct foundations for machinery or direct other workers to construct foundations

Assemble machinery and equipment prior to installation using hand and power tools and welding equipment.

Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Construction Millwrights Canada desk that only represents qualified construction millwrights 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 Construction Millwright

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.

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 immigrate to Canada as a Construction Millwright

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

Canada Construction Millwright 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 Construction Millwright Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your Construction Millwright skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a construction millwright in Canada from day one.

Can I immigrate to Canada as a Construction Millwright without a job offer?

The answer is a resounding yes, providing you have a reasonable total CRS score on your Express Entry application and can meet the 67 immigration point threshold for your Canada Federal Skilled Trades Visa.

Technically there is no minimum CRS score required to submit an Express Entry profile to Immigrate to Canada as a Construction Millwright.

Of course, securing a job offer (documented in the right way for immigration purposes i.e. LMT) will give you an instant CRS boost of 600 points so it makes sense to start this process as soon as is practical.

Construction Millwright Jobs in Canada

Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the construction millwrights code 7311 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. Construction Millwright 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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