If you’re looking to Immigrate to Canada as a Jewellery and Watch Repairer you’re in luck! Jewellery and Watch Repairers 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, Jewellery and Watch Repairers are eligible to apply to immigrate to Canada under the Canadian Government’s Immigration program due to the demand for Jewellery and Watch Repairers in Canada being so great they have included the occupation on the targeted occupations list, known as the NOC list (National Occupation Code List).
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The code for Jewellery and Watch Repairers on the NOC is 6344
This is great news for qualified Jewellery and Watch Repairers the world over hoping to live and work in Canada.
Jewellery and Watch Repairers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry for Jewellery and Watch Repairer Canada Residency providing they have the right skills, experience and qualifications in their home country.
Jewellery and Watch Repairers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 6344, might be employed under work titles including:
bench moulder – jewellery
brass or bronze chaser
custom bracelet maker
custom brooch maker
custom jewellery mounter
custom locket maker
design cutter – jewellery
diamond grader – jewellery manufacturing
diamond selector – jewellery manufacturing
jewellery model maker
jewellery sample maker
plater – jewellery manufacturing
precious stone setter
setter – jewellery manufacturing
stonecutter – jewellery
stonesetter – jewellery
watch repairer apprentice
All these roles held by jewellery and watch repairers are eligible to apply under this specific NOC category of 6344
In general jewellery and watch repairers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Jewellers and related workers perform some or all of the following duties:
Fabricate and repair precious and semi-precious metal jewellery, such as rings, brooches, pendants, bracelets and lockets
Examine, cut, shape and polish diamonds using optical instruments, lathes and laps
Examine, cut, shape and polish precious and synthetic gems using optical instruments, cutting disks and laps
Appraise gemstones and diamonds to differentiate between stones, identify rare specimens and to detect peculiarity affecting stone values
Set precious and semi-precious stones in jewellery mountings, according to specifications
May supervise other jewellers.
Jewellers may specialize in certain kinds of jewellery, such as gold or silver, or in particular operations, such as fabrication or repair.
Watch repairers perform some or all of the following duties:
Fabricate or fit parts to make watches and clocks
Examine clocks and watches, disassemble and check for defective and misaligned parts or rust
Replace or repair worn or broken parts
Test, adjust and regulate timepiece movements
Clean all parts using special cleaning and rinsing solutions and ultrasonic or mechanical cleaning machines to remove dirt and dried lubricants
May supervise other watch repairers.
Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Jewellery and Watch Repairers Canada desk that only represents qualified jewellery and watch repairers 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).
In the UK for example we’ll be looking for NVQ Level III
From South Africa you will be expected to hold your Red Seal
We’re happy to represent Jewellery and Watch Repairer clients from all over the World so regardless of your country of qualification feel free to contact us today for a full breakdown of your Canadian Immigration chances.
How to Immigrate to Canada as a Jewellery and Watch Repairer
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 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 Jewellery and Watch Repairer
The process of getting your jewellery and watch repairing skills, experience and qualifications verified is called Skills Assessment and it serves two purposes.
Canada Jewellery and Watch Repairer 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 Jewellery and Watch Repairer Skills Assessment purpose two: Your positive skills assessment will also double as your Red Seal qualification so having your jewellery and watch repairing skills assessed means that you’ll be qualified to work as a jewellery and watch repairer in Canada from day one.
Can I immigrate to Canada as a jewellery and watch repairer 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 a Jewellery and Watch Repairer Canada Express Entry profile.
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.
Occupations on the Canada NOC list can be classed as being ‘in demand’ and the jewelry and watch repairers code 6344 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. Jewellery and Watch Repairer jobs in Canada are often better paid than in the UK, Europe and Asia and Canadian employment law respects the work-life balance.