Canada is open for Immigration with the Government declaring a need for over 1 million skilled migrants to move to Canada in the next three years.
This is great news for those candidates hoping to migrate to Canada as a Baker as it’s currently a ‘Hot Occupation’ in demand in Canada right and you may be able to secure a Canadian Permanent Residency Visa either with or without a job offer. Take our free visa assessment and apply to migrate to Canada as a Baker today.
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Can I migrate to Canada as a Baker?
If you’re looking to emigrate to Canada as a qualified Baker you’re in luck! Bakers 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.
No doubt you will have read online that having a job offer to move to Canada is a prerequisite to accessing the Express Entry process but as a Baker, you also have other options to secure your Canada Visa from the start.
Express Entry for Canada is not a visa and there is no such thing as an Express Entry Visa, it’s simply the method (or database) that Canadian Immigration uses to select the right candidates for Permanent Residency and in this case, as a Baker looking to migrate to Canada we’ll be looking at the Federal Skilled Trades visa and Provincial Nominee program.
Bakers from all over the world are eligible to make an Express Entry application to migrate to Canada with Permanent Residency Residency provided they have the right skills, experience, and qualifications in their home country.
Bakers looking to move to Canada to work under this NOC category 6332, might be employed under work titles such as:
apprentice baker – retail
baker – retail
bakery bench hand
bakery supervisor – retail
bread baker – retail
cake and pastry decorator – retail
cake baker – retail
cake decorator – retail
French pastry baker – retail
grocery store baker
hand icer – bakery
head baker – retail
pastry decorator – retail
specialty foods baker
specialty foods baker – retail
wedding cake decorator
In general, bakers moving to Canada will be able to demonstrate knowledge or experience of the following:
Prepare dough for pies, bread, rolls and sweet goods, batters for muffins, cookies and cakes and icings and frostings according to recipes or special customer orders
Bake mixed doughs and batters
Frost and decorate cakes or other baked goods
Ensure quality of products meets established standards
Draw up production schedule to determine type and quantity of goods to produce
Purchase baking supplies
May oversee sales and merchandise of baked goods
May hire, train and supervise baking personnel and kitchen staff
Emigrate Canada has a dedicated Skilled Trades desk with individuals who only assist qualified chefs and bakers who migrate to Canada. They understand the 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).
Baker Qualifications Requirements to Immigrate to Canada
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 baker 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 migration chances as a Baker.
The Average Salary of a Baker in Canada is $30,713 per year or $15.75 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $23,400 per year while most experienced workers make up to $44,850 per year
How to Immigrate to Canada as a Baker
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 mainly awarded for
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.
Take our free online visa assessment for an up-to-date report on whether you have enough points to migrate to Canada as a baker from both an Express Entry and Immigration points perspective.
Once you receive an ITA (Invitation to apply) from the Canadian Government as a result of your Express Entry application as a Baker 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.
Qualification Credentials to Migrate to Canada as a Baker
The qualification credentials to migrate to Canada as a Baker are laid down by an organization called Red Seal, with this body providing the framework for skilled trades applications into Canada.
The first stage in this process is to begin what is known as a Red Seal challenge to migrate to Canada as a Baker.
Red Seal to Migrate to Canada as a Baker
The Red Seal challenge for a Baker forms two distinct elements, of which our Chef and Baker Migration experts have a 100% success rate for clients.
Firstly, you’ll need to document, evidence and substantiate everything around your career to date including submitting paperwork evidence of qualifications (translated where appropriate), transcripts, experience, references, tax returns to name a few. Don’t worry, the team at Emigrate Canada are on hand to assist you through each and every step of the documentation process, ensuring we submit a 100% decision-ready bundle first time, every time.
After Red Seal Canada has approved your paperwork they’ll invite you to sit a test in Canada and we’ve included some example questions below:
Migrate to Canada as a Baker Red Seal Challenge Questions (Examples from past papers)
What ensures an optimal sweet yeast dough product?
A. Using eggs and butter.
B. Increasing proofing time.
C. Decreasing eggs.
D. Using a blend of roll-in fat and butter.
At what temperature is a baked quiche stored?
A. 71°C / 160°F
B. 45°C / 113°F
C. 6°C / 43°F
D. 2°C / 36°F
When producing heavy rye bread, which process prevents the loaf from bursting during baking?
A. Reducing steam during baking.
B. Egg washing halfway through baking.
C. Saltwater washing just before baking.
D. Docking immediately before baking.
What is the purpose of fat in muffin batter?
A. Increases thickness.
B. Improves texture and moisture.
C. Improves richness and thickness.
D. Reduces moisture.
What is the purpose of cooling the roux before adding egg in the production of choux paste?
A. Improve absorption.
B. Prevent the egg from coagulating.
C. Increase the yield of paste.
D. Prevent shrinkage of the cream puff.
What causes a no-bake cheesecake to collapse after it is removed from the spring form pan?
A. Insufficient sugar.
B. Insufficient flour.
C. Insufficient gelatin.
D. Excessive sugar.
In the preparation of a batter-type cake in a vertical mixer, which attachment is used?
B. Dough hook.
C. Wire whip.
D. Pastry knife.
What happens when frozen unbaked, yeast dough products are improperly rotated?
A. Decreased baking time.
B. Increased humidity of product.
C. Inconsistent leavening quality.
D. Increased contamination hazard.
What is the primary sugar used in a sorbet?
A successful outcome of the red Seal challenge test results in the candidate being awarded Red Seal qualification status, the minimum criteria required to Migrate to Canada as a Baker.
Migrate to Canada as a Baker through Express Entry
The main purpose of the Canadian Red Seal challenge for Bakers immigrating to Canada is so that you’ll be able to claim the requisite points on both the Express Entry CRS and eventual Federal Skilled Trades application.
The great news is that it also doubles as your formal Canadian qualification, so having your Bakery skills assessed by Red Seal means you’ll be qualified to work as a Baker in Canada from day one.
Immigration Pathways to Migrate to Canada as a Baker
Pathway One: with the Red Seal challenge done and your Express Entry lodged you may be eligible to move through Express Entry to Federal Skilled Trades via based on your Points score alone.
With the Red Seal challenge done you may well be invited to apply for one of Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs.
Pathway Three: With the Red Seal Qualifications in place you’ll find it easier to secure baking jobs in Canada, which in turn could boost you through Express Entry and into the Permanent Residency Visa stream.
Migrate to Canada as a Baker without a Job Offer
By having your Red Seal challenge in place you will be boosted through Express Entry (depending on your overall points scores) by the virtue of now having local qualifications in your chosen Canadian Province
Migrate to Canada as a Baker with Emigrate Canada.